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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 3 OF 1967

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 3 OF 1967 TO PROVIDE A BETTER GOVERNMENT FOR THE CITIZENS

OF THE NATION'S CAPITAL

JULY 25, 26, AND 27, 1967

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1967

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska

JACOB K. JAVITS, New York EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, Connecticut

HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., Tennessee FRED R. HARRIS, Oklahoma ROBERT F. KENNEDY, New York LEE METCALF, Montana JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico

JAMES R. CALLOWAY, Chief Clerk and staf Director

ANN M. GRICKIS, A88istant Chief Clerk
GLENN K. SHRIVER, Pr essional Staf Member
ELI E. NOBLEMAN, Professional Staf Member

W. E. O BRIEN, Professional staf Member
CHARLES M. Ryan, Professional Staf Member

ARTHUR A. SHARP, Stal Editor
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CONTENTS

Letter from Chairman McClellan to Senator Ribicoff, dated July 21, 1967,

designating him cochairman for the purpose of conducting the hearings Page on Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967..

2 Message from the President of the United States entitled “Goal for the Nation's Capital,” February 27, 1967, House Document 61..

3 Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 to the Congress, House Document 132.

18 Staff memo No. 90–1-37 dated June 7, 1967-..

55 WITNESSES

July 25, 1967 Phillip S. Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of the Budget, accompanied by Harold Seidman, Assistant Director, Bureau of the Budget..

63 Walter H. Tobriner, president, Board of Commissioners, District of

Columbia, accompanied by John B. Duncan, Commissioner, and
Robert E. Mathe, Engineer Commissioner.

82 David Carliner, cochairman, Committee To Support the President's Reorganization Plan..

101 JULY 26, 1967 Hon. Joseph D. Tydings, U.S. Senator from the State of Maryland..

115 Carl Shipley, chairman, District of Columbia Republican Committee.. 117, 133 John Immer, president, Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia.

125 Tilford Dudley, chairman, Democratic Central Committee, presented by Richard K. Lyon....

138 JULY 27, 1967 Mrs. Donald Watson, District of Columbia League of Women Voters.. 141 Schuyler Lowe, former Director of General Administration, District of Columbia...

144 Royce Hanson, president, Washington Center for Metropolitan Studies.. 148 David Rusk, associate director, Washington Urban League.

164 EXHIBITS No. 1. Grade structure at the affected levels of the District government,

present and proposed. -2. Percent of inmates in District of Columbia institutions with record of prior confinement...

97 3. Patterns of recidivism among offenders committed to the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.

98 4. Letter to Hon. John A. Blatnik from the Committee for Forward Looking Republicans, dated June 10, 1967, supporting the plan.. 135

Statements and Other Materials Submitted for the Record Telegram from the East Rock Creek Park Civic Association, dated July 28, 1967, supporting the plan.

169 Statement from Carl J. Megel, legislative representative, American Federation of Teachers, dated July 28, 1967, supporting the plan.

170 Statement from Alfred S. Trask, president, American University Park

Citizens Association, dated July 28, 1967, opposing the plan..--- 171

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