ANC 4A FEBRUARY 2022 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:

• Stacey Lincoln, 4A02
• Stephen Whatley, 4A03
• Patience Singleton, 4A04
• Candace Tiana 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 Nelson. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

b. Approval of the January 2022 meeting minutes was moved by Commissioner Khoobchandani, seconded by Commissioner Nelson. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

2. Non-Consent Calendar Resolutions and Letters:

a. Commissioner Nelson moved to object to the consideration of the proposed resolution regarding a Class C License Application for Melat Grocery at 7616 Georgia Avenue, NW. The motion passed upon a roll call vote:
i. Lincoln – Nay
ii. Whatley – Aye
iii. Nelson – Aye
iv. Moss – Aye
v. Pavan – Aye
vi. Singleton - Aye

b. Resolution #4A-02-01-22-01 - to Dissociate from Commissioner Stacey Lincoln’s reported comments in the Washington Post Article, “Planned alternative yeshiva in DC is hit with a stop-work order.” Moved by Commissioner Whatley, seconded by Commissioner Khoobchandani. Approved by roll call vote:
i. Lincoln – Nay
ii. Whatley – Aye
iii. Nelson – Aye
iv. Moss – Aye
v. Khoobchandani – Aye
vi. Singleton – Aye
a. Resolution #4A-02-01-22-02 - Supporting Public Space Permit Application #10906054 for New Sidewalk Cafe Enclosed at Mi Casita Taqueria, 5910 Georgia Avenue, NW. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, seconded by Commissioner Khoobchandani. Approved 5 ayes, 1 nay, 0 abstentions.
b. Resolution #4A-02-01-22-03 – Traffic and Parking Enforcement ANC 4A03. Moved by Commissioner Whatley, seconded by Commissioner Lincoln. Approved 5 ayes, 1 nay, 0 abstentions.
c. Resolution #4A-02-01-22-04 - Requesting DDOT to Study the Impact and Effectiveness of Designing Bus Lanes for 7th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Florida Avenue NW and Georgia Avenue NW between Florida Avenue NW and Eastern Avenue NW. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, seconded by Commissioner Khoobchandani. Approved 5 ayes, 1 nay, 0 abstentions.

3. Presentations and Reports

a. Captain Porter gave the report for the Metropolitan Police Department, Fourth District, and reported on current law enforcement issues in ANC 4A. Key point was that robberies have increased, and that there have been repots of cars being stolen while at gas stations putting air in tires.

b. Aura Cruz Heredia gave the report for Councilmember Lewis George’s office. Key points was about Ward 4 Redistricting.

c. Yamileth Escobar gave the report for Mayor Bowser’s office. Key point was that the limited public health emergency was extended to February 28, 2022.

d. State Board of Education Ward 4 Representative Frazier O’Leary spoke on school/education issues including the construction of the elevator system at Whittier Elementary.

e. Attorney Pamela Keith spoke about lawsuits filed by female MPD officers against MPD

f. Richard Sacks of the US Department of State presented regarding the future Foreign Mission Center at Walter Reed

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