Hearing on B21-10 (Public Engagement in Public Land Sales Act)


Bill 21-10, Fairness in Public Engagement During Sale of Public Lands Amendment Act of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces the scheduling of a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-10, the “Fairness in Public Engagement During Sale of Public Lands Amendment Act of 2015.”  The hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-10 is to amend An Act Authorizing the sale of certain real estate in the District of Columbia no longer required for public purposes to require a public hearing in all affected communities during the surplus and disposition process of District-owned land.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Cynthia LeFevre, Legislative Counsel, at clefevre@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, April 24, 2015.  Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  If submitted by the close of business on April 24, 2015 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 21-10 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 May 12, 2015.