Neighborhood Contractor Daytime Parking Permit; Reserved Parking Spaces Amendment Act of 2012
On June 27, 2012, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Chairperson of the Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation, will convene a hearing on parking issues in the District of Columbia. The Committee will consider Bill 19-607, the "Neighborhood Contractor Daytime Parking Permit Amendment Act of 2011,” which would allow contractors to purchase parking permits for residential zones, and Bill 19-759, the "Reserved Parking Spaces Amendment Act of 2012," which would allow disabled residents who do not have drivers licenses to have reserved parking spaces in front of their homes.
Additionally, the Committee will convene a public oversight hearing to consider parking issues generally in the District of Columbia. The Committee will examine the state of on-street parking in the District and how the District’s on-street spaces can be used more efficiently. Specific topics to be considered will include policies and practices for residential parking, commercial parking, commuter parking, performance parking, and visitor parking. The Committee will also consider parking meter operations and meter technology, and related topics.
The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony, which will be made a part of the official record. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Ms. Aukima Benjamin, staff assistant to the Committee at (202) 724-8062, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Witnesses should bring 8 copies of their written testimony and submit a copy of their testimony electronically to email@example.com. 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 the Committee, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 5, Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at the end of the business day on July 13, 2012.