District of Columbia Appropriation Bill for 1946: Hearings ... 79th Congress, 1st Session

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Side 98 - For the purpose of promoting health, safety, morals, or the general welfare of the community, the legislative body of cities and incorporated villages is hereby empowered to regulate and restrict the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures, the percentage of lot that may be occupied, the size of yards, courts, and other open spaces, the density of population, and the location and use of buildings, structures, and land for trade, industry, residence, or other purposes.
Side 583 - To the extent to which Congress shall approve of said estimates, Congress shall appropriate the amount of fifty per centum thereof; and the remaining fifty per centum of such approved estimates shall be levied and assessed upon the taxable property and privileges in said District other than the property of the United States and of the District of Columbia.
Side 178 - We had 50,000 of those printed. Mr. COFFEE. I will say, for the benefit of the new members of the committee, that this is one of the best fire departments in the United States. Mr. PORTER. These men in the volunteer fire departments are a very fine group of men and they give their time and energy to that work and they help everybody in the neighborhood. Mr. HORAN. You have a high percentage of personal ownership of homes in the metropolitan area, and that always contributes to that. Mr. PORTER. That...
Side 587 - Washington, and to provide for the comprehensive systematic, and continuous development of the park, parkway, and playground system of the National Capital...
Side 458 - Park is hereby placed under the directions of the regents of the Smithsonian Institution, who are authorized to transfer to it any living specimens...
Side 458 - ... the park at their discretion, in the name of the United States, to make exchanges of specimens, and to administer the said Zoological Park for the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people.
Side 455 - Capital and its environs which plan shall include recommendations to the proper executive authorities as to traffic and transportation, plats and subdivisions, highways, parks and parkways, school and library sites, playgrounds, drainage, sewerage, and water supply, housing, building, and zoning regulations, public and private buildings, bridges and water fronts, commerce and industry, and other proper elements of city and regional planning.
Side 30 - That 65 per centum of each of the foregoing appropriations for the Freedmen's Hospital shall be chargeable to the District of Columbia and paid in like manner as other appropriations of the District of Columbia are paid, subject, however, to adjustments from time to time to be made during and at the end of the fiscal year so that the portion of each of these appropriations charged to the District of Columbia shall bear the same ratio to the total of each appropriation as the number of hospital days...
Side 4 - Traffic Act and the Public Utilities Commission Act, and prosecutes all violations of municipal regulations and acts of Congress in the nature of municipal regulations. In addition to furnishing legal advice and opinions to the several agencies and boards, the Corporation Counsel or members of his staff are members of or prosecutors before such of those boards as perform quasijudicial...
Side 381 - Columbia, including the procurement of chains of title ; and for assessment and permit work? paving of roadways under the permit system, and construction...

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