MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the court upon third-party defendant United States' Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment; the motion was supported and joined by defendant District of Columbia. Upon consideration of the motions, the points and authorities of the United States and the District of Columbia in support of and in opposition thereto, and the arguments of counsel, the motions of the United States and the District of Columbia for Summary Judgment shall be GRANTED for the reasons set forth herein. Under the circumstances, all claims are DISMISSED with prejudice.
Summary judgment is appropriate only where there are no genuine issues as to any material fact. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c). In ruling on a motion for summary judgment, the court views the evidence in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party, drawing any justifiable inferences in favor of the nonmovant. Bayer v. United States Department 0f Treasury, 294 U.S. App. D.C. 44, 956 F.2d 330, 333 (D.C. Cir. 1992). Although the court assumes the truth of the nonmovant's evidence, see id., the nonmoving party can not simply rest upon the allegations stated in its pleadings and must come forward with the specific facts that demonstrate that there is a genuine issue for trial. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(e); Celotex v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317, 322, 91 L. Ed. 2d 265, 106 S. Ct. 2548 (1986).
As set forth more fully in the pleadings, plaintiff alleges that she was injured on May 2, 1989 when she slipped and fell on a sidewalk located in front of a bus stop at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., in the District of Columbia. Plaintiff claims that the District of Columbia owns, maintains, and regulates the surface and sidewalk on which she fell, and that her fall was a direct and proximate result of the District's negligence in maintaining the sidewalk with reasonable care. The District of Columbia and the United States, however, contend that the property on which plaintiff fell has been owned and maintained by the United States since 1982, when jurisdiction over the property was transferred to the United States from the District of Columbia. Plaintiff argues in response that the District retains primary responsibility for maintaining streets and sidewalks in a reasonably safe condition even when the street or sidewalk in question is owned by the United States. See Connor v. United States, 309 F. Supp. 466 (D.D.C. 1970), aff'd, 149 U.S. App. D.C. 173, 461 F.2d 1259 (D.C. Cir. 1972); Leary v. District of Columbia, 166 F. Supp. 542 (D.D.C. 1958). The Court is not persuaded.
Here the Court's analysis is guided by an express statutory provision that provides for the transfer of jurisdiction between the United States and the District of Columbia. D.C. Code § 8-111, previously codified at § 8-115 of the D.C. Code, see D.C. Code § 8-115 (1973), provides:
Federal and District authorities administering properties within the District of Columbia owned by the United States or by the said District are authorized to transfer jurisdiction over parts or all of such properties among or between themselves for purposes of administration and maintenance under such conditions as may be mutually agreed upon: Provided, that prior to the consummation of any transfer hereunder such proposed transfer shall be recommended by the National Planning Commission: Provided further, that the Mayor shall submit to the Council for approval by resolution any proposed transfer of jurisdiction of property pursuant to this section: Provided further, that all such transfers and agreements shall be reported to Congress by the District authorities concerned.
D.C. Code Annotated § 8-111 (1981) (emphasis added). As reflected in exhibits submitted by the parties and as discussed during the motions hearing on June 19, 1995, the property on which plaintiff fell was ceded to the United States for park purposes pursuant to a transfer of jurisdiction effected in December 1982 in accordance with the previously enacted D.C. Code § 8-115 and Resolution 4-638 enacted by the Council of the District of Columbia on October 19, 1982.
See Plaintiff's Opposition to the United States' Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment, Exhibit 5; United States' Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment, Exhibit E ("Deposition of Charles F. Williams, Exhibit 1"). Resolution 4-638 provides:
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Transfers of Jurisdiction at Union Station Plaza of 1982."