|Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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
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
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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RONALD A. YOUNG
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
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
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
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
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
Columbus School of Law, The Catholic of University of America. Washington, D.C., Juris
Howard University, Washington, D.C., Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude, 1975