Hearing on PR21-175 & PR21-176, Draper School Surplus/Disposition


PR 21-175, Draper School Surplus Declaration Resolution of 2015
PR 21-176, Draper School Lease Approval Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Mary Cheh announce a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Transportation and the Environment on PR 21-175, the “Draper School Surplus Declaration Resolution of 2015,” and PR 21-176, the “Draper School Lease Approval Resolution of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PRs 21-175 and 21-176 is to authorize the Department of General Services to enter into a new lease with Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter School (Achievement Prep) for the disposition of real estate located at 908 Wahler Place S.E., also known as The Draper School. Since 2010, Achievement Prep has occupied The Draper School and has decided to exercise its right of first offer for a long term lease of the property.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Christina Setlow, Deputy Committee Director, at csetlow@dccouncil.us, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Wednesday, July 1, 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 July 1, 2015 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of PR 21-175 and PR 21-176 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council 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 July 7, 2015.