Block Party Amendment Act of 2011
B19-527: Block Party Amendment Act of 2011
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-527, the Block Party Amendment Act of 2011. The public hearing will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of Bill 19-527 is to create a more streamlined process for residents who seek permits for neighborhood block parties. Additionally, the bill seeks to exempt neighborhood block party applicants from the clean hands requirement normally required for every party seeking a license or permit in the District. The simplified process provided by this bill is limited to non-commercial events.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Mrs. Christina Setlow, Legislative Counsel, at (202) 724-7808, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via e-mail at email@example.com, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 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.
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 either to Mrs. Setlow, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012.