Halfway through 2021

It might be hard to believe, but we are halfway through the 2021 calendar year! As we regroup from a brilliant Fourth of July spectacle, the neighborhood is bustling now that COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened.


On June 25, 2021 I concluded the budget oversight process by testifying at the DC Council Committee of the Whole

Here is our latest update covering the past month, what's on the docket for July 2021, our monthly resident + business in focus, and this month's video briefing.

WHAT WE DID

  • Approved 7-0 a resolution with feedback on the moveDC plan

  • Passed 7-0 a letter stating ANC 1C's budget priorities for fiscal year 2022

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

  • Helped the Green Zone with acquiring a streatery expansion on 18th St

  • Co-signed letter calling for hybrid (online & in-person) ANC meetings

  • Co-signed letter calling for full funding of Vision Zero for transportation equity/safety

  • Co-signed letter opposing displacement of unhoused neighbors

  • Signed letter calling for improved internet access & digital literacy throughout DC

  • Testified at the Committee on Human Services budget oversight hearing

  • Testified at the Committee of the Whole budget oversight hearing

  • Had an amazing time participating in the 2021 Rainbow Ride

  • A map I made on unequal internet access in DC was discussed by many DC officials & community leaders

WHAT'S UP NEXT

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

  • July 10: Neighborhood cleanup; meet at Unity Park at 10AM

  • July 10: Kalorama Park's playground reopens after a much-needed mulch replacement!

  • July 14: ANC quarterly meeting with Phil Mendelson; send any questions you'd like me to ask here

  • Ongoing: a petition in favor of keeping Beach Ave (within Rock Creek Park) closed is seeking signatures; I signed and so can you!


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS Resident in focus: Solomon Abrams Lives on: Columbia Rd From: Cambridge, MA In Adams Morgan since: 2019 (but in DC since 2015) For fun: "I am a serious stamp collector (if anyone is interested, I’m happy to send you some stamps and discuss the hobby!). It’s tremendously entertaining! I also like antiques (furniture, soapstone/jade chops, artwork, trinkets, etc.) but my all-time favorite thing to do is take my little electric scooter and zip to the monuments, TJ Maxx, book stores, and anywhere else worth a jaunt." For work: HR&A Advisors, a real estate and economic development consulting firm focused on supporting equitable urban growth Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: Perry’s restaurant for their friendly service, delicious sushi, and fresh air on the rooftop patio. Playing pool at Bedrock Billiards, enjoying a weekend coffee at Tryst, and strolling through our beautiful neighborhood when in need of a break from work.


Business in focus: Juicy King Crab

Industry: Food & beverage

Address: 1832 Columbia Rd NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2021 (they're brand new!)

Fans of cajun food will not find a bad item on their menu


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 July's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is public safety