The Past Week and The Week Ahead…..

Two Ways to Ride.  Saturday Morning.

Two Ways to Ride – Saturday Morning.  (Click to enlarge)

The Past Week and The Week Ahead…..

Bowser Signs Petition to Put Legalization on Ballot, More Bankruptcy Drama, MPD Pull Back

by Larry Janezich

The Past Week

Bowser Supports Putting Legalization of Marijuana on Ballot:  Saturday, DCMJ – the group campaigning to legalize marijuana here – reported that Democratic Candidate for Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmember Tommy Wells had signed the petition to put the issue on the ballot this fall.  On Sunday, Wells and Councilmember Dave Grosso attended a rally in Stanton Park in support of legalization.  DCMJ reports having more than half of the 23,000 signatures required.  In a related matter, the decriminalization of marijuana (as opposed to legalization) is set to become effective July 17, barring any unexpected recess of Congress.  For more on that, go here:

More Bankruptcy Drama for the Cervera Restaurant Group:  Katy Stech of the WSJ reported last week that Richard (Ricardo) Cervera misled a bankruptcy court about his personal holdings when he filed for personal bankruptcy last year after a group he was a member of bought the nine Capitol Hill restaurants co-owned and managed by his brother, Xavier Cervera.  For the WSJ story go here:

MPD appears to pull back after ten days of intense deployment on Capitol Hill following two slasher/robberies in mid-May:  Saturday night and during the day today there was little evidence of MPD on Barracks Row or around Eastern Market Metro following the slasher/robberies on May 15 and May 19.  Lt. Eddie Fowler will hold a PSA 109, on Thursday, June 5 at 7:00pm in Southeast Library if residents want to follow-up.  There was a community crime meeting last Wednesday night where residents expressed general dissatisfaction with several aspects of MPD performance.  Rather than focusing on that, several news organizations which covered the event focused on the call for increased street lighting and on advice police gave on ways residents can protect themselves.  For the post on that meeting, go here:

The Week Ahead:

Monday, June 2

Correction:  June 9,  The ANC6B PUD Subcommittee on the mixed use development at 1333 M Street, SE, meets at 7:00pm on Monday in Hill Center.  The Subcommittee will negotiate a package of benefits and amenities on behalf of the community in exchange for supporting the developer’s request for a change in zoning to accommodate the development.

Monday, June 2

CHRS Historical Preservation Committee meets at 6:30pm at Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE.

Tuesday, June 3

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue, SE.

Among items on the agenda:

Public Space Permit for Capital Teas, 731 8th Street, SE.

EnvisionCare Health Services, 1426 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, certificate of need to provide home health services.

&Pizza – Special Exception to allow a fast food pizza restaurant – 405 8th Street SE.  (An ABC notice in the window of OXXO Cleaners at this location indicates the owner of the building anticipates ANC approval of the &Pizza request for the exception, or indicates his intention to locate another restaurant at that location by matter of right.)

Wednesday, June 4

ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center

On the agenda:

Discussion of District Department of Transportation’s Performance Parking Community Benefit. Program awards for Capitol Hill/Ballpark District.

Discussion of Office of Planning’s Neighborhood Study on Southeast Boulevard.

Discussion of dangerous and/or problematic 6B intersections.

Wednesday, June 4

ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Environment Committee meets at 7:00pm in Capitol Hill Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente, 700 2nd Street, NE.

On the agenda:

Heritage Foundation application for continued use of accessory parking lot.

Concept application for roof top HVAC at 700 Constitution Avenue, NE

Wednesday, June 4

CHRS Summer Membership Meeting and Forum on DC Zoning Regulation Rewrite.  6:45pm, Hill Center.

Wednesday, June 4

Eastern Market Metro Community Association meets with Democratic Ward Six Council Candidate Charles Allen at the Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St., SE, on Wednesday, June 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The meeting is open to anyone who wants to come.  This community meeting is to initiate discussions with our probable councilmember about neighborhood interests and concerns.  EMMCA does not intend for this to be a political forum.

Wednesday, June 4

Watkins Farmers’ Market resumes, 4:00pm – 8:00pm at 13th and E Streets, SE.

Thursday, June 5

ANC 6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm, the Hill Center

On the agenda:

John Neal, 1360 G Street SE, 6B06

Thursday, June 5

PSA 107 meets at 7:00pm, Southeast Library, with Lt. Eddie Fowler

Thursday, June 5

CHRS Zoning Committee meets at 7:30pm at Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE.


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