Hearing on PR22-30, BZA Lesylee White Confirmation


PR 22-30, the “Board of Zoning Adjustment Ms. Lesylleé White Confirmation Resolution of 2017”

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of Whole on PR 22-30, the “Board of Zoning Adjustment Ms. Lesylleé White Confirmation Resolution of 2017.” The hearing will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

The stated purpose of PR 22-30 is to confirm the appointment of Ms. Lesylleé White to the Board of Zoning Adjustment for a term to expire September 20, 2019. The Board of Zoning Adjustment (“Board”) is an independent, quasi-judicial body with the ability to grant relief from the strict application of the District’s zoning regulations in the form of variances, to grant special exceptions in approving certain land uses, and to hear appeals from actions taken by the Zoning Administrator of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony from government and public witnesses as to the fitness of this nominee for the Board.

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 provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) by close of business Monday, January 30, 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 January 30, 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 noon on February 6, 2017.