Press Release from DCOGC: Council To Comply With Court Overturning Denial of Citizen Request for Records of McMillan Reservoir

After three years and a losing court fight, the D.C. Council is nearing agreement on releasing records requested by activists concerning the controversial McMillan Reservoir development deal.

The Council in 2013 originally withheld at least sixty records of Council Member Kenyan McDuffie and the Committee on Economic Development which handled the request to declare surplus the prized 25-acre public property on North Capitol Street immediately south of Michigan Avenue. Council lawyers argued they were part of legislative “speech and debate” and exempt from the District’s public records act.