B21-469, 476, 765, 788 – Street Namings


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-469, William H. Jackson Way Designation Act of 2015
Bill 21-476, Walter Way Designation Act of 2015
Bill 21-765, McGill Alley Designation Act of 2016
Bill 21-788, Janice Wade McCree Way Designation Act of 2016

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-469, the “William H. Jackson Way Designation Act of 2015”; Bill 21-476, the “Walter Way Designation Act of 2015”; Bill 21-765, the “McGill Alley Designation Act of 2016”; and Bill 21-788, the “Janice Wade McCree Way Designation Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-469 is to symbolically designate the 100 block of Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., as William H. Jackson Way. The stated purpose of Bill 21-476 is to designate the alleyway that runs east and west in Square 756, between Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., and C Street, N.E. in Ward 6 as Walter Way in recognition of the family that owned the William Walter’s Son Carriage Repository and Coach Shop in that alleyway at the turn of the century. The stated purpose of Bill 21-765 is to designate the alley in Square 376, parallel to F Street, N.W. and G Street, N.W. between 9th Street, N.W. and 10th Street, N.W., in Ward 2, as McGill Alley. The stated purpose of Bill 21-788 is to symbolically designate the 700 block of 24th Street, N.E., in Ward 5, as Janice Wade McCree Way.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Sydney Hawthorne, Legislative Counsel at (202) 724-7130, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) by close of business Friday, November 4, 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 November 4, 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 Monday, November 21, 2016.