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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Retention Sense of the Council Resolution of 1998
PR 12-673

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp


To declare the sense of the Council with respect to the need to take expeditious action to explore options for locating appropriate property to ensure that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation remains in the District of Columbia.

RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Retention Sense of the Council Resolution of 1998".

Sec. 2. Findings.

(a) The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation ("CBCF") is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy, research, and educational institution that was established by members of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1976.

(b) CBCF is currently located at 1004 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., but is planning to move to the Maryland suburbs in the immediate future.

(c) Since its inception, CBCF's mission has been to encourage the participation of African-Americans in the formation of public policy by providing information, conducting research, and nurturing current and future policy-makers.

(d) The District of Columbia, as the capital of the world, the nation's capital, the seat of public policy, and the center of diversity, is the ideal location for CBCF's headquarters.

(e) The District is in the process of recovering from a fiscal crisis and must make efforts to retain organizations such as CBCF which make substantial contributions to its economy.

Sec. 3. Based on the findings set forth in section 2 of this resolution, the Council of the District of Columbia urges that resources be made available to permit appropriate executive branch officials take expeditious action to explore options for CBCF's relocation within the District of Columbia.

Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Council shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, to the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, the Chief Management Officer, the Director of the Department of Administrative Services, and the District of Columbia Delegate to the United States Congress.

Sec. 5. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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