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Joint ANC Meeting With OAG On Land Use

DC Attorney General Karl Racine speaks at the April 29 Coronavirus Situational Update. Screenshot: DC Grancicus

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) 6A, 6B, and 6C will hold a joint meeting of their Zoning Committees and the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.

No business will be voted on; it will be an informational presentation and discussion with OAG about zoning cases.

At the December 2021 meeting of ANC 6B, Planning and Zoning Committee Chair Corey Holman said he was informed that as OAG is no longer the attorney of record for the Office of Zoning (OZ) their office has communicated that they are willing to intervene as a party to represent the District in cases of zoning.

On Dec. 2, OAG sent a letter to ANCs expressing interest in working with them to understand issues, provide guidance and potentially intervene in cases that impact the public interest. “OAG’s Land Use Section has a new mission – to intervene on behalf of the public interest in the zoning, land use, and related development processes,” the letter said.

Holman said such cases could include Planned Unit Developments (PUD) or other special cases before the zoning board. For example, OAG might give expert testimony on whether community goals are being met in an PUD.

This involvement is possible as of the 2022 fiscal year. That precludes their participation in pending cases, such as the challenge of the E Street SE Door Dash location, Holman said.

The meeting will include a presentation from OAG and then a question and answer session.

Find information on how to join in the link below:

Joint ANC 6A/6B/6C Zoning Committees Meeting with OAG