ANC 4A MARCH 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 WebEx. Commissioner Singleton called the meeting to order at 7:07pm. A quorum was present, including the following Commissioners:

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

Commissioner Phyllis Green, 4A01, was not in attendance.

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 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

b. Approval of the February 2021 minutes was moved by Commissioner Khoobchandani and seconded by Commissioner Whatley. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

c. Approval of the Consent Calendar was moved by Commissioner Whatley and seconded by Commissioner Nelson. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

i. Resolution #4A-03-02-21-01- Authorizing the Procurement of a Zoom Webinar Subscription To Conduct Meetings

2. Community concerns – N/A

3. Non-Consent Calendar Resolutions and Letters:

a. Resolution 4A-03-02-2021-002 - Opposing Special Exception to the Work Schedule of the Hartley Development, Parks at Walter Reed. Moved by Commissioner Whatley, seconded by Commissioner Nelson. Approved 6 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 was a reduction in violent crimes and theft, but that there is still an uptick in stolen autos.

b. Yamileth Escobar representing the office of the Mayor provided updates regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout and gun violence as a public health crisis.

c. Tamira Benitez of Councilmember Janeese Lewis George’s office presented updates. Key points were that Performance Oversight hearings were taking place. After that, will be budget engagement. CM Lewis George released her priorities letter regarding the budget.

d. State Board of Education Ward 4 Representative Frazier O’Leary spoke on school/education issues including Ward 4 schools that are in old buildings without proper air circulation.

e. Lester Wallace shared information about Capital Bikeshare’s new program called Capital Bikeshare For All, giving discounted annual membership to qualifying residents.

f. Sayra Molina of DDOT spoke about community engagement and DDOT processes and procedures.

g. Derek Staten of MPD spoke about the Neighborhood Watch/Block Captain Program

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:35pm.