The annual performance oversight hearings are important – they allow the Council and the public to determine how well cityagencies have performed relative to serving children and youth in previous and current fiscal years. The public is encouraged toparticipate in the process. There are numerous ways this can be accomplished including:
residents, advocates and providers can testify at hearings, presenting testimony in person
people may submit a written statement
residents and others may share their views with members and staff in meetings; and they may participate in efforts forcommunity engagement (lobby days, for example)The City Council’s particular interest is hearing about successes and challenges implementing programs and policies and receivingspecific recommendations for improvements including examples of successful programs.From the Council: Those wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit written testimony in advance of each hearingto Cynthia Brock-Smith, Secretary to the Council of the District of Columbia; Suite 5; John A. Wilson Building; 1350 PennsylvaniaAve NW, WDC 20004. If a written statement cannot be provided prior to the day of the hearing, have at least 20 copies of yourwritten statement available on the day of the hearing for immediate distribution to the Council. The hearing record will close twobusiness days following the conclusion of each respective hearing. Persons submitting written statements for the record shouldobserve this deadline.
the schedule may change so it is important to verify the hearing at least the day before.
Committee of the Whole Public Briefing on the Fiscal Year 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR):Friday, February 5, 10:00 am in Room 500.
January 28, 2010 10:00 am
Schedule of Child- and Youth-related Performance OversightHearings for FYs 2009 and 2010