Hearing on Bill 22-3, Williams Alley Designation

Bill 22-3, Williams Alley Designation Act of 2017

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public roundtable before the Committee of the Whole on Bill 22-3, the “Williams Alley Designation Act of 2017.” The roundtable will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of Bill 22-3 is to officially designate the public alley that runs between Irving Street, N.W. and Columbia Road, N.W. and 11th Street N.W. and Sherman Avenue N.W., in Ward 1, as Williams Alley. The Council originally approved the designation of this public alley as “Theodore ‘Ted’ Williams” alley on July 12, 2016 under Bill 21-421. However, Bill 21-421 did not specify the designation as an official naming, as the initiators intended. Thus, Bill 22-3 has been introduced and the Committee is holding a new roundtable pursuant to the Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition Procedures Act of 1982, effective March 10, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-201; D.C. Official Code § 9-204.01 et seq.). An official naming typically involves the designation of postal addresses and the primary entrance in residences or offices.

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at
cow@dccouncil.us, or 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 Wednesday, February 22, 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 February 22, 2017, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the roundtable. 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 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 Monday, March 6, 2017.