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Excited for the Challenges in Store

We've reached the time of year when transitions are abundant. School years are coming to a close. DC's annual budget creation process is nearing a finale for FY 2025. And the erratic weather of spring is (slowly, hopefully) changing to something more stable and inviting. 


Speaking of transition, WMATA recently announced they are seeking public input on what could potentially be a huge improvement to DC's bus system. The proposed Better Bus Network would change bus routes pretty significantly across DC, including for Adams Morgan. Explore the project's website and share your feedback—either with me, ANC 1C, or directly to WMATA—before their July 15, 2024, deadline.


Despite cold and rainy conditions, Adams Morgan's spring Porchfest was a huge success—with 18th St NW solely open for pedestrians

The Office of the Attorney General for DC welcomed several ANC commissioners for a training on how to best collaborate with OAG for a wide range of legal questions

Now let's recap May 2024, preview June 2024, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

WHAT WE DID
  • Supported (8-0) Jubilee Housing's application to the Historic Preservation Review Board regarding proposed development to 1800 Columbia Road NW

  • Passed (8-0) a resolution requesting the ANC Security Fund requirement be removed from DC Code

  • Participation in this fund is an annual requirement of ANCs, though its role has been challenged by OANC and ANC 1C as redundant, unhelpful, and tedious for commissioners

  • Completed OAG training for ANC commissioners on how to utilize their services for constituent concerns

  • Joined students at the University of the District of Columbia as a guest reviewer for their final projects in a DC Politics course

  • Spoke with WUSA9 about transportation safety on Columbia Road NW


WHAT'S UP NEXT
  • June 4: DDOT is hosting a virtual public meeting to discuss the Connecticut Ave Multimodal Safety Improvement Project

  • Join the meeting on Webex starting at 6:30pm using this link

  • June 5: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

  • June 6: local artist Monica Jahan Bose will reveal a public art project at Marie Reed Elementary starting at 5pm

  • June 13: DDOT will host a virtual public information session with updates on the Columbia Road NW Bus Priority Project

  • Join the meeting on Webex starting at 6pm using this link

  • June 15: Adams Morgan’s annual Mother of All Yard Sales will take place throughout the neighborhood

  • Due to uncooperative weather, this was rescheduled from May 2024

  • June 20: WMATA is hosting a public hearing on their proposed Better Bus Network from 3–7pm at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus

  • You can also send your input on the proposed project's website

  • Ongoing: I am organizing with residents and commissioners regarding issues at residential properties controlled by UIP Property Management

  • If you've had problems while living in a UIP property and we haven't already spoken, please send me a message



KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Organization in focus: Girls Rock! DC

When they began: 2008

What they do: promote community building, mentorship, and self-expression to girls and non-binary youth through music

How you can help: donate, become a volunteer, or attend one of their live events




Business in focus: Izumi

Industry: Food and beverage

Address: 1832 Columbia Road NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2024

Comfortable environment meets delicious dining, don't overlook their lunch specials



If you would like to nominate an Adams Morgan business or DC organization (including your own!) 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 June's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is broken infrastructure






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