Government of the District of Columbia
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5A
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE, Suite 125
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 733-2414 (o); (202) 733-2415 (f)
The monthly meeting of ANC 5A was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The meeting was held at UDC-CC Backus Campus. The meeting was called to order at 6:50 PM. The following Commissioners were present for the meeting:
Commissioner Frank Wilds 5A01 Commissioner Jasmine N. White 5A06 Commissioner Grace Lewis 5A02 Commissioner Sandi Washington 5A07 Commissioner Adrian Jordan 5A03 Commissioner Angel Alston 5A08 Commissioner Ronnie Edwards 5A05
Motion to adopt agenda by Commissioner White, seconded by Commissioner Wilds. Motion carried.
Council Member David Grosso addressed the 5A community, gave updates on:
á Education efforts - Grosso working closely with oversight; working with Chancellor to address issues surrounding public charter schools
á Disciplinary actions in schools (suspensions), addressing studentsÕ mental health issues and accountability
á Nurses back in DC public schools, currently not in public charter schools
á Initiative 71
á Legislation that will seal the records of over 23,000 DC residents with non-violent marijuana convictions
á Support for school for boys of color in Wards 7 & 8
á No update on Lamond-Riggs Library Ð will report back to the community on itÕs future
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Police Service Area (PSA) 405 - Officer Lucas, discussed the following concerns with community:
á Weather changes criminal activity; street crime increases
á By 2017, 1900 MPD officers will be eligible retirement
á Be mindful of non-emergency police calls Ð can consume officersÕ time
á Investigations of recent ATM theft is ongoing
Presentation by James Sebastian, DDOT Supervisory Transportation Planner
á Metropolitan Branch Trail Ð Brookland to Takoma Park (spans a total of 7 miles)
o Initial design complete in 2015
o Final design complete in 2016
o Completion in 2017
á Community expressed concern of pedestrian safety, trash and maintenance of trial
Presentation by Mr. Shawn, Brookland-Edgewood Livability Study
á DDOT initiating 6-month study seeking to improve quality of life (multimodal transportation, connectivity, accessibility, etc.)
á Study area: boundaries are Michigan Ave. NE and South Dakota Ave to the north; 18th St NE to the east; Rhode Island Ave to the south; Lincoln Road and Franklin St. to the east
á For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org, WMATA 202-637-7000
Commissioner Alston introduced Dennis Hughes and John Dapogny from Comstock Sixth Street, LLC
á Application to Zoning Commission for P.U.D.
á Totten Mews Ð Townhomes, 10% affordable housing
Ronan Gulstone, representative from Councilmember Kenyan McDuffieÕs officer reported the following:
á 2 arrests made on recent Met-trail robberies
á Reminder of Ward 5 Leadership Meeting on 3/30
á Mayor Bowser sending budget on Council on 4/2
á Public briefing on budget on 4/13
á Council Oversight Hearings begin on 4/15
á McDuffieÕs moratorium on auto paint sprays
á 5A Chair, Ronnie Edwards, publicly acknowledged McDuffieÕs support of 5AÕs concerns regarding Mamie D. Lee school issue; asked for continued support at upcoming meetings with Deputy Mayor on Education and Public Charter School Board
Motion by Commission Washington to accept February 2015 minutes and November 2014 minutes, seconded by Commissioner Lewis. Motion passes.
Motion by Commission Alston to accept ANC 5AÕs 2015 budget and quarterly report, seconded by Commissioner Lewis. Motion passes.
Motion by Commission White to accept ANC 5AÕs new grant procedures, seconded by Commissioner Washington. Present vote (abstention) by Commissioner Wilds. Motion passes.
Commission Altson addressed community concerns:
á WMATA development Ð update from meeting with executives in February
á Selected developers, Donatelli, currently in process of purchasing land
Discussion concerning Commissioner JordanÕs proposed resolution opposing Instant Runoff Voting Amendment Act of 2015. No motion presented.
DC Fire & EMS Station Ð Engine #14 has moved from 5A07 (North Capitol St. NE) to temporary station in 5A08 (Emerson and Gallatin NE) with no notification to affected communities; Commissioners Washington and Alston are in communication with DC Fire & EMS Chief to address issues and invite representatives to speak to community at April meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:46 PM
*Catholic University *Ft. Totten * Lamond-Riggs * North Michigan Park *Park Place-Trinity Square *Pleasant Hills * Brookland