Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Details on the stimulus plan public roundtable

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray announces a public oversight roundtable to consider priorities for the use of funds that may soon become available to the District of Columbia government from the several American Recovery and Reinvestment legislative proposals, also known as the Economic Stimulus Plan (Stimulus Plan).   The public oversight roundtable will be held on Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., February 11, 2009 in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

The roundtable is intended to learn more about the promise and limitation of the Stimulas Plan, obtain the Fenty Administration’s views on the use of these potential funds, and to provide the public with an opportunity to both learn what is in the Stimulus Plan and to provide comment on the priorities and specific recommendations for use of the funds.   The House of Representatives has approved HR-1 and sent it to the Senate for consideration and several Senate bills have been introduced with the same aim. These proposals have many similarities but differ in terms of programs affected, certain requirements, and amounts of funding. Local leaders and experts have been invited to testify and senior District of Columbia officials have been asked to present their priorities for funding within the context of the legislative proposals and the District of Columbia’s financial, budgetary, and employment conditions.

The complete notice.