Ballots in, Leaves Falling

The year continues to pass by steadily, with plenty of action to note along the way.

Last month, we learned that plans were moving forward to convert the 1800 blocks of Kalorama and Wyoming into one-ways with speed humps and contraflow bike lanes. As the public comment period winds down, I want to again thank everyone who has sent their thoughts to me, ANC 1C, and DDOT.

There are many ongoing projects I'm working on advancing as we await the wintry months. Areas of focus range from neighborhood art to trash collection, transportation safety to small business retention, and many other city-wide concerns like housing affordability. If there is something on your mind, please let me know and we'll devise a plan together!


Election season is coming to a close, which means campaign signs will be saying farewell in the approaching weeks.

Let's look back at October 2022, glance forward to November 2022, meet our resident + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

WHAT WE DID
  • Settlement agreement for Oh Mama Grill passed (5-0)

  • These are voluntary agreements between community groups like the ANC and liquor vendors over the terms of their business operations

  • Letter of support passed (5-0) in favor of future pedestrian zones on 18th St NW

  • Resolution passed (5-0) supporting a bus priority plan for Columbia Rd NW

  • I emphasized the need to ensure balanced reassignment of parking space between those for residents and business patrons

  • Represented ANC 1C at the October 2022 Adams Morgan Partnership BID board meeting

  • Article at The Wash featured ongoing efforts to beautify Adams Morgan through art

  • Quoted in Greater Greater Washington piece on traffic safety in Adams Morgan


WHAT'S UP NEXT
  • November 2: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

  • Ongoing: many liquor licenses in ANC 1C are up for renewal in 2022

  • Please reach out if you have any feedback—positive or negative—on establishments

  • Ongoing: DC Water is finishing up the replacement of lead pipes on Kalorama Rd NW

  • Please continue to contact me with concerns, as this project's schedule has changed multiple times


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Resident in focus: Andrea and Paul Nicandri

Live on: Kalorama Road

Originally from: Adelaide, South Australia, and Massena, New York

In Adams Morgan since: 2019

For fun: Travel, good food and their dog, Addie

Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: "The neighbours and being able to walk to most things"



Business in focus: So's Your Mom

Industry: Food and beverage

Address: 1831 Columbia Rd NW

In Adams Morgan for: over 45 years

People rave about their Bronx pastrami; be sure to bring cash!



If you would like to nominate an Adams Morgan 1C03 business or resident (including yourself!) to be featured in a future month's update, message me here

See a reference or abbreviation you don't understand? Look it up in my ANC key term index

Don't miss November's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is elections