ANC6B Hine Negotiators Face Challenge at Polls – Opponents of Chair and Vice Chair of Hine Subcommittee Step Forward
by Larry Janezich
The two ANC6B commissioners who negotiated the memorandum of agreement regarding benefits, mitigation, and amenities with the Hine developers will be opposed in the November election. The seats of Ivan Frishberg, Chair of the Hine Subcommittee; and Brian Pate, Vice Chair, will be contested by Gerald (Jerry) Sroufe, 129 6th Street, SE; and Steve Holtzman 210 8th Street, SE, respectively.
Sroufe and Holtzman were outspoken critics of some of the key points in the memorandum of agreement reached between ANC6B and Stanton Eastbanc. Both presented statements critical of the design of the Hine project before the Zoning Commission last month. The ZC is likely to issue a zoning order or directive to the developer to make certain design changes to the project when it meets on September 10.
ANC6B approved the memorandum of agreement on June 13 by a vote of 6-4. Many in the community felt that more concessions could have been wrung from the developers than were accomplished by Frishberg and Pate.
In another significant development, a candidate has emerged to succeed retiring Commissioner Carol Green. Sara Loveland, of 951 14th Street, SE, has registered to be a candidate for SMD 6B07 and is so-far, running unopposed for the seat.
The period to register as a candidate will close at the close of business on Wednesday, August 8.
As of now, those who have registered for candidacy in ANC6B are as follows:
6B01 – Incumbent* so far unchallenged.
6B02 – Incumbent* challenged.
Gerald (Jerry) Sroufe
6B03 – Current Commissioner Norm Metzger is not seeking re-election; there are three (now two – see below) candidates for the seat.
James M. Loots (Update: Loots has informed emmcablog that he has determined that due to personal and professional obligations he will not be seeking the ANC 6B03 SMD position and will support Philip Peisch in the general election. ed.)
6B04 – Incumbent* so far unchallenged.
6B05 – Incumbent* challenged.
6B06 – Incumbent Jared Cricthfield has not yet filed for candidacy. Two candidates have emerged.
6B07 – Incumbent Carol Green is not seeking re-election. One candidate has emerged.
6B08 – Incumbent Neil Glick is not seeking re-election. One candidate has emerged.
6B09 – Incumbent* so far unchallenged.
6B10 – Incumbent* so far unchallenged.
Francis M. Campbell*