Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 10A. District Facilities Planning Advisory Committee.


§ 10–1031. District Facilities Planning Advisory Committee.

(a) There is established a District Facilities Planning Advisory Committee (“Committee”), whose purpose shall be to provide advice, comments, and recommendations to the Council pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(b) The Committee shall be composed of 7 members. Three members shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Council, one of whom the Chairman shall designate to serve as chair; one member shall be appointed by the Chair of the Council committee with jurisdiction over the Department of Real Estate Services; one member shall be appointed by the Chair of the Council committee with jurisdiction over the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; and 2 members shall be appointed by the Mayor. The Committee may act with a quorum of 4 appointed members. Each member shall be a resident of the District and have demonstrated experience in facility management or program activities in at least one of the fields of real estate, policy and planning, community development, or other field deemed suitable for the purposes of the work of the Committee. The term of an appointment shall be 3 years from the date of appointment. The Chairman of the Council shall have sole and exclusive authority at his or her discretion to remove members of the Committee. The Committee shall annually provide its conclusions and findings to the Council.

(c) The Committee shall perform the following duties:

(1) Review the inventory to be promptly provided by the Department of Real Estate Services of all facilities owned and operated by the District government pursuant to § 10-1011;

(2) Review the audit of leased properties to be promptly provided by the Department of Real Estate Services pursuant to § 10-1012;

(3) Review data and provide advice and comments on the District Facilities Plan, including benchmarks for the District and comparable jurisdictions regarding the number of public facilities maintained by the District government using demand and usage metrics, including facilities per capita and per square mile, and long-term agency facilities needs;

(4) Review and provide advice and comments on a 10-year projected annual average cost for maintaining the current inventory of properties (and other information as may reasonably [be] required for the committee to perform its duties) to be prepared by the Mayor;

(5) Provide advice and comments on standards developed by the Mayor for the location of public facilities, including population density, public needs, accessibility, frequency of use, proximity to similar facilities, opportunity for multiple uses, the long-term cost effectiveness of facility maintenance, and program integration plans;

(6) Provide advice and comments on conclusions prepared by the Mayor on the number of facilities that the District should maintain based on:

(A) Benchmark comparisons;

(B) Available and possible sources of funding;

(C) Program integration plans;

(D) The long-term facilities needs of District agencies; and

(E) Other measures which the Committee considers appropriate;

(7) Provide advice and comments on recommendations prepared by the Mayor for renovation, construction, consolidation, and closure of selected facilities based on an analysis conducted;

(8) Provide advice and comments on the appropriate relationship between the District Facilities Plan and other existing planning documents;

(9) Provide advice and comments on Mayoral plans for program integration regarding the impact of the neighborhood places and wraparound schools initiative on facility co-location and investment; and

(10) Provide for broad community input and comment on the District Facilities Plan, any other existing plan, and related inter-program coordination.

(d) No member of the Advisory Committee shall be compensated for time expended in the performance of duties, except to the extent that the member is a District government employee serving as part of his or her existing responsibilities, but members shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the Advisory Committee’s duties pursuant to applicable District government rules and regulations.


(Nov. 13, 2003, D.C. Law 15-39, § 1402, 50 DCR 5668; Mar. 11, 2010, D.C. Law 18-115, § 4, 57 DCR 886.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-115 rewrote subsecs. (a), (b), and (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1402 of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-105, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5613).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1402 of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-149, September 22, 2003, 50 DCR 8360).

Short Title

Short title of title XIV of Law 15-39: Section 1401 of D.C. Law 15-39 provided that title XIV of the act may be cited as the Master Facilities Planning and Program Coordination Advisory Committee Act of 2003.


§ 10–1032. Funding.

The functions of this chapter are to be funded in the amounts of $1.8 million in Fiscal Year 2004 and $1.1 million in Fiscal Year 2005 from the Public Planning Capital Project Fund established in § 1-325.11. Of this total amount, not less than $1.2 million shall be made available to the Department of General Services (“Department”), in consultation with the Office of Planning, for the development of a facility inventory and conditions assessment. Other amounts as required shall be transferred to the Department and other District agencies for the fulfillment of the provisions of this chapter. In all cases, this work shall be performed without the use of contractors, except where specialized expertise or expedited effort is required.


(Nov. 13, 2003, D.C. Law 15-39, § 1403, 50 DCR 5668; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 71, 59 DCR 6190.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted “Department of General Services (’Department’)” for “Office of Property Management (’OPM’)” in the second sentence; and substituted “the Department” for “OPM” in the third sentence.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1403 of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-105, June 20, 2003, 50 DCR 5613).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of the Office of Property Management Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 15-121, July 29, 2003, 50 DCR 6616).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1403 of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-149, September 22, 2003, 50 DCR 8360).