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We spend much of our time at the John A. Wilson Building, where we work to ensure District legislation aligns with what we stand for, and that occasionally leads us to media appearances.
Starting in May 2017 and continuing through early 2018, we were featured in a lengthy NBC4 investigation regarding TOPA rights and abuses. Following the initial NBC4 stories, DC Councilmember Anita Bonds proposed a piece of legislation that got the ball rolling on TOPA change. Several months later, the Council began working on a bill that would exempt single-family homes from TOPA legislation.
More information on our stance on TOPA is available here. (Members only.)
The NBC4 stories are posted below.
Post-March 6 Hearing
After the initial wave of NBC4 stories, and a historic hearing that September, the Council scheduled a hearing on the single-family TOPA exemption bill. That hearing was held on March 6, and 10 of the 13 Councilmembers voted in favor of the exemption (two Councilmembers opposed it, while Councilmember Robert White recused himself due to personal involvement with a TOPA-related transaction).
That brought a rush of new media attention, and outlets all across the city covered the story. You can read the coverage below NBC4’s latest input: