ANC 4A MAY 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 7:01pm. 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 Whatley and seconded by Commissioner Nelson. Approved 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

b. Approval of the March and April 2021 meeting minutes was moved by Commissioner Khoobchandani, seconded by Commissioner Whatley. Approved 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

c. The Quarterly Financial Report was tabled to June 2021.

2. Community concerns – Residents/Commissioners raised comments/concerns including the following:
a. Shepherd Park Community Center
b. Shepherd Park Garden Tour
c. Vacancy in ANC SMD 4A05

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 Hackerman gave the report for the Metropolitan Police Department, Fourth District, and reported on current law enforcement issues in ANC 4A. Key points were thefts from autos continues to be a concern – vehicles should always be locked with nothing in plain view.

b. Yamileth Escobar representing the office of the Mayor provided updates regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout, STAY DC, and that all parking enforcement will resume on June 1, 2021.

c. Tamira Benitez of Councilmember Janeese Lewis George’s office presented updates on behalf of the Councilmember’s office. Key points were a new website for the Councilmember, Janeeseward4.com.

d. State Board of Education Ward 4 Representative Frazier O’Leary spoke on school/education issues including budget issues.

e. Purvee Kempf of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority presented regarding important health insurance benefits available to DC residents as part of the American Rescue Plan.

f. Vicki Davis presented an update from the Parks at Walter Reed.

g. Wesley Williams of the DC Office of Campaign Finance presented regarding the Fair Elections Program

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:02pm.