Minutes – Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B

April 21, 2015 Regular Public Meeting

Approve May 18, 2015


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM, Commissioner Ronald Austin, Chair (and ANC 4B06) presiding. It was held at the MPD’s 4th District Community Room, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Also present were Commissioners 4B01 Andre Carley, 4B02 Frank Jones III, 4B03 Fred Grant, 4B04 Brenda Parks, 4B05 Brenda Speaks, 4B07 Judi Jones, 4B08 Barbara Rogers, and 4B09 Douglass Sloan. A quorum was present for all votes.


1) Approval of the Agenda


Commissioner Andre Carley moved that the agenda be approved as presented. Commissioner Sloan seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.


2) Resolution 15-0407 – Regarding Renewal of Class A Retail Liquor License – Georgia Avenue Food Barn, 6205 Georgia Avenue NW.


Commissioner Grant moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting the application of Georgia Avenue Food Barn to renew their Class A Retail Liquor License. Commissioner Frank Jones seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.


The adopted resolution:


RESOLVED:


That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B supports the application of Georgia Avenue Food Barn, ABRA-071950, for the renewal of its Class A Retail liquor license.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That the Commission designates Commissioner Fred Grant, ANC 4B03, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


Consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


3) Resolution 15-0408 – Regarding Renewal of Class A Retail Liquor License – Takoma Park Liquors, 6200 Eastern Avenue N.E.


Commissioner Rogers moved that the Commission adopt a resolution protesting the application of Takoma Park Liquors to renew their Class A Retail Liquor License on the basis of peace, order, quiet and parking. Commissioner Frank Jones seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.


The adopted resolution:


RESOLVED:


That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B protests the application of Takoma Park Liquors, ABRA-019598, for the renewal of its Class A Retail liquor license on the basis of concerns about peace, order, quiet and parking.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That the Commission designates Commissioner Barbara Rogers, ANC 4B08, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


Consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


4) Resolution 15-0409 – Regarding Renewal of Class A Retail Liquor License – Riggs Liquors, 5581 South Dakota Avenue N.E


Commissioner Sloan moved that the Commission adopt a resolution protesting the application of Riggs Liquors to renew its Class A Retail Liquor License on the basis of peace, order, quiet and parking, and because the required placard notifying the public of the application had not been posted. Commissioner Grant seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.


The adopted resolution:


RESOLVED:


That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B protests the application of Riggs Liquors, ABRA-060532, 5581 South Dakota Avenue N.E. for the renewal of its Class A Retail liquor license on the basis of concerns about peace, order, quiet, parking, and failure to display a placard describing the application for renewal of the license as required by law.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That the Commission designates Commissioner Douglass Sloan, ANC 4B09, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


Consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.





5) Resolution 15-0401 – Approving Proposed Rules of Procedure for ANC 4B


Commissioner Carley moved that the Commission adopt a resolution approving rules of procedure to govern Commission operations and meeting, and establishing standing committees for the Commission. Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 2 abstain.


The adopted resolution:


RESOLVED:



That Advisory Neighborhood Commission hereby approves the attached Rules of Procedure to govern the operations and meetings of the Commission.

RULES OF PROCEDURE


As provided by Article IX of the Bylaws of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B, the following procedural rules are adopted to enhance the efficiency and operation of the Commission:


I. Agenda


  1. A draft agenda shall be formulated at a planning meeting prior to the regular public meeting of the Commission.


  1. Any Commissioner wishing to add an agenda item shall do so by submitting a request at the monthly planning meeting.


  1. The agenda formulated at the planning meeting shall be publicized to the general public no later than four days before the public Commission meeting.


  1. The addition of agenda items on an emergency basis, that is, after the formulation and publication of the agenda, shall be presented to Commissioners at the public meeting in the form of a motion, duly seconded, to amend the agenda to add the item. Such motion must be approved by a majority vote.


  1. The full agenda as presented or as amended must be approved by a majority vote to become the official meeting agenda.


II. Submission of Proposed Actions to the Commission


  1. Any Commissioner or Committee proposing that the Commission takes action such as making recommendations, supporting or opposing D.C. Government agency actions that may affect the residents of ANC 4B, or any other matter, must submit the proposal in the form of a resolution.


  1. This resolution must be submitted to all Commissioners for review no later than the Thursday prior to the public Commission meeting at which the resolution shall be considered.


  1. Any resolution submitted later than this deadline or submitted at a Commission meeting without prior notice shall not be considered, unless two-thirds of Commissioners present vote to consider it.


III. Public Comment at Commission Meetings


A. As provided by DC Code Subchapter V, §1-309.11(b)(3), “Each Commission shall set aside a portion of each public meeting to hear the views of residents within the Commission area and other affected persons on problems or issues of concern within the Commission area and on proposed District government actions that affect the Commission area. Community views shall be adequately considered in positions taken by the Commission. . .”


B. The agenda of every Commission meeting shall provide a separate item identifying a period of public comment. This item shall be placed on the agenda so as to be most accessible and convenient for the public to participate.


C. The Chairperson of the Commission shall assure that the public shall be given the opportunity to comment on each action item on the agenda before the Commission votes on such item.


IV. Settlement Agreements


  1. The purpose of settlement agreements is to assure that the holders of liquor licenses operate with due regard to the peace, order and quiet of the neighborhoods in which they are located. The Chairperson of the Commission shall sign settlement agreements on behalf of the Commission. The Commissioner whose single-member district includes the location of the liquor license applicant (the “Commissioner of Jurisdiction”) may also sign agreements, but the signature of the Chairperson shall be required to make a settlement agreement binding and valid.


  1. The lead negotiator on every settlement agreement submitted to the Commission shall be the Commissioner of Jurisdiction. However, the Chairperson of the Commission shall also serve as an authorized negotiator and Commission representative on every settlement agreement. All other Commissioners shall have the right to participate in negotiations and discussions regarding settlement agreements, and, in the absence or disability of the Commissioner of Jurisdiction, shall be eligible to serve as the Commission representative.


  1. To be valid and binding, every settlement agreement must be reviewed by the Commission and approved by majority vote at a public meeting of the Commission before the Chairperson shall sign it on behalf of the Commission.


  1. To provide full opportunity for review, every settlement agreement shall be circulated to all Commissioners no later than seven calendar days before the Commission meeting at which it is to be considered for approval.


V. Committees


  1. The Chairpersons of standing and special committees may be either a commissioner or a resident of the Commission area.


  1. Standing committee chairpersons shall be appointed by majority vote of the Commission at its February meeting every year. The term of committee chairpersons shall continue until their successors are appointed.


  1. Special committee chairpersons shall be appointed by vote of the Commission at the meeting at which the special committee is created, or, at the discretion of the Commission, appointment may be deferred to the next meeting to provide time to recruit candidates from the general ANC 4B community.


  1. Membership of committees shall be open to all residents of ANC 4B., provided, however, that owners of businesses located within the Commission boundaries may serve on committees regardless of the location of their residences. Business owners whose businesses are located in ANC 4B and who reside within the boundaries of ANC 4B may serve on committees.


  1. Membership of every committee shall be limited to a maximum of nine people, including the Chair, provided, however, that the Commission may authorize a special committee to have more than nine members if such exception is deemed necessary by the Commission for the special committee to fulfill its assignment and the exception is approved by a majority vote of the Commission at the meeting at which the special committee is created. Not less than 60% of every committee’s members shall be All members of committees must be residents of ANC 4B. Not more than three members of every committee may be business owners. and owners of businesses located within the Commission boundaries.


  1. Committee members shall serve for the period of one year dated from May 1 to April 30, and may volunteer to renew their membership for additional one-year terms without limit.


  1. Committees shall advertise and recruit members from the day following the regular February public meeting through the first day of May of each year, or until the maximum number of members has been recruited, whichever comes first. Membership in all committees shall be closed for the year as of the second day of May.


  1. Any committee member who misses three consecutive committee meetings without being excused by the committee chairperson shall be dismissed from the committee and a replacement shall be recruited from the community. The advertising period for such recruitment shall be at least two weeks.


  1. Standing committee and special committee meetings shall be announced to the public at least seven calendar days in advance of the meeting day. All standing and special committee meetings shall be open to the public.


VI. Jurisdiction and Duties of Committees


A. It shall be the policy of this Commission that, as far as practicable, all issues considered by the Commission shall first be referred to either a Standing or Special Committee, as appropriate. Such Committee shall review the issue, hear presentations from parties involved in the issue, and make recommendations on how to deal with the issue to the full Commission. These recommendations shall be in the form of a draft resolution. In particular, all issues related to zoning, historic preservation, liquor licenses, use of public space, public safety, education and transportation shall be referred to the appropriate Committee for consideration and recommendations.


B. The Standing Committees of ANC 4B are hereby established through these procedural rules. These rules establishing Committees supersede any previous Commission resolution or other action creating standing committees, which are hereby rendered null and void. The Standing Committees are:


Design Review

The Design Review Committee shall review all applications and proposals relating to development, design, historic preservation, and zoning. Applications to D.C. Government agencies, including the Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Historic Preservation Review Board and the Public Space Committee of the District Department of Transportation shall be submitted to and reviewed by the Committee, which shall make recommendations to the full Commission on all such matters.

Education/Libraries/Recreation

The Education Committee shall make recommendations to the full Commission on all issues related to schools, libraries, public parks, and recreation.


Public Safety/Alcoholic Beverages

The Public Safety Committee shall review and recommend action to the Commission on all issues affecting liquor, restaurant, retail and entertainment licenses. Among other things, applications for new liquor licenses, renewal of liquor licenses or substantial changes to liquor licenses, and proposed settlement agreements shall be submitted to the committee for review, and the committee shall recommend action on each such matter to the full Commission. In addition, the Committee shall review all issues affecting public safety and law enforcement in ANC 4B, and shall consult regularly with representatives of the Metropolitan Police Department and the Fire/EMS Department regarding public safety issues. The Committee shall recommend actions to the Commission as appropriate.





Public Works/Infrastructure

The Committee shall make recommendations to the Commission on all matters related to public transportation, roads, water and public utility regulation, and other public works projects


C. The roles, missions and tasks of special committees shall be assigned by the

Commission in the form of a written statement of duties and issues to be considered. This written statement, in the form of an official resolution, shall be adopted by majority vote of the Commission at the regular public meeting at which the special committee is created.


D. All committees may consider and make recommendations to the full Commission regarding potential Commission action on any issue of concern within each Committee’s jurisdiction. All such recommendations shall be in the form of a written resolution submitted to the Commission in advance of a public meeting in conformance with Section II of these Rules of Procedure.


E. The Chairperson shall assure that appropriate matters are referred to the proper committee for review and recommendation before coming to the full Commission for action. Commissioners shall assure that they notify appropriate committees in a timely manner of issues in their single-member districts that fall under committee jurisdiction.


F. The quorum required to conduct business for standing and special committees shall be defined as not less than five committee members.


G. All votes of standing and special committees shall be recorded as roll call votes so that members of all committees shall be on record regarding recommendations and other committee actions.


H. The proceedings of all standing and special committees shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order, except where they are not consistent with District law, ANC 4B’s Bylaws, or these Rules of Procedure.


VII. Use of Commission Facilities by Other Groups


A. The office, conference room, and other facilities of the Commission may be available to non-profit, community organizations for their use.


B. Organizations eligible to use Commission facilities shall be located in and provide services to the area and citizens within the boundaries of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B.


C. In order to use Commission facilities, an organization shall submit an application through a sitting Commissioner, who shall serve as the organization’s sponsor. The application shall fully identify the organization, describe its purposes and services, specify the reason(s) for the request to use Commission facilities and the dates and times of such use. Approved use shall be primarily for organization meetings.

D. The application shall be reviewed by the Commission and either approved or disapproved by majority vote at a properly noticed public meeting.


E. Use of the office and conference room shall be free of charge to approved organizations. However, costs of any use of the copier or other Commission equipment shall be reimbursed to the Commission.


F. The sponsoring Commissioner, or another Commissioner, or Commission staff shall be present in the office during the use of the facilities by the organization.


VIII. Transition and Orientation for Newly-elected Commissioners


A. To assure the efficient operation of the Commission and continuity of service to constituents, the Chairperson and all Commissioners shall assure that newly- elected Commissioners not already serving on the Commission shall, upon official certification as duly elected by the Board of Elections and Ethics, receive all papers, documents, e-mails and other communications relevant to Commission business, including, but not limited to, information on budgets, grants, Treasurer’s reports, committee reports, notices of public hearings by agencies of the District Government, proposed motions, draft amendments to bylaws, and any other relevant information.


B. The Chairperson shall cause a meeting to be scheduled as soon as practicable after new Commissioners have been certified as duly elected by the Board of Elections and Ethics to provide orientation to new Commissioners and to answer questions and make arrangements for the transfer of files and other materials from their predecessors. This meeting shall be open to all Commissioners, but at a minimum, the Chairperson and the Treasurer shall conduct the orientation.


IX. Parliamentary Authority for Commission Meetings


Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Edition, shall be the parliamentary authority for the conduct of Commission meetings in all cases in which it is not inconsistent with the Commission Bylaws or these Rules of Procedures.


X. Authority and Amendment of Procedural Rules


A. The public meetings and the conduct of the business of the Commission shall be governed by these rules, and any procedure or process inconsistent with these rules shall not be permitted.


B. These rules may be amended by majority vote of the Commission. Any proposed amendment shall be submitted to Commissioners for their consideration not less than one month before the meeting at which such amendment will be considered for approval.





XI. Implementation of Procedural Rules

A. These rules shall become effective immediately upon adoption by the Commission by majority vote at a properly noticed public meeting at which a quorum is present, except for Section III, Committees.


B. Implementation of Section III, Committees, shall be governed by the following procedure:


  1. Committee Chairpersons of Standing Committees shall be elected at the next public meeting following the meeting at which these rules are adopted.


  1. Initial recruitment of committee members shall be for a period of thirty days beginning on the day of the public meeting at which Standing Committee Chairpersons are elected.


  1. Standing Committee Chairpersons, with the assistance of Commission support staff, shall advertise and recruit initial members of Standing Committees for the thirty-day period specified above, or until the maximum number of committee members has been recruited, whichever comes first.


  1. Standing Committee Chairpersons shall serve from the date of their election through the calendar year following, until the next February Commission meeting, at which time their term shall expire and election of Chairpersons shall occur. For example, if Standing Committee Chairpersons are elected at the May, 2015 meeting, they shall serve until the February, 2016 public meeting, at which time elections of Chairpersons shall be held.


  1. Initial Standing Committee members shall serve from the date of their recruitment until May of 2016, at which time committee members or their successors shall be recruited for the next term as defined in Section V.


  1. The schedule of elections and committee recruitment specified in Section V shall be in effect from that point forward.


6) Resolution 15-0402 – Amending Recommendations Regarding ZC 14-22, Text and Map Amendment to Create and Implement the Walter Reed Zone

Commissioner Speaks moved that the Commission adopt a resolution amending the Commission’s recommendations regarding the proposed Walter Reed zone. Commissioner Parks seconded the motion. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain.


The adopted resolution:


Commissioner Brenda Speaks, ANC 4B-05, submits the following amendment to Resolution R15-0202 to ANC 4B on April 21, 2015. This amendment requests that Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B does support the key provisions in the Proposed Text and Map Amendment for the Walter Reed site. The following observations and recommendations are submitted to the Zoning Commission for its consideration and response:


Height and Design







RESOLVED:





Affordable Housing


The LRA has met the most stringent commitment to affordable housing, and has acted early to fund this housing. Priorities reflect those of Ward 4 for affordable senior housing (Ward 4 has the largest senior population of the entire city), homeless housing for veterans and seniors, and inclusionary zoning provisions. The affordable housing includes over:



RESOLVED:


That, in view of the severe shortage of available affordable housing, the Commission strongly recommends that the LRA maintain its commitment to 432 units of affordable housing as shown above to meet community based priorities at Walter Reed.


Transportation and Parking




RESOLVED:


That the Commission recommends:




FURTHER RESOLVED:


That Commissioner Brenda Speaks, is hereby authorized to serve as the Commission's representative in all matters relating to this resolution.




FURTHER RESOLVED:


That, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


Consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


7) Resolution 15-0403 – Regarding ZC 14-13 – Office of Planning -- Text Amendments to Chapters 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 19, 26, 27m 29, 33: Definitions, Use Permissions, and Size Restrictions for Rooftop Penthouses -- Recommending a Moratorium on Pop-ups


Commissioner Sloan moved that the Commission adopt a resolution making recommendations regarding rooftop penthouses and a moratorium on pop-ups. Commissioner Carley seconded the motion. Following discussion, Commissioner Austin moved that consideration of the resolution be postponed to the Commission’s May 18, 2015 public meeting. Commissioner Frank Jones seconded the motion. The motion was adopted 8 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain.


8) : Resolution 15-0404 – Recommendations Regarding the Coolidge High School Modernization


Commissioner Frank Jones moved that the Commission adopt a resolution regarding the modernization of Coolidge High School. Commissioner Grant seconded the motion. Following discussion, Commissioner Grant moved to postpone consideration of the resolution to the May 18, 2015 meeting. Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion. The motion was not adopted, 3 yes, 6 no.


Commissioner Sloan moved to amend the resolution by striking “including the simultaneous development of accommodations for a middle school” from the first bullet paragraph under the first “Resolved.” Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion. The motion was not adopted, 2 yes, 7 no.


The main motion was adopted, 7 yes, 2 no.


The adopted resolution:


Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B takes note of the following:










RESOLVED:


That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B strongly recommends:






FURTHER RESOLVED:


That the Commission designates Commissioner Fred Grant, ANC 4B03, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out his representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


Consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


9) Resolution 15-0405 – Opposing Mayor Bowser’s Proposed Legislation regarding the Attorney General


Commissioner Austin moved that the Commission adopt a resolution opposing Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed legislation affecting the independence of the elected Attorney General. Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion. The motion was adopted

unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.

The adopted resolution:


Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B takes note of the following:








RESOLVED:


That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B strongly recommends that the Mayor and City Council respect the overwhelming majority vote for an elected and independent DC Attorney General and uphold the letter and spirit of DC Law 18-160.  The Attorney General must remain independent and accountable to the people of the District of Columbia.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That the Commission designates Commissioner Ron Austin, ANC 4B06, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out his representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


Consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


10) Resolution 15-0406 – Opposing Mayor Bowser’s Proposed Action Regarding the Office of Tenant Advocate


Commissioner Austin moved that the Commission adopt a resolution opposing Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed actions affecting the independence of the Office of Tenant Advocate. Commissioner Judi Jones seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.


The adopted resolution:


Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B takes note of the following:






.

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B strongly recommends that the Mayor and City Council act to protect tenant residents of the District of Columbia by maintaining the independence and effectiveness of the Office of Tenant Advocate and remove proposals from the Budget Support Act that would compromise that independence.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That the Commission designates Commissioner Ron Austin, ANC 4B06, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


That, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out his representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED:


Consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


Community Concerns








: The following people addressed the Commission with concerns:


1) Ms. Natalie Snyder, Community Ambassador for the Office on Aging and Seniors Ambassador for Long and Foster Real Estate, said she was working with seniors on the issue of “cluttering” or “decluttering” and hoarding. She conducts seminars on cluttering and how to get rid of unwanted items from the home. She discussed the possibility of a grant from the Commission to support her work.


2) Mr. Villareal Johnson, Kids Smiles, briefly discussed his non-profit organization, which provides free dental services and dental health education to lower-income children and families. He is hoping for the support of the Commission.


3) Ms. Faith Wheeler, ANC 4B02, said she was concerned about the zoning of the Walter Reed site, especially the height issue. She also urged the Commission to recommend and support a minimum of 20% affordable housing on the site. She also presented a concern from another resident, who wants to maintain the independence of the Attorney General, as overwhelmingly approved by the voters in a 2010 referendum.


4) Mr. Michael Sindram, ANC 4B02, asked the Commission to express opposition to the continued funding of the streetcar project. He approved of the DC Fire Department giving preference to DC residents when hiring. He advocated that police body camera footage should be available to the public. Mr. Sindram also asked that the many candidates for the City Council seat combine to support one candidate to prevent the current front runner from being elected.


5) Mr. Fisher, representing the Attorney General, gave a brief overview of the services and programs of the office, especially consumer protection programs, affordable housing, public safety and juvenile justice, and contract fraud.


Presentations and Reports


1) Mr. Jesse Chancellor, President and CEO, National Children’s Center, discussed the Center’s programs and services.


2) Ms. Elin Zurbrigg, Deputy Director, Mi Casa, discussed the intergenerational affordable housing project at 6985 Georgia Avenue N.W.


3) Commissioner Grant, Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’ Report:


As of March 31, 2015 the Industrial Bank checking account balance was $ 5,763.83.


Balance – 2/27/15 $ 3,253.58



Income – 3/1/15-3/31/15


Interest $ 0.15

D.C. Allotment $ 4,245.17


Expenditures – 3/1/15-3/31/15 $ 1,735.07


Ending balance – 3/31/15 $ 5,763.83

As of March 31, 2015, the Industrial Bank savings account balance was $50,646.50.


Interest income – 1/1/15-3/31/15 $ 12.49


Ending balance – 3/31/15 $50,646.50



5) Commissioner Judi Jones presented the draft minutes of the March 23, 2015 public meeting. Commissioner Judi Jones noted that the first person recorded under Community Concerns should be identified as living in ANC 4B01. Commissioner Judi Jones moved that the minutes be approved as corrected. Commissioner Frank Jones seconded the motion. The minutes as corrected were adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:42 PM.