It's a new year and a new ANC! Following some unexpected changes in the second half of 2021, ANC 1C is composed entirely of commissioners who first took office within the past twelve months.
This means we have a lot of learning to do as a group, but also that we have a lot of opportunity for growth! I'm very excited to continue making progress on all our active projects, as well as others that may pop up this calendar year.
As we move forward to a new chapter, please have a look at my 2021 review for ANC 1C03. And be sure to send any feedback you have; our neighborhood goals are a collective effort!
Below is a summary for December, a glance at January 2022, our resident + business in focus, and this month's video briefing.
WHAT WE DID
Settlement agreement with Juicy King Crab Express passed 6-0
These are voluntary agreements between community groups like the ANC and liquor vendors over the terms of their business operations
Resolution making urgent suggestions to improve pedestrian safety in Adams Morgan passed 6-0
New ward boundaries for Washington, DC were signed into law
This means ANC and SMD boundaries will be redrawn next, in time for the November 2022 election
Sang holiday carols with many neighbors for staff and residents of Joseph's House and Christ House
A set of maps I made reflecting where COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites are located sparked discussion among many DC residents
Hammock and flag repairs in Kalorama Park are still unresolved
I'm continuing to engage with the proper DC agencies to conclude these issues
Wrote and submitted a letter from over 80 ANC commissioners to DC Council requesting they vote in favor of emergency legislation to suspend encampment evictions during hypothermia season
Sadly, this legislation failed and put DC residents in additional danger
Published a map in Street Sense showing where public spaces have been vulnerable to anti-homeless clearings
Spoke with WJLA's 11pm news on how ending the rent increase moratorium puts many Washingtonians at further risk
WHAT'S UP NEXT
January 8: I'll be presenting at the (virtual) DC Climate Change & Resiliency Knowledge Forum Exchange
This meeting uses public testimony to inform the annual climate change report to the DC mayor
TBA: Several 1C commissioners and a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will begin restoring the retired police call box at 1800 Adams Mill Rd NW
Ongoing: Rats continue to draw the attention (and ire!) of many neighbors
I'll continue to engage with residents and business owners to mitigate rodent issues as well as possible
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Resident in focus: Andres Bravo
Lives on: Columbia Rd NW
Originally from: Florida
In Adams Morgan since: 2019
For fun: Reading, eating at Adams Morgan's many restaurants
For work: Graduate student at Georgetown University
Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: the food and close proximity to everything
Business in focus: Bedrock Billiards
Industry: Food & beverage
Address: 1841 Columbia Rd NW
In Adams Morgan since: 1992
One of the hidden gems of our neighborhood, definitely a great spot for pool sharks!
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 January's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is committees (I promise it's less boring than it sounds!)