Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:27 AM
Good McMillan supporters:
We had a great turnout at the hearing today >>
Bottom line, today the Administrative Law Judge ruled:
1. DCRA should turn over all public documents to us that the
permit issuance rests upon.
2. That this Friday, the OAH will determine if it has the
jurisdiction to Stay the Demolition Permit and set a briefing calendar
including a phone-in conference hearing on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
3. DMPED says they will begin demolition on January 6, 2020.
So yes, we now have a forum demanding DCRA be transparent
with the information they have withheld from us for months despite this being
an entirely public interest case. We want the air, water, soil erosion,
geotech, fire safety, pedestrian safety documents that are supposed to be in
place before anything begins at the site.
Moreover, we argued demolition is premature and illegal
given the designation of the site as an historic landmark and because the legal
nexus between construction and zoning codes has not been fulfilled, in that
there is at least one more zoning approval that needs to happen beyond the many
appeals we have in motion.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR COUNCILMEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO STOP THE
DEMOLITION! Use this form here; https://tinyurl.com/dccouncilcontacts2019
ALSO, PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK! ON
SOCIAL MEDIA. IN REAL LIFE! Share this link and have them sign the petition
which also sends in a note. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!!
Finally, Keep January 6, 2020, on your
calendar. DMPED says they will begin demolition of the site then. We
will be there to protest! PLEASE BE READY!!
the SMAC TEAM.