The Week Ahead…ANC6B to Elect New Leadership

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The Week Ahead…ANC6B to Elect New Leadership

by Larry Janezich

ANC6B will elect new leadership on Tuesday and change is in the wind as Chair Chander Jayaraman, who is running for city council, is stepping down as chair.  Though he will continue to serve out his term on the ANC, Jayaraman cannot run for re-election if he is running for city council, so his single member district seat will be contested this fall.

ANC6D is electing leadership on Monday, but it looks like current officers will be re-elected. 6D will get an update on the 11th Street Bridge Park, for those following that issue, and will consider a couple of new restaurant liquor licenses.

In addition to the election of new leadership, ANC6B will hear a presentation from the Pied Piper of the DC Health Department, Gerard Brown, on those noisome rodent issues. The Commission will also get an update on the status the ANC’s protest of District Soul Food’s liquor license based on noise and entertainment concerns. The ANC has retained attorney James Loots to represent them in pursuing the complaint before the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration.

Monday, January 13

ANC 6D meets at 7:00pm, 1100 4th Street., Southwest.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Public Safety Report, First District MPD – Capt. Pulliam, Lt. Donigian, Lt. Anderson.

Presentation:

Department of Energy and Environment presentation – Jennifer Kulp, Energy Program Specialist.

Wharf Phase 2 – Dump trucks, traffic plan, concrete pours, after hours work.

Letter requesting increased monitoring and enforcement of utility crews operating in the District.

Chopsmith, 11 District Square, Southwest – new Class D restaurant liquor license, plus stipulated license.

MOMO, 1001 4th Street, Southwest – new Class C restaurant liquor license.

207th Street, Southwest – Public Space Committee application.

11th Street Bridge Park project update.

Resolution proposing pedestrian only designation for Half Street between M & N Street, Southeast, near Nationals Ballpark.

Resolution – that DC Department of Transportation accept resident petition for residential parking on south side of M St., Southwest, east of Sixth Street to 430 M Street.

Election of ANC 6D officers for the 2020 term.

Tuesday, January 14

ANC6B will meet at 7:00pm, at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation:

Gerard Brown, DC Department of Health, to speak on DC rodent concerns and efforts to reduce rodent population.

Bricklane Restaurant; 517 8th Street, SE – Class C Tavern license Renewal

530 11th Street, SE – Historic Preservation Application for concept for two-story rear addition.

800 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE (Metro Plaza Park Project), Public Space Application for: Paving: ADA Curb Ramp, Paving: Curb & Gutter(s), Paving: Sidewalk(s), Fixture: Bench(es), Fixture: Bike Rack(s): DDOT Standard, Fixture: Bollard(s) (Exception), Fixture: Fence to 42″ (Open Design), Fixture: Playground, Fixture: Table (Except for commercial), Fixture: Trash Receptacle(s) (Exception).

ANC 6B Comments and Proposed Amendments to Comprehensive Plan.

ANC 6B Rezoning Application for triangle bounded by 12th Street, SE; Water Street, SE; and M Street, SE (potential helipad site).

Review of Comp Plan Transportation Chapter.

Presentation on EMMP Transportation Impact Study.

Request to Remove AM Rush from 900 Block of I Street, SE.

Election of Officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian

Wednesday, January 15

ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, Sherwood Recreation Center, Corner of 10th and G Streets, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda.

1301 H Street, NE:  Request for relief of Residential Parking Permit restrictions from a resident at 1301 H Street, NE.

DC Draft Comprehensive Plan Updates: Incorporate recommended changes from Capitol Hill Village into the ANC 6A submission to the DC Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan establishes a vision and broad goals to help inform decision-making and provide context for residents, officials, and stakeholders and can help guide and inform more fine-grained planning efforts.

Thursday, January 16

Capitol Hill Restoration Society Zoning Committee meets at Kirby House, 420 10th Street, SE

Agenda not available at press time.

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