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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 7:10pm. 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 Lincoln. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

b. Approval of the December 2021 meeting minutes was moved by Commissioner Khoobchandani, seconded by Commissioner Nelson. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

c. Approval of the Q1 Quarterly Report was moved by Commissioner Whatley and seconded by Commissioner Khoobchandani. Approved by a vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, and 0 abstentions.

d. Kathy Williams of the OANC conducted Officer Elections, where the following were elected by acclamation:
i. Chair – Commissioner Patience Singleton
ii. Vice Chair – Commissioner Candace Tiana Nelson
iii. Secretary – Commissioner Pavan Khoobchandani
iv. Treasurer – Commissioner Stephen Whatley

e. Consent Calendar (Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions)
i. Resolution #4A-01-04-22-01 - Establishment Of ANC 4A Regularly Scheduled Meetings
ii. Resolution #4A-01-04-22-02 - ANC4A Participation In The ANC Security Fund

2. Non-Consent Calendar Resolutions and Letters:

a. Commissioner Whatley moved to table the agenda item for a Class C License Application for Melat Grocery at 7616 Georgia Avenue, NW to the February 2022 meeting. Commissioner Khoobchandani seconded. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.
b. Commissioner Nelson moved to table the agenda item for a New Sidewalk Café Public Space Permit – 5910 Georgia Ave NW to the February 2022 meeting. Commissioner Khoobchandani seconded. Approved 6 ayes, 0 nays, 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 a review of crime stats for 2021.

b. Lenace Edwards gave the report for Councilmember Lewis George’s office. Key points were about the Safe Routes to School Act.

c. Yamileth Escobar gave the report for Mayor Bowser’s office. Key points were COVID-19 updates.

d. State Board of Education Ward 4 Representative Frazier O’Leary spoke on school/education issues including changes to the STAR rating system.

e. Timothy Olawuni presented about a proposed building/variance request for 1326 Fort Stevens Drive NW

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 Commissioner Khoobchandani seconded. It was passed without objection.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 PM.

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