Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 7:00PM
UPO Building | 1649 Good Hope Road SE | Washington, DC 20020
Attendance: 6 Commissioners | 100+ Attendees
- Call to Order (7:07 PM)
- Roll Call
- 6 Commissioners Present (Muhammad, Williams, Clark, Prestwood, Wilson and Fletcher)
- 1 Commissioner Absent (Simms)
- Approval of Agenda
- Motion: Cm. Wilson moved to accept the agenda. 2nd: Cm. Fletcher. Passed (5-0-0)
- Reading of Minutes
- Motion: Cm. Prestwood moved to accept the 9/1 meeting minutes. 2nd: Cm. Clark. Passed (6-0-0).
- Motion: Cm. Wilson moved to accept the 10/6 meeting minutes. 2nd: Cm. Prestwood. Passed (6-0-0).
- Commission Votes
- 8A Zoning Request Resolution
- Cm. Muhammad explained the new zoning resolutions and ANC efforts to propose restrictions on what developers are required and allowed to allow in residential neighborhoods and to include community input. Extend public record 3 months’ time to allow for more timing for review from the community to share with constituents.
- Motion: Cm. Muhammad moved to accept the resolution as presented. 2nd: Cm. Clark. Passed: (6-0-0)
- Homeward DC ANC Resolution
- ANC Resolution to help end homelessness in DC with the help of the ANC in its entirety.
- Cm. Muhammad asked about where the individuals in DC General will be moving. Cm. Clark asked if there is support for home owners who want to help homeless families find housing. Markus Batchelor of the Mayor’s Office provided additional information and agreed to find Cm. Clark and answer for her question.
- Motion: Cm. Wilson moved to accept the Homeward DC resolution as presented. 2nd: Cm. Clark. Passed: (6-0-0)
- Quarterly Treasurer’s Report
- 3rd Quarter. 9, 169.09 start; allotment 8,332.08; 298.05 reimbursement, 17,722; 8,733.21 disbursements; 8,967.01 ending balance.
- Motion: Cm. Wilson moved to accept the 3rd quarter Treasurer’s report as is. 2nd: Cm. Fletcher. Passed: (6-0-0)
- Standing Community Reports
- US State’s Attorney, Channing Phillips
- Appointing on October 16. DOJ employee, principal assistant and spokesman. First jointed DOJ in 1994. 1980 UVA grad, 1986 HU Law grad. Native Washingtonian.
- Phillips addressed the audience, stated that he was one of us and that public safety is one of his priorities regardless of the neighborhood. What’s important to you is important to us. Our office is very involved in the community.
- Executive Office of the Mayor
- Markus Batchelor attended and spoke about a) the scissors and shovels events occurring on Friday, November 6. He also spoke about the two CORE walks in Ward 8 (Fairlawn and Historic Anacostia) that have resulted in a 70% closure rate.
- Office of Councilmember LaRuby May
- Councilmember May attended and addressed the group regarding the following: Trunk-or-Treat (1,500 adults and 3,000 children), legislative issues that were voted on today: Children of Incarcerated Parents Act, Sidewalk Safety Amendment Act, Divestment Act and proposed JBAB on-site charter school. Cm. May also announced the celebration of Mayor Barry’s passion with the annual turkey day event to be held on November 23.
- Commander David Taylor, MPD 6D
- Introduced new Lt. for 607 Felicia Lucas and spoke about the reduction in crime in 6D as well as his plan to work with 7D to help alleviate crime occurring on the 6D/7D border (mainly the Good Hope Road) area.
- Commander Vendette Parker, MPD, 7D
- Commander Parker introduced her team in PSA 701 and 702 and spoke about the two homicides that occurred in 8A on October 30. Parker introduced her foot patrol and Segway team as well as Lt. Powell.
- Order of Business
- Catherine Buell, DMPED St. Elizabeth’s East Executive Director
- Buell attended and spoke about the history of reopening St. Elizabeth’s as well as the plans for St. E’s moving forward. Buell spoke about the October 26 announcement to partner with Events DC and Monumental Sports to open a practice facility as well as a 5,000 seat arena. Buell mentioned that she and her team meet with ANC 8C each month and will be speaking at their monthly meeting tomorrow alongside DGS and DHS (to speak about men’s homeless shelter)
- Sandra Mattavous-Frye, The People’s Counsel
- Pepco-Exelon merger was filed in July 2015. PC fought merger because they agreed to pay only $14M. We opposed it because it was inadequate. Criteria for merger said it must be tangible benefits to DC consumers.
- Commissioner Roundtable
- 8A01: Holly Muhammad: 11/21 SMD Meeting at Orr ES from 10AM until 12PM. Skyland Development was sold by the city to Rappaport, Marshall Heights and WC Smith.
- 8A02: Barbara Clark: Left Early
- 8A03: Cynthia Simms: Absent
- 8A04: Troy Prestwood: 11/14 SMD Meeting may be postponed due to location. Lt. Commander Schafler’s Veteran’s Remembrance event on 11/12 from 11AM until 12PM.
- 8A05: Charles Wilson: TY for attending the Anacostia Heritage Trail Event
- 8A06: Tina Fletcher: SMD Meeting 11/21 at 11AM at the Anacostia Library. Turning Natural Juice Bar Ribbon Cutting. Empowering Males of Color. Snow Shoveling Team. DCPCSB New Middle School Proposal/DC Prep Expansion.
- 8A07: Natalie Williams: Given the large number of attendees at our meetings, we will consider a new location for our meetings moving forward.
- Community Concerns
- Community Concerns were addressed in each of the aforementioned sections regarding the specific topic of discussion.
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