Reconsideration of Visitor Parking Program for ANC 2F

As part of the Commission’s  ongoing effort to implement a Visitor Parking Program (VPP) for ANC 2F, DDOT recently  informed Commissioner Cain that ANC 2F is eligible to opt into (and participate in) the city’s existing VPP program. As such, the Community Development Committee (CDC) will be considering this option at its upcoming meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:00pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW). If approved by the CDC, the proposal will be considered by the full ANC on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel.

An updated draft agenda for the Mar. 26th CDC meeting is available here, with newly added items (since the original publication of the draft agenda) highlighted in red text.

Click here for detailed information about the proposed VPP program for ANC 2F, and the Commission’s consideration schedule of the program.

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Draft Agenda for Mar. 26 CDC Meeting

AGENDA

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) MEETING
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:00 PM
Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, NW)

Call to order at 7:00 p.m.

· Approval of Meeting Agenda 7:00
· Approval of February 19, 2014 Meeting Minutes 7:00
COMMUNITY FORUM
· D.C. Office of Human Rights campaign to increase restaurant accessibility for the disabled 7:05
· Presentation: The roles of the ANC, HPO, and HPRB in reviewing projects 7:15
OLD BUSINESS
· Reconsideration of Visitor Parking Program for ANC 2F (resulting from new DDOT input) 7:35
· Architectural design update on 1313-17 14th St, NW development 7:55
· Marriott Hotel project (9th & L St, NW) HPRB presentation 8:05
NEW BUSINESS
· DDOT public space application for 1316 9th St, NW (Thally) 8:25
· HPRB application for 1427-1429 Rhode Island Ave, NW 8:40
· DDOT public space application for 1401 R St, NW (Red Light Dessert Bar) 9:00
· Informational presentation on HPRB aspects of Bladgen Alley project (SB Urban, Hicock Cole) 9:15

OPEN FORUM

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

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Proposed Modifications to Settlement Agreement Template

At the ANC 2F ABRA Policy Committee’s (APC) upcoming meeting on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (7pm at N Street Village – 1333 N St, NW, 2nd floor Multipurpose Room), the Committee members will vote on and adopt modifications to the template Settlement Agreement (SA) used by ANC 2F when negotiating with an ABC licensee.

Click here to view a draft version of the SA template that will be considered by the Committee. Community attendance at the meet this Wednesday and input is encouraged. A draft copy of the entire meeting agenda is available here.

What is a Settlement Agreement (SA)?

A Settlement Agreement (formerly known as a voluntary agreement) is a binding contract reached between an ABC licensee and a protestant to the license (often an ANC or another community group). The purpose of the SA is to address community concerns regarding an applicant’s proposed or current operations and to avoid any potential problems that could occur after issuance of an alcoholic beverage license. The finalized SA becomes a part of the ABC license and provides guidance to licensees regarding how the terms of their licenses are enforced, in particular, after a court order.

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Missing Person: Mr. Jesse Jones

CRITICAL MISSING PERSON

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The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 83-year-old District resident Jesse Jones, who was last seen on Wednesday, March 11, 2014, walking toward the block of 500 K St, NW.

Mr. Jones is a black male, 5’7″ tall, 180 lbs., brown eyes, bald head, and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket, blue pants, and holding a dark colored hat in his hand. Mr. Jones may be in need of medication.

Please call Detective Good at (202) 576-7597, the Command Center at (202) 727-9099 or text anonymous tips to 50411 with any information related to Mr. Jones’ whereabouts.

View the missing person flyer for Mr. Jones

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Draft Mar 19 APC Meeting Agenda

AGENDA*

ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
March 19, 2014
N Street Village (1333 N St, NW) – 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Call to order at 7:00pm.

  • Review and approval of Agenda

OLD BUSINESS

  • Vote on final APC policy language
  • Finalization of Settlement Agreement (SA) template

NEW BUSINESS

  • Settlement Agreement modification for 1443 P St, NW (Commissary)

OPEN FORUM

 

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

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Upcoming Education Committee Meetings

Both of the below ANC 2F Education Committee meetings will be held at the School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens (2425 N Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037)

On Thursday, 3/13 at 9:30amDeputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith will be on-hand to present information and answer questions about the on-going boundary review process.  This session is open to all who have a stake in the boundaries and communities served by School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens, a DCPS school serving  PreSchool through Grade 8 students. No RSVP necessary.

On Saturday, 3/15 from 10am to 11:30amThe Ward 2 Education Network will host a community education forum. This will be a “Community Feedback” session to continue discussions begun at other citywide forums with the Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith and gather feedback for the members of the Advisory Committee that is reviewing DCPS boundaries, feeder patterns and student assignment policies. The session will also preview the coming working groups that the DME will roll out in the next phase of public engagement on this topic. Childcare and light snacks provided. RSVP to: W2EdNetwork@gmail.com

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March 5, 2014 Public Meeting Summary*

SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to space availability issues, the April ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Subscribers to ANC 2F’s email list will receive additional reminders about the date change.

COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Commissioner Linn announced his resignation as Commissioner for Single Member District (SMD) 2F03 due to an upcoming move to Columbia Heights. Linn reflected on his fifteen months of service as the 2F03 Commissioner, and spoke fondly of the learning experiences gained while working on crime, public safety, and education issues. He thanked his constituents for their support and lauded ANC 2F residents for their activism in improving the neighborhood. Later in the meeting, Commissioner Raymond moved to adopt a resolution thanking Linn for his service; the Commission unanimously (7-0) adopted the resolution.
  • Commissioner Raymond announced an upcoming special election process for two vacant ANC 2F Commissioner seats that will run concurrently. Petitions for the two vacant seats (Single Member Districts 2F03 and 2F08) will be available on Monday, March 10. Please read the March 6 blog post for more information about the special election process.

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Sherri Kimbel of Councilmember Jack Evans’ office noted that due to the recent snowstorm, many residents trash and recycling was not picked up last week. Residents are advised to bring in their recycling from the curb until collection next Tuesday so as not to be fined. Update: trash collection has since resumed its regular schedule.
  • Councilmember Evans has co-introduced legislation with Councilmember Mary Cheh that will make it easier to fine residents and businesses who do not shovel snow from the sidewalks in front of their properties, pursuant to current D.C. law. Under the proposed legislation, businesses will be fined more than residents, and allowances will be made for senior citizens.
  • Evans’ work to push forward legislation that provides a tax break for Senior residents who are earning less that $60k annually and who have lived in the District for at least 15 years is advancing. Evans’ office is hopeful the tax break will be in effect for the 2015 tax season.
  • Sgt. David Terrestre presented the monthly crime report, noting that compared to last month overall crime is down slightly. Specifically, violent crimes are down; total property crimes are up slightly; theft is up, largely due to package thefts; and auto theft is down.
  • Officer Derick Tarr from the 3rd District Vice Operations answered community concerns about undercover strategies to target criminals. Tarr spoke to a search warrant operation that occurred two weeks ago on the 1300 block of Riggs St, NW, noting that the arrests resulting from the operation were related to drug possession and intent to distribute.
  • Roger Kemp, Erin Lyons, and Kate Rakoczy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia spoke about a group of recent arrests related to drug and armed robbery charges resulting from of a “long-term, in-depth drug investigation” in the summer of 2012. The trio requested that the Commission submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) for the judges ‘consideration in the March sentencing. The Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to submit a CIS. For more information about CISs, go about halfway down this page.
  • James Bulger, Ward 2 Liaison to the D.C. Mayor’s Office encouraged residents to report potholes to 311. Bulger also reminded attendees about the upcoming State of the District Address on Tuesday, March 11, 7pm, at Kelly Miller Middle School (301 49th St, NE).

ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT

  • The next APC meeting will be Wednesday, March 19th, 7pm at N Street Village (1333 N St, NW), 2nd floor Multipurpose Room.
  • At the March 19 meeting, the APC will vote on final edits to both APC policy language and the template for Settlement Agreements.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Cain moved for adoption of the CDC report of its February 19 meeting. The report included the Committee’s recommendation for HPRB concept and massing approval for 1225 10th St, NW, and a recap of an informational design presentation for 1516 Kingman Pl, NW. The Commission unanimously (7-0) adopted the CDC report.

CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT

  • Commissioner Lallas provided a summary of the February 19 CPSC meeting, which touched on the topics of prostitution, human trafficking, officer foot and bike patrols in the neighborhood, and community involvement in crime mitigation.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT

  • Commissioner Linn shared that Councilmember Evans and Mayor Gray have tentatively reached an agreement to fully fund the complete modernization of Garrison Elementary School in fiscal year 2015.
  • Linn presented a resolution to support the full modernization of Garrison Elementary school. The resolution urges the City Council and Mayor to fully fund Garrison’s modernization by allocating sufficient funds in fiscal year 2015 and allowing for a complete, one-time modernization of both the school building and its grounds. The Commission unanimously (7-0) approved the resolution.
  • Linn noted the upcoming Education Committee meeting will be Saturday, March 15, from 10:00-11:30 am at the Schools Without Walls (2130 G St, NW).
  • Commissioner John Fanning will be Acting Co-Chair for the Education Committee along side Evelyn Boyd Simmons until a replacement appointment is made.

OLD BUSINESS

  • The Commission empowered Commissioner Melcher to attempt continued negotiations with 1209-1213 10th St, NW (The American) to reach a mutually satisfactory Settlement Agreement (SA).
  • Commissioner Linn presented a resolution to support a new SA with 1336 14th St, NW (Ghana Café). The resolution supports Ghana Café in terminating its existing VA when it is legally able to do so, and expresses the Commission’s concern to the ABC Board about the disadvantages establishments with older, multi-party Voluntary Agreements face when trying to make updates or amendments if all parties do not cooperate. The Committee approved the resolution (6-1) and further voted to enter into a new and separately negotiated SA with Ghana Café (6-0-1).

NEW BUSINESS

  • In light of the fact that a representative for the DDOT public space application for 1400 M St, NW (Westin Hotel) did not attend the monthly public meeting, the Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to request that DDOT/the Public Space Committee delay consideration of the application until such time as a representative for the application appears before the Commission.
  • Due to space availability issues for the planned April 2 ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting, the Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to consider alternative meeting dates. Update: Thursday, April 10 has since been confirmed as the date of the next ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting.

 

*Please note that this meeting summary is provided by ANC 2F as a courtesy for individuals who were not able to attend the Regular Monthly Public Meeting. The information contained here within is not an exhaustive summary nor does it constitute official meeting minutes. The above information may not be referenced in any official business matter related to the Commission. Please see the “Minutes” page of the ANC 2F blog for official meeting business.

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ANC 2F Commissioner Vacancies

NOTICE: Two concurrent special election processes will begin on Monday, March 10 to fill the ANC 2F Commissioner vacancies for Single Member Districts (SMDs) 2F-03 and 2F-08, seats previously held by Commissioners Chris Linn and Matt Connolly, respectively.

Interested parties may pick up petition forms for the vacancies from the Board of Elections (BOE, at 441 4th St, NW – 2nd floor North) starting Monday, March 10, and must collect at least 25 signatures from registered D.C. voters within the same SMD (collecting more signatures is strongly recommended). Completed petitions must be submitted to the BOE by the end of the day on Monday, March 31.

The petition Challenge Period will run from April 3 through April 9. At a to-be-determined ANC 2F regularly monthly public meeting (likely May 2014), a special election will be held for both seats. An uncontested seat would automatically be assumed by the sole candidate for that particular SMD.

Please contact anc2foffice@gmail.com should you have any questions about the process.

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