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Rental Housing Commission Ronald A. Young Confirmation Resolution of 2001
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the reappointment of Mr. Ronald A. Young to the Rental Housing Commission.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Rental Housing Commission Ronald A. Young Confirmation Resolution of 2001".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:

Mr. Ronald A. Young
3538 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
(Ward 1)

as a member of the Rental Housing Commission, established by section 201 of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, effective July 17, 1985 (D.C. Law 6-10; D.C. Code §45-2511), for a term to end July 18, 2003.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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3538 New Hampshire Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20010


Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Federal Court Admissions: United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Third Circuit; United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, The Rental Housing Commission
Commissioner, February 1996-Present

One of three Rental Housing Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia and confirmed by the District of Columbia Council. Pursuant to the provisions of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, D.C. Law 6-10, I perform three statutory duties. I calculate, certify, and publish, on an annual basis, the annual rate of rent ceiling increase for rental units subject to the Act in the District of Columbia. I issue, amend, and rescind rules and procedures for the administration of the Act. I review appeals from decisions rendered by the District of Columbia Rent Administrator including appeals under the Rental Accommodations Act of 1975, and the Rental Housing Acts of 1977. 1980, and 1985. I conduct hearings and preside over oral arguments presented by the parties to the appeals and render final administrative decisions for the Mayor of the District of Columbia subject to appeal to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

United States Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Board of Land Appeals
Attorney-Advisor, March 1980-February 1996

Reviewed appeals of decisions rendered by department officials and administrative law judges, adverse to persons claiming some right to or interest in the public lands. Researched and analyzed issues presented on appeal to determine the legal sufficiency of the decision. Responsible for drafting a decision which entailed research and analysis of issues raised under the various federal statutes relating to public lands including the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Mineral Leasing Act, as well as other statutes, regulations, judicial and Board precedent related to the disposition of the public lands and their resources. Responsible for the efficient administration of judge's docket. Regularly monitored new appeals to determine whether jurisdiction of the Board was properly invoked. Reviewed pending cases to insure that parties complied with procedure relative to timely submission of pleadings and adequacy of service. Recommended assignment of priority of cases for disposition. Drafted preliminary motions, dispositive orders, responded to citizen letters, congressional inquiries, and attorneys' case status requests. Conducted public hearings as an Acting Administrative Judge on issues related to public lands.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Review and Appeals
General Attorney, July 1979-March 1980

Reviewed appeals filed by Federal employees challenging decisions issued by the heads of agencies, bureaus. commissions and various departments of the Federal government involving employment discrimination complaints filed pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, and the Rehabilitation Act, to determine whether the decision adequately considered and applied the applicable statutes, rules and regulations. Prepared evidentiary requests to complainants and agencies to clarify record. Conducted investigations to assure that the agency decision was based on a complete and documented record. Drafted memoranda which analyzed and resolved complex and simple legal issues raised in the complaints. Framed Commission position and recommended disposition of the appeals.

Columbus Community Legal Services
Legal Intern, January 1978-July 1978

Represented indigent persons in the Civil, Family, Juvenile, and Landlord-Tenant branches of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Represented plaintiffs in divorce and child custody suits. Represented juveniles charged with misdemeanor offenses. Defended tenants being sued for back rent and possession of property. Prepared and responded to interrogatories and motions. Conducted client interviews. Negotiated pleas in juvenile hearings. Conducted settlement conferences with clients and opposing counsel.

Center for National Policy Review
Legal Intern, July 1977-December 1977

Researched statutory and case law relating to equal opportunities in federally assisted housing programs. Developed strategies to utilize federal surplus property to provide housing to low income families. Interviewed private citizens and government officials in order to determine need for coordinated programs to provide housing assistance to low income persons. Authored position papers on federally-assisted housing opportunities for publication and distribution by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Authored comments to federal agencies relative to proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register.



Columbus School of Law, The Catholic of University of America. Washington, D.C., Juris Doctor, 1978


Howard University, Washington, D.C., Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude, 1975

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