The Week Ahead ….And the Liberty Pole Comes Down Today

Sunday morning, c. 8:00am.  The Liberty Pole, with its wooden base having been removed overnight for safety reasons.

Sunday morning, c. 8:00am. The Liberty Pole with its wooden base having been removed overnight for safety reasons.  The remaining aluminum pole is topped with a Phrygian cap, sometimes called a liberty cap, a symbol of freedom and the pursuit of Liberty.   One proposed design for the Statue of Freedom atop the US Capitol included a Phrygian cap for the headgear of the statue.

The Demonstration on the National Mall on Second Street facing the West Front of the US Capitol Building, is slated to end today at 4:30pm.

The Demonstration on the National Mall on Second Street facing the West Front of the US Capitol Building, is slated to end today at 4:20pm.

The six day Liberty Pole Demonstration, organized by the DC Cannabis Campaign and its head, Adam Eidinger, will wrap up today at 4:30pm, with a ceremony and speeches focused on three issues: statehood for DC, home rule, and human rights. The demolition and decamping will begin at 5:00pm and Eidinger says the group will be gone by 6:00pm.  While he cannot encourage a cannabis civil disobedience event in connection with the end of the demonstration, Eidinger clearly would not be unhappy to see one spontaneously develop.

The Week Ahead….

by Larry Janezich

Monday, April 20

ANC6B meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center.

Among items on the agenda:

Presentation on Anacostia River Clean Up Update: Richard Jackson & Sharon Cooke, District Department of the Environment.

Presentation on DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) Initiatives

Renewal A

325 5th Street, SE, request to allow construction of a two story rear addition to an existing single family dwelling.

1015 E Street, SE, another request for variances from side yard requirements to allow developer renovation & expansion of existing building to create five-unit apartment building at the expense of adjoining neighbors.  See before and after illustrations below.

148 11th Street SE, another special exception to skirt regulations to allow construction of two-story rear addition with accessory apartment connected to dwelling by covered walkway.  by connecting the structures with a covered trellis.  Pending changes to zoning regulations will eliminate the need for this fig leaf.

The Ugly Mug Dining Saloon, 723 8th Street SE, add fixture (trash receptacles), PSC hearing – Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Letter blasting the administration of the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon.  Expect some fireworks here as event organizers attempt to shift the blame to Homeland Security Taskforce.

Letter to District Department of Transportation regarding lack of funding for ANC 6B’s 2014 Performance Parking Zone project awards.  A complaint about the failure on the part of DDOT and city officials to follow through on promised funding for community projects in return for regulations designed to increase city revenues through parking regulations.

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee Report.  Maybe an update on the relocation on the weekend flea markets to 7th Street, and how that process will unfold.

Hine Community Advisory Committee Report. Maybe a progress report on the remediation of the asbestos issue at Hine Jr. High and some additional insight on the timeline.

Monday, April 20

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee meets at 7:00pm at Capitol Hill Towers 900 G Street, NE.

Among items on the agenda:

DDOT’s second proposed rulemaking on “pocket” parks.

Update from DC Streetcar Team.

Request that DDOT move Linden Court to the top of its alley-repair list.

Parking and pedestrian safety issues at northwest corner of 14th Street NE and East Capitol Street NE.

Monday, April 20

ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Maury Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 1250 Constitution Avenue, NE (Enter from 13th Street).

Among items on the agenda:

Grant Application Revision.

Grant Outreach Plan and Implementation Strategy.

Website – Review and Outreach Process.

Tuesday, April 21

ANC6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G Streets, NE.

Among items on the agenda:

Discussion of request by Nomad Hookah Lounge at 1200 H Street, NE, to extend its public space patio hours and/or to remove the provision in its amended settlement agreement setting last call at least a half hour before the closing time of the patio.

Discussion of license renewal for 18th & D Liquors, Inc. t/a Master Liquors at 1806 D Street, NE.

Discussion of license renewal for 7 River, LLC t/a 7 River Mart at 250 11thStreet, NE.

Discussion of license renewal for Jumbo Liquors at 1122 H Street, NE

Discussion of license renewal for Myongwoo Inc. t/a Grand Liquors at 409 15th Street, NE.

Thursday, April 23

CSX will host the next open house meeting about the project feom 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street S.E. There is no fixed agenda for the meeting, so visitors are welcome to stop by at their convenience to learn about the current status of the project. A free shuttle will operate between the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments (900 5th Street S.E.) and the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. For more information about the free shuttle service, or if you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please email VAT@CSX.com or call (800) 494-1049.

Saturday, April 25

PSA 106 Meets at 10:00am at the Capper Senior Apartments, 5th & Virginia Avenue, SE, with  Sgt. Pabrezi.

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