Thursday, February 16, 2012

Budget update, February 16

  • Committee on Health oversight hearings:   The Committee on Health has posted the responses from the Department of Health related to the February 16, 10:00 am performance oversight hearing.   The responses from the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services are also available.   Responses from the Department of Health Care Finance, Department of Mental Health, and Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation will be posted shortly.   Should you have any questions, contact Molly M. Moulton, via email or 724-8170.
  • Metro budget hearings:   The public is encouraged to testify about the Metro proposed FY 2013 budget March 1 or March 6:
    March 1 at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church’s John H. Kearney, Sr. Fellowship Hall (2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE)

    March 6 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church (4201 Albemarle St NW)

    An Open Forum with multi-media presentations to engage stakeholders and solicit public input starts at 6:00 pm at both DC hearings.   The public hearings on the budget start at 7:00 pm.

    To register to testify, send your name, address, telephone number and organization (if any) to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth St NW, WDC 20001.   Or, fax the info to (202) 962-1133 or email.   Submit written testimony to the same address, or email.   All testimony must be received by March 12. (Thanks to CM Bowser for sharing this information.)

  • Audio bad?:   If you are watching a performance oversight hearing—or any hearing for that matter—and the audio is bad, contact the Office of Cable Television if you are watching via Channel 13 online; call 671-0066 and speak with Maurice Reed or Kenneth Borden.   If you are watching a hearing from the DC Council website (you'll see Granicus in the URL), call the council's IT office, (202) 724-8018.

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