C100 Letter ANC Omnibus Bill Comments

C100 and others

The proposed ANC Act mistakes the design review process before the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) for a liquor license review before the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) and seeks to limit both to the same categories of public testimony. Section 25-601 of the D.C. Code gives standing to 7 categories of individuals or organizations “to file protest against a[n ABRA] license.” Section 4 of the proposed ANC Act would delete the references to so-called “groups of 5” and citizens associations from Section 25-601. Section 5 of the proposed ANC Act would apply the amended list of potential ABRA protesters to HPRB proceedings.