Hearing on B21-620, Homeward DC Omnibus Facilities Approval


Bill 21-620, Homeward DC Omnibus Approval of Facilities Plan for Short-Term Housing for Persons Experiencing Homelessness Act of 2016

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-620, the “Homeward DC Omnibus Approval of Facilities Plan for Short-Term Housing for Persons Experiencing Homelessness Act of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-620 is to approve the acquisition and construction plan and related transactions for the development of seven emergency shelter facilities for persons experiencing homelessness, to specify the process for Council approval of those contracts, and to express the sense of the Council with respect to approval of these facilities by the Board of Zoning Adjustment.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or to email Alana Intrieri, Special Counsel to the Chairman, at aintrieri@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, March 15, 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 March 15, 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 PR 21-620 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 roundtable, 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 Wednesday, March 30, 2016.