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District of Columbia Public Service Commission - A regulatory agency whose responsibilities include oversight of the telecommunications industry in Washington D.C.
Division of Transportation - Describes department responsibilities for traffic, transit and roads. Includes list of road and bridge construction projects, downloadable transportation planning documents, list of upcoming construction contracts, information on public space permits, and snow emergency plans.
Emergency Management Agency - Coordinates the city's response to disasters, emergencies, and severe weather. Site includes news and emergency guidelines.
Energy Office - Promotes energy efficiency through conservation, education, and fuel assistance programs and by regulatory intervention. Includes a description of agency programs, a guide to resources in its library, an events calendar, and links to related sites.
Environmental Health Administration - Provides information on environmental quality, hazardous materials, and toxic substances.
Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority - Better known as the Financial Control Board, this body was created by Congress to return the DC government to fiscal solvency and to overhaul government management. The site has background information, press releases and other documents.
Historic Preservation Program - Information on historic preservation activities, including how the process works, design guidelines, brochures on historic districts in the city, and an inventory of historic structures.
Mayor's Office - Official site has archive of speeches, statements and news releases, mayor's schedule, biography, cabinet, and information on policies and initiatives.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments - Composed of 17 local governments in the area, plus legislators representing the region. Site describes programs dealing with transportation, the environment, housing, and other regional issues.
National Capital Revitalization Corporation. - Public-private entity created to promote major economic development projects. Site includes text of the Revitalization Plan.
Neighborhood Action - Government initiative for neighborhood planning, involving all sectors of the community. Site has an overview, summaries of planning meetings, and news updates.
Office of Boards and Commissions - Describes government boards and commissions and the appointment process for board members.
Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications - Regulates cable television. Site has information on cable franchise agreements and program schedules of city-operated cable channels.
Office of Human Rights - Deals with issues of discrimination, equal opportunity and human rights. Site has information on filing discrimination complaints and on the agency's mediation procedures. Some pages also in Spanish.
Office of Local Business Development - Fosters economic growth and the development of local, small and disadvantaged businesses. Site describes the agency's programs and has downloadable business certification forms.
Office of Motion Picture and TV Development - Promotes the city as a site for film and TV production. Includes a guide to production services, permit application form, and filmography.
Office of Partnerships and Grants Development - Assists local government agencies and non-profit groups in applying for Federal grants and in developing joint public-private grant proposals. Site includes a guide to web resources for finding grants, writing proposals, and starting a non-profit and a weekly update on grant opportunities.
Office of Personnel - Describes city government employment policies, current job vacancies, salaries and benefits, and training. Includes forms, personnel manual, supervisors and managers handbook, performance management manual, and catalog of training courses.
Office of Planning - Develops plans for city development and neighborhood revitalization. Site includes the city's Comprehensive Plan.
Office of Zoning - Information on zoning procedures and history, including the roles of the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment. Has hearing schedules and transcripts, a zoning map, and searchable text of zoning regulations.