• Current through October 23, 2012

The Mayor is authorized and directed to assess and collect rent from the owners of abutting property for any vault located in the public space abutting such property, unless such vault shall have been removed, filled, sealed, or otherwise rendered unusable in a manner satisfactory to the Mayor.

(Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1159, Pub. L. 90-596, title III, § 303.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 7-1008.

1973 Ed., § 7-909.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to the District of Columbia Council and to a Commissioner of the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.