SPECIAL NOTICE: The May ANC 2F regular monthly public meeting will not be held on the usual first Wednesday of the month. Instead, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Subscribers to ANC 2F’s email list will receive additional reminders about the date change.
- Commissioner Raymond announced that the D.C. Board of Elections special process to fill two vacant Commissioner seats had concluded. Stephanie Dahle, Publications Coordinator at the Brookings Institution, will be the new Commissioner for ANC 2F-03 and Kevin Deeley, an attorney for the federal government, will be the new Commissioner for ANC 2F-08. Both individuals have yet to be sworn in before officially assuming their positions.
- Officer Burgos presented the monthly crime report, noting that overall crime is down year-to-date. However, property crimes have increased slightly, especially automobile and property break-ins. Burgos urged drivers to stow away valuables and other items that elicit opportunistic break-ins.
- Democratic Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser addressed meeting attendees, thanking voters for their support and pledging to address the needs of every ANC in the District as she looked toward the November general election. Bowser will be meeting with Councilmember Jack Evans next week to gain a full grasp of Ward 2 issues. Bowser expounded upon the work of the City Council’s Economic Development Committee, which she chairs, and mentioned that over the next 50 days the City Council would be focused on Mayor Gray’s proposed budget.
- Ms. Rita Jones of SMD 2F-03, a recruiter for the U.S. Census Bureau, announced openings for temporary Census Bureau jobs related to a special project for the upcoming 2020 national census. View enclosed flyer for more information.
ABRA POLICY COMMITTEE (APC) REPORT
- The next APC meeting will be Wednesday, April 16th, 7pm at N Street Village (1333 N St, NW), 2nd floor Multipurpose Room.
- The Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to endorse the request by Commissary restaurant (1443 P St, NW) for an earlier, 8:00 a.m. serving start time on Saturdays and Sundays.
- The Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to adopt the APC’s proposed modifications to the template used for Settlement Agreements (SAs) with ANC 2F establishments and the Committee’s webpage content. The Commissioners made several friendly amendments to the proposed modifications. APC Chair John Fanning stressed that the template SA would serve as a guide—and not a binding structure—for future SA negotiations with individual establishments in ANC 2F.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) REPORT
- Commissioner Cain moved for, and received, adoption of the CDC report for its March 26 meeting by unanimous consent. The report included the Committee’s recommendation for HPRB concept and massing approval for the Marriott Hotel project at 9th & L Streets, NW; HPRB concept and massing approval for the residential project at 1427-1429 Rhode Island Ave, NW; content update to the CDC’s webpage; and an information presentation about the Bladgen Alley project.
- After extensive discussion among the Committee and entertaining attendee comments, the Commission voted 4-1 to inform DDOT of ANC 2F’s desire to enter into the city’s existing Visitor Parking Program (VPP). Cain noted that ANC 2F residents will have to proactively opt in to the program either online or via phone, and that the Commission will have to vote again on ANC 2F’s continued participation in the program at the end of Fiscal Year 2014.
CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (CPSC) REPORT
- No update
EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT
- Commissioner Fanning, Acting Ed Committee Co-chair, shared that the Ward 2 Education Network met three weeks ago to discuss school boundaries and funding for the modernization of Garrison Elementary.
- The Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to support the 2014 Capital Pride’s parade route, which will proceed through parts of ANC 2F on Saturday, June 7th starting at 4:30pm.
- The Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to support Le Diplomate’s (1601 14th St, NW) request for a one-day substantial change to its Settlement Agreement, so that the restaurant may host an after-party for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, May 3rd, with operating hours until 5:00am and alcoholic beverage service until the legally permitted limit of 3:00am.
- The Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the MidCity Residents Association’s request for grant funding to produce and install 100 signs encouraging bicyclists to ride on the streets instead of sidewalks.
*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.