Separation Pay, Term of Office and Longevity Pay Retention Incentive for Chief of Police
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-778, the "Separation Pay, Term of Office and Longevity Pay Retention Incentive for Chief of Police Cathy Lanier Amendment Act of 2012." The hearing will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of Bill 19-788 is to amend the law to provide that, effective retroactively to January 2, 2012, Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier shall serve in the capacity of Chief of Police for a term not to exceed 5 years, except that the Mayor may terminate her earlier with or without cause; to authorize a lump sum payment equal to 4 months of salary and extended health benefits in the case of involuntary separation of Chief Lanier from the District government; and to amend the law to authorize a 5 percent longevity salary increase to Chief Lanier in September 2015.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Ms. Jessica Jacobs, 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 Monday, June 4, 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 Monday, June 4, 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 is 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 Ms. 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 Wednesday, June 20, 2012.