On March 12, 2020, D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor was quoted by the Washington Business Journal:
With organizers canceling a slew of conventions, sporting events and concerts, and workers increasingly urged to stay home, there’s no telling yet what sort of impact the pandemic will have on the District’s coffers. And that amounts to poor timing for some D.C. Council members pitching new spending plans.
“Everybody’s lined up with their asks, because the economy and employment numbers look so strong,” said Yesim Taylor, a close watcher of the District’s budget and head of the D.C. Policy Center. “But the danger is very real. … We could be seeing some devastating impacts here soon.”