Hearing on B21-325/B21-328 Land Disposition Transparency and Affordable Housing on Alley Closures


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-325, Land Disposition Transparency Act of 2015
Bill 21-328, Disposition of District Land for Affordable Housing Clarification Amendment Act of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-325, the “Land Disposition Transparency Act of 2015,” and Bill 21-328, the “Disposition of District Land for Affordable Housing Clarification Amendment Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-325 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 the Mayor to provide the Council with a description of the difference between the value of property to be disposed of and the purchase or lease price to be paid by a developer, a pre-disposition economic impact statement, and fair market valuation of the property to be disposed of, and to require the online publication of certain documents related to these dispositions. The stated purpose of Bill 21-328 is to amend An Act Authorizing the sale of certain real estate in the District of Columbia no longer required for public purposes to clarify that the affordable housing requirements of the act apply to the closing of streets and alleys.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or to email Cynthia LeFevre, Legislative Counsel, at clefevre@dccouncil.us, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, October 6, 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 October 6, 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 Bills 21-325 and 21-328 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council 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 22, 2015.