Bowser Tenant Bill of Rights Act of 2013
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Bowser Tenant Bill of Rights Act of 2013
Bill Description: This draft proposal by Representative Muriel Bowser aims to amend the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Base Realignment and Closure Homeless Assistance Submission Approval Act of 2012 to establish the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Community Advisory Committee. This draft sets out the parameters for the Committee and their obligations. Click here to weigh in on the bill, ask questions and get answers powered by Madison.
Introduced: October 16, 2012 [Draft]
Bill #: B20-0229
Lead Sponsor(s): Sen. Bill Ferguson (D, Baltimore City)
Status: Draft Open for Comments Here in Madison
Chairman Phil Mendelson
Councilmember Muriel Bowser
Councilmember David Grosso
Councilmember Anita Bonds
Councilmember Vincent Orange
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
->IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUBMIA<-
Councilmember Muriel Bowser introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on ________________________.
To amend the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Base Realignment and Closure Homeless Assistance Submission Approval Act of 2012 to establish the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Community Advisory Committee.
- BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Community Advisory Committee Establishment Amendment Act of 2013".
- Sec. 2. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center Base Realignment and Closure Homeless Assistance Submission Approval Act of 2012, effective October 16, 2012 (D.C. Law 19-175, D.C. Official Code 10-1901 et seq) is amended as follows:
(a) Section 2 is amended to add a new paragraph 6 to read as follows:
- "(6) Master Developer" means the real estate development team selected by the LRA to implement the Walter Reed Reuse Plan.
- (b) A new section 7 is added to read as follows:
- "Sec. 7. Establishment of advisory committee.
- (a) There is established a Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse 5 Advisory Committee ("Committee").
(b) The Committee shall consist of the following 11 members:
- (1) The Master Developer or the Master Developer's designee;
- (2) The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development or the Deputy Mayor's designee;
- (3) The Chairman of the Council or the Chairman's designee;
- (4) The Chairperson of the Council's Committee on Economic Development or the Chairperson's designee;
- (5) The Councilmember from Ward 4 or the Councilmember's designee;
- (6) One member each from the Brightwood, Shepherd Park, and Takoma communities appointed by the Mayor;
- (7) One member from the community chosen by the Councilmember from Ward 4;
- (8) One member each chosen by the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for ANC4A and ANC4B;
- (c) Members of the Committee who are not ex officio members shall have expertise in economic development, public safety, law, transportation affirmative action, or local community issues.
- (d) All members of the Committee shall be District residents.
- (e) The Chairperson of the Commission shall be designated by the Mayor in consultation with the chairperson of the Committee on Economic Development.
- (f) Members shall serve without compensation.
- (g) Members shall meet at least 6 times per year.
- (h) Prior to adoption of a request for proposal or contract modifications for economic development projects, streetscape or pedestrian movement projects, and transportation or parking projects, the LRA or Master Developer shall consult and receive comments from the Committee.
(i) The Committee shall advise the LRA and Master Developer with respect 13 to the following:
- (1) The needs of the community, including providing retail uses that are accessible to the community, which serve the needs of both the community and visitors to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site, and adequate security in and around the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site;
- (2) Parking issues, including parking for persons using or employed at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site and the prevention of parking in the surrounding neighborhoods by non-residents of those neighborhoods;
- (3) Transportation issues, including proposals for directing traffic to and from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site away from the surrounding residential streets, providing a method of truck staging to minimize any adverse impact on the surrounding neighborhoods, restricting the parking of trucks, trailers, and buses to the Walter Reed Medical Center Site or other areas outside of the area surrounding the Walter Reed Medical Center Site, and providing adequate pull-off areas for taxicabs, buses, and shuttles;
- (4) Economic development opportunities that may be created for surrounding neighborhoods as a result of the reuse of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site;
- (5) The development of environmental guidelines, including the mitigation of adverse noise and air quality impacts; and
- (6) Other issues directly related to the operation or redevelopment or reuse of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site which are likely to have an impact on the community.
- (j) The Committee shall meet at least 6 times per year.
- (k) The Committee shall dissolve on December 31, 2017; provided, that before such time Chairperson of the Committee may submit a request for renewal.".
- Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
- The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official code § 1-21 206.02(c)(3)).
- Sec. 4. Effective date.
- This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-4 206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.