Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Vision McMillan Partners and the political-developer establishment want the DC public at large to think that the demolition, privatization, and development of McMillan Park into a suburb-like, luxury condo, high-rise medical office complex has already been decided. It's not.
There are a slew of new forums, new inquiries and new decisions on deck. Some of the re-reviews and further inquiries into the future of our park are already scheduled by the Zoning Commission, the Council, the DC Court of Appeals, the DC Auditor, and others.
Save McMillan Action Coalition (SMAC) and Friends of McMillan Park (FOM) continue to grow the opposition to the privatization of this irreplaceable civic asset. We need your help to save this green and historic public space.
“The reimagining of obsolete infrastructure such as New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Millennium Park and Seattle’s Gas Works Park proves that lasting economic growth flows from incorporating the bones of a city into its emerging new self… [not]…2 million square feet of mixed-use development better suited for Reston or Tysons Corner.”
What is the Council trying to hide, and why?!?The DC Open Government Coalition (DCOGC) supports McMillan with their first Amicus Brief.
On November 2, 2015, attorneys with the DCOGC and Friends of McMillan appeared in Court to challenge the fact that the City Council, and particularly Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, are unnecessarily resisting the law to disclose emails, letters, and other documents about our McMillan Park and the bad deal to destroy it.
According to this press release, DC's highest Court seemed surprised to hear an attorney for the DC City Council assert a sweeping interpretation of the FOIA law in an attempt to withhold the requested McMillan records.
The corporate-government cabal