The Council of the District of Columbia finds that:
- The District of Columbia is the nation's capital and an international showcase.
- The Mayor of the District of Columbia serves as the highest elected official at both the state and local levels.
- Each of the 50 states in the United States provides an official residence for its top executive government official, the governor, for the purpose of serving as: an official state residence; a suitable official location for entertaining and honoring state, national, and international guests, as well as its own distinguished citizens; and an official location that houses and displays cherished memorabilia of the state's cultural and social history.
- An official residence is also provided for the mayors of major cities in the United States, including Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles.
- The mayors of cities that serve as the capitals of other nations are also provided with an official residence, including London, England and Paris, France.
- The Mayor of the District of Columbia should have a residence suitable to entertain and honor citizens, businesses, local and federal officials, and the many official guests and distinguished persons who visit the District each year from other cities, states, and nations.
- After 25 years of limited home rule, it is time to establish an official residence of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 1-370.1.
Legislative History of Laws
Law 13-179, the "Mayor's Official Residence Commission Establishment Act of 2000," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-590, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 26, 2000, and July 11, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 26, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-390 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-179 became effective on October 21, 2000.
DC CODE § 1-331.01
Current through December 11, 2012
(Oct. 21, 2000, D.C. Law 13-179, § 2, 47 DCR 6847.)