- The Board shall hold a public hearing to review a proposed moratorium. The public hearing shall be in the nature of a rulemaking hearing under § 2-505 and not in the nature of a contested case under § 2-509.
- At the public hearing, any interested person may appear to give oral or written testimony in support of, or in opposition to, the moratorium request.
- In addition to receiving testimony from the public, the Board shall request formal comments from the following persons or agencies:
- The Councilmembers within whose wards the requested moratorium area is located;
- The ANCs within whose areas the requested moratorium area is located and any other ANC abutting the proposed moratorium area;
- The Assistant City Administrator for Economic Development, or his or her designee;
- The Office of Planning, or its successor agency; and
- The District Commander of the Metropolitan Police Department in which the requested moratorium zone is located.
- In deciding on a moratorium request, the Board shall consider the extent to which the testimony and comments show that the requested moratorium is appropriate under at least 2 of the appropriateness standards set forth in subchapter II of this chapter.
- The Board may grant the moratorium request in one or more of the following ways:
- In whole or in part;
- By enlarging or decreasing the moratorium area; or
- By limiting the moratorium to no more than one class of license.
- The Board may deny the moratorium request in its entirety.
- The decision of the Board shall be final and shall be issued in writing, including each member's vote.
Historical and Statutory
D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code.
Effect of Amendments
D.C. Law 15-187, in par. (2) of subsec. (c), substituted "is located and any other ANC abutting the proposed moratorium area" for "is located".
Legislative History of Laws
For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101.
For Law 15-187, see notes following § 25-101.
DC CODE § 25-354
Current through December 11, 2012
(May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-187, § 101(q), 51 DCR 6525.)