ANC 4A JUNE 2017 MEETING MINUTES

Minutes – Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A

June 6, 2017 Regular Public Meeting



The meeting was held in the community meeting room, MPD 4th District Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Avenue N.W. Commissioner Stephen Whatley, Chair (and ANC 4A01) called the meeting to order at 7:23 PM. Also present were Commissioners 4A01 Phyllis Green, 4A02 Stacey Lincoln, 4A04 Patience Singleton, 4A05 Deborah Pope, 4A06 Karrye Braxton, 4A07 Dave Wilson and 4A08 Gale Black. A quorum was present for all votes.



1) Approval of the Agenda



Commissioner Braxton moved to approve the agenda. Commissioner Lincoln seconded the motion. The motion was approved, 8 yes, 0 no.



2) Consent Calendar



The following resolutions were adopted without objection:



Resolution: Recommendation Regarding a Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Draft Advisory Opinion



Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A (“the Commission”) takes note of the following:



· On April 10, 2017, Mr. Darren Sobin, Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA), issued a draft Advisory Opinion addressing the applicability of the District of Columbia Code of Ethics (the Code) to the official conduct of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs).



· The Director noted that there have been numerous inquiries from ANCs regarding the compatibility of their conduct in various situations with the Code.



· The Advisory Opinion is intended to provide interpretive guidance to ANCs in order to assist them in determining proper conduct in a wide variety of situations.



· The deadline for comment on the Advisory Opinion has been extended to June 21, 2017.



· The Commission has carefully reviewed the Advisory Opinion.



RESOLVED:



That the Commission finds the Advisory Opinion provides useful and very important guidance to Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and offers valuable clarification of the ethical standards and obligations of ANCs. The Commission supports the draft Advisory Opinion and recommends its issuance as presented.





Resolution: Opposing Delay in Construction of a Swimming Pool at Walter Reed



Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A (“the Commission”) takes note of the following:



· The Mayor’s Budget moves funding for the WR Aquatic Center to 2023.



· DPR believes that everyday living should be filed with activity and engagement and ANC 4A agrees. With DPR’s renewed focus on improving the quality of life for all District residents and ensuring sustainable future, the city has also turned its attention to a foundation what makes DC a great place to live; its parks and recreation system.



· For years, 4A residents have not had a place nearby to go swimming. The closest DC locations are the Takoma Recreation Center and the Upsher Recreation Center. For years, some neighbors belonged to the private pool at the Blairs Apartments right over the border in Maryland. The pool sadly closed.



· After long hot summers, neighbors decided to pursue options through ANC4A, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and the Walter Reed Community Advisory Group (WRCAC). DPR has determined that ANC 4A is eligible for 2 aquatics facilities. DPR completed an agency master plan and determined that there was a serious gap of aquatic services in Ward 4 and in particular ANC 4A.



· Commissioner Whatley provided ANC 4A which provided DPR and the WRCAC information which showed that the nearest aquatics centers were three miles away. Although the proposed WR aquatics and wellness center site is located in 4A it will support residents throughout ANC 4A and ANC 4B. The WR Master Developer, Hines-Urban Atlantic–Triden, concurs with the location of an aquatics and wellness center on the WR site. DPR requested $5 million in FY16 to construct 2 new outdoor aquatic and wellness centers in ANC 4A. This includes a new pool deck and shell as well as all the necessary mechanical system required; and conversion of the adjacent buildings into the pool house and wellness center at WR. This project is necessary because the Agency Master Plan shows level of service gap for aquatic centers in ANC 4A. Walter Reed was the first site identified for one of these facilities the second will be identified later. $2.5 million was been requested for WR and $2.5 million for a site in ANC 4A to be determined later.



· ANC 4A, with a quorum present, resolved on November 21, 2014, that, upon considering the foregoing at the meeting, a majority of the duly named Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A, by a vote of 6 of 7 voted to support the request for an outdoor aquatic center at Walter Reed with 1 voting Present. This vote gives “Great Weight” to the initial request for an aquatics and wellness center for WR. Also, this vote covered $5 million for aquatics and wellness centers in ANC 4A.



· ANC 4A must note that the WRCAC and ANC 4B, the neighboring ANC, voted to support an aquatics and wellness center at Walter Reed.







RESOLVED:



That ANC 4A requests that the funding for the Walter Reed Aquatics Center be placed in the 2018 or 2019 budget.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



ANC 4A acknowledges that there may be a timing issue on the site but under no circumstance should building of the aquatics center start in 2023, almost 10 years from the original request. 2023 is more than 5 years from now.





FURTHER RESOLVED:



That Commissioner Stephen A. Whatley is hereby authorized to serve as the Commission’s representative.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



That, in the event the designated representative Commissioners cannot carry out their 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: Recommending Modification of the Liquor License Moratorium in ANC 4A03



Commissioner Whatley moved that the Commission adopt a resolution recommending that the moratorium on new liquor licenses in Ward 4 be modified for specific sites within the boundaries of single-member district ANC 4A03. Commissioner Braxton seconded the motion.



The motion was adopted by roll call vote, 5 yes, 1 no, 2 abstain











The roll call vote:



YES NO ABSTAIN

4A01 Green 4A08 Black 4A02 Lincoln

4A03 Whatley 4A05 Pope

4A04 Singleton

4A06 Braxton

4A07 Wilson



The adopted resolution:



Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A (“the Commission”) takes note of the following:



· The present law (Chapter 3 of Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code) prohibited the issuance of new Class B and Class D alcoholic beverage licenses in Ward 4 with the exception of ANC SMD 4C07. (See Attachment 1). This was a targeted Ward 4 Moratorium Zone.



· Subsequently, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABRA) adopted proposed modifications to the law on May 11, 2016. These modifications authorized the selling of Class B and Class D (beer and wine) at “Full Service Grocers” The requirements are listed in Attachment 2.



· The law requires that amendments to the “Full Service Grocer” law for grocers who propose to locate in the Parks at Walter Reed, located in ANC 4A SMD 4A03 require changes to the law. ABRA cannot take action on its own.



· There is presently no full service grocer in ANC 4A. There are full service grocers in ANC 4B and in nearby Silver Spring, as well as, Connecticut Avenue NW and Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

· The neighbors (ANC 4A03), as well as the Brightwood, Shepherd Park and Takoma list serves) were contacted in early February 2017 with the issue of attracting a Full Service Grocer to ANC SMD 4A03. ANC 4A03 and ANC 4A02 did separate surveys and will request separate actions on the Moratorium.



· The results of the ANC 4A03 survey showed 99 percent of the responders 389 of 394 were in favor of a new grocer in SMD. 92 percent, 362 of 404 responders were in favor of the new full service grocer being authorized to sell beer and wine for off-site consumption. Lastly 76 percent 283 of 373 responders were in favor of on-site consumption. ( See Attachment 5)



· The proposed location Full Service Grocer will be approximately 1 mile from the DCI School which is also located on the Walter Reed Campus. The location is in line with the distance from the Wisconsin Avenue Safeway, located at 1855 Wisconsin Avenue NW and Hyde-Addison Elementary School located at 3219 O Street NW. (Approximately 1.1 miles). It is also in line with the distance from the Giant at 3336 Wisconsin Avenue and Eaton Elementary School a distance of ½ mile. (See Attachment 6)

· The Walter Reed has a homeless veteran’s facility within ½ mile of the proposed locations of the Full Service Grocers. HELP a homeless veteran’s advocacy group will provide addiction services to mitigate opportunity for these veterans to misuse alcohol purchased from the Full Service Grocers.



· Based on information provided by the Metropolitan Police Department, there have been no issues concerning illegal alcohol consumption at the Full Service Grocers listed above.



RESOLVED:



· That ANC 4A supports relief from the Ward 4 Moratorium for ANC SMD 4A03.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



· That no other ANC 4A SMD, outside of ANC 4A03, is hereby requesting relief from the Ward 4 moratorium.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



· That Councilmember Brandon Todd take action to amend the law as required to provide Full Service Grocers located in ANC 4A SMD 4A03 the opportunity to apply for Class B and Class D licenses.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



That Commissioner Stephen A. Whatley is hereby authorized to serve as the Commission’s representative.

FURTHER RESOLVED:



That, in the event the designated representative Commissioners cannot carry out their 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) Rescinding Support for Closing of a Public Alley at the Site of the Jamal’s Gateway DC Development and Opposing Bill 22-057



Commissioner Lincoln moved that the Commission rescind its support for the alley closing at the development site and oppose DC Council Bill 22-057, which would authorize said closure. Commissioner Singleton seconded the motion.



The motion was adopted by roll call vote, 5 yes, 2 no, 1 abstain.



The roll call vote:



YES NO ABSTAIN



4A02 Lincoln 4A01 Green 4A07 Wilson

4A03 Whatley 4A06 Braxton

4A04 Singleton

4A05 Pope

4A08 Black



The adopted resolution:



Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A (“the Commission”) takes note of the following:



o On September 1, 2015, the Commission voted to support the application of Jemal’s Gateway DC LLC (“the Applicant”) to the Zoning Commission for approval of a Consolidated Planned Unit Development (“PUD”) at Georgia and Eastern Avenues N.W. (Z.C. Case 15-29).



o The Commission’s support included support for closing a public alley located on the site of the Jemal’s Gateway DC project bounded by Eastern Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Alaska Avenue, Kalmia Road, and 12th Street



o Council Bill B22-057 seeks to close this public alley to help facilitate construction of the Jemal’s Gateway DC project.



o Despite appeals from constituents and requests for delay, the City Council on June 6, 2017 adopted Council Bill B22-057 on first reading. The bill will be considered again on second reading.



o A significant number of residents have communicated their concerns to the Commission related to the closing of the public alley (including the closing of a parking lot that encompasses the public alley) and issues related to traffic and public safety.



o At its public meeting on April 4, 2017, the Commission heard further comments and concerns from residents and voted to reconsider its resolution adopted on September 1, 2015.

o These constituent concerns include:



§ If the project is built as currently proposed, constituents believe it will pose a public health and safety risk that is not acceptable to the neighborhood of Shepherd Park.



§ Initially, the proposed entry to the Georgia Eastern garage was on Eastern Avenue, a much wider street than Kalmia Road. However, the proposal was changed from what the Commission had reviewed and supported in September 2015 to what was ultimately approved by the DC Zoning Commission in 2016. Instead of all retail and residential traffic entering and exiting on Eastern Avenue, it would enter and exit on Kalmia Road.



§ Traffic studies and the Applicant estimate that an additional 351 cars an hour will enter and exit the project driveway on Kalmia Road.



§ The traffic estimate may be low, given that increased traffic from surrounding neighborhood projects a few blocks away was not incorporated.



§ Residents of Kalmia Road and the surrounding streets say they have witnessed too many car accidents, clipped rear view mirrors, or sideswipes by drivers, who mistakenly thought the street was wider than it is.



§ The real possibility of traffic stacking and gridlock was discussed at Bill B22-057’s public hearing with no clear solution offered. Residents strongly believe Kalmia Road cannot handle additional gridlock and two-way traffic safely. Moreover, Kalmia is the primary arterial street for police, fire, and emergency responders to access Shepherd Park, Colonial Village, and North Portal Estates



§ Many children walk along Kalmia Road daily to access the two schools just blocks away from the project, as do many pedestrians on their way to the many local houses of worship.



§ Constituents believe that closing the ally to facilitate the Jemal’s Gateway DC project poses an unmanageable public health and safety risk to the community that they cannot tolerate.



o Based on the concerns itemized above and review of the available traffic studies, the relocation of the residential/retail exit entrance to Eastern Avenue N.W. appears to offer a better and safer way to manage traffic flow and relieve constituent concerns.





RESOLVED:



That the Commission rescinds its support for the closing of a public alley located on the site of the Jemal’s Gateway DC project bounded by Eastern Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Alaska Avenue, Kalmia Road, and 12th Street N.W. indefinitely.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



That the Commission strongly opposes adoption of Council Bill B22-057 and urges the City Council to reconsider this Bill and any other legislation related to the closing of the public alley in Square 2960, S.O. 15-53893 on second reading and take no further action on any such legislation until the issues outlined in this resolution have been resolved and constituent concerns addressed.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



That the Commission will reconsider supporting the alley closure if the Applicant moves the entrance and exit to the Harris Teeter from Kalmia Road to Eastern Avenue.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



That Commissioner Stacey Lincoln, 4A02, is hereby authorized to serve as the Commission’s representative regarding this resolution.



5) Resolution: Beach Drive Rehabilitation



Commissioner Black moved that the Commission adopt a resolution opposing phase two of the rehabilitation of Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park. Commissioner Braxton seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 8 yes, 0 no.



The adopted resolution:



Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A (the Commission) takes note of the following:



· At a properly noticed public meeting on October 4, 2016 at which a quorum was present, the Commission adopted Resolution 4A-16-1002, “Recommendations of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A Regarding Phase 2 of the Beach Drive Rehabilitation Project” (attached). This resolution was addressed to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).



· The Commission is concerned that it has not received any response to the concerns and recommendations outlined in that resolution.



· The new proposed phase two rehabilitation of Beach Drive has not been fully vetted with the nearby communities of Shepherd Park, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights and Crestwood.



· There will be an impact on public safety since Blagden Avenue would not be available.



RESOLVED:



Ø The comments, concerns and recommendations specified in the attached Resolution 4A-17-1002 are incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this resolution.



Ø The Commission requests that DDOT respond promptly to Resolutions 4A-16-1002 and 4A-17-0607 as required by DC Code 1-309.10(a) through 1-309.10(h)(1), which require, among other things, that Advisory Neighborhood Commission recommendations be given “great weight” by DC government agencies, that DC government agencies “articulate with particularity and precision the reasons why the Commission does or does not offer persuasive advice under the circumstances. In doing so, the government entity must articulate specific findings and conclusions with respect to each issue and concern raised by the Commission.”



Ø The Commission is opposed to the implementation of the proposed Beach Drive Phase 2 rehabilitation project until the issues addressed above are resolved.



6) Resolution: Supporting the Conceptual Design for Building I/J, Walter Reed Campus



Following a presentation, Commissioner Whatley moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting the proposed conceptual design for Building I/J on the Walter Reed Campus. Commissioner Braxton seconded the motion. The motion was adopted by roll call vote, 4 yes, 3 no, 1 abstain.



The roll call vote:



YES NO ABSTAIN

4A03 Whatley 4A01 Green 4A04 Singleton

4A05 Pope 4A02 Lincoln

4A06 Braxton 4A08 Black

4A07 Wilson



The adopted resolution:



Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A (the Commission) takes note of the following:



· Hines-Urban Atlantic-Triden (HUT) has requested the Commission support for the Conceptual Plans for parcel “IJ” within The Parks at Walter Reed Master Plan, bounded by 12th Street NW to the east, Elder Street NW to the north, Dahlia Street NW to the south, and an alley to the west. (See Attachments 1A - Red Box Area and 1B IJ enhanced)



· This is the second new construction vertical component scheduled to be developed within the campus, and is expected to include approximately 300 multifamily rental units and 75,000 SF of ground floor retail along the new 12th Street (See Attachment 2). The building is planned with retail at the podium (ground) level and five floors of residential above.



· As the entire site is in a Historic District, HUT will be submitting Concept Plans to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and requesting a hearing on either June 27 or the continuation date, August 3.



· The building relates to the historic buildings on the site and in the neighborhood through the architectural principles as noted in the Preservation and New Design Guidelines (the “Guidelines”). A Town Center needs to have a distinctive presence and strong architecture, yet also look like it is part of the Walter Reed campus; the architecture may be contemporary per the Guidelines.



· The “glass box” in the center is a prominent feature which distinguishes the central portion of the building, which will be visible from Georgia Ave., in response to the prior community comments.



· Varied rooflines, set-backs, and sizes and shapes of building components (as designed) reduce the “monolithic” effect of a block-long building. The more integrated ground floor retail frontage is also an improvement over the earlier design – the retail is designed to provide an interesting pedestrian experience, but still link with the design of the residential building above. The proposed plan is consistent with the zoning for the site, which is contained in Section L, Chapter 9 of the 2016 Zoning Regulations [https://dcoz.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcoz/publication/attachments/SubtitleK_0.pdf]. Both ANC 4A and ANC 4B voted in favor of the zoning. The votes and discussions were included in previous submissions.



· Parcel IJ is located within WR-2, Land Bay E, which allows for 85’ in height and 7 stories from the point of measurement (12th Street). The Conceptual Plan is also consistent with the Parks at Walter Reed Master Plan Implementation: Preservation and New Design Guidelines. ANC4A passed resolutions in support of both the Zoning and the Preservation and New Design Guidelines.



ANC 4A has additional concerns that may have an effect on the historical nature of the site:



The Town Center plaza and streetscape design (which is not the subject of this package) should be reviewed with the Commission in the future. There are concerns about preserving the group of large landmark trees. The Master Developer should present a plan describing replacement of lost tree(s) from construction damage or old age; however, it is also understood that the trees may be limbed back, and in select instances removed to provide visibility to the buildings, which visibility is critical to attract retail to the project.


The parking entrance signage should be well-marked and visible so that the shop patrons, including customers of existing Georgia Avenue businesses, can find the parking. Retail signage should be varied (though at an appropriate scale for the storefront) to create an interesting and lively pedestrian experience.


The exterior color palette should be consistent with the Guidelines where visible from the public. In this case, the color palette includes predominantly tones of red, grey, and cream/white. Additionally, more contemporary “silver” metal paneling will be introduced, given the more contemporary design of this project. If other colors are introduced, earth tones are preferable.


Developer should maintain the high quality materials proposed for the publicly visible facades, including masonry, metal panel/shingle, and glazing. More cost-effective materials like fiber cement panel, if required for budgetary reasons, should be limited/used in less visible areas.


RESOLVED:



That the Commission supports the Building IJ Conceptual Design application to HPRB as requested by Hines-Urban Atlantic-Triden.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



The Commission acknowledges that there may be additional discussions and potential changes to the initial design as presented here, however those changes should be consistent with the Guidelines. The Commission acknowledges Developer will continue to refine the “glass box” feature (e.g., mullion pattern).



FURTHER RESOLVED:



That Commissioner Stephen A. Whatley is hereby authorized to serve as the Commission’s representative.



FURTHER RESOLVED:



That, in the event the designated representative Commissioners cannot carry out their 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: Announcing Formation of a Special Committee on Design Review and Establishing Procedures for Appointment of Members



Commissioner Lincoln moved that the Commission adopt a resolution announcing the formation of a Special Committee on Design Review and establishing procedures for appointing members. Commissioner Green seconded the motion.



The motion was adopted unanimously, 8 yes, 0 no.



The adopted resolution:



Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A (the ”Commission”) takes note of the following:



o At a properly noticed public meeting on May 2, 2017, the Commission adopted Resolution 4A-17-0501 establishing a Special Committee on Design Review (the Committee).



o The resolution provides for membership on the Committee as follows:



o Membership of the Committee shall be open to and limited to all residents of ANC 4A. At least one member of the Committee shall be a currently-serving Commissioner. Business owners whose businesses are located in ANC 4A and who reside within the boundaries of ANC 4A may serve on the Committee.



o Membership of the Committee shall be limited to a maximum of nine, including a Chairperson. Not more than three members of the Committee may be business owners.



o If a relative, spouse or partner of a currently-serving Commissioner is considered for appointment as a member of the Committee, that Commissioner shall recuse him- or herself from voting on or otherwise participating in that appointment.



o Committee members shall serve for a period of one year dated from the date of their appointment and may volunteer to renew their membership for additional one-year terms without limit.



o The Commission shall advertise and recruit members for the Committee from the day following approval of this resolution for a period of sixty days or until the maximum number of members has been recruited, whichever comes first. The Commission shall appoint members to the Committee and appoint a Chairperson for the Committee at the first public meeting following the end of the recruitment period. Appointments shall be approved by majority vote of Commissioners present and voting.



RESOLVED:



Ø That the Commission formally announces the formation of the Committee and establishes a schedule and procedures for recruitment and appointment of the Committee Chairperson and members.



Ø That the Commission finds that the schedule for recruitment and appointment of Committee members specified in R4A-17-0501 is not practical due to the fact that the Commission is not scheduled to meet again until September 5, 2017. The Commission therefore determines that, notwithstanding the provisions of Resolution 4A-17-0501, the application period for recruitment of the Chair of the Committee and Committee members shall be from the day following the adoption of this resolution through July 31, 2017.



Ø That applications to serve as Chair or as a member shall be submitted to the Office Manager through the Commission office email or by mail or hand-delivery to the Commission office, 7820 Eastern Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20012. The Office Manager shall ensure that all applications timely received are forwarded to all Commissioners as soon as possible.



Ø That interviews of candidates for the Chair of the Committee shall be conducted during the month of August, 2017 on a schedule to be determined at the beginning of the month of August. Interviews shall be conducted by as many Commissioners who wish to participate.



Ø That interviews of candidates interested in serving as Committee members (other than as Chair) shall be conducted during the month of August, 2017 on a schedule to be determined at the beginning of the month of August



Ø That the Chair of the Committee and members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Commission at its regular public meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The appointments shall be by majority vote according to the procedure specified below.



FURTHER RESOLVED:

That the Commission establishes the following policies and procedures regarding the appointment of the Chair and Committee members:



Ø The Chairperson of the Committee may be either a commissioner or a resident of the Commission area.



Ø The Chairperson shall be appointed by majority vote of the Commission at its September 5, 2017 meeting. The term of the Chairperson shall continue until her/his successor is appointed.



Ø Committee members shall be appointed by majority vote of the Commission at its September 5, 2017 meeting according to the following procedure:



§ Each applicant for membership shall be voted upon individually.



§ If the number of applicants is nine or fewer, each applicant receiving a majority vote shall be appointed.



§ If the number of applicants exceeds nine, they shall be voted upon in an order determined by the drawing of lots. If the number of applicants receiving a majority vote exceeds eight, applicants number nine and more shall draw lots to determine whether they receive appointment.



§ In the event of a tie vote for applicants who exceed eight majority vote recipients, the winner will be determined by the drawing of lots.



Ø Committee members shall serve for the period of one year dated from September 5, 2017 to September 5, 2018, and may volunteer to renew their membership for additional one-year terms without limit.



Ø Meetings of the Committee shall be announced to the public at least seven calendar days in advance of the meeting day. All Committee meetings shall be open to the public.



Community Comments and Concerns



1) Ms. Cheryl Freeman expressed strong opposition to the impact of the developments at Walter Reed and Eastern and Georgia Avenues, noting congestion, parking and safety issues. She asked for more information from the District Department of Transportation.



2) Ms. Tawana Stevens complained of problems with drug activity and crime at Fort Stevens Park.



3) Ms. Naima Jefferson asked about the process for submitting comments and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. As a reslt of her comments, the Commission announced a special public meeting to consider recommending amendments to the Comprehensive Plan on June 19, 2017.



4) Commissioner Whatley expressed concerns about illegal parking on 16th Street N.W. and trash around construction sites. He asked Councilmember Todd’s office to address these concerns.



Presentations and Reports



1) Lieutenant ___[name inaudible], Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District, discussed current crimes in the ANC 4A area and crime prevention measures.



2) ‘Ms. Sheryl Newman, Ward 4 Councilmember Todd’s office, reported on issues of current concern to the Ward and legislative issues, and answered questions from commissioners and the public.



3) Mr. Phillip McCauley, Mayor Bowser’s office, reported on legislative and other issues of concern to the Mayor.



Commissioner Whatley moved that the meeting be adjourned. Commission Black seconded the motion. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.



The meeting was adjourned at 9:44 PM.

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