Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING

Wednesday, March 6, 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 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  February 6, 2013

DCHSEMA/Street Closures  

ABRA          8:10                                                                                                                                                      

  • 1341 14th Street, NW Barrel House Liquors-Request for support to be open on Sundays
  • 1200 9th Street, NW, Modern Liquors-Request for Support for Growler Sales in addition to Sunday Sales
  • Petition Filing of Moratorium
  • Neighborhood Survey
  • Settlement Agreements Policy Discussion
  • 14th and U streets liquor license moratorium on the March ANC agenda– Presentation by the Shaw Dupont Neighborhood Alliance.
  • 1724 14th Street, NW, Batch 13-New License
  • 1410 14th Street, NW, Black Whiskey-New License
  • 1414B 14th Street, NW, Faces Lounge-New License

Community Development Committee (Walt Cain, Chair)

  • Parking Forum “Sunday Parking and Related Issues”-  Recommendation to the Full ANC
  • 11th and M Concept Application (HPA #13-154)-Presentation for support of HPRB.
  • Zipcar Addition of Three New On-Street locations in ANC2-Presentation by Scott Hall, General Manager contact at shall@zipcar.com
  • Update

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

  • Discussion of Facilities Fee for Monthly Meeting
  • Update

DDOT                                                                                     

Crime and Public Safety Committee (Christopher Linn, Chair)

  • Nomination of Betsy Garside 2F07
  • Update 

New Business

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

  • 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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ANC2F Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F

ALCOHOL POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:00 PM

The Washington Plaza Hotel

# 10 Thomas Circle, NW

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2.  Approval of Agenda
  3.  Committee Assignments
  4.  Petition Filing of Moratorium
  5.  Neighborhood Survey
  6.  Settlement Agreements Policy Discussion
  7.  14th and U streets liquor license moratorium on the March ANC agenda– Presentation by the Shaw Dupont Neighborhood Alliance.
  8.  1724 14th Street, NW, Batch 13-New License
  9. 1410 14th Street, NW,  Black Whiskey-New License
  10.  1414B 14th Street, NW, Faces Lounge-New License

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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ANC2F Meeting Agenda for November 7, 2012

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 7:00 PM

WASHINGTON PLAZA HOTEL—10 THOMAS CIRCLE, NW 

AGENDA

COMMUNITY FORUM

 Call to Order                                                   7:00

Commissioner Announcements                                                      7:00

Report from Executive Office of the Mayor                                   7:00

Office of Jack Evans, City Council Member, Ward 2                         7:05

PSA 307 Report – Metropolitan Police Department, 3D               7:10

Community Announcements                                                                      7:20

-10 Minute Recess-

Business Meeting

Approval of Agenda                                          7:30

Approval of Minutes of Meeting of October 3, 2012

Education Committee              (Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Chair)               7:30

Crime and Public Safety Committee (Christopher Linn, Chair)       7:35

DCHSEMA/Street Closures                               7:35

ABRA                                                                     7:40

  • 1435 P Street, NW-Number Nine Voluntary Agreement Modification

Community Development Committee (Matt Raymond, Chair) 8:00     

  • 1617 14th Street, NW-Samuel Zemui and Jeff Lockwood, BZA-ANC Vote delayed from last month
  • 1728 14th Street, NW-Perseus Realty, Chris Collins, Holland & Knight, BZA Presentation
  • 1018 13th Street, NW-Renovation of Engine 16, David Foust, Deputy Fire Chief Facilities Management Office, DC Fire & EMS Department
  • 1232-1234 10th Street, NW-HPRB Suzanne Reatig Architecture Presentation to ANC
  •  National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Mall- DDOT Ann Trowbridge, AIA, Associate Director for Planning Smithsonian Institution
  • 1100 Vermont Ave, NW, The Wire Building-Informational presentation, Rebecca Miller, DC Inventory of Historic Sites

Treasurer’s Report (Sam Goekjian, Treasurer)               8:30

  • Approval of Expenditures
  • Treasurer’s Update
  • Adjournment                                                           8:45                                                                                                  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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ANC Agenda for May 2, 2012

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 7:00 PM

WASHINGTON PLAZA HOTEL—10 THOMAS CIRCLE, NW

                                                             AGENDA 

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Call to Order      7:00
  • Commissioner Announcements
  • Report from Executive Office of the Mayor
  • Office of Jack Evans, City Council Member, Ward 2-0
  • Community Announcements     7:20

                                            -10 Minute Recess-

Business Meeting 

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes of Meeting of April 4, 2012

DCHSEMA/Street Closures        7:35     

 

  • Komen Global Race for the Cure-National Mall on June 2, 2012
  • 2012 National Race to End Women’s Cancer – Sunday, November 4, 2012                                                                            

ABRA                           7:45                                                                                                                   

  • Del Frisco’s Grille, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Retailer Class “C” Restaurant and Stipulated License with a Summer Garden endorsement-Patton Boggs LLP.
  • Café-Bar at 14th, LLC, t/a M Café, 1634 14th Street, NW, Retailer Class “C” License (the Aston building under construction at the corner of R)
  • Gordon Restaurant Group, LLC, 1529 14th Street, NW-Retailer Class “C” License (former site of ACKC)

Education Committee     (Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Chair)   8:15                                                                           

Crime and Public Safety Committee (Christopher Linn, Chair)     8:25                                                        

Community Development Committee (Matt Raymond, Chair)      8:30 

  • 1400-1402 Street NW, HPRB Design Concept Proposal
  • Height restrictions in the District (based on recent comments by Rep. Issa and Mayor Gray)
  • 903 M Street,NW- Request for support for design for HPRB, Frederik De Pue
  • Discussion on Bethany Baptist Church at 10th and N Street use of parking lot
  • 926 N Street, NW-Design Concept Proposal
  • 1622 14th Street, NW-HPRB Design Concept Proposal

New Business     8:45

  • Public Hearing on Removal of Ban on ANC Litigation on Saturday, May 12, 2012

 Treasurer’s Report (Sam Goekjian, Treasurer)                                        

  • Approval of Expenditures

 Adjournment                                                                  9:00

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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Occupy D.C., Let Us Have Our Park Back

This has been cross-posted at www.nickbarron.co.

On Monday, Occupy D.C. will be told by the National Park Service (NPS) to vacate McPherson Square, where the movement has been camped since October.

I request that Occupy D.C. honor NPS’ wishes out of respect for the residents and businesses who have demonstrated a flexible attitude of empathy and support toward Occupy D.C.’s nearly four-month long occupation of the square, and because Occupy D.C.’s point on income inequality has successfully been made.Occupy DC

In early fall 2011, McPherson Square sparkled, just having had the wrapping taken off after an estimated $437,000 renovation that brought new grass, sidewalks, lights, trash cans and more.

Then Occupy D.C. arrived in October, and today you’d be hard pressed to find a single remaining blade of grass. We won’t know until McPherson Square is vacated if other damage has been done to the park, but it’s not outlandish to imagine additional negative impacts to the park because of its having been occupied. It’s estimated that replacing the grass alone could cost $200,000 to replace.

It’s also not a guarantee the grass gets replaced. As many D.C. residents understand, getting the federal government to spend money inside the District on improving things like parks can be a challenge. Our circles and squares don’t exactly benefit from an overabundance of federal funding.

But many residents and businesses, even those in close proximity to McPherson Square, supported, or at least did not oppose, Occupy D.C. setting up in the park initially. There was a general understanding of what the Occupiers were doing, an appreciation that they were doing something.

If sacrificing our small park, which many of us honestly didn’t use as often as we probably should have, brought awareness to the haves and have-nots issue facing our nation, then it would be a worthy sacrifice to make.

I myself never quite understood how the action taken (occupying a public park) would make a difference on income inequality, but I can’t argue with their success. While I do not condone Occupy D.C.’s tactics, I do condone their cause. And I believe many of us in ANC 2F, businesses and residents, felt that way.

And what an impact Occupy D.C. has had, with President Barack Obama calling income inequality “the defining issue of our time” in this week’s State of the Union address, and income inequality being the greatest source of tension in the United States. People, including the President of the United States, is talking about an issue barely on our radar this time last year. For that, you have to overwhelmingly credit the Occupy movement.

I’ve been proud of how D.C. and NPS has handled these months of being occupied. We’ve been patient, understanding and, in many cases, standing in solidarity with their cause. And I’ve been proud of how the leaders of Occupy D.C. have handled themselves and their protest action. I may not agree with them on everything, including tactics, but I find little fault in how they have conducted themselves as they’ve attempted to minimize the negative impacts of their actions on the local community.

But it’s a cause that now needs to move onto its next phase, a phase which does not involve occupying public space in ANC 2F.

I don’t know where Occupy D.C. goes next, both physically and philosophically, but that’s not my job. What is my job is to represent my community in the best way I know how, and today that means thanking Occupy D.C., and respectfully asking them to vacate McPherson Square peaceably on, or before, Monday morning.

Let us have our park back, and please don’t tarnish, by refusing to leave and inciting arrest, what really has, all in all, been a positive experience sharing our community with you these past few months.

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ANC 2F Regular Monthly Public Meeting – January 11, 2012

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 2F REGULAR MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 – 7:00 PM
WASHINGTON PLAZA HOTEL – 10 THOMAS CIRCLE, NW

AGENDA

  • Call to Order – 7:00 pm
  • Election and Installation of Officers for 2012 – 7:00

COMMUNITY FORUM

  • Commissioner Announcements – 7:15
  • 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
  • DDOT Report –  Ward 2 Transportation Planner
  • Community Announcements  – 7:30

– 10 Minute Recess –
Business Meeting

  • Approval of Agenda – 7:40
  • Approval of Minutes of Meeting of December 7, 2011 – 7:40

DCHSEMA/Street Closures – 7:50

  • Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation.  2012 Scope-It-Out 5K Race Coordinator, Brandon Hammond
  • 6th Annual Walk for Lupus Now! in Washington , DC on April 21, 2012, Brian Watchel

ABRA – 8:00

  • The Pig, 1324 14th Street, NW Voluntary Agreement
  • Well-Built Furniture, 1541 Q Street, NW (application)
  • Mood Lounge, License Suspension

 Education Committee (Evelyn Boyd Simmons) – 8:10

DDOT

Crime and Public Safety Committee (Bryan Goodman)

Community Development Committee (Mike Benardo, Chair)

  • Mazique Center, 1719 13th Street, NW, BZA — Request for a Special Exception to expand an existing child development center to 205 children and 85 staff members (BZA Application No. 18295) – Presentation by Executive Director, Almeta R. Keys, and Cynthia Faust.

Arts Overlay Committee

Treasurer’s Report (Sam Goetkjian, Treasurer) – 8:55

  • Approval of Expenditures
  • ANC Security Fund Participation

Adjournment  – 9:00
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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Leaf Collection Runs Nov. 7 to Jan. 14

The Department of Public Works announced that their annual leaf collection will begin this Monday, Nov. 7, and will continue through Jan. 14, 2012:

“Leaf collection is our most labor-intensive program,” said DPW Director William O. Howland Jr. “For two and a half months, our crews work six days a week, including Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day, across the District. We give each neighborhood two, two-week collection cycles, so please check the leaf collection brochure, which was mailed to households receiving DPW trash/recycling collection services, or go online to learn your collection weeks. […] “

More information is on DPW’s website.

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New Website Launched

The ANC 2F website has undergone a major revision, and we are still migrating content from the old site. If you find any errors, or if you have trouble finding information, please send a message to anc2f02@fastmail.fm. You can also leave comments below. We invite your suggestions for further improvements.

Thanks to Tim Barnes for ongoing help with site development and maintenance. Thanks also to all the people who gave us feedback about the beta site, including former Commissioner Brian Vargas and Current newspaper staff writer Katie Pearce.

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