Code of the District of Columbia

Part D. The Mayor.


§ 1–301.61. Submission of statement of impact of proposed acts on taxpayers.

The Mayor shall submit to the Council of the District of Columbia, simultaneously with any proposed revenue measure or proposed act, a detailed statement with supporting data concerning the direct and indirect impact of the measure or bill upon those taxpayers who will be directly or indirectly affected by the measure or act.


(Apr. 19, 1977, D.C. Law 1-124, title IX, § 902, 23 DCR 8749.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-243.

1973 Ed., § 1-162a.


§ 1–301.62. District elements of comprehensive plan prepared; purposes

Recodified as § 1-301.62.



§ 1–301.63. Mayor to submit proposed Land Use Element and map; submission of amendments to District elements of comprehensive plan; specifications; approval

Recodified as § 1-301.63.



§ 1–301.64. Mayor to propose ward plans; updated plans; public hearing; transmission to Council for adoption

Recodified as § 1-301.64.



§ 1–301.65. Preserving and ensuring community input

Recodified as § 1-301.65.



§ 1–301.66. Publication of the Comprehensive Plan

Recodified as § 1-301.66.



§ 1–301.67. Review of building, construction, or public space permits

Recodified as § 1-301.67.



§ 1–301.68. Zoning conformity

Recodified as § 1-301.68.



§ 1–301.69. Abolition or consolidation of offices; reduction of employees; appointments to and removal from office.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is hereby authorized to abolish any office, to consolidate 2 or more offices, reduce the number of employees, remove from office, and make appointments to any office under him authorized by law.


(June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 104, ch. 180, § 3.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-309.

1973 Ed., § 1-216.

Cross References

Mayor’s authority, suspension of officers and employees, see § 1-301.01.

Transfer of Functions

Reorganization Order No. 3 of the Board of Commissioners, dated August 28, 1952, established in the government of the District of Columbia under the direction and control of the Board of Commissioners, a Department of General Administration headed by a Director. The Order transferred to the Director of General Administration all of the functions and positions of the District Personnel Board. Reorganization Order No. 21 of the Board, dated November 20, 1952, established a Personnel Office in the Department of General Administration and provided that the functions previously vested in the Board of Commissioners by law or transferred to the Board by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. Reorganization Order No. 40 of the Board of Commissioners, dated June 23, 1953, established the Executive Office of the Board of Commissioners under the direction and control of the Board of Commissioners to provide special and clerical assistance to the Board. The Order transferred to the new Executive Office all of the functions and positions of the previously existing Executive Office of the Board of Commissioners which the Order abolished. This Order was issued pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. The above cited Reorganization Orders were revoked by Organization Order No. 2 of the Commissioner, dated December 13, 1967, which established the Executive Office of the Commissioner for the purpose of providing such managerial, budgetary, personnel, secretarial, informational and special assistance as the Commissioner may require in the administration of the Government of the District of Columbia. Certain functions set forth in this Order subsequently were transferred by Commissioner’s Order Nos. 69-96, 71-270, and 71-307, and by Organization Order No. 30.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 1–301.70. Taxes not to be anticipated by sale or hypothecation.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall have no power to anticipate taxes by a sale or hypothecation of any such taxes or evidences thereof.


(June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 104, ch. 180, § 3.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-310.

1973 Ed., § 1-219.

Cross References

Borrowing, issuance of revenue anticipation notes by Council, see § 1-204.72.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. 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, § 1-207.11(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–301.71. Hack stands — Location.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall have power to locate the places where hacks shall stand and change them as often as the public interests require.


(June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 104, ch. 180, § 3.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-312.

1973 Ed., § 1-221.

Cross References

Mayor’s authority, regulation of hack stands, see § 50-2201.03.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 1–301.72. Hack stands — Adjoining railroad stations; rates of charges. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 7, 1898, 30 Stat. 747, Res. No. 46; Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-97, § 22(c), 33 DCR 703.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-313.

1973 Ed., § 1-222.


§ 1–301.73. Rates for public vehicles to be fixed by Mayor. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1909, 35 Stat. 724, ch. 250; Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-97, § 22(c), 33 DCR 703.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-314.

1973 Ed., § 1-223.


§ 1–301.74. Authority to fix certain licensing and registration fees.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized and empowered to fix from time to time, in accordance with § 1-301.75, the fees authorized to be charged by §§ 3-1623 [repealed], 3-1711 [repealed], 3-2019 [repealed], 3-2114 [repealed], 3-2115 [repealed], 3-2124 [repealed], 3-2127 [repealed], 3-2128 [repealed], 3-2905 [repealed], 3-2920 [repealed], 3-2301.04 [repealed], 3-2301.06 [repealed], 3-2301.08 [repealed], 3-2414 [repealed], 3-2418 [repealed], 3-2505 [repealed], 3-2609 [repealed], 3-2610 [repealed], 47-2886.13, 3-2704 [repealed], 47-2712, 47-2718 and 47-2843 [repealed].


(June 5, 1953, 67 Stat. 43, ch. 101, § 1; Mar. 10, 1983, D.C. Law 4-209, § 35(c), 30 DCR 390; June 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-14, § 206(b), 30 DCR 2632.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-346.

1973 Ed., § 1-252.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.75.

Cross References

Boxing and wrestling commission, fees for permits and licenses, see § 3-606.

Electrical fees, schedules, see § 47-2712.

Public space permits, fee schedules, see § 47-2718.

References in Text

Section 3-1623 was repealed by D.C. Law 9-184, § 604, 39 DCR 8208, effective March 13, 1992.

Sections 3-1711 and 3-2019 were repealed by D.C. Law 9-245, § 38, 40 DCR 660, effective March 17, 1993.

Sections 3-2114, 3-2128, 3-2905, 3-2920, 3-2301.04, 3-2301.08, 3-2414, 3-2418, 3-2609, 3-2610, were repealed by D.C. Law 6-99, § 1104, effective March 26, 1986.

Section 47-2843 was repealed by D.C. Law 5-84, § 22(a), effective May 22, 1984.

Editor's Notes

Mayor authorized to issue rules: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-1201.


§ 1–301.75. Increase or decrease of fees authorized in § 1-301.74.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia may after public hearing increase or decrease the fees authorized to be charged by each of the sections listed in § 1-301.74 to such amounts as may, in the judgment of the Mayor, be reasonably necessary to defray the approximate cost of administering each of said sections.


(June 5, 1953, 67 Stat. 43, ch. 101, § 2; June 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-14, § 206(c), 30 DCR 2632.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-347.

1973 Ed., § 1-253.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.74.

Cross References

Electrical fees, schedules, see § 47-2712.

Public space permits, fee schedules, see § 47-2718.

Editor's Notes

Mayor authorized to issue rules: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-1201.


§ 1–301.76. Power to grant pardons and respites; commissioning of officers; execution of laws.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia may grant pardons and respites for offenses against the late corporation of Washington, the ordinances of Georgetown and the levy court, the laws enacted by the Legislative Assembly, and the police and building regulations of the District. He shall commission all officers appointed under the laws of the District, and shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.


(R.S., D.C., § 6; June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 116, ch. 337, § 2; June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 103, ch. 180, § 2; Apr. 28, 1892, 27 Stat. 22, ch. 55; 1967 Reorg. Plan No. 3, § 401, 81 Stat. 951.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-311.

1973 Ed., § 1-220.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4002 of Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-453, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8026).

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. 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.


§ 1–301.77. Prohibition on Capital Funds for Operating Expenses.

The Mayor shall not expend any moneys borrowed for capital projects for operating expenses of the District of Columbia government.


(Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-226, § 4(d), 48 DCR 1603.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 4(d) of the Redevelopment Land Agency Disposition Review Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-524, January 11, 2001, 48 DCR 624).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2(b) of the Redevelopment Land Agency Disposition Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-563, January 31, 2001, 48 DCR 1625).


§ 1–301.78. Grants for planning and planning implementation purposes. [Transferred]

Recodified as § 1-328.02.


(Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 2212, 57 DCR 6242.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-301.79.