ANC2F Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – 7:00 PM

WASHINGTO N PLAZA HOTEL—10 THOMAS CIRCLE, NW

AGENDA-updated 1/31/2013

  • Call to Order               7:00 pm

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Commissioner Announcements 7:05
  • Report from Executive Office of the Mayor
  • Report from Office of Jack Evans, City Council Member, Ward 2
  • PSA 307 Report – Metropolitan Police Department, 3D
  • Community Announcements  7:45

-10 Minute Recess-

Business Meeting

  • Approval of Agenda  8:00
  • Approval of Minutes of Meeting of  January 9, 2013

DCHSEMA/Street Closures                 8:10

  • TBA

ABRA (John Fanning, Chair)  8:20

  • Committee Member Nominations/Confirmation
  • Discussion of, and Resolution regarding, proposed liquor license moratorium for 14th and U streets
  • 1200 9th Street, NW Modern Liquors-Request for support to be open on Sundays

Community Development Committee (Walt Cain, Chair)

  • 1232 9th Street, NW, Wagtime, LLC-amended BZA application with request for variances and special exceptions to include use of outdoor deck, Leila Batties, Holland & Knight
  • Parking Update

Education Committee (Matt Connolly and Evelyn Boyd-Simmons, Co-Chairs) 8:40

  • Confirmation of Gerladine Jackson (2F08) as Committee Member
  • Update

DDOT                                                                                     

  • Consideration of Sunday parking restrictions (including Installation of Sunday parking for N.W. churches in “No Parking” areas between S Street to the north, Rhode Island Avenue to the south, 9th Street to the east, and 13th Street to the west. Notice 12-67-TOA).

Crime and Public Safety Committee (Christopher Linn, Chair)

  • Appoint Cynthia Hawkins as CPS Committee Member
  • Neighborhood Watch-Presentation by Samantha Nolan
  • Request Address Trash and Lighting Concerns at Shaw SkatePark/Cardozo Playground

 New Business

  • Co-sponsorship of a City Council Candidates Forum on March 13 from 7-9 p.m along with the LCCA and the Cambridge Tenants Association

Treasurer’s Report (Matt Connolly, Treasurer) 9:00

  • Approval of Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2013 (October, November, December 2012)
  • Approval of Expenditures 

Adjournment 9:10

NOTICE:  The agenda attached to this notice of meeting is provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the meeting.  It is, however, subject to formal adoption by the ANC at the meeting, which may result in additions or deletions to the draft.   Individuals who may have official business before the ANC or persons with interests in specific matters are advised to contact the Executive Director or a Commissioner in advance of the meeting. See www.ANC2F.org for contact information.

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AGENDA: Crime and Public Safety Committee 1/30 Meeting

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 7:00 PM

Metropolitan Police Department – Third District Station

1620 V Street, NW

Meeting will be held in the Community Room just off of the Main Lobby

 

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Introduction of Committee Members and MPD officials
  4. Overview/Orientation to MPD in Logan Circle
  5. Logan Circle Crime Stats update from MPD and Discussion
  6. Discussion

a)     Proposed 14th/U Liquor License Moratorium

b)     Human Rights Watch Report on MPD handling of Sexual Assaults

c)     Logan Circle and Shaw/Cardozo Parks – Harassment of residents, loitering, lighting, trash

d)     Violent crimes in the area around 14th and Q Streets

e)     Prostitution

f)       Update on Mayor’s Request for Additional Officers

g)     Update on Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

7. Annual Action/Events Planning

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Bitter Cold Brings Advice for Homeless

Continued bitterly freezing temperatures, combined with the possibility of up to a couple of additional inches of snow, are prompting city officials to remind District residents about some of the resources that are available to the homeless because of the threat posed by hypothermia.

I wanted to pass along this alert I received from the D.C. Office on Aging:

The District of Columbia is committed to protecting the homeless from extreme weather injury by meeting the demand for shelter during hypothermia (not enough heat). An alert is issued when the temperature falls below 32 degrees which is freezing. You can help. Call the hotline when you see a homeless person who may be impacted by extreme temperatures. The Hypothermia Hotline, 1 (800) 535-7252, is operated by the United Planning Organization (UPO). Families seeking emergency shelter should go to the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center at 33 N Street, NE. The shelter operates between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except for holidays and days on which the District government is closed). After 3:30 pm and on weekends, during extreme temperature alerts, families should call the Shelter Hotline for transportation to the DC General family shelter or other available family shelter. For more information, call 311.

To that I would add a reminder to check in on any elderly or vulnerable neighbors who might not have adequate heat.

In the meantime, bundle up and stay warm!

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“Garrison is Saved!”

I just received an email from the co-chair of our Education Committee, Evelyn Boyd Simmons, stating only the three words in that headline.

Garrison Elementary School has apparently been spared closure, as had been proposed by D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. (UPDATE: Here is the announcement.)

Any way you sliced it, there was no way Garrison deserved to be on the closure list. Within moments of Henderson’s proposal, a groundswell began that was propelled by the same people who had been fighting to improve Garrison long beforehand. ANC 2F was proud to partner with them to make our case, repeatedly and in detail.

I attended a meeting with Henderson a few weeks ago and asked her point-blank: She had been taking pains to note that the public input she was seeking was not just a kabuki dance (my term, not hers). She had been asking for solutions, not just rallies.  We offered compelling arguments, statistics and–yes–solutions.  In the final analysis, if she followed through on the closure of Garrison, would she be able to look us in the eye and tell us that she was truly listening?

At the time, she assured me she would be able to say exactly that.  While I await details, it turns out that she was true to her word, and I applaud her for that.

UPDATE: More details from WaPo. The list of 20 was ultimately pared down to 15. Ward 2’s Francis-Stevens was also spared.

From the article:

“Garrison will stay open in part because of parents’ commitment to help recruit new students and in part because of demographic information showing that the school’s Logan Circle neighborhood is growing faster than officials previously understood, Henderson said.

“Francis-Stevens Education Campus will remain open, the chancellor said, because its extra space will be filled by an expansion of the city’s selective School Without Walls. And Johnson Middle School will stay open because of safety concerns.”

Yep. She listeneed.

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ANC Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 7:00 PM

The Washington Plaza Hotel

# 10 Thomas Circle, NW

 

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. 1232 9th Street, NW, Wagtime, LLC –ongoing BZA application  #18474 requests special exception approval and variances in order to permit the use of the subject property for pet grooming, animal boarding and animal shelter uses in the C-2-A District.
  4. 1722 14th Street NW, CrossFit DC-Information Presentation on new business to the neighborhood,  Chris Sheppard

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Traffic and Perimeter Restrictions for Inauguration

I’m going to pass along, verbatim, a traffic advisory from Events DC (the District’s official events office) regarding the upcoming Inauguration activities:

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
Issued:  January 16, 2013

Details below are subject to change without notice as determined by U.S. Secret Service.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be the site of two official inaugural balls on Monday, January 21, 2013.  As result, the area immediately surrounding the convention center up to about a two-block radius around the building will be a designated security perimeter overseen by U.S. Secret Service during the overall period from 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20 until the conclusion of inaugural activities at or around 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22.  Officers of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), and/or other law enforcement agencies will be posted at the secure perimeter.

The boundaries of the secured area will go into full effect at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, as follows:

North: O Street between 6th and 10th streets NW

South:  New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place/Massachusetts Avenue NW between 6th and 10th streets

East:  6th Street between New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place/Massachusetts Avenue and O Street NW*

West:  10th Street between New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place/Massachusetts Avenue and O Street NW*

*6th and 10th streets NW will be open to thru traffic.

While details are continuously being updated as the inauguration approaches, the information below may be helpful to you:

Access to Designated Security Perimeter:

·   Pedestrians – Persons who reside or operate a business within the designated security perimeter must provide government issued identification (driver’s license), a utility bill, vehicle registration, or business license that displays the address inside of the restricted area.

·   Motorists – There will be NO vehicular access into the secure zone once the security perimeter goes into full effect (at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20).

Mt. Vernon/7th St-Convention Center station:  This station will be CLOSED from 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21 until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22.  During the hours of operationon January 21 (prior to closing), passengers may use stairs or elevators only to exit thestation.  Escalators will not be operational.

The Shaw/Howard University and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stations will remain open.  For the most up to date information about Metrorail and Metrobus service, please visit the WMATA website at http://www.wmata.com/.

Parking / Vehicle Restricted Zone – Convention Center Area:    Extensive temporary road closures and vehicle restricted zones will be established throughout Washington, DC including the area surrounding the convention center.

Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, areas around the convention center will be posted as Emergency No Parking.  These areas will be posted by law enforcement personnel from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18 until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22.  Vehicular traffic will be limited to residents with government issued identification (driver’s license) or vehicle registration showing residency inside the restricted area, or to vehicles conducting essential business within the restricted area.

No parking will be allowed on streets and alleys within the secured zone to include both sides of the street with the exception of vehicles in private garages, privately assigned parking spaces, and parking lots.  Once the security perimeter goes into full effect (at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20), there will be NO vehicular access into the secured zone until security restrictions are lifted.

From 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, vehicle restricted zones will be put in place at the following locations around the convention center and will be closed to vehicular traffic:

·         6th Street between New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place and O Street NW

·         10th Street between Mount Vernon Place/Massachusetts Avenue and O Street NW

·         O Street between 6th and 10th streets NW

·        New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place/Massachusetts Avenue between 6th and 9th Streets NW

Once the security perimeter goes into full effect (at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday,January 20) there will be NO vehicular access into the secure zone until security restrictions are lifted.

Road Closures – Convention Center Area:  All vehicular road closures in Washington, D.C. will be coordinated by District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and inquiries pertaining to road closures should be directed to DDOT at 202-671-3490.  Details will also be available online at inauguration.dc.gov and at www.secretservice.gov.

Temporary closures will be in effect and vehicular access will not be permitted at the following streets around the convention center:

Sunday, January 20 from 6:00 p.m. until Tuesday, January 22 at about 6:00 a.m.

–        L Street between 6th and 10th Streets NW

–        New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place/ Massachusetts Avenue between 6th and 10th streets NW

–        6th Street between New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place and O Street NW

–        10th Street between Mount Vernon Place/Massachusetts Avenue and O Street NW

–        O Street between 6th and 10th streets NW

–        New York Avenue/Mount Vernon Place/Massachusetts Avenue between 6th and 10th streets NW

Secured Area Entry Points – Pedestrians and Motorists:  Checkpoints will be located at the security perimeter at the following locations:

–       6th and K streets NW

–       6th and L streets NW

–       6th and M streets NW

–       9th and O streets NW

–       10th and L street NW

–       10th and M streets NW

–       10th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW

Vehicular Checkpoints and Vehicular Movement within the Security Perimeter:  Checkpoints will be located at the security perimeter, as follows:

–          6th and 10th streets at K Street NW

–          6th and 10th streets at L Street NW

–          6th and 10th streets at New York Avenue NW

Residents and business operators may not park vehicles within the security perimeter. However, once the security perimeter goes into full effect (at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20), there will be NO vehicular access into the secure zone until security restrictions are lifted.

Online Information

It is strongly recommended that you frequently monitor the websites listed below for additional inaugural-related information and updates:

·         DDOT – www.gettingthere.dc.gov

·         D.C. Presidential Inaugural Committee – www.inauguration.dc.gov

·         Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies –www.inaugural.senate.gov

·         Presidential Inaugural Committee – www.2013pic.org

·         United States Secret Service – www.secretservice.gov

·         Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority – www.wmata.com

Tourism Websites

·         Destination DC –

http://washington.org/topics/inauguration

·         Downtown Business Improvement District –

http://www.downtowndc.org/news/downtown_update_newsletter/item/181

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ANC 2F Gets Underway for 2013-2014

ANC 2F got off to a running start last night at our first regularly scheduled, monthly meeting for 2013. I was honored and humbled to be elected as chairman of the commission by my colleagues. I was also joined by the election of our new vice chairman, Matt Connolly (who will also serve as interim treasurer), and Jim Lamare, our new secretary.

Perhaps just as importantly, we appointed chairpeople for all of our standing committees and went a long way toward filling out the committee membership rosters.  Commissioners are entitled to appoint one member to each of the committees, who must be a resident of their respective Single Member Districts. In some cases, other members may be appointed to committees by the commission as a whole. We will be posting those names in the near future on the respective committee pages.  You can read more about the committees in our bylaws (under Article VIII).

Some of these committees all too often have functioned as “committees of one”–that is, driven largely by the work of a single individual, albeit an enormously talented and dedicated (not to mention overburdened) one.  This year, however, we are seeing in most cases an extraordinary level of interest, due in part to various commissioners’s outreach via social media, email lists, etc.–even to the extent that we changed our bylaws to allow up to five at-large representatives on the Community Development Committee, for instance, rather than three.

ANC commissioners, those who run for the office, and those hardy souls who regularly attend our meetings consistently say that our biggest and most important challenges are conveying to our neighbors the importance and power of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and how the quality of our work is dependent on people getting involved.  We sometimes bemoan the level of interest, which is probably–and admittedly–equal parts the ability of commissioners to do the outreach that’s required, and not just community apathy.

But this year in particular, I’m pleasantly surprised at the number of people who want to take part and their level of passion, and I hope it continues throughout this year and our entire two-year term. It began with the ANC election campaign itself, which saw candidates running in all eight SMDs, and several contested elections. Not only are contested elections an exception, but before this year ANC 2F had six seats, not the current eight, and we still struggled to fill all of those seats.

It shouldn’t go without saying that the commissioners who were elected (as well as the other candidates who ran) are of a very high caliber.  In all of my four races, I don’t recall seeing a greater degree of overall campaign intensity, insight and ideas being generated.

Suffice it to say that this bodes very well for Logan Circle (a geographical term we tend to use broadly for all of ANC 2F ) at a time of continued, tremendous growth and change.

I invite you to get involved and to stay in touch with ANC 2F by signing up to receive emails, or subscribing to our Facebook page and Twitter feed. And I personally welcome any feedback or comments you have.  All eight commissioners’s contact information can be found here.  That page includes a link to a map to help you find the commissioner who represents your Single Member District.

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ANC Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 – 7:00 PM

WASHINGTON PLAZA HOTEL—10 THOMAS CIRCLE, NW

AGENDA 

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Call to Order
  • Election and Installation of Officers for 2013
  • Commissioner Announcements
  • Report from Executive Office of the Mayor
  • Office of Jack Evans, City Councilmember, Ward 2
  • PSA 307 Report – Metropolitan Police Department, 3D
  • Community Announcements

-10 Minute Recess-

Business Meeting

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes of Meeting of December 5, 2012
  • Approval of 2013 ANC Meeting Dates and Notification for Meetings

Education Committee

  • Appointment of chair and members
  • Update

Crime and Public Safety Committee (CSPC)

  • Appointment of chair and members
  • Update
  • Discussion of Parking Task Force
  • Mayor’s proposal to add 100 police officers

DDOT

ABRA Policy Committee (APC)

  • Appointment of chair and members
  • Update

Community Development Committee (CDC)

  • Appointment of chair and members
  • Update

Treasurer’s Report

  • Approval of Expenditures
  • Update
  • Participation in ANC Security Fund                                                                                                                                            

New Business

  • Amendments to bylaws, including but not limited to Article III

Adjournment

NOTICE:  The agenda attached to this notice of meeting is provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the meeting.  It is, however, subject to formal adoption by the ANC at the meeting, which may result in additions or deletions to the draft.   Individuals who may have official business before the ANC or persons with interests in specific matters are advised to contact the Executive Director or a Commissioner in advance of the meeting. See www.ANC2F.org for contact information.

 

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: No Meeting Tonight

Please note that there is no meeting tonight of ANC 2F.

Normally, our meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month. But because of tonight’s proximity to the New Year holiday, and the fact that commissioners are only beginning to be sworn in this afternoon (and not all commissioners are able to do so today), our first meeting this year will be next Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel.

We expect to issue an agenda this evening.

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URGENT: ANC Meeting moved to Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ANC2F’s first meeting of 2013 will be held NEXT Wendesday, January9th, 2013.

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