Council of the District of Columbia
Committee on Libraries, Parks, Recreation, and Planning
Notice of a Public Oversight Roundtable
COUNCILMEMBER TOMMY WELLS, CHAIRPERSON
COMMITTEE ON LIBRARIES, PARKS, RECREATION, AND PLANNING
ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC OVERSIGHT ROUNDTABLE ON
THE NEW PARK POLICY AND PROGRAMS DIVISION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
THE NEW PARK IMPROVEMENTS CAPITAL PROJECT
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Councilmember Tommy Wells, Chairperson of the Committee on Libraries, Parks, Recreation, and Planning, will convene a public oversight roundtable on the Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Parks and Recreation Initiatives: the new Park Policy and Programs Division and the Park Improvements capital project. The roundtable commences on Wednesday October 31, 2012, beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. This hearing was rescheduled from Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Beginning with Fiscal Year 2013, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will include the “Park Policy and Programs Division”, a new unit within the agency designed to activate neighborhood parks and green spaces, build community partnerships, support community gardens, and prioritize infrastructure and improvement projects in public parks. This roundtable is an opportunity for DPR officials to describe progress on these new initiatives and to hear public feedback and priorities related to these initiatives.
The Committee invites the public to testify. Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to testify should contact Tawanna Shuford at 727-8204 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and furnish their name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any, by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their testimony. Testimony may be limited to 3 minutes for individuals and 5 minutes for those representing organizations or groups.
If you are unable to testify at the public roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted by 5 pm Friday, November 2, 2012 to Ms. Shuford, Committee on Libraries, Parks, Recreation, and Planning, Room 117, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20004, or via email at email@example.com.