Minutes – Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B
April 12, 2016 Special Public Meeting
Approved at the April 25, 2016 regular public meeting
The meeting was called to order at 7:13 PM, Commissioner Douglass Sloan, Vice-Chair (and ANC 4B09) 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 Scot Knickerbocker, 4B04 Brenda Parks, 4B05 Brenda Speaks, 4B08 Barbara Rogers, and 4B09 Douglass Sloan. Commissioner Austin, 4B06, Chair, joined the meeting later. A quorum was present for all votes.1
1) Consideration of the Agenda
Commissioner F. Jones III moved that a resolution regarding Coolidge High School modernization be added to the agenda. Commissioner Sloan seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 7 yes, 0 no The amended agenda was approved unanimously, 7 yes, 0 no.
2) Resolution 4B-16-0402 -- Recommendations Regarding the Modernization
of Calvin Coolidge Senior High School
Commissioner Andre Carley moved that the Commission adopt a resolution making recommendations to the District of Columbia Public Schools regarding the modernization of Coolidge High School. Commissioner Knickerbocker seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 7 yes, 0 no.
The adopted resolution:
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) takes note of the following:
Concerns continue to be expressed about delays in the proposed modernization of Coolidge High School and possible cuts to its funding.
Coolidge is now the only public high school in the District of Columbia which has not been modernized.
ANC 4B adopted Resolution 15-0404, making recommendations regarding the modernization of Coolidge High School, at its April 21, 2015 meeting (attached).
That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B reaffirms Resolution 15-0404 and incorporates it by reference;
That the Commission strongly recommends and urges that this project be given high priority, expedited and completed in the shortest possible time;
That the Commission strongly urges and recommends that there be no reductions in the budgeted funds available to complete the full project.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission designates Commissioner Scot Knickerbocker, 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/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, that 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) Meeting Recess
At 7:25 PM, the meeting was recessed to await the arrival of Commissioner Austin, Commission Chair.
At 7:43 PM, the Commission meeting reconvened with Commissioner Austin in the Chair.
4) Resolution 4B-16-0403 – Recommendations Regarding Ward 4 Transitional Housing
Commissioner Austin moved that the Commission adopt a resolution making recommendations regarding the Mayor’s proposed transitional housing program for the homeless.. Commissioner Sloan seconded the motion.
Following discussion, Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that consideration of the resolution be postponed to the April 25, 2016 regular public meeting. Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion. The motion to postpone was adopted by voice vote, 8 yes, 0 no.
5) Resolution 4B-16-0401 – Removal of Commissioner Judi Jones, ANC 4B07, from the Office of Secretary of the Commission
Commissioner Austin moved that the Commission adopt a resolution removing Commissioner Judi Jones, ANC 4B07, from the office of Secretary. Commissioner Carley seconded the motion.
The Commission adopted the motion by roll call vote, 6 yes, 1 no, 1 abstain.
The roll call vote:
YES NO ABSTAIN
4B01 Carley 4B05 Speaks 4B04 Parks
4B02 F. Jones III
The adopted resolution:
That Commissioner Judi Jones, ANC 4B07, currently serving as Secretary of the Commission, is removed from that office effective immediately;
That an election to fill the vacancy in the office of Secretary shall be conducted at this public meeting, April 12, 2016.
6) Election of Secretary
Commissioner Austin called for an election to fill the office of Secretary.
Commissioner Austin nominated Commissioner Carley for Secretary
Commissioner Rogers nominated Commissioner Parks for Secretary
Commissioner Austin declared nominations closed and called for the election.
The vote was Carley, 4 votes, Parks 3 votes.
Commissioner Carley was declared Secretary of the Commission.
Commissioner Knickerbocker moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.
1 Commissioner Judi Jones, 4B07, was present in the audience but did not respond to the roll call and did not participate in the meeting.