The McMillan Park Committee, a community nonprofit composed of area civic associations and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, filed a lawsuit March 22 under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act to contest the withholding of records related to the redevelopment of the old McMillan Reservoir sand filtration site.
The Committee requested 43 records in February 2009; several hundred pages of the requested documents were released but the deputy mayor's office said that the others it considered subject to the deliberative process exemption. The McMillan Park Committee opposes the redevelopment, and argues that the process for selecting a developer was not transparent. The group wants to know where the project stands and how much public money will be involved. Washington Business Journal (subscription) Read more »