Hearing on DCRA Issues for the Committee to Pursue


The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs:
What Issues Should the Committee Pursue?

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public oversight roundtable before the Committee of the Whole seeking public comment on what issues at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs should the committee pursue. The roundtable will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Hearing Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The purpose of the roundtable is to elicit public comment on the critical issues related to the services and programs provided by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs with input from a variety of stakeholders. The Committee is particularly interested in hearing from those individuals and groups that have frequent interaction with the agency, including property owners, tenants, businesses, contractors, developers, vocational professionals and advocates. The Committee also seeks feedback about the agency’s newly implemented service improvements. Testimony at this hearing will be limited to members of the public (including non-government organizations).

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Randi Powell, Legislative Policy Advisor, at 202-724-8196, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Thursday, February 16, 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 Friday, February 17, 2017 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the roundtable. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.

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 March 10, 2017.