C100 Letter DC Council Opposing Franco Nomination

Nancy MacWood

The Committee of 100 on the Federal City opposes the nomination of David Franco, principal of Level 2 Development, to the D.C. Zoning Commission. His participation as decision maker on the 5-member commission could create a perception of bias or create awkwardness on the commission as a result of his colleague’s decisions on future Level 2 zoning cases.  In addition, Mr. Franco’s company’s approach to affordable housing requirements mandated by the Zoning Commission raises serious questions about his commitment to the intent of the Inclusionary Zoning program.