Roundtable on BZA Nominee Anita Butani D’Souza


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE

PR 21-474, Board of Zoning Adjustment Ms. Anita Butani D’Souza Confirmation Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public roundtable before the Committee of Whole on PR 21-474, the “Board of Zoning Adjustment Ms. Anita Butani D’Souza Confirmation Resolution of 2015.” The roundtable will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The stated purpose of PR 21-474 is to confirm the appointment of Ms. Anita Butani D’Souza to the Board of Zoning Adjustment. 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 roundtable 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 call Cynthia LeFevre, Legislative Counsel at (202) 724-8196, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Feb. 5, 2016 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 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 5:00 p.m. on February 23, 2016.