ANC 4A APRIL 2021 MEETING MINUTES

PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Edition, §48, page 468, the minutes of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A are a record of the actions taken by the Commission, not a record of what people said during the meeting. Accordingly, comments made by commissioners or members of the public will not be recorded in detail in the minutes.

The meeting was held virtually through Zoom. Commissioner Singleton called the meeting to order at 7:02pm. A quorum was present, including the following Commissioners:

• Phyllis Green, 4A01
• Stacey Lincoln, 4A02
• Stephen Whatley, 4A03
• Patience Singleton 4A04
• Candace Nelson, 4A06
• Marlene Moss, 4A07
• Pavan Khoobchandani, 4A08

1. Approval of Administrative Matters (Agenda, Minutes, and Consent Agenda)
a. Approval of the agenda as amended was moved by Commissioner Singleton and seconded by Commissioner Khoobchandani. Approved 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

b. Approval of the March 2021 minutes was pushed to the May meeting.

2. Community concerns – Residents/Commissioners raised comments/concerns including the following:
a. Rock Creek Park Extreme Clean Up
b. Walter Reed Residents Parking In Neighborhood
c. Livability Study
d. Shepherd Park Elementary School Community Center
e. Brightwood Education Campus Improvements

3. Non-Consent Calendar Resolutions and Letters:

a. Resolution #4A-04-06-21-01 - Requesting DDOT To Address Paving Needs on Crestwood Drive NW and Shepherd St. NW. Moved by Commissioner Khoobchandani, seconded by Commissioner Whatley. Approved 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

4. Presentations and Reports

a. Lieutenant Fitzgerald gave the report for the Metropolitan Police Department, Fourth District, and reported on current law enforcement issues in ANC 4A. Key points were that there were no stolen autos in the past month, while there were 4 in the month prior. Most, if not all stolen autos recently were stolen while the car was running and the driver stepped out of the car with the key fob in their pocket – something to watch out for.

b. Yamileth Escobar representing the office of the Mayor provided updates regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout and Phase 2 reopening.

c. Lenace Edwards, Chief of Staff to Councilmember Janeese Lewis George presented updates on behalf of the Councilmember’s office. Key points were a public safety forum on April 20, 2021, and letters sent by the councilmember to ATF, to DDOT about the traffic death on Georgia Avenue, and budget priorities.

d. State Board of Education Ward 4 Representative Frazier O’Leary spoke on school/education issues major cuts to school budgets.

e. Irene Thompson presented regarding the status of construction of Children’s National Hospital @Walter Reed. A ribbon cutting will be in September 2021. There will be an auditorium available for public use upon appointment.

f. Mario Acosta-Velez of Verizon presented regarding the introduction of 5G Small Cell technology, including Verizon’s installation of small cells across DC in accordance with DDOT guidelines.

Chair Singleton moved that the meeting be adjourned, and Commissioner Moss seconded. It was passed without objection.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:58pm.