Sunday, June 6, 2010

City Council hearings noticed in June 4 DCR

  • Public hearing on B18-716, “Open Government is Good Government Act of 2010”:   The Committee on Government Operations and the Environment (Ward 3 CM Mary Cheh, chair) is holding this hearing on July 12 at 10:00 am in Room 412 of the JAWB.

    The purpose of the legislation is

    To amend the District of Columbia Administrative Procedures Act to require that meetings of government bodies be open to the public, and to establish exemptions, notice requirements, meeting procedures, recording requirements, enforcement mechanisms for that purpose, and training and certification for government employees; and to amend the Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975 to include additional notice requirements.

    The public is encouraged to testify.   Details, including how to register, are in the notice.

  • Public oversight roundtable on "D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Readiness for the September 2010 Primary Election":   The Committee on Government Operations and the Environment (Ward 3 CM Mary Cheh, chair) is holding this hearing on July 1 at 10:30 am in the Council Chamber of the JAWB.

    Topics at the hearing will include training and staffing at polling places, improvements in technology, preparation of facilities, (the all important) public outreach efforts, and implementation of the Omnibus Election Reform Amendment Act of 2009.   The March 31 DCBOEE report on its preparedness for the September 2010 primary election, central to the roundtable, is online.   Additional information about the committee’s work on election reform is also online.

    The public is encouraged to testify.   Details, including how to register, are in the notice.

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