ANC6C Elects Officers/Weighs in on Youth Rehabilitation Act/Lawyers Up in Whole Foods Protest
by Larry Janezich
Last night, ANC6C elected officers as the first order of business in the 2017 session. Chair Karen Wirt, 02; Vice Chair Scott Price, 03; Treasurer Chris Miller, 05; and Secretary Christine Healey, 01 were all elected unanimously.
Commissioner Mark Eckenwiler proposed that the ANC send a letter to Charles Allen and other city council members expressing concern over the efficiency of the Youth Rehabilitation Act and urging consideration of the ANC’s interest in participating in the process and the legislation. The proposal was agreed to unanimously.
In other business, the ANC authorized expenditures of up to $5000 to retain legal counsel to assist in its protest of a liquor license for Whole Foods coming to H Street, NE, in 2017. The ANC is battling Whole Foods’ liquor license attorney Andrew Klein who is resisting the ANC’s attempt to require Whole Foods to sign a Settlement Agreement regarding their plans to feature wine tastings. Klein is a familiar figure before ANC6B as a frequent opponent of their attempts to use liquor license applications to require best operating practices for restaurants on Barracks Row.