Hearing on Street and Public Space Namings


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

Bill 21-134, Tip’s Way Designation Act of 2015;
Bill 21-228, Fieldstone Lane Alley Designation Act of 2015;
Bill 21-229, Maverick Room Way Designation Act of 2015
Bill 21-341, Carry’s Way Designation Act of 2015
Bill 21-342, Guethler’s Court Designation Act of 2015
Bill 21-374, Emery Heights Community Center Designation Act of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole on Bill 21-134, the “Tip’s Way Designation Act of 2015,” Bill 21-228, the “Fieldstone Lane Alley Designation Act of 2015,” Bill 21-229, the “Maverick Room Way Designation Act of 2015,” Bill 21-341, the “Carry’s Way Designation Act of 2015,” Bill 21-342, the “Guethler’s Court Designation Act of 2015,” and Bill 21-374, the “Emery Heights Community Center Designation Act of 2015.” The public hearing will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-134 is to symbolically designate the alleyway behind 7th Street, NE and 8th Street, NE, and between A Street, NE and East Capitol Street, NE, in Ward 6, as Tip’s Way in acknowledgement of Tip Tipton’s dedication to its improvement.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-228 is to designate the public alley within square 2268 that runs parallel to the 4600 block of Broad Branch Road, NW, in Ward 3, as Fieldstone Lane.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-229 is to symbolically designate the 2300 block of 4th Street, NE, between Rhode Island Avenue, NE, and Bryant Street, NE, in Ward 5, as Maverick Room Way.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-341 is to symbolically designate the alley that runs north and south between D Street, SE, and E Street, SE, in Square 1042, in Ward 6, as Carry’s Way in recognition of its historical relationship to the Carry Ice Cream Company, located on the same site in the early 1900s.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-342 is to designate the alleyway that runs east and west between D Street, SE, and E Street, SE, in Square 1042, in Ward 6, as Guethler’s Court in recognition of John E. Guethler, who owned and operated a brewery on the same square in the late 1800s.

The stated purpose of Bill 21-374 is to designate the Emery Recreation Center, located at 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW, in Ward 4, as the Emery Heights Community Center.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or e-mail Gregory Matlesky, Legislative Aide, at gmatlesky@dccouncil.us and provide their name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business Tuesday, November 17, 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 Tuesday, November 17, 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. Copies of Bill 21-134, Bill 21-228, Bill 21-229, Bill 21-341, Bill 21-342, and Bill 21-374 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or at http://dcclims1.dccouncil.us/lims.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of 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, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015.