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The DC Code: § 16-1311 Condemnation proceedings by District of Columbia.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

When real property in the District of Columbia is needed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia for sites of schoolhouses, fire or police stations, rights-of-way for roads, highways, streets and alleys or parts thereof, rights-of-way for water mains or sewers, or any other authorized municipal use, and that property cannot be acquired by purchase from the owners thereof at a price satisfactory to the officers of the District authorized to negotiate for the property, a complaint may be filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in the name of the District of Columbia for the condemnation of the property or rights-of-way and the ascertainment of its value.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1311. 1973 Ed., § 16-1311. Legislative History of Laws Law 4-201, the "Street and Alley Closing and Acquisition Procedures Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-341, which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Environmental Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 16, 1982, and December 14, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 28, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-285 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 7-104, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1987," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-346, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 24, 1987, and December 8, 1987, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 22, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 7-124 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Editor's Notes Section 4(g) of D.C. Law 7-104 purported to substitute "Mayor" for "Commissioner" apparently without regard to the amendment to this section by D.C. Law 4-201. Delegation of Authority Delegation of Authority for Acquisition of Real Property for Baseball Stadium, see Mayor's Order 2005-130, September 20, 2005 (53 DCR 144). Delegation of Authority to Chief Property Management Officer Pursuant to D.C. Official Code §§ 16-1311 through 16-1321, see Mayor's Order 2006- 124, September 28, 2006 (53 DCR 9316). Miscellaneous Notes Condemnation of Real Property for the New Convention Center, see Mayor's Order 99-114, July 19, 1999 (46 DCR 6693). Condemnation of an Interest in Real Property, see Mayor's Order 2000-196, December 15, 2000 (47 DCR 10234). Realignment within the Department of Housing and Community Development; Establishment of the Land Disposition and Asset Management Division, see Mayor's Order 2000-202, December 26, 2000 (48 DCR 930). DC CODE § 16-1311 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 572, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 558, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 145(f)(3); Mar. 10, 1983, D.C. Law 4- 201, § 501, 30 DCR 148; Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 4(g), 35 DCR 147.)