GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A (ANC 8A)
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 7PM
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Housing Resource Center
1800 Martin Luther King, Jr Ave. SE (Corner of MLK and Good Hope Road) Washington, DC 20020
Meeting was call to order at 7:07 PM
Commissioners Baker, Agyei, Prestwood, Jones Clark and Muhammad present at the time of role call.
Commissioner Thompson was a late arrival at 7:26 PM. Commissioners Clark and Muhammad departed at 8:36
PM at the conclusion of commission votes but prior to meeting adjournment.
The February meeting agenda was approved unanimously with changes.
The January 2020 meeting minutes were adopted as presented to the commission.
Public Safety Update
Metropolitan Police Department
Sgt. Marble presented updated crime statistics for Police Servers Area (PSA) 607 for the month of January. Sgt
Voulo presented updated crime statistics for PSA 701 for the month of January. Lt. Hill of 6D fielded questions
on community concerns. Residents raised questions regarding abandoned vehicles. 6th District will be
conducting a sweep in PSA 607 with DPW for abandoned cars in the coming weeks. MPD left information for
residents on how to protect vehicles from theft.
Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement
Nkenga Garrett of the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONES) shared information on how the
ONES Office is working to interrupt potential criminal behavior in Anacostia and Invited residents to
participate in a community engagement committee which is currently being formed. Interested persons can
Andrew Trueblood, Director, DC Office of Planning
Director Trueblood reminded us of the importance of filling out the 2020 Census. More information on the
importance of the census can be found at www.dccensus2020.dc.gov. He also spoke on the DC Comprehensive
Plan (Comp Plan) which is required by the Home Rule Act. Currently under consideration for review are the
24 chapters outside of the framework element. ANC 8A has until February, 14 2020 to weigh in on the
proposed changes and make additional suggestions with a resolution. The Office of Planning’s goal is to have
the Comp Plan approved by the DC Council by the end of the year. Hearings and Mark-up are expected this
summer. More information on the Comp Plan can be found at www.plandc.dc.gov.
The DC Health Equity Report and Housing Equity Report were mentioned as valuable resources for
communities concerned about equity.
8A01: Holly Muhammad | 8A02: Barbara Clark | 8A03: Brian Thompson|8A04: Troy Donté Prestwood – Chair
8A05: Dorcas Agyei – Vice Chair | 8A06: Ty’on Jones – Treasurer |8A07: Hanna Baker – Secretary