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Councilmember Linda W. Cropp
Councilmember David A. Catania
Councilmember Sandy Allen
Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous
To declare the existence of an emergency regarding the need to enter into discussions with Howard University for purposes of negotiating for a new hospital on the U.S. Reservation 13 site.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Howard University Hospital Negotiation Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2003".
Sec. 2. (a) The District's existing healthcare infrastructure is inadequate in part because of the uneven distribution of hospitals throughout the city. As a result of this fact, District residents are put at risk, especially those seeking emergency services.
(b) D.C. Law 14-300, the Draft Master Plan for Public Reservation 13 Approval Act of 2002, effective April 11, 2003, authorized the construction of a hospital.
(c) The Council and the Mayor have reached an understanding on how best to enhance the District's burdened healthcare infrastructure.
(d) The Council and Mayor have held preliminary discussions with Howard University in pursuit of achieving this enhanced healthcare infrastructure.
(e) It is imperative that the Council and the Mayor provide Howard University and its leaders with solid assurances in a timely fashion of our commitment to more forward with negotiations in good faith.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia determines that the circumstances enumerated in section 2 constitute emergency circumstances making it necessary that the "Howard University Hospital Negotiation Emergency Act of 2003" be adopted after a single reading.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
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