Call to Action!
Oppose the Vacant Property Registration Fee!
Hearings Begin April 28
April 27, 2010Starting April 28, the District Council will begin hearing testimony on Mayor Fenty's budget proposal to create a new $250 - $5,000 Vacant Property Registration Fee.
The following existing exemptions WOULD BE ELIMINATED in the Mayor's proposals:
For Sale properties, For Rent properties, newly-constructed properties, properties under active construction, properties that are subject to probate, and properties subject to fire, flood, or other casualty.
Your REALTOR® Associations plan on testifying before the following Committees:
Our testimony will state:
If you are interested in testifying or attending, please contact Ed Krauze, Vice President of Public Policy, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REALTORS® and their clients need to be able to list their properties without having to worry about paying a Vacant Property Registration - in effect A LISTING TAX. Contact a DC Councilmember today. Tell them:
E-mail all Councilmembers at: email@example.com
To contact individual Councilmembers:
Council Chair Vince Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-724-8032
At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown: email@example.com - 202-724-8105
At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-724-8174
At-Large Councilmember David Catania: email@example.com - 202-724-7772
At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson: firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-724-8064
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham: email@example.com - 202-724-8181
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-724-8058
Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh: email@example.com - 202-724-8062
Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser: firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-724-8052
Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr.: email@example.com - 202-724-8028
Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells: firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-724-8072
Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander: email@example.com - 202-724-8068
Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry: firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-724-8045
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