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Flowers, bees, and a busy springtime

This past month was filled with activity in Adams Morgan and 1C03 specifically. As the weather gets warmer it's much easier to head outside and be active, especially as more of DC is vaccinated!

Spent a beautiful Saturday cleaning up the neighborhood; this is less than half of everyone who came!

Here's a brief recap of what happened this past month, as well as a look ahead at April 2021, our monthly resident + business in focus, and this month's video briefing.


  • Letter of support passed 8-0 for zoning relief for the Festival Center on Columbia Rd

  • Resolution passed 8-0 urging WMATA to maintain investment in public transit

  • Gave testimony calling for DHS to invest in survivors of domestic abuse

  • Testified in support of a prospective barbershop + lounge at ABRA hearing, renewing previous calls to address residents' noise concerns more equitably

  • Represented ANC 1C at the Adams Morgan Partnership BID annual meeting

  • Participated in neighborhood cleanup with many amazing volunteers

  • Co-signed Sunrise Movement letter to WMATA on budget cuts (highly suggest reading!)

  • Co-signed letter to Mayor Bowser suggesting a parking pilot study

  • Met with local leaders, Truist legal staff to ensure encampment residents on plaza near old SunTrust building would not be addressed as a police matter


  • April 7: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here!)

  • End of May: Slow Streets program to stop; message me here if you want it to keep going

  • TBD: 2412 18th St has not been in touch to schedule a community meeting; I'll reach out to affected parties once that happens (if you'd like to be added to that list say so here!)

  • TBD: DC Daughters of the American Revolution are donating a US flag to replace the current one in Kalorama Park; interested in attending the ceremony? Message me here

  • Ongoing: Interest is rising in renewing calls for a Barnes Dance crosswalk at 18th St & Columbia Rd NW; support this idea? Please let me know here!


Resident in focus: Clarissa Villondo

Lives on: Columbia Road

Originally from: McLean, Virginia, USA

For fun: Photography, indoor cycling (big fan of Flywheel Dupont!), visiting breweries

For work: Freelance food + portrait photographer, operating as Karlin Villondo Photography

Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: Loves all of the great restaurants, bars

and coffee shops to visit and work out of (pre-COVID)

In Adams Morgan since: 2016

Be sure to see Clarissa's photography portfolio at & send birthday greetings April 11th!

Business in focus: Julia's Empanadas

Industry: Food & beverage

Address: 2452 18th St NW

In Adams Morgan since: 1993

A neighborhood staple, I personally love their spinach option <3

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 the video update below! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is community feedback and positivity


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