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|Councilmember David A. Catania
Councilmember Jim Graham
Councilmember Sharon Ambrose
Councilmember Kevin Chavous
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Redevelopment Act of 1945 to
require that the Redevelopment Land Agency submit an exclusive right agreement to the
Mayor; to permit the Mayor to condition the agreement or negotiate a new agreement; to
require the Mayor to submit to the Council a resolution of approval of the exclusive right
agreement for a 30-day review period for approval or disapproval.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as
the "Council Approval of Exclusive Right Agreements Emergency Act of 1999".
Sec. 2. Section 7 of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Act of 1945 approved August
2, 1946 (60 Stat. 790; D.C. Code 4, 5-806) is amended by adding a new subsection (c-1) to
read as follows:
"(c-1)(1) An exclusive right agreement issued by the Agency shall not take effect
until the requirements of this subsection are met.
"(2)(A) Within 30 days following the issuance of an exclusive right agreement, the
Agency shall transmit a copy of the the exclusive right agreement to the Mayor. The
transmission shall be accompanied by a summary description of the proposed project, a list
of the public purpose benefits to be derived from the proposed project, and a written
justification of the recommendation of the Agency.
"(B) If the Mayor determines that the exclusive right agreement is consistent with
the requirements of this subsection, the Mayor may transmit to the Council a proposed
resolution to approve the exclusive right agreement. Alternatively, prior to the
submission of the resolution to the Council, the Mayor may condition the exclusive right
agreement transmitted from the Agency, or negotiate his or her own exclusive right
agreement, subject to paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection.
"(3) For each individual project for which an exclusive right agreement is
required, the Mayor shall submit to the Council a resolution of approval of the exclusive
right agreement accompanied by a summary description of the proposed project, a listing of
the public purpose benefits to be derived from the proposed project, and a written
justification of the proposed exclusive right agreement by thc Agency and/or Mayor for a
30-day period of Council review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of
"(4) Following a public hearing or roundtable, the Council may approve or
disapprove a proposed exclusive right agreement by resolution within 30 days, excluding
Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess) after the Mayor transmits
to the Council the information set forth in paragraph (3) of this subsection. Failure of
the Council to take action on a resolution within the 30-day review period shall be deemed
to be Council approval of the exclusive right agreement.
"(5) The Council shall transmit to the Mayor notice of expiration of the review
period under paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection.".
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
This act shall have no fiscal impact.
Sec. 4. Applicability date.
This act shall apply as of December 7, 1999.
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by
the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financia1
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the
District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995,
approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), and shall remain in
effect for no longer than 90 days as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the
District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Code §1-229(a)).