ANC2F Agenda for Meeting June 5, 2013

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC

MEETING Wednesday, June 5, 2013 – 7:00 PM

WASHINGTON PLAZA HOTEL—10 THOMAS CIRCLE, NW

AGENDA

  • Call to Order     7:00 pm

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Commissioner Announcements                                                                                                              7:05
  • Report from Executive Office of the Mayor
  • Report on Franklin School
  • 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 Meetings of  May 1, 2013

ABRA           (John Fanning, Chair)  8:20pm                                                                                                                   

  • Number Nine (1435 P St., N.W.)–Stipulated License

Community Development Committee (Walt Cain, Chair)

  • 1728 14th Street, NW-BZA Case #18453
  • 1456, 1458, 1460 Church Street, NW-BZA Relief Requests
  • 1322 9th Street, NW-HPRB
  • 1634 14th Street, NW-DDOT
  • Report from Parking Series Forum

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

  • Update

Crime and Public Safety Committee (Christopher Linn, Chair)

  • Update

New Business

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

  • Logan Circle Heritage Trail Launch Event
  • Approval of Expenditures
  • Update 

Adjournment        9:10pm                                                                                                                                                           

 

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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Crime and Public Safety Meeting Agenda for 5/22/13

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:00 PM

Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Circle, NW

 

 

  1. Crime Statistics & Trends
  2. Open Forum
  3. Review Community Crime Awareness Event/Outreach
  4. Community Impact Statement for U.S. v Deangelo Providence
  5. 911 Call Response Times
  6. Discussion of draft “Resolution in Support of the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013 and Further Pedestrian and Bike Safety Improvements”

Crime Statistics and the draft resolution can be downloaded at: CPSC Agenda_20130522

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ANC2F Meeting Agenda for May 22, 2013

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:00 PM

The Washington Plaza Hotel

# 10 Thomas Circle, NW

  1. Meeting Agenda
  1. Approval of Agenda
  2.  1728 14th Street, NW-Perseus Realty, Holland & Knight-BZA (Case #18453) Presentation for Support for minor modification
  1.  1456, 1458, 1460 Church Street Street, NW-Brook Rose Development, Peter Fillat, Architect-BZA Presentation for Support of requested relief
  1. 1322 9th Street, NW-HPRB Presentation for Support
  1. 1634 14th Street, NW- DDOT Sidewalk Cafe and Awning Application #82398
  1. Parking Forum Series Discussion

 

 

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ANC 2F Supports Modernizing Garrison Elementary

We in ANC 2F believe that strong public schools are the foundation of a vibrant community.  In support of that goal, we passed the following resolution at our May meeting calling on the Mayor and City Council to modernize Garrison Elementary School in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.  The text of the resolution is below:

Preamble

Whereas:

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) were created to “advise the Council of the District of Columbia, the Mayor and each executive agency . . . with respect to all proposed matters of District government policy,” including with respect to education;[1]

Garrison Elementary School is within the boundaries of ANC 2F, and DCPS designates many families in our ANC to Garrison as their school of right;

The Logan Circle Community has worked to make our neighborhood a place where families want to stay and raise their children, and Garrison, as an important part of developing a strong feeder system, is essential to that goal;

In the past three years, parents have re-established a PTA, developed strong partnerships with local community organizations, reached out to prospective parents, and worked with DCPS to improve the school;

The PTA and community have greatly improved maintenance services at the school and grounds through constant vigilance, volunteer efforts, and consistent advocacy;

The Logan Circle neighborhood has seen significant population increases over the last several years, and DCPS projects the neighborhood will increase by at least 125 children by 2015.[2]  Indeed, the population of 3 to 11 year olds in the area immediately surrounding Garrison will nearly double by 2017, and grow by another third by 2022;[3]

Retaining these current and anticipated families is essential to our community’s continued growth and stability;

Garrison is in desperate need of capital investment.  As recognized in the 2010 Master Facilities Plan:

  • “Many interior spaces are in need of renovations”;
  • “Ceiling finishes are in poor condition.  Asbestos tile is present throughout and needs to be removed”;
  • “Public address and fire alarm systems are antiquated and require replacement”;
  • [Plumbing] Fixtures are outdated and should be replaced;
  • “Wooden exterior doors need to be replaced and all exterior windows have deteriorated and need to be replaced”;
  • ADA compliance is “unsatisfactory” and the building “needs numerous upgrades in order to accomplish [compliance]”;

The school has not undergone a single renovation since it opened in 1964;

Garrison has an educational facilities effectiveness (EFEI) score of 36 percent according to the 2013 Master Facilities Plan—one of the lowest in the District[4]—and is one of the only public schools in the area (DCPS or charter) that has not been partially or fully modernized;

The Master Facilities Plan recommends complete, rather than phased-in, school modernizations;[5]

Professional pro bono services and non-DCPS funds have been secured to defray the costs of modernization, and the PTA and community stand ready to further assist;

The modernization at Garrison has been delayed three times in the last three years, and the Mayor’s current proposed budget anticipates starting the renovation in 2015, with completion in 2022—9 years away;[6] and

Capital investment in Garrison has been too often postponed and is long overdue.  To meet population growth in Logan Circle are and to ensure the diversity, vitality and coherence of the community, we urgently need our community school Garrison modernized.

Resolution

Therefore, be it resolved that

ANC 2F advises and strongly recommends that the City Council appropriate $16 million to fully fund Garrison’s modernization in Fiscal Year 2014 to allow for a complete, one-time modernization.


[1] D.C. Code § 1-309.10(a).

[2] See DCPS Proposed Consolidations and Reorganization at p. 33 (Nov. 15, 2012), available at

http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Parents+and+Community/DCPS+Proposed+Consolidations+and+Reorganization/Full+Proposal.

[3] 2013 Public Education Master Facilities Plan at p. 55, available at http://dc.gov/DC/DME/Media%20Releases/newsroom_archive/Press%20Releases/Final%202013%20DC%20Public%20Education%20Plan.pdf.

[4] Id. at 87, Figure 5.30.

[5] Master Facilities Plan at p. 120.

[6] The total proposed modernization budget of Garrison is $16.2 million: $8.1 mm to be spent in 2015, $6.1 mm in 2019, and $2 million by 2022.

 

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Joint Education Meeting with DME Abigail Smith–Sat. May 11

Please join ANC 2F, ANC 2B, the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA), and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) for a special joint meeting on Education on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Avenue, NW (Thomas Circle).

We are excited to have Abigail Smith, the Acting Deputy Mayor for Education, join us.  The Deputy Mayor is responsible for overseeing the District’s education strategy and DC’s education-related agencies, including DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE).

We will also have updates on important ANC, LCCA, and DCCA community news and activities.

Come out and meet your elected representatives and education officials, learn about issues that impact your community, and get to know your neighbors better.  LCCA and DCCA have graciously agreed to provide refreshments and free childcare on site, so kids are welcome!

We hope to see you Saturday!

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