Clarification on Testimony at Thurs., Jan. 26 Hearing on I-Gaming

Councilmember Jack Evans, Chair of the Committee on Finance and Revenue circulated the memo below regarding testimony at the Thursday, January 26, I-Gaming hearing. The witness list will be posted to the website on Wednesday, January 25.


From: Councilmember Jack Evans, Chair, Committee on Finance and Revenue

Subject: January 26, 2012 Committee on Finance and Revenue hearing

I am writing to advise members of the agenda for the January 26, 2012 Committee on Finance and Revenue Public Oversight Hearing on the matter of i-gaming and hearing on Bill 19-474, the “Lottery Amendment Repeal Act of 2011”.  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will start with a panel of Government witnesses invited to testify, including Mr. Buddy Roogow, Director of the DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board; Dr. Natwar Gandhi, Chief Financial Officer; Mr. David Shive, Interim Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer; and Mr. Charles Willoughby, Inspector General.  Upon completion of the Government witness panel, we will proceed to public witnesses until recessing the hearing at 1 p.m.  We will resume with public witnesses at 6 p.m.  In order to hear as many public witnesses as possible before the recess, we will have two ten minute rounds of questions for the government panel, and have one five minute round of questions for public witnesses.  In the event we are unable to hear public witnesses in the morning portion of the hearing, all public witnesses will be called to testify beginning at 6 p.m.