Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 7:00PM

UPO Building | 1649 Good Hope Road SE | Washington, DC 20020

Attendance: 5 Commissioners | 31 Attendees


  1. Call to Order (7:03PM)

  1. Roll Call
  1. 5 Commissioners Present, 2 Absent

  1. Announcements        
  1. Commissioner Clark’s mother (Ms. Jenkins, 96 years old and served the community for the entirety of her time here – comment from a resident) passed and the funeral was this past Saturday.
  2. Thank you all for your engagement in the Ward 8 Special Election no matter who you supported, thank you for your engagement.

  1. Motion to accept Agenda
  1. Motion: Cm. Simms moved to accept the agenda. 2nd: Cm. Prestwood. Passed (5-0-0)

  1. Reading of Minutes
  1. Cm. Fletcher read the minutes from the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 meeting. Motion: Cm. Prestwood moved to approve minutes. 2nd: Cm. Muhammad. Passed: (5-0-0)

  1. Commission Votes
  1. BZA Letter of Exemption Parking Request, Dr. Yoon

  1. Order of Business
  1. PEPCO Presentation, Donna Cooper, Regional PEPCO President

**Commissioner Williams announced that the commission would provide supplementary documents at a future meeting.  


  1. Community Concerns/Announcements
  1. Noise Ordinance: We want to upgrade the quality of our residential parking on Shannon/Chicago. I would like to get on the agenda to talk about Uniontown’s live entertainment that starts at 12AM-2AM on weekends. It’s a lot of noise for residents. Councilman Orange’s noise ordinance presented today. Cm. Fletcher will look into Uniontown’s license and the regulations and present findings at 5/18 Executive Meeting. Councilman Orange proposed a bill that will require establishments to report their noise level between 9PM-4PM. The Commission should look at it and try to get ahead on the matter.
  2. Youth: We should start incorporating our young people in the work so that they have options. We need more programs for our youth that will turn into jobs.
  3. Transportation: 13th and U Street and parking issues. Echols is putting together a plan to fix the parking situations. We would like to get on the agenda to discuss speed bumps on 14th street and speeding on U Street. 22nd and Minnesota. Drivers’ speeding behind Orr Elementary is a concern. Cm. Muhammad is going to try to meet with DDOT to see if they can alleviate this issue.
  1. Economic Development: Martha’s Table is coming to 8A. . . big concerns for the community.


  1. Commissioner Roundtable (Out of Time)
  1. 8A01: Holly Muhammad
  2. 8A02: Barbara Clark
  3. 8A03: Cynthia Simms
  4. 8A04: Troy Prestwood
  5. 8A05: Charles Wilson
  6. 8A06: Tina Fletcher
  7. 8A07: Natalie Williams

  1. Adjournment
  1. MOTION: Cm. Wilson moved to adjourn meeting. 2nd: Cm. Prestwood. PASSED: (5-0-0)

8A01: Holly Muhammad, Vice-Chair | 8A02: Barbara Clark, Treasurer | 8A03: Cynthia Simms | 8A04: Troy Prestwood |

8A05: Charles Wilson | 8A06: Tina Fletcher, Secretary | 8A07: Natalie Williams, Chair