Friday, November 12, 2010

Streetcars Update & request for testimony

DC Council will hold its next hearing on streetcars on Wednesday, November 17, at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to review DDOT's recent streetcar plan and to pass a resolution in support of it. This is the next step in freeing the otherwise approved funding to implement streetcars on H Street. Streetcar supporters are encouraged to testify by the Streetcars 4 DC Coalition.

If you are interested in testifying, you may be added to the public witness list by contacting Ms. April Hawkins-Mason by email at or telephone at (202) 724-8195 no later than Monday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. and request to be added to the witness list. Individuals will be given three minutes to present oral testimony, and individuals representing organizations will be given five minutes. Witnesses should bring 16 copies of their written testimony to the hearing.

Those who are unable to testify in person may submit written testimony for the official hearing record by sending it to Ms. Hawkins-Mason by email at or telephone at (202) 724-8195 no later than Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

If you have never testified at a DC Council committee hearing and/or would like advice about how to testify, there will be a testimony prep session with information about the hearing process and one-on-one assistance to help you feel confident about testifying on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:00 pm, at SOVA - Espresso & Wine (1359 H St).  It is not necessary to attend this session to testify. 

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