Recent Testimony and Statements on the Comp Plan and Development in DC

APRIL 2021: CITY COUNCIL CHAIR RELEASES MARK UP OF MAYOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE DC COMP PLAN

On Monday, April 19, 2021, there was a press briefing held by the DC Grassroots Planning Coalition following up City Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson’s release of the Committee of the Whole markup of the Mayor’s proposed changes to the DC Comprehensive Plan.

MARCH 2021: CITY COUNCIL PERFORMANCE OVERSIGHT OF MAYOR’S OFFICE OF PLANNING

Below is an abridged list of written testimony and resolutions about the performance of the DC Office of Planning, turning the hearing into defacto critique of the Mayor’s changes to the DC Comprehensive Plan.

March 17, 2021 video of the DC City Council Performance Oversight hearing regarding the DC Office of Planning and Zoning

NOVEMBER 2020: CITY COUNCIL MARATHON HEARINGS ABOUT THE MAYOR’S CHANGES TO THE DC COMP PLAN

Below are the two videos from the November 2020 hearings on DC Comp Plan before City Council Chair Phil Mendelson. More than 150 people testified across two days of hearings and most spoke in opposition raising serious concerns about the Mayor’s proposed changes to the Plan.

Here is the City Council Committee report recently produced that shows the intensity of opposition to the status quo planning in DC that has resulted in the massive displacement of working communities of color from the city.