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“Rebecca Coder Park” Legislation Passes in DC Council, Goes to Mayor

Updated: July 14, 2022.
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District Council meeting of July 12, 2022.

Legislation to name a small section of Francis Field for neighborhood leader Rebecca Coder is closer to becoming reality. It was passed by the Council of the District of Columbia on July 12, on its required second reading. This was the third time Council members had voted to approve it: once in committee, and twice in the full council. That's the usual process.

Next, the "Rebecca Coder Park Designation Act of 2022" needs to be signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser; and then sent to the United States Congress, which has 30 days to reject it. If there is no objection by the end of that period, the Act becomes a Law.

The legislation was introduced on May 3, 2021, by Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto. It is Bill 24-233 on the Council's website, and its full legislative history and hearing testimony can be found there. It is up to date with the voting details of the July 12 legislative meeting.

See also the background articles on Rebecca Coder Park on this website, particularly Not Just a Place but a Philosophy. Others are also listed on the Site Map.

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