Hearing on B22-104, Inclusionary Zoning Amendment Act

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 22-104, the “Inclusionary Zoning Consistency Amendment Act of 2017.” The hearing will be held at 12:00 p.m. (or immediately following the preceding hearing) on Monday, April 10, 2017 in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 22-104 is to amend the Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-275; D.C. Official Code § 6-1041 et seq.) to make it consistent with changes made to the Inclusionary Zoning Regulations by the Zoning Commission for the District of Columbia on October 17, 2016. Mainly, these changes amend the Metropolitan Statistical Area income percentages associated with the low-income and middle-income brackets, and require the Mayor to promulgate rules to carry out the changes.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or to call Sydney Hawthorne, Legislative Counsel at (202) 724-8196, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) by close of business April 6, 2017. 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 6, 2017 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 noon on Monday, April 24, 2017.