Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has written a posting on why the DC Council should pass Mayor Adrian Fenty’s Omnibus Crime Bill (Bill 18-138, Bill 18-151). The next DC Council hearing on the Omnibus Crime bill is in one week–Monday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW), 5th Floor Council Chambers.
The bill is in the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The official meeting notice is here (PDF). If you want to testify on the bill, please contact Heidi Tseu at [email protected] or call her at (202) 724-8038; let her know by this Thursday, May 14, if you want to be on the testimony list.
Borderstan has had several earlier postings on the bill and related activity.
- April 13: Mendelson Holding Town Hall Crime Mtg in Shaw
- Gang Stats from Crime Bill Hearing
- March 18: Public Hearing on DC Omnibus Crime Bill
- Omnibus Crime Bill Roundtable Recap
- Friday, Dec. 5: D.C. Council Hearing on Mayor’s Crime Bill
Following is Evans’ opinion piece.
March 17 Update: This is tomorrow. Sorry we have not provided you with more information the crime bill. Hope to have more soon.
Borderstanians: More info to come in the next couple of weeks. But if you are willing and able, you can wade through the official notice for the public hearing on Wednesday, March 18, in the D.C. Council of:
- Bill 18-138, the “Omnibus Anti-Crime Amendment Act of 2009”
- Bill 18-151, the “Public Safety and Justice Amendments Act of 2009”
- Bill 18-152, the “Hot Spot No Loitering Zone Act of 2009”.
We will try to provide you with some easy to undertstand points of what these bills include and what they mean. In the meantime… here is the official notice from the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary.