DC government agencies are required to give ANC proposals "great weight" in their internal decisions. The DC agency must: make its decision in writing, explicitly answer ANC arguments, and send a copy of the response to the ANC. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has taken the first step in complying with this decision by providing multiple channels for ANC’s voices to be heard.
DC government agencies are required to consider ANC proposals and recommendations in their internal decisions that affect the Commission area. DCRA must: make its decision in writing, explicitly answer ANC arguments, and send a copy of the response to the ANC. DCRA has revised its submission process to provide a clearer mechanism by designating a single office as the agency’s point of contact for ANC submissions.
Please submit your recommendation or proposal in the space below. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 10 business days and a written decision from the agency no later than 60 days. Any ANC requests can be submitted by the following channels:
Please contact FOIA Officer, Brandon Bass, at 202-442-9538 or email@example.com with additional questions or concerns. You may also fax this form to DCRA at (202) 442-9447.
If you are an ANC and would like to submit a proposal to DCRA, please fill out the attached form below.
§ 1–309.10. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions - Duties and responsibilities; notice; great weight; access to documents; reports; contributions.
(a) Each Advisory Neighborhood Commission ("Commission") may advise the Council of the District of Columbia, the Mayor and each executive agency, and all independent agencies, boards and commissions of the government of the District of Columbia with respect to all proposed matters of District government policy including, but not limited to, decisions regarding planning, streets, recreation, social services programs, education, health, safety, budget, and sanitation which affect that Commission area. For the purposes of this part, proposed actions of District government policy shall be the same as those for which prior notice of proposed rulemaking is required pursuant to § 2 505(a) or as pertains to the Council of the District of Columbia.
(3) (A) The issues and concerns raised in the recommendations of the Commission shall be given great weight during the deliberations by the government entity. Great weight requires acknowledgement of the Commission as the source of the recommendations and explicit reference to each of the Commission's issues and concerns.
(B) In all cases the government entity is required to articulate its decision in writing. The written rationale of the decision shall articulate with particularity and precision the reasons why the Commission does or does not offer persuasive advice under the circumstances. In so doing, the government entity must articulate specific findings and conclusions with respect to each issue and concern raised by the Commission. Further, the government entity is required to support its position on the record.
(C) The government entity shall promptly send to the Commission and the respective ward Councilmember a copy of its written decision.