Council Committee of the Whole Public Hearing on
Go-Go Official Music of the District of Columbia Designation Act of 2019 [Bill 23-317]
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Room 500, Council Chambers, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
The stated purpose of Bill 23-317 is to designate Go-Go music as the official music of the District of Columbia, and to require the Mayor to implement a program to support, preserve, and archive Go-Go music and its history.
Individuals wishing to testify must sign up in advance following the instructions below:
Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Evan Cash at (202) 724-7002, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday, October 28, 2019. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on October 28, 2019 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. Copies of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us. Hearing materials, including a draft witness list, can be accessed at http://www.chairmanmendelson.com/circulation, 24 hours in advance of the hearing.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2019.