D.C. Law

The D.C. Code provides that each Advisory Neighborhood Commission "May advise the District government on matters of public policy including decisions regarding planning, streets, recreation, social services programs, health, safety, and sanitation in that neighborhood commission area." The advisory views may be presented to the Executive Branch, Council, independent agencies as well as Federal agencies. The law provides that comments from ANCs must be given "great weight" when final decisions are made by government.