On May 30, 2023, Mayor Bowser issued a statement on the the District of Columbia Council's approval of her Fiscal Year 2024 spending plan – the District’s 28th consecutive balanced budget. In part, the Mayor said: “I thank the Council, our budget teams, as well as our agency directors and their teams for all the work that has gone into delivering a budget our community can be proud of and that invests in the future of DC. The fiscal constraints of waning federal dollars combined with increased costs and the prolonged impacts of telework, including reduced commercial property tax revenues, created the most challenging budget in more than a decade. Over the years, our prosperity has allowed us to weather difficult moments while investing in a fair shot for all DC residents. This year, our focus was on preserving our robust social services and ensuring we can build on them for years to come. I’m proud that this budget allows us to move big ideas forward to ensure a strong comeback."