Hearing on HPRB nominations


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

PR 21-682, Historic Preservation Review Board Chris Landis Confirmation Resolution of 2016
PR 21-683, Historic Preservation Review Board Andrew Aurbach Confirmation Resolution of 2016
PR 21-776, Historic Preservation Review Board Gretchen Pfaehler Confirmation Resolution of 2016
PR 21-777, Historic Preservation Review Board Linda Greene Confirmation Resolution of 2016

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of Whole on PR 21-682, the “Historic Preservation Review Board Chris Landis Confirmation Resolution of 2016,” PR 21-683, the “Historic Preservation Review Board Andrew Aurbach Confirmation Resolution of 2016,” PR 21-776, the “Historic Preservation Review Board Gretchen Pfaehler Confirmation Resolution of 2016,” and PR 21-777, the “Historic Preservation Review Board Linda Greene Confirmation Resolution of 2016.” The hearing will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The stated purposes of PR 21-682 and PR 21-777 are to confirm the appointments of Mr. Chris Landis and Ms. Linda Greene, respectively, to the Historic Preservation Review Board (“Board”). The stated purposes of PR 21-683 and PR 21-776 are to confirm the reappointments of Mr. Andrew Aurbach and Ms. Gretchen Phaehler, respectively, to the Board. The Board is the official body of advisors appointed by the Mayor to guide the government and public on preservation matters in the District of Columbia. The Board also assists with the implementation of federal preservation programs and the review of federal projects in the District. The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony from government and public witnesses as to the fitness of these nominees for the Board.

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, June 28, 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 June 28, 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. Copies 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 July 11, 2016.

Hearing on PR21-460, CWC Otto Condon Confirmation


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

PR 21-460, District of Columbia Commemorative Works Committee Otto Condon Confirmation Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces the scheduling of a public hearing of the Committee of Whole on PR 21-460, the “District of Columbia Commemorative Works Committee Otto Condon Confirmation Resolution of 2015.” The hearing will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The stated purpose of PR 21-460 is to confirm the appointment of Otto Condon as a citizen member of the District of Columbia Commemorative Works Committee (“CWC”). The CWC advises and recommends to the Council a disposition of each application to place a commemorative work on public space in the District of Columbia. The CWC is made up of three citizens and nine ex-officio members appointed by the Mayor. The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony from public witnesses as to the fitness of Mr. Condon for the CWC.

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, June 28, 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 June 28, 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. Copies 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 July 11, 2016.

Hearing on B21-635, WMATA Compact Amendment


COUNCILMEMBER JACK EVANS CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCE A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-635, the “Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact Amendment Act of 2016”

Councilmember Jack Evans, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and Revenue, and Chairman Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole announce a joint public hearing to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.

Bill 21-635, the “Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact Amendment Act of 2016”, would amend Title III of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation Compact to clarify that members of the Board of Directors representing the federal government shall be appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and not the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration.

The Committees invite the public to testify at the hearing. Those who wish to testify should contact Sarina Loy, Committee Aide, Committee on Finance and Revenue, at (202) 724-8058 or sloy@dccouncil.us, and provide your name, organizational affiliation (if any), and title with the organization by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their written testimony to the hearing. The Committee allows individuals 3 minutes to provide oral testimony in order to permit each witness an opportunity to be heard. Additional written statements are encouraged and will be made part of the official record. Written statements may be submitted by e-mail to sloy@dccouncil.us or mailed to: Council of the District of Columbia, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 114, Washington D.C. 20004. This hearing notice has been revised/abbreviated to reflect a change in date, time and room location.

Hearing on B21-445/B21-672, Street and Alley Closings


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-445, “Closing of Public Streets and Dedication of Land for Street and Alley Purposes in and abutting Squares 3953, 3954, 4024, 4025, and Parcel 143/45, S.O. 14-20357, Act of 2015”
Bill 21-672, “Closing of Public Streets and the Dedication of Land for Street Purposes in Square 620, S.O. 15-54214, Act of 2016”

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-445, the “Closing of Public Streets and Dedication of Land for Street and Alley Purposes in and abutting Squares 3953, 3954, 4024, 4025, and Parcel 143/45, S.O. 14-20357, Act of 2015” and Bill 21-672, the “Closing of Public Streets and the Dedication of Land for Street Purposes in Square 620, S.O. 15-54214, Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-445 is to order the closing of a portion of 14th Street, NE between Montana Avenue, and 14th Street, adjacent to Squares 3954, 4024 and Parcel 143/45, and to accept the dedication of portions of land in Squares 3953, 3954, 4024, 4025, and Parcel 143/45 for public street and alley purposes, all in Northeast Washington, D.C. in Ward 5. The closing and dedications would support a Planned Unit Development for the Brentwood Village project. The stated purpose of Bill 21-672 is to order the closing of First Terrace, N.W., between L Street, N.W., and M Street, N.W.; a portion of L Place N.W., between First Terrace N.W., and First Place, N.W.; and First Place N.W., between L Street, N.W., and L Place, N.W., adjacent to Square 620, Lots 247, 249, 250, 251, and 896; to accept the dedication and designation of First Place, N.W., extending approximately 214 feet north from L Street, N.W., for public street purposes; to authorize the improvement of the dedicated land for street purposes; to authorize modifications to the permanent system of highways in the District of Columbia; and to designate the dedicated street as First Place, N.W., in Ward 6. These actions would support redevelopment of the Sursum Corda community.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or email Evan Cash, Committee Director, at cow@dccouncil.us, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday, June 13, 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 June 13, 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 Monday June 27, 2016.