If, upon the expiration or termination of a lease of airspace under this subchapter: (1) the Mayor determines that any structure constructed or erected in such airspace should be removed or such airspace should be restored to its condition prior to the construction or erection of such structure; and (2) the lessee or his successor in interest, upon the request of the Mayor, fails, after a reasonable time, to remove such structure or to restore such airspace to its condition prior to the construction or erection of such structure; the Mayor may remove such structure and restore such airspace. The cost of such removal and restoration shall be assessed against the abutting properties as a tax. Such tax shall be collected in the manner prescribed by § 6-806, for the collection of amounts assessed as a tax under that section.
1981 Ed., § 7-1039.
1973 Ed., § 7-949.
Change in Government
This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to the District of Columbia Council and to a Commissioner of the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.