B21-828, Metrorail Safety Commission Establishment


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON and COUNCILMEMBER JACK EVANS, COMMITTEE ON FINANCE & REVENUE ANNOUNCE A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-828, Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact Establishment Act of 2016

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Jack Evans announce a joint public hearing before the Committee of the Whole and Committee on Finance and Revenue on Bill 21-828, the “Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact Establishment Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-828 is to establish the Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact that will provide necessary safety oversight of the fixed guideway system operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. This is a requirement of the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The Compact will be between the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Council’s consideration of the Compact will be followed by consideration by our partner jurisdictions, with approval by all three jurisdictions no later than early in 2017.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Evan Cash, Committee Director at (202) 724-8196, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, September 30, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on September 30, 2016, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of Bill 21-828 can be obtained can be obtained on http://lims.dccouncil.us, or through the Legislative Services Division (Room 10) of the Secretary of the Council’s office.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

PR21-822, P3 Office Rules Approval


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC ROUNTABLE

PR 21-822, “Office of Public-Private Partnership Rules Approval Resolution of 2016”

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public roundtable before the Committee of the Whole on Proposed Resolution 21-822, the “Office of Public-Private Partnership Rules Approval Resolution of 2016.” The roundtable will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The purpose of PR 21-822 is to approve the proposed rules to establish procedures for the Office of Public-Private Partnerships. The proposed rules were published in the D.C. Register on April 29, 2016. The Office of Public-Private Partnerships was established through legislation in 2014 and the office was funded and stood up in Fiscal Year 2016. The enabling statute for the Office exempts it from the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 which governs most procurements in the District. However, the Office must develop its own rules to govern its procurements, which must be approved by the Council. The proposed rules will be deemed approved on October 15, 2016 without Council action.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Evan Cash, Committee Director at (202) 724-8196, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on September 27, 2016 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the roundtable. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2016.

B21-826, New Columbia Statehood Constitution (Pt 1)


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-826, Constitution of the State of New Columbia Approval Amendment Act of 2016

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-826, the “Constitution of the State of New Columbia Approval Amendment Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-826 is to recommend to Congress a revised District of Columbia Statehood Constitution for the State of New Columbia. The Council will hold two hearings on Bill 21-826 – on September 27th and October 6th – in advance of an advisory referendum on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot that asks the electorate whether the Council should petition Congress to enact a statehood admission act to provide for the State of New Columbia to be declared admitted to the Union and whether the Council should approve a state Constitution. These two hearings supplement the community engagement that occurred this past April and June through the New Columbia Statehood Commission.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Evan Cash, Committee Director at (202) 724-8196, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, September 23, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Friday, September 23, 2016, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of Bill 21-826 can be obtained can be obtained on http://lims.dccouncil.us, or through the Legislative Services Division (Room 10) of the Secretary of the Council’s office.

A second hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016, to convenience those interested in testifying but not during daytime work hours. However, witnesses will not be allowed to testify at both hearings.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

B21-321, Kennedy Street Advisory Committee


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-321, Kennedy Street, N.W., Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee Establishment Act of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-321, the “Kennedy Street, N.W., Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee Establishment Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-321 is to establish the Kennedy Street, NW, Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Adivsory Committee. As introduced, the legislation would create such a committee consisting of 11 members: the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the Director of the Office of Planning, the Ward 4 Councilmember, two business owners from Kennedy Street, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the Director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development, a representative chosen by the local ANC, a representative from the Economic Development Partnership, and two community members chosen by the Ward 4 Councilmember.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Evan Cash, Committee Director at (202) 724-8196, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Thursday, September 22, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on September 22, 2016 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2016.