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Video of the August ANC 5D Meeting

Miss the recent ANC meeting on August 11th?

A resident of Carver-Langston takes video of our ANC meetings, as they are public forums. The videos are available to watch on YouTube if you want to keep up with events in ANC 5D. The links below are to the Twitter notices of the videos and a link to the videos on YouTube. The videos are in sections to facilitate taping and uploading/downloading files.

Video Part 1 notice: https://twitter.com/ehm742006/status/631472773886517248

Part 1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iE8W3SKHuM&feature=youtu.be&a

Video Part 2 notice: https://twitter.com/ehm742006/status/631477987427356672

Part 2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFF92cgqGTo&feature=youtu.be&a  

Video Part 3 notice: https://twitter.com/ehm742006/status/631479935132135424

Part 3 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVTu9ncnDmk&feature=youtu.be&a

Video Part 4 notice: https://twitter.com/ehm742006/status/631479970142003200

Part 4 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjDVF3NOC7A&feature=youtu.be&a

ANC Recall Election Process

There have been some recent developments in Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 5D that merit highlighting as they impact the Trinidad neighborhood. Two of three ANC Commissioners in Trinidad are being recalled along with one Commissioner from Carver Langston. TNA cannot set forth an opinion unless there is a vote of paid members or a special meeting organized and properly noticed at least 7 days in advance to discuss the issues. While TNA cannot weigh in on merits of the allegations, there is concern that if the recalls are successful Trinidad will be lacking representation for an undetermined amount of time. Residents should be aware of the process initiated and underway as well as consider potential impact of gaps in elected leadership.

For additional information on ANC meetings, you can listen to audio of most recent meetings online. Some meetings are also on YouTube or on blogs or Twitter feeds (#ANC5D). The DC Board of Elections has detailed information on the recall process. You can view that site here for information. Specifics on the three recall petitions are briefly outlined below.

On July 10th, George “Action” Jackson, resident and candidate in the last election, filed paperwork with DCBOEE to recall ANC 5D06 Commissioner Yvonne Buggs and resident Steve Motley filed paperwork to recall ANC 5D03 Commissioner Adam Roberts. On July 16th, Darlene Miles Harrison, resident and candidate in the last election, filed paperwork to recall ANC 5D02 Commissioner Keisha Shropshire. Each Commissioner was served with a notice of intent to recall letter from DCBOEE with the petitioners’ statement of reasons for the recall. The elected officials were then given opportunity to prepare a written response of 200 words.

In their August 5th meeting (agenda at nr_1739), DCBOEE reviewed all three petitions and responses. As there were no changes to the statements provided by petitioners or Commissioners, the board approved the draft petitions as final for circulation (see below for copies). DCBOEE does not investigate allegations in the notice of intent to recall; they simply verify that what was submitted to them is included in entirety on the petition to be circulated. Once approved, the petitioners were to make double side copies that have both statements affixed on page one*. They can then begin collecting signatures from 10% of the registered voters in the Single Member District (SMD). The numbers established by DCBOEE, based on registered voters at a given date just prior to the date the petitions were submitted, are 181 signatures in ANC 5D06, 166 signatures in ANC 5D03, and 160 signatures in ANC 5D02. All petitions are to be returned to DCBOEE on October 5, 2015. If all signatures are validated by DCBOEE, there will be a special election called in each SMD to vote for/against a recall of the Commissioner previously elected.

If successful in the recall election, there will not be representation at the ANC level in those SMDs until such time as another special election is held and a new candidate duly elected and sworn in. In this scenario, the seven person ANC 5D would be reduced to four with only one representative from Trinidad. That would impact Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) protests; work with the Bureau of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) on variances and special exceptions, including for those residents that need to seek exception; and resident input on traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District’s annual budget. These are areas where the ANC is given weight on policies and procedures. (See http://anc.dc.gov/page/about-anc for information on the role of the ANC).

Again, the intent of this posting is to be informative and provide links for additional information but not express an opinion or discuss allegations made by petitioners. DC residents were given right to recall any elected official in 1979 with passage of the Initiative, Referendum, and Recall Procedures Act. If you have questions or concerns about this process, please contact the Office of the ANC, DCBOEE, a Councilmember, your Commissioner, or other elected official.

A-Roberts Y_Buggs K_Shropshire

* A DCBOEE staff person did make those copies for 2 of the 3 petitioners in the DCBOEE offices, which may or may not be permitted by DCBOEE procedures.

Commissioner Shropshire Hosts SMD 5D02 Meeting Saturday

trinidad smdsAdvisory Neighborhood Commission

Single Member District 5D02

Community Meeting

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

11:00 am1:00 pm

Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE

Agenda

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • 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

Email: 5d02@anc.dc.gov

Twitter: @shropanc5d02

Facebook: Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire

ANC 5D Meeting Tuesday; Past Meeting Minutes Finally Approved

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
7:00 PM

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.

anc ltr to community

Ltr to Community

Minutes January 13 Mtg

Minutes February 10 Mtg

Attachment for Feb 10 Minutes

Minutes March 10 Mtg

Minutes April 14 Meeting

Minutes May 12 Mtg

Special ANC 5D Meeting Set for Thursday July 2nd

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION (ANC) 5D
NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
FIFTH DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, 1805 BLADENSBURG RD, NE
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Per DC Code § 1–309.11.3.c and ANC 5D Bylaws § V.4, Commissioners Blacknell, Buggs, Lee, Roberts and Shropshire have requested a Special Meeting of ANC 5D to address the below agenda items. Per the bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order, only the below items may be discussed at this Special Meeting.

AGENDA

1. Roll Call 7:00 – 7:05

2. Letter of Support for Zoning Variances 7:05 – 7:25

Pierce Investments, LLC (1124 Florida Ave NE)

3. Approval of Minutes 7:25 – Close

a. January 13, 2015 monthly meeting
b. January 23, 2015 special meeting
c. February 10, 2015 monthly meeting
d. March 10, 2015 monthly meeting
e. April 14, 2015 monthly meeting
f. May 12, 2015 monthly meeting
g. May 22, 2015 special meeting

4. Adjourn

ANC 5D06 Meeting on Pierce Investment Project on Florida Ave

SMD5D06 June 26 Commissioner Yvonne Buggs is holding another meeting with representatives from Pierce Investments in regard to their development project at 1124 – 1126 Florida Ave NE. The developers have made changes to previously presented plans for the large condo complex planned for the former Avilla auto repair shop.  The meeting is Friday June 26th at 7pm at New Samaritan Baptist Church, 1100 Florida Ave NE.

Read related posts about this project noted below.

ANC 5D Meeting Tuesday June 9th

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D Monthly Meeting Tuesday June 9th 7-8:30 pm Fifth District; 1805 Bladensburg Rd

AGENDA

  1. Greetings………Commissioner Kathy Henderson
  2. Roll Call……….Commissioner Yvonne Buggs
  3. Public Safety Report………Commander Dierdre Porter, Commander William Fitzgerald
  4. Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs…….Tommie Jones, Malik Williams
  5. Sandra Mattavous Frye……….Peoples Counsel, Office of People’s Counsel
  6. Pearson Developers: 1124-1126 Florida Ave…..Eric M. Daniel, Associate Attorney/Team
  7. Ward 5 Councilmember…….Laisha Dougherty
  8. Administrative Matters
    1. Treasurer’s Report………Commissioner Keisha Shropshire
    2. Approval of Minutes……….Commissioner Yvonne Buggs
  9. Citizen’s Concerns
  10. Announcements……..Legislation, Zoning Rewrite Update
  11. Adjournment

Commissioners:

PetaGay Lewis, 5D01
Keisha Shropshire, 5D02……………..Treasurer
Adam Roberts, 5D03
Bernice Blacknell, 5D0………….Parliamentarian
Kathy Henderson, 5D05…………Chairperson
Yvonne Buggs, 5D06…………..Secretary
Clarence Lee, 5D07…………….Vice Chairperson

Listen to audio recordings of past ANC 5D meetings at Ward 5 Audio Archive The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District’s annual budget. Learn more at anc.dc.gov

ANC 5D02 Meeting to Discuss Kovak’s Liquor License Renewal

Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Single Member District 5D02

Community Meeting with Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:003:00 p.m.

Trinidad Recreation Center

1310 Childress Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  1. PSA506 Public Safety Update & Community Concerns – DC Metropolitan Police Department
  1. Kovak’s Liquor License RenewalKovak's

Community constituents will share their perspectives regarding Kovak’s Liquor, current community challenges, and discuss strategies for improving the community. Please come prepared to share your ideas and recommendations.

  1. Closing/Wrap-up

RSVP to Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire at:

Phone: (404) 245-6772  or (202) 688-5443

Email: 5d02@anc.dc.gov

Twitter: @shropanc5d02

Facebook: Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire

Bodega Market Seeks to Add Spirits to Beer/Wine Sales

Bodega Market

The Bodega Market 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.

Expect the owners to come before the ANC to ask for community support. 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:                    May 15, 2015

Petition Date:                    June 29, 2015

Hearing Date:                    July 13, 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

ANC 5D TO HOLD SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING FRIDAY MAY 22ND

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION (ANC) 5D

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

FIFTH DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, 1805 BLADENSBURG RD, NE

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Per DC Code § 1–309.11.3.c and ANC 5D Bylaws § V.4, Commissioners Blacknell, Buggs, Lee, Roberts and Shropshire have requested a Special Meeting of ANC 5D to address the below agenda items. Per the bylaws, only the below items may be discussed at this Special Meeting.

AGENDA

  1. Roll Call                                                            7:00-7:05
  2. 5D Liquor License Protest(s)                            7:05-7:25
  3. Approval of Minutes                                         7:25-7:50
    1. January 13, 2015 monthly meeting
    2. January 23, 2015 special meeting
    3. February 10, 2015 monthly meeting
    4. March 10, 2015 monthly meeting
    5. April 14, 2015 monthly meeting
  4. Approval of FY15 Q2 Financial Report                      7:50-7:55
  5. Letter of Support for Level 2 Development’s (320 Florida Ave., NE)              7:55-8:00
  6. Adjourn

ANC 5D Special Meeting Notice – May 22 2015

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