Planning & Zoning Oversight

Planning & Zoning Oversight

The Council of the District of Columbia held hearings on February 16, 2011 on agency performances for FY 2010 and FY 2011. The Committee of 100 and other parties testified regarding the performance of the Office of Planning and the Zoning Commission.

Documents

icon C100 Comments On Proposed Revisions To 1 CFR Chapter VI
July 10, 2017, Stephen A. Hansen
In May, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) released for public comment - proposed revisions to current regulation 1 CFR Chapter VI for NCPC's administrative responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act and to the Submission Guidelines for projects requiring NCPC review and approval. On July 10, the C100 submitted comments complimenting the Commission and Commission staff on the clarity and general improvement of both. While the C100 proposed few detailed changes on either draft, it raised three broad policy issues requesting better definition or greater administrative clarity in both drafts: 1)Stronger policy link between NEPA and the National Historic Preservation Act; 2) Better description of NCPC's internal processes for "triggering" Categorical Exclusions (CATEX); and, 3) Better definition of and opportunities for public participation throughout the process.
icon 2015-05-27 C100 Letter To Mayor Bowser Regarding Appointments
May 27, 2015, Nancy MacWood
We respectfully recommend that vacancies or expired terms for boards and commissions be posted immediately and that specific details about qualifications for the position be posted. We also recommend that the public be given at least one month to notice the vacancy and apply for the position.
icon C100 Urges Mayor-Elect Bowser To Promote Planning And Sustainability
December 17, 2014, Nancy MacWood
The Committee of 100 on the Federal City today called on Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser to amend her Transition Plan to include planning and sustainability as core principles of her Administration.
icon Letter from Harriet Tregoning responding to C100 Letter to Chairman Hood
June 25, 2012, Harriett Tregoning
The Office of Planning is in receipt of your letter dated June 16, 2012 to the Zoning Commission. Once again, we must reject your conclusion and the assertions that you have chosen to try to represent as facts and cite in your letter. Mr. Clark, we have plenty of legitimate concerns and issues to discuss around the zoning update and the future of the city. It is very unfortunate that you chose instead to try to create a controversy where none exists instead of allowing us and your members to have substantive interactions around real issues.
icon C100 Letter to Zoning Commission Chair Hood regarding Zoning Regulations Rewrite Update
June 18, 2012, George Clark
he C100 has participated also in most of the 42 hearings cited by Ms. Steingasser and recognizes the extensive work that has gone into the code revision. We acknowledge the process has been tiresome; however, rushing to the finish line without extensive public outreach and discourse diminishes the integrity of the process, and appears to be an end run around the public. C100 strongly encourages the Zoning Commission to require a plan to implement extensive outreach in all wards and to require the process be repeated each time new text is brought forward for setdown.
icon C100 Testimony before City Council Requesting Money for DOT to Study Expansion of Freight Rail
April 25, 2012, Monte Edwards
Monte Edwards testifies on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the DC City Council requesting that the Council include in the budget for the Department of Transportation funds sufficient to study how the expansion of rail freight operations will affect commuter and passenger rail operations over the shared rail facilities in SW Washington, including the Long Bridge.
icon C100 Testimony before City Council regarding Budget Oversight of the Office of Planning
April 20, 2012, Alma Gates
Alma Gates testifies on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the DC City Council regarding budget oversight of the Office of Planning.
icon C100 Testimony before City Council regarding Funding for the Office of Planning to Conduct a Study on the Expansion of Freight Rail
April 20, 2012, Monte Edwards
Monte Edwards testifies on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the DC City Council recommending that monies be appropriated to allow the Office of Planning to conduct a study of freight rail expansion in the city.
icon 2012-02-09 Suzette Hemberger C100 Testimony DC Council OP Oversight
February 9, 2012, Suzette Hemberger
C100 testimony stating our concern that while we see lots of work on development coming out of the Office of Planning, we don’t see nearly enough effort devoted to actual planning.
icon 2012-02-09 Loretta Neumann Testimony Before DC Council Regarding OP Oversight On Behalf Of Historic Districts Council
February 9, 2012, Loretta Neumann
C100 testimony stating our concern about the long delays in filling positions on the Historic Preservation Review Board.
icon 2012-02-09 Loretta Nemann C100 Testimony DC Council OP Oversight
February 9, 2012, Loretta Neumann
C100 testimony supporting the intent of the bill, which we feel could do much to improve the visibility and effectiveness of many DC boards and commissions. We do, however, have several concerns about its implementation.
icon C100 Testimony Before the DC Council Regarding Office of Planning Oversight
February 9, 2012, Loretta Neumann
Loretta Neumann testifies on behalf of the Historic Districts Council regarding the Historic Preservation Review Board.
icon C100 Testimony Before the DC Council Regarding Office of Planning Oversight
February 9, 2012, Loretta Neumann
C100 testimony stating our concern about the long delays in filling positions on the Historic Preservation Review Board.
icon C100 Testimony Before the DC Council Regarding Office of Planning Oversight
February 9, 2012, Suzette Hemberger
C100 testimony stating our concern that while we see lots of work on development coming out of the Office of Planning, we don’t see nearly enough effort devoted to actual planning.
icon C100 Testimony before City Council regarding the Office of Planning’s Streetcar Land Use Study
February 1, 2012, Meg Maguire
Meg Maguire testifies on behalf of the C100 noting that the streetcar system offers a permanent improvement that says to investors: “We are here for the long haul.” But ultimately, land development should not revolve around maximizing assessed value to generate tax revenue. We have one of the last great opportunities to create new, healthy, demographically diverse communities with convenient access to stable, high quality jobs and an enviable mix of public transportation that historically have made this city so desirable.
icon George Clark Letter to Anthony Hood regarding publication of revised Zoning Regulations
November 11, 2011, George Clark
icon Loretta Neumann Testimony before Council – Office of Planning Oversight
February 16, 2011, Loretta Neumann
Loretta Neumann testified on behalf of the Takoma Theatre Conservancy.
icon Ann Hughes Hargrove Testimony before Council – Office of Planning Oversight
February 16, 2011, Ann Hughes Hargrove
Ann Hughes Hargrove testified on as a concerned District resident.
icon Ann Hughes Hargrove Testimony before Council – Office of Planning Oversight
February 16, 2011, Ann Hughes Hargrove
Ann Hughes Hargrove testified on as a concerned District resident.
icon Carroll Green Testimony before Council – Office of Planning Oversight
February 16, 2011, Carroll Green
Carroll Green testified on behalf of the Manor Park Civic Association.
icon Alma Gates Testimony before Council – Office of Planning Oversight
February 16, 2011, Alma Gates
Alma Gates testified on behalf of the Neighbors United Trust.
icon George Clark Testimony before Council – Office of Planning Oversight
February 16, 2011, George Clark
George Clark testified on behalf of the Federation of Civic Associations.
icon Nancy MacWood Testimony DC Council OP Oversight
February 16, 2011, Nancy MacWood
Nancy MacWood testified on behalf of The Committee of 100.

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