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:






RESOLVED:





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

4B03 Knickerbocker

4B06 Austin

4B08 Rogers

4B09 Sloan


The adopted resolution:


RESOLVED:


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.