The city of Washington, D.C. utilizes a "strong mayor" and city council system. In this form of municipal government, the city council serves as the city's primary legislative body while the Mayor serves as the city's chief executive officer. At-large council positions represent the entire District. The Washington, D.C. City Council is the city's primary legislative body. The council votes on and drafts legislation, approves the city's annual budget and sets the revenue required to fund the budget. Additionally, the council appoints members to boards and commissions and gives the final say on appointments made by the Mayor.
The District of Columbia is electing two new At-large Council members on November 8th. What will that mean for Washingtonians age 50-plus? To help voters find out, AARP DC has prepared a At-large Council member voters guide. The voters guide presents a side-by-side comparison of candidates’ views on issues affecting older District residents, such as financial security, caregiving and an initiative to make Washington a more age-friendly city. This year, early voting begins Oct. 22nd. To read the voters guide, go to vote.aarp.org.