Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

TNA monthly meeting: Tuesday, June 24

Please join us on June 24 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month, the Office of Zoning will present on proposed zoning regulation changes (the “zoning regulations review”), and review how residents can provide input to the process.

Note: An American Sign Language interpreter will be present.

A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing.

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

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Minutes for April Meeting

TNA Board MEETING MINUTES

Date: 4/22/14

Location: Trinidad Recreation Center

 

ATTENDANCE: ~ 60 community members; ASL Interpreters; ANC members

 

Name Title Present
Officers    
Robby Mann-Thompson Chair Y
Cynthia Hartley Vice chair Y
Sejal Patel Secretary Y
Dawn Boutelle Treasurer Y
Board members    
Matt Ashburn Social media lead Y
Brian Camus   Y
Marqui Lyons   Y
Erika Marshall   N
Jamie Berryhill   Y

AGENDA:

 

Open Hands

  • TNA introduced Open Hands — the housing nonprofit that purchased a 4 bedroom unit on Oates Street.

Art in the Alley

  • Scheduled for May 10th

TNA introduced plans to conduct a Community Survey

  • TNA updated the community on status of community survey plans.
  • Community feedback on inputs for the survey included:

o   Issues with utilities – someone had their gas lines freeze in the winter

o   People dumping in yards of vacant properties

o   How can people get involved “Call to Action”– attend meeting, writing letters, volunteering.

 

Discussion with Councilman Kenyan McDuffie

  • DC budget approval process

o   $10.7 billion dollar budget FY 2015

o   Council votes on budget at end of May

o   Updated members on budget autonomy suit

  • Zoning issues and concerns –Zoning Regulation Review

o   Deadline for community input has been extended to September

o   Is aware of Ward 5 community’s widespread concerns about:

  • pop-ups,
  • reduced parking requirements for developers,
  • maintaining walkability,
  • maintaining livability for seniors (ward 5 has highest population of seniors)

o   Problems with “matter of right” with respect to pop-ups and other types of high-density and expanded housing and use of “variances” to control/oversee these developments

o   Discussed engagement with Zoning Commission chair Anthony Hood, and the willingness of zoning commission to engage the public/community

o   Described how DC Council has no direct authority over Zoning Commission

o   Encouraged Community to reach out to Zoning Commission and the Office of Planning with concerns/suggestions

o   Community raised concerns about effectiveness of DCRA in enforcing stop orders/legal challenges, etc.

o   Identified zoning studies – like those completed in Georgetown and Ledroit Park – as mechanisms for changing overall zoning

  • Effectiveness of Fire/EMS services

o   Hearings have been held to address recent events/deaths

o   Discussed problems under consideration by council, including staffing, hours, labor/management issues, resource allocations

o   Community expressed frustration with noise pollution from sirens; informed that there are strict protocols dictating when sirens can be used and may be a problem with enforcement.

  • Homelessness

o   Lack of adequate shelters for homelessness – noticeable issue over the course of the winter

o   Described legislation proposed to address some of the problem, e.g., defining minimum standards for shelters, etc.

 

Message from TNA chair

  • Chair of TNA reiterated the intent of TNA to prepare a letter to Zoning Commission with suggestion changes and requests.
  • Reminded community that membership is required to vote on and participate in developing zoning-related suggestions/requests/statements prepared by TNA.

o   11 new members recruited

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, January 28

Please join us on January 28 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month, TNA will hold an election for a new Board of Directors, and we can’t do this without you! For more details on how to join TNA for just $5 per year, and on what it means to be on the Board of Directors, please see this post.

Additionally, MPD will share community updates on crime and safety, and KIPP DC will update us on the renovation of the Trinidad Rec. field.

A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing. If you are able to help distribute flyers, please stop by 1218 Oates St. NE and grab a handful from the box on the fence—your assistance is much appreciated.

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

TNA Jan 2014 Meeting

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, November 26

Please join us on November 26 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month Lock 7 Development will discuss their plans for a project at the corner of Florida Ave. and Orren St. NE, and MPD will share community updates on crime and safety.

A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing. If you are able to help distribute flyers, please stop by 1218 Oates St. NE and grab a handful from the box on the porch—your assistance is much appreciated.

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

TNA November 2013 meeting notice 1pp

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, October 22

Please join us on October 22 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month MPD will update us on their latest anti-crime initiatives, and we’ll learn more about Little Free Libraries. A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing and for providing ASL/English student interpreters for the meeting!

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

TNA October 2013 meeting notice

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, September 24

Please join us on September 24 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month a representative from Sustainable DC will share details about the new, 20-year plan to make the District the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the nation.
Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street, will update us on the organization’s expansion into Ward 5 to include Bladensburg and Benning Roads.
KIPP DC will discuss their plans for the Hamilton School.

As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!

TNA September 2013 meeting notice

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, June 25

Please join us on June 25 at Trinidad Rec Center!

**UPDATED flyer below – additional guests include Tree House Lounge and Holy Name Catholic Church.**

This month representatives from EDENS (the folks behind the new Union Market) will present details of the proposed Gateway Market & Residences project, which will be located at the corner of 4th St. and Florida Ave. NE. We’ll also have updates from MPD-5D and neighborhood ANCs. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements! After this meeting, we’ll be on summer break for July and August and will meet again on September 24.

A few additional updates to share:

TNA June 2013 meeting notice_UPDATED

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, May 28

Please join us on May 28 at Joe Cole Rec Center!

This month Nathaniel L. Murrell, III, a Certified Housing Counselor with the United Planning Organization (UPO), will join us to discuss home ownership opportunities. We’ll also have updates from MPD-5D and neighborhood ANCs. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements!

TNA May meeting notice

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, April 23

Please join us on April 23 at Trinidad Rec Center!

This month, Marilyn Kresky-Wolff, executive director of Open Arms Housing, Inc., will join us with an introduction and to share information on a new, permanent housing site in the neighborhood, and neighbor Dawn Boutelle will discuss the upcoming Deloitte IMPACT Day activities at both the Trinidad and Joe Cole Recreation Centers. We’ll also have updates from MPD-5D and neighborhood ANCs. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements!

TNA April 2013 meeting notice

moveDC community meeting: Tuesday, March 26

Join TNA at the Wards 5 and 6 moveDC Community Workshop!

In lieu of our monthly community meeting, TNA is encouraging neighbors to attend the upcoming Ward 5/6 moveDC Community Workshop on Tuesday, March 26. The meeting is 6-8:00 pm at Ludlow-Talyor Elementary School, 659 G Street NE.

There will be a brief presentation at 6:30pm to explain the purpose of moveDC, recap the moveDC Idea Exchange, and explain the activities for the evening. For the remainder of the meeting there will be interactive exhibits where you will be able to share your thoughts on neighborhood and citywide transportation issues. We look forward to seeing you there!

moveDC Community Workshops

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