Hearing on B21-474, Walter Reed Omnibus Development


Bill 21-474, the “Walter Reed Development Omnibus Act of 2015”

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole Bill 21-474, the “Walter Reed Development Omnibus Act of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 in room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-474 is to authorize the Mayor to acquire and dispose of a portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center located at 6900 Georgia Avenue, N.W.; to establish the Walter Reed Reinvestment Fund into which certain funds received in connection with the site shall be deposited; to establish the Walter Reed Redevelopment Fund into which certain possessory interest tax revenues shall be deposited; to authorize the provision of grants by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in connection with the redevelopment and operation of the site; and to exempt the buildings on the site from vacant building registration requirements for a certain period of time.

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 to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business ¬¬¬Tuesday, Dec. 15, 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 Dec. 15, 2015 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 December 31, 2015.