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From Under a Layer of Pollen

The doldrums of winter are now behind us, which means Adams Morgan is lively...and covered in pollen. While a particularly tough year for those of us with seasonal allergies, the plant life of our neighborhood is ready for a beautiful several months ahead.

Several legislative priorities are also in focus this month, with DC's 2024 budget approaching finalization and neighborhood-specific issues like small business retention drawing attention. Be sure to stay informed on the issues important to you and share your voice.

Following a long wait, the 1800 blocks of Kalorama and Wyoming are in the finishing stages of being converted into one-ways

Let's have a look back at April 2023, look towards May 2023, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

  • Voted (6-0-0) to support for a sidewalk patio permit for D Light Cafe

  • Supported (6-0-0) a grant application for Marie Reed Parent Teacher Organization

  • Voted (6-0-0) to send a letter regarding fiscal year 2024 budget recommendations

  • Passed (6-0-0) a resolution regarding a request to improve OSSE busing services for students with special needs

  • Postponed (6-0-0) consideration of a resolution regarding the expiration of the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone to the ANC's May meeting agenda

  • Supported (6-0-0) a resolution opposing the proposed elimination of DC Circulator service from Woodley Park-Adams Morgan to McPherson Square Metro

  • Signed letter opposing service reductions for Metro's yellow line and DC Circulator bus

  • Signed letter calling for DC's curbside compost pilot program to include union labor

  • Testified at a Judiciary and Public Safety budget oversight hearing

    • I joined many others requesting DC Council avoid drastic budget cuts which would worsen service access for survivors of domestic violence

  • Volunteered in the Kalorama Park Jardín de las Mariposas (Butterfly Garden) preparing for spring bloom

  • Spoke with NBC4 Washington regarding public safety expenditures

  • The 1800 blocks of Kalorama and Wyoming have begun the conversion process to becoming one-ways

    • This is a multiple-step process that recently had speed humps installed with line painting next

  • May 1: Park facility walk-through with DPR

    • Begins at 5:30pm in Hargrove Park (on the corner of Kalorama and Columbia)

  • May 3: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)


Organization in focus: Peace for DC

When they began: 2021

What they do: Train and support community, government, and philanthropic actors for trauma recovery, conflict mediation, and restorative justice

Mission: "Amplifying and accelerating evidence-based community-led efforts to stop shootings and homicide and heal trauma in Washington, DC."

How you can help: Consider donating to help fund their programs and events like the DC Peace Academy

Business in focus: Glory Lounge

Industry: Food and beverage

Address: 2406 18th St NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2022

Be sure to check out their food specials and other events during the week

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 May's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is cost of living


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