(a) There is established a Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council.
(b) The MAAC shall be composed of 9 members appointed as follows:
(1) The Director of DDOT, or the Director’s designee;
(2) The Director of the Office of Disability Rights, or the Director’s designee;
(3) The Director of the Office of Human Rights, or the Director’s designee;
(4)(A) Six community representatives, who are District residents and who represent the disability advocacy community, appointed by the Mayor.
(B) The community representatives shall be appointed for a term of 3 years, with initial staggered appointments of 2 community representatives appointed for one year, 2 community representatives appointed for 2 years, and 2 community representatives appointed for 3 years. The community representatives to serve the one-year term, the community representatives to serve the 2-year term, and the community representatives to serve the 3-year term shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the MAAC.
(C) Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment to the position that became vacant. Community representatives who are appointed to fill vacancies that occur before the expiration of a community representative’s full term shall serve only the unexpired portion of the community representative’s term.
(c) A chairperson shall be elected from among the 6 community representatives at the first meeting of the MAAC, for a term of 2 years, and every 2 years thereafter.
(d) The MAAC shall meet on a quarterly basis, and more often as needed, at times to be determined by the chairperson of the MAAC at the first meeting of the MAAC.
(e) DDOT shall provide the MAAC with reasonable and accessible accommodations for holding meetings and an annual operating budget, which shall include funds to maintain a website where the MAAC shall provide a public listing of members, meeting notices, and meeting minutes.
(f) The purpose of the MAAC shall be to serve as the advisory body to the Mayor, the Council, and District agencies on making local transit and public space in the District more accessible to persons with disabilities.
Applicability of D.C. Law 21-124: § 601 of D.C. Law 21-124 provided that the addition of this section by § 304 of D.C. Law 21-124 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.