District could face litigation for violating the dedicated purpose of
Please Attend DC Council Roundtable on Klingle Road!
Last week, the Committee passed a recommendation (3-2) to not open
Klingle Road at all.
We need to change that decision and ask that a separate and new hearing
be granted. Please
attend the Thursdays Roundtable Hearingdont make this hearing our
last chance to speak out:
This Thursday, May 8: 6:30
PM at the
John A. Wilson Building.
Please call Jonathan Kass: 202-724-8152
to sign up.
wants to bypass our laws and close Klingle Road by fiat in the Mayors
Budget Support Act next Tuesday without a road closure hearing.
We cannot let her do this.
Please attend the hearing and testify that:
The citizens deserve a separate hearing
This is not a simple alley closing, nor is this any simple road.
Ask the Council to support a separate full blown hearing--where notice
is given to the ANC's, to the abutting property owners, mailings are
sent out, signs are put up, to follow the Procedures Act of 1982 DC Code
9-201 et seq. The citizens
of DC must have an opportunity to be allowed to testify why Ms. Cheh's
amendments are not in the best interest of the District and that the
District shouldn't close the street.
The 1885 conveyance from the private owners to the District stated that
the conveyance was for use of the land for a public highway forever that
failure to use Klingle Road as a public highway might result in loss of
the property by the District.
The will of the people have spoken
It was quite clear that the will of the people of the District of
Columbia was adopted at the last hearing when the Council voted 8-5 to
support the repair and reopening of Klingle Road for motor vehicle
traffic and establish a storm water management plan.
Cheh, Brown and Alexander dont care and will change that all
next week if we dont step forward Thursday.
Cheh said the democratic process should support her amendments.
It would be unfair and almost criminal to have a new junior council
member destroy all the hard work both sides have worked and fought long
and hard for many years without a fair and democratic process due us by
Further, the residents of the District of Columbia need to know what is
at stake here.
Also, let the
DC Council know
that we deserve a separate hearing and they should vote to withdraw
REMEMBER: The World Belongs to Those That Show Up!