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McMillan Park: What Happened and Why
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3/24/2017
When: Friday, March 24th
6:30-10:00 pm
Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Room 518
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20008
United States
Presenter: McMillan Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture
Contact: Jerome Peloquin


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McMillan Park – What Happened and Why?


 

Presented by:

 

The McMillan Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture


March 24th 2017

6:30 – 10:00 PM

 

Moot Court – Room 518

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

4340 Connecticut Ave., NW WDC 20008


PROGRAM:  

 

Opening Remarks

 

Jerry Peloquin, The Growth Machine – DMPED & The Developers

G. Lee Aikin, A Brief History of McMillan Park

Daniel Wolkoff, McMillan Park – The Billion Dollar Hustle


Panel #1:  The DC Government's Plan  (Invited Speakers)

 

Parisa Nouruzi, Empower DC

Chris Otten, DC for Reasonable Development

Eddie Johnson, AIA Architect and Urban Planner

 

  • What is “The Growth Machine?” – How it all works

  • The Surplusing of Public Land – Why?

  • Racism & Land Use Policy

  • Public Interest or Private Profit?

  • Development and Public Health

  • Questions & Answers


Panel #2:  Legal Argument – Unanimous Ruling by D.C. Ct. of Appeals 3 Judge Panel

 

Jason Klien, JD

         

  • The  Arguments

  • The Covenants

  • The Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines

  • Questions & Answers

 

Panel #3:  Sustainable Alternatives

 

G. Lee Aikin, DC Statehood Green Party

Darryl Moch!, Chair DCSGP & Pres./CEO Inner Light Inc. 

 

  • A Finer Vision for McMillan Park

  • Food – The Soul of the City

  • Additional Ideas and Proposals

  • Questions & Answers


Guest Speaker:  Kirby Vining, Friends of McMillan Park Treasurer, (5 min.)


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