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Mayoral Transition Emergency Declaration Resolution of 1998

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[Note: this resolution refers to the “Mayoral Transition Emergency Act of 1998.”]

Chairman Linda W. Cropp


To declare the existence of an emergency with respect to the need to provide services and facilities to ensure an orderly transition in the office of mayor.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Mayoral Transition Emergency Declaration Resolution of 1998".

Sec. 2. The Council finds that:

(a) It is in the interests of the citizens and the District of Columbia ("District") government that there be an orderly transfer of executive duties and responsibilities in connection with the expiration of the term of office of a Mayor and the inauguration of a new Mayor. The transition in the office of the Mayor should be accomplished to assure continuity in the faithful execution of the laws and in the conduct of the executive affairs of the District government. office of the Mayor.

(c) Further, the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1999 Appropriations Act calls on the Council to take steps to provide a smooth and orderly transition.

Sec. 3. The Council determines that the circumstances enumerated in Section 2 constitute emergency circumstances making it necessary that the Mayor and Chairman of the Council Transition Emergency Act of 1990 be adopted after a single reading.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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