City Council to Hear Community Testimony on Police Service Area Realignment

Geovani A. Bonilla will be testifying in support of Chief Cathy Lanier’s proposal to reduce the size of PSA 501 to focus only on the service area of Bloomingdale, BACA and Hanover Civic Association boundaries.

COUNCILMEMBER PHIL MENDELSON, CHAIRPERSON

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC OVERSIGHT ROUNDTABLE

on

The Metropolitan Police Department’s 2011 Police Boundary Realignment Plan

on

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

 12:00 p.m., Council Chamber, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

            Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, announces a public oversight roundtable on the Metropolitan Police Department’s 2011 Police Boundary Realignment Plan.  The public oversight roundtable will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building. 

            The purpose of this oversight roundtable is to hear testimony from government and public witnesses on the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)’s proposed 2011 Police Boundary Realignment Plan.  MPD has proposed changes to the police districts and Police Service Areas (PSAs) to address unequal police workloads resulting from significant development in the District since the last police boundary realignment in 2004.  The proposed changes will more evenly distribute crime and calls for service among the police districts, and 10 additional PSAs are being created to address those PSAs with disproportionately large workloads.  

Those who wish to testify should contact Ms. Jessica Jacobs, Legislative Counsel, at (202) 724-8038, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via e-mail at jjacobs@dccouncil.us and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, July 1, 2011.  Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony.  If submitted by the close of business on Friday, July 1, 2011 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the roundtable.  Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. 

If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Ms. Jacobs, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. 


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