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Opportunity to Grow

The tally of community accomplishments continues to expand—and so does the list of ongoing needs. Several key areas of concern persist, especially continual episodes of violent crime and property theft throughout DC and Adams Morgan. Residents also have been eager to send their thoughts on sporadic parking, zoning, and property management conflicts. Please keep doing so as needed!

We certainly have positive news to reflect on as well. Whether the Halloween Dog Costume Parade in Kalorama Park, successful negotiations on noise and trash control with local businesses, another beautiful year of the Jardín de Mariposas (Butterfly Garden), or simply the annual departure of mosquitos, October 2023 had its bright moments.

This year Adams Morgan hosted an inaugural Halloween dog costume parade in Kalorama Park. Organized and hosted by ANC 1C03 resident Shawn Chittle, the event was a huge success!

Let's revisit October 2023, look forward to November 2023, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

  • Voted to support entertainment endorsements for Mixxed and The Diner (both 7-0)

  • Voted to support liquor license applications for Ceibo, City Lights of China (both 7-0)

  • Voted to support a patio permit for Foxtrot (6-0-1) and sidewalk cafe for Lucky Buns (7-0)

  • Approved (7-0) a new contract for Sean Sullivan to continue services as digital meetings manager

  • Approved (7-0) a FY 2024 budget for ANC 1C

  • Participated in multi-ANC meeting regarding potential safety barrier updates to the Taft Bridge

  • Testified at DC Council Judiciary and Public Safety roundtable on violence reduction programs

    • I advocated for more efficient coordination of DC services to better improve prevention and response to violent crime

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

  • November 4: PorchFest will take place throughout Adams Morgan, having been rescheduled from the original October 14 date due to unfavorable weather

  • November 30: Deadline for submitting feedback on OSSE/SBOE's DC School Report Card

  • TBD: DC Water will begin the preliminary steps for updating water mains on the 1800 block of Belmont Rd (look out for their flyers with more information)


Organization in focus: Rock Creek Conservancy

When they began: 2005

What they do: enhance and protect Rock Creek Park via advocacy, education, and restoration projects

How you can help: check out their calendar to volunteer at an upcoming event, or consider sending a donation

Business in focus: Morgana

Industry: Food and beverage

Address: 1826 Columbia Rd NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2023

New to the neighborhood, be sure to give their happy hour menu a glance

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 November's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is filling vacant ANC seats


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