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Mark Your Calendar! AOBA Hosts Paid Family Leave Compliance Session on June 6 On June 6 at 2 p.m., AOBA will host representatives from the DC...

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TO: DC Residential and Commercial Owners/Managers FROM: Kirsten B. Williams, Esq., Vice President of...

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AOBA’s DC Advocacy team needs your help! For the past few weeks, we’ve been telling YOUR story of how the business community stepped up...

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It has been five years since the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) finalized its rules on Stormwater Management and Soil Erosion and...

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The federal government shutdown, now the longest in our nation’s history, is putting unsustainable financial strain on...

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DC members are invited to join AOBA colleagues on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. at AOBA’s office (1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite...

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For the past several years, tenant advocates, housing providers and the Council have been debating the use of concessions. In some areas and for...

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On July 5, the DC Water Board of Directors approved their multi-year water and sewer rate proposals for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 without any...

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The DC Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Construction Codes Coordinating Board...

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On March 17, the DC Water Board of Directors submitted their multi-year water and sewer rate proposals for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020. While many...

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As members are aware, the 2017 energy and water benchmarking data was due to DOEE by April 2nd. After submitting your data, you will receive...

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Having issues with DC Water data? Check out this important update from DOEE regarding the District's April 2 benchmarking reporting deadline and...

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Every state, including the District of Columbia, may choose up to 25% of eligible census tracts as "Opportunity Zones." In DC, 97 census tracts meet...

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AOBA members are invited to join us for this advocacy briefing: UNDERSTANDING THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION’S (OSHA)...

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During this month, over 50 agencies, commissions and administrations will visit the DC Council for their annual “health” exam, known as...

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Since it launched in 2010, Capital Bikeshare has expanded from 400 bikes to over 3,700 bikes and docking stations across all eight wards. Now, three...

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It has been nearly 10 years since the Council approved the “District Opportunity to Purchase Act (DOPA),” but it has never been used...

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, the “Solar Ready Roofs and Sustainable Development Amendment Act of 2017,” if adopted, would require all new or...

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With its diverse and active population, proximity of residences to businesses, urban traffic, and construction, the District of Columbia, especially...

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DC primary election season is in full swing, with Washingtonians headed to the polls on June 19, 2018 to vote for the Mayor, Attorney General,...

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The Committee on Transportation and the Environment, chaired by Councilmember Mary Cheh (D, Ward 3) held a Nov. 17th hearing on DC Water’s...

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On November 9, the Committee of the Whole will convene a public hearing on Bill 22-396, the “Property Manager Licensing Amendment Act of...

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Recently, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) published its annual disclosure of energy and water consumption of large commercial and...

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AOBA hosted an August 18 training session on the implementation of the “Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act of 2016” with the...

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Washington, DC Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for Achieving Sustainability and Resiliency Goals Washington, DC was named the first...

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On Monday, May 22 at 10:00am, AOBA’s DC Tax Policy Committee will host Chairperson Gregory C. Syphax, and Vice-Chairperson Richard G. Amato,...

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To help raise awareness of building safety, the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) proudly celebrates Building Safety Month...

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As part of its Capital Improvement Program, beginning in May, DC Water is replacing existing 12-inch and smaller cast iron water mains in various...

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Hearings Scheduled on Proposed FY 2018 Budget for DC Agencies *MEMBER INPUT NEEDED* The DC Council has scheduled hearings on the proposed FY 2018...

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The DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) needs your help to raise awareness of bird strikes and what you can do to create a bird-friendly...

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The Adjustment of General Applicability, effective May 1, 2017, is 1.1% as announced by the DC Rental Housing Commission on February 24, 2017. Thus,...

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AOBA members with property in the District are encouraged to join us for the following meeting: DC TAX POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGMonday, March 20...

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Members with DC properties have less than two months before new carbon monoxide alarm requirements (see section 310) take effect on March 28, 2017....

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In the coming weeks, more than 50 government agencies will visit the Council for their annual agency performance oversight hearings. The hearing...

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Mark Your Calendars! DC Tax Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled on February 6 On Monday, Feb. 6 at 10:30am at AOBA, the DC Tax Policy Committee...

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Did you know that the District’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development has 14 different agencies covering areas...

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The following are timely tips* for DC commercial members to consider in preparation for the Inaugural on Jan. 20, 2017: - Initiate planning...

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If Bill 21-905, the “Downtown DC Business Improvement District Amendment Act of 2016” were to pass, multifamily units would be required...

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Local business groups - including AOBA, the DC Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade - continue to join forces to voice concerns about the...

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Two important DCRA hearings are set this week! To voice your concerns about either of these DCRA issues, members are encouraged to contact Kirsten...

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Delta Associates is requesting AOBA member participation in a mid-year survey of Downtown Washington office investment conditions. We would...

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In the coming weeks, the Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments will begin their recruitment efforts to fill two part-time commissioner positions...

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In the coming weeks, the Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments will begin their recruitment efforts to fill two part-time commissioner positions...

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In the coming weeks, the Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments will begin their recruitment efforts to fill two part-time commissioner positions...

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Friendly reminder for members: the next DC Energy Benchmarking deadline is April 1, 2016: The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has...

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In her “State of the District” address, Mayor Bowser called for increasing the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020. She dedicated...

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Join AOBA Colleagues on MARCH 17 at 2:00pm: DC WATER BRIEFING ON PROPOSED FY 2017 AND 2018 RATE INCREASES and CUSTOMER SERVICE and BILLING...

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Along with increased tourism traffic during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, members should plan for road closures which will be scheduled for...

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The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Air Quality Division will host a forum on Thursday, April 14, 2016 to discuss asbestos control and...

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The 2016 NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT is Sunday, March 27- Saturday, April 2 in DC. The U.S. Secret Service is working closely with law enforcement...

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After the rise of incidents of violent crime in the District in the summer of 2015, the DC Council has engaged in much debate on public safety...

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The DC Rental Housing Commission has announced that the 2015 Rent Adjustment of General Applicability is 0%. (see: DC Rental Housing Commission...

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With the big blizzard almost behind us, here are a few reminders in case we receive MORE snow this winter: For the first time, DC residents and...

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Effective Jan. 1, 2016, District businesses and organizations that serve food will no longer be able to use containers or other food service...

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A Major Accomplishment in 2015: Making the Exelon/Pepco “Merger” Better for Members After 15 months of litigation before the DC Public...

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While the District continues to grow and thrive, family homelessness has increased a staggering 50 percent over the past five years. In response to...

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DC Tax Policy Committee Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m. at AOBA Conference RoomSpecial Guest: You! Concerned about the impact of rising...

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Calling all members! It’s that time of the year again! The Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB), the entity charged with evaluating...

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Did you know that the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) has the enforcement ability to impose monetary fines for violations of the...

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As we seek to be an integral part of the District’s economic development solution, AOBA is honored to introduce a NEW DC government executive...

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While the beginning of fall is right around the corner, so too is the effective date of DC Water’s new rate and fees – October 1. For...

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Research is being conducted on behalf of DC's Department of Energy and Environment by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. to engage owners, residents and...

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DHCD announced in late July that it will begin accepting project proposals for over $100 million in public financing for affordable housing...

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A Montgomery County circuit judge recently ruled that the County’s Water Quality Protection Charge or “rain tax” as applied...

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NOMINATE YOUR BUILDING OR REPRESENTATIVE FOR DDOE’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS Each year, DDOE recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses,...

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As a result of the unanimous approval of B20-58, the “Tenant Bill of Rights Amendment Act of 2014,” the Office of the Tenant Advocate...

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AOBA, together with several other business organizations, is sponsoring a briefing on April 21st at 2:00pm on the second round of proposed sign...

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On Friday, June 26 at 10:00am at AOBA, the DC Legislative and Regulatory Issues Committee and the DC Tax Policy Committee will host Councilmember...

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DC Water has proposed increases to its water and sewer rates for Fiscal Year 2016. For the first time, the proposed rates include different water...

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Legislative Happenings at the Wilson Building LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD: HELP SHAPE AND PRESENT INDUSTRY VIEWS ON RENT CONTROL HARDSHIP PETITION...

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On Wednesday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m., the DC Legislative and Regulatory Issues Committee will host Polly Donaldson, the new Director of the DC...

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APRIL 6 BRIEFING ON DHS, DCHA HOMELESS HOUSING INITIATIVE: The DC Department of Human Services, in partnership with the DC Housing Authority, is...

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On Feb. 26, Initiative 71, the Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014, became law in the District...

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Please note that the Adjustment of General Applicability for 2014, effective May 1, 2015, is 1.5% as announced by the Rental Housing Commission on...

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Thanks to the Sustainable DC Act of 2014, if you have separately metered tenants, you can now obtain aggregated whole-building data for natural gas...

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On Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 2:30pm at AOBA, the DC Legislative and Regulatory Issues Committee will host Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At Large)....

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Thanks to the Sustainable DC Act of 2014, if you have separately metered tenants, you can now obtain aggregated whole-building data for natural gas...

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Members are invited to join colleagues on Jan. 30 at 10:00am at AOBA for the DC Tax Policy Committee Meeting. Special guest will be Councilmember...

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The DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has posted the January proactive inspections schedule on its website. Members may click...

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On Nov. 28, the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) published final regulations, Nov. 28 DDOT Notice of Final Rulemaking – Residential...

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On Nov. 18, the Council adopted Bill 20-715, the “Winter Sidewalk Safety Amendment Act of 2014” which will replace current statutory...

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The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently released its multi-modal, long-range transportation plan, moveDC. The plan outlines policies,...

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The DC Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Street Bridge Maintenance Field Operations Branch and Public Space Management Division will be...

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This year, AOBA designated the John Burroughs Education Campus located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE ,in Ward 5, as the beneficiary of our...

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Plan renovations, construction work, etc. for 4/16? Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Emancipation Day is a legal holiday in the District of Columbia....

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On April 22, representatives from the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) briefed AOBA members on the District’s Rapid Rehousing Program....

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The DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has posted the April 2014 proactive inspections schedule on its website. Members may...

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