Category Archives: Meetings
Do you have questions or concerns about public safety in and around Trinidad?
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie will is hosting a Public Safety Summit here in our neighborhood. The event will be held on Thursday, July 30th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the New Samaritan Baptist Church, Lower Auditorium, 1100 Florida Avenue NE. Come learn what is being done for public safety in our neighborhood and how you can help protect our residents and local businesses.
Bring your questions and concerns for the panelists scheduled to attend including the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, MPD, the Attorney General, US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Offices of United Communications/HSEMA, CSOSA, the Fire Department, and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. After dialogue with the panelists, there will be time for specific questions from the Patrol Service Areas (PSA) in attendance from the fourth and fifth districts. Trinidad falls under PSA 506.
The event is free and open to the public. There is an Eventbrite page for RSVPs to the event. Click here to register.
Here’s an opportunity to speak up about the Crummell School, 1900 Gallaudet Ave NE, which was mired in controversy last year as the city designated the site to be used as a Bolt Bus parking lot. The Trinidad Neighborhood Association supported efforts by the Ivy City Civic Association to utilize the space for job training rather than an inner-city bus lot. Named after pioneering African-American priest and professor, the school was built in 1911 and closed in 1977; it is considered an historic landmark.
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development hosts a Public Workshop on Future of Crummell School
July 29th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Bethesda Baptist Church
1808 Capitol Avenue Northeast
Please join Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) for an exciting opportunity to share your ideas on the future development of the Crummell School site.
On July 29th, the Bowser Administration will host an interactive discussion with the Ward 5 community for redeveloping Crummell, located at the intersection of Kendall St and Gallaudet St Northeast.
The goal of this “OurRFP” workshop will be to incorporate community engagement early in the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to ensure that the public’s perspective and priorities are considered when crafting and issuing the RFP.
District officials will present information regarding this new initiative as well as provide a thorough analysis of the Crummell site and neighborhood. DMPED will actively solicit feedback on how to shape the future development of this site from the public in the form of a facilitated break-out group session. Your ideas and feedback will be combined to create OurRFP and help deliver a project that District residents can be proud of.
Planning to attend? Learn more about the project and register in advance at: dmped.dc.gov/OURRFP_CrummellSchool.
Single Member District 5D02
Saturday, July 25, 2015
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE
- PSA 506 Public Safety Update:
Meet the New Fifth District Commander, William Fitzgerald. Come hear what MPD is doing to address the crime in the Trinidad neighborhood.
- New Tenants’ Bill of Rights
The Office of the Tenants’ Advocate will outline the new Bill of Rights for DC Tenants which includes leases, security deposit, disclosure of information, rent increases, building conditions, discrimination, right to organize, retaliation and eviction.
- Community Updates and Announcements
RSVP to Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire
Phone: (404) 245-6772
Facebook: Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire
The Bodega Market on Florida Avenue has applied to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for a substantial change to its license, from a Class B to a Class A. That means it would expand to sell spirits as well as the beer and wine already offered in the store. The Bodega has reportedly purchased the liquor license from Brothers Liquor, which earlier this year closed their store located next to the Bodega. A previously scheduled public hearing has been rescinded by ABRA and a new hearing schedule posted.
We anticipate this coming before the ANC with a community meeting in Single Member District 5D06 before the petition date. TNA will post notice of the meeting as soon as we have details.The ANC can vote to support or protest the application. ABRA also enables residents to protest a liquor license application: How To File a Protest.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATION ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Posting Date: July 10, 2015
Petition Date: August 24, 2015
Hearing Date: September 8, 2015
License No.: ABRA-094621
Licensee: Bodega Market, LLC
Trade Name: Bodega Market
License Class: Retailer’s B
Address: 1136 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Contact Information: Yared Demissie: 202-494-6237
WARD 5 ANC 5D SMD 5D06
Notice is hereby given that this licensee who has applied for a substantial change to his license under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and that the objectors are entitled to be heard before the granting of such on the hearing date at 10:00 am, 2000 14th Street, N.W., 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. A petition or request to appear before the Board must be filed on or before the petition date.
NATURE OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE:
Class Change from a Retailer B to a Retailer A.
CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES/SERVICE/CONSUMPTION
Sunday through Saturday 7am-12am
DC Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden wants to hear your thoughts on how to improve our neighborhood. Join her for a discussion about job growth, economic development, safety, and health at 6:30 pm on Wednesday July 22nd at the Trinidad Recreation Center.
DC Department of Transportation has more ways for you to get engaged in it’s Vision Zero initiative. TNA shared the interactive map where residents can pinpoint safety concerns. Now a series of public meetings has been announced. Here is DDOT’s press releases, issued on July 14th:
DDOT to Host 10 Awareness Events for Vision Zero
Agency seeking public input to help in safety push
(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that it is holding 10 public events spanning all eight wards to kick-off public engagement for Vision Zero, an initiative to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries to users of the District’s transportation system by 2024.
DDOT plans to achieve that goal through a more effective use of data, education, enforcement, and engineering. Beginning with these awareness events, DDOT will solicit public input via the agency’s own crowdsourcing map on transportation-related safety hazards spotted around the city.
Vision Zero is a part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer Streets, which aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety by showcasing effective local actions, empowering local leaders to take actions, and promoting partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety.
“We are making improvements across the city to increase the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, and we are using community feedback to inform our progress,” said Mayor Bowser. “As part of our commitment to Vision Zero, we look forward to hearing from District residents and visitors about locations that need our attention.”
Below are the dates, times, and locations where you can participate in the Vision Zero Awareness Events:
|7/15/2015||6||Eighth and H Streets, NE||3:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|7/16/2015||3||Cleveland Park Metro Station, NW||5:00 pm – 7:30 pm|
|7/18/2015||1||14th Street and Irving Street, NW||11:00 pm – 1:30 pm|
|7/21/2015||4||Takoma Metro Station, NW||5:00 pm – 7:30 pm|
|7/23/2015||8||Anacostia Metro Station, SE||3:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|7/25/2015||2||M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW||11:00 pm – 1:30 pm|
|7/27/2015||2||Seventh and H Streets, NW||3:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|7/29/2015||7||Minnesota Avenue Metro Station, NE||5:00 pm – 7:30 pm|
|7/30/2015||5||Rhode Island Ave Metro Station, NE||5:00 pm – 7:30 pm|
|8/1/2015||6||Eastern Market Metro Station, SE||11:00 am – 2:30 pm|
Getting to the Awareness Events
Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the workshops.
Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829 or Cesar.Barreto@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at 202-671-2620 or Karen.Randolp@dc.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.
DDOT’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. VisitgoDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.
ANC 5D holds it’s regular public meeting on Tuesday. No agenda has been published.
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5D
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
1805 BLADENSBURG ROAD, N.E. WASHINGTON, DC 20002
TUESDAY, July 14, 2015
The Commission held a special meeting on July 3rd where they unanimously approved minutes from the January through May meetings. While approval of the minutes had been discussed at many previous meetings, the commissioners were not able to come to a consensus. The following letter was sent to constituents along with copies of the approved minutes. They are worth reading through. The May meeting minutes are particularly interesting.
Here is a great opportunity for community members to voice their opinions on a major District development project on West Virginia Ave just north of Mt. Olivet Road. Here is the message from the District Office of Planning.