Hearing on B22-219, 272, and 236 – Street Designations


Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 22-219, the “Paul S. Devrouax, Jr. Way Designation Act of 2017”; “Bill 22-272, the “Richard Rausch Way Designation Act of 2017”; and Bill 22-336, the “Lincoln Court Designation Act of 2017.” The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 22-219 is to officially designate the 800 block of G Street N.W., in Ward 2, as Paul S. Devrouax, Jr. Way. The stated purpose of Bill 22-272 is to officially designate the alleyway that runs east/west between the 400 block of 15th and 16th Streets, S.E., and the 200 block of 2nd Street, S.W., in Ward 6, as Richard Rausch Way. The stated purpose of Bill 22-336 is to officially designate the alley in Square 762, bounded by the 200 blocks of 2nd and 3rd Streets, S.E., and the 200 blocks of C Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., in Ward 6, as Lincoln Court. An official naming typically involves the designation of postal addresses and the primary entrance for residences or offices.

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) 724-7130, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) by close of business September 18, 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 September 18, 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 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.