Hearing on PR21-138 (Big 6 Tournament Resolution)


PR 21-138, Sense of the Council in Support of a DC Big 6 Tournament Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public roundtable before the Committee of the Whole on PR 20-138, the “Sense of the Council in Support of a DC Big 6 Tournament Resolution of 2015.”  The roundtable will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. (If the preceding hearing runs late, the hearing will begin immediately following the previous hearing.)

The stated purpose of PR 21-138 is to express the Council’s support for creating a local Big 6 college basketball tournament.  While there are several top tier colleges in the D.C. region, there is currently no opportunity for these teams to play each other regularly.  This resolution would support the creation of a tournament involving some of our biggest local universities including American, Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, Maryland and George Mason.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Greg Matlesky, Legislative Aide, at gmatlesky@dccouncil.us, and provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  If submitted by the close of business on May 26, 2015 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 21-138 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 Thursday, June 11, 2015.