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The monthly meeting of ANC 5A was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The meeting was called to order at 6:45 PM. Quorum was established.

The following Commissioners were present for the meeting:

Commissioner Frank Wilds

Commissioner Grace Lewis

Commissioner Ronnie Edwards




Commissioner Jasmine White

Commissioner Sandi Washington

Commissioner Angel Alston





Following a motion made by Commissioner Lewis, the agenda was accepted as presented.


A motion to adopt the Minutes from the October 23, 2014 Meeting was accepted. Motion passed.


ANC 5A Financial Report

ANC 5A 3rd Quarter Financial Report was reviewed. The report covered the period April-June 2014 with a Balance Forward from the 2nd Quarter of $38,314.41, Receipt of a District Allotment in the amount of $7,189.94, Expenditures totaling $9,117.36 and an Ending Balance of $36,386.99. Following review and discussions a motion by Treasurer Wilds that the 3rd Quarter Report be adopted. The motion passed unanimously.


Police Report

The new 4th District Commander Wil Manlapaz was introduced and welcomed. An updated crime report was provided and residents participated in a thorough question and answer session.

Review and Consideration of Mamie D. Lee Re-Use Proposals

Following presentations by all of the respondents submitting proposals for the re-use of Mamie D. Lee School, Commissioner Washington recommended that the Commission support the proposal submitted by The Eagle Academy Public Charter School.


The Eagle Academy Public Charter School was determined to be mostly suited for the community in that it offered the best opportunity to continue providing service to the existing Level-4 student population, and would be the least destructive to the community and existing school facility.


While a number of existing Bridges and Briya students and supporters attended the meeting in support of the proposal submitted by Bridges and Briya, by show of hands none were residents of the Ward 5 on ANC 5A community. With the inclusion of the Merry Center, proposed reconstruction of the Mamie D. Lee School caused great concern. Additionally, the Bridges and Briya proposal included extended hours of operation, a complex mixture of varying age groups and backgrounds, safety and security concerns, increased traffic and parking problems, and massive reconstruction activities all of which would drastically change the character of the existing neighborhood.







Following a lengthy discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Washington, seconded by Commission Alston to support the proposal submitted by Eagle Academy Public Chartered School. The motion was approved unanimously by the Commission.


Community Concerns

Members of the community expressed concern/made the following announcements:

         Discussions regarding 200-footers were raised resulting in a suggestion for a follow-up meeting.

         Concerns about left turn signal at Sargent Road and Gallatin Street NE were discussed with suggestions of possibly of inviting DDOT to a future meeting.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm






























ANC 5A Commissioners (2013-2014)

5A01 Frank Wilds, Treasurer 5A02 Grace J. Lewis, Parliamentarian

5A03 Adrian T. Jordan, Recording Secretary 5A04 Vacant

5A05 Ronnie Edwards, Chairperson 5A06 Jasmine White, Corresponding Secretary

5A07 Sandi Washington, 5A08 Angel Alston, Vice Chairperson

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