by Marlene Berlin
The DC Council heard testimony on the proposed overhaul of our zoning regulations on October 5th, but it’s not too late to make your view a part of the record.
This hearing was to provide an opportunity for the broader community who care about the issue and were not appointed to one of the many working committees to weigh in. I was not able to make the hearing, and I assume many of you were not able to participate. But you still have an opportunity to present written testimony. Please email it to CGordon@dccouncil.us by October 19th. I am planning to do this, and I hope you will join me.
Since these proposed zoning changes have unleashed many concerns, we would like to provide you the opportunity to watch the hearing from the comfort of your home.
We have had many articles and much information in the Forest Hills Connection about pros and cons of this effort. Here are a few:
You also have a chance to weigh in on parking policies and plans at the last of six Parking Think Tanks hosted by DDOT. This will take place Saturday, October 20th, 9:00–11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street, NW. More details are available on DDOT’s web site.
Can’t attend? You can question DDOT’s Angelo Rao from the comfort of your home during a live online chat this Thursday, October 18th, at noon. Greater Greater Washington is the host, and that city planning and public policy blog is where you’ll find the details.