Summer 2022 has officially ended. But the hard work continues, and with it comes steady progress.
One key development I'm happy to share is that DDOT has officially moved forward with converting the 1800 blocks of Kalorama Rd and Wyoming Ave into one-ways streets with speed bumps and contraflow bike lanes. This comes from months of effort on my part following previous labor from neighbors who have advocated for this change.
As the process advances, please feel free to contact me with any outstanding questions you may have. Pedestrian and traffic safety is the top issue I've heard about from constituents, so I'm very happy to see this conversion come to fruition.
Now let's recap September 2022, look ahead to October 2022, meet our resident + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.
WHAT WE DID
Settlement agreement for Pitchers passed (6-0)
These are voluntary agreements between community groups like the ANC and liquor vendors over the terms of their business operations
Resolution passed (6-0) recommending protective barriers be installed on the Taft Bridge along Connecticut Ave
Represented ANC 1C at the September 2022 Adams Morgan Partnership BID board meeting
Wrote DC Council urging them to improve proposed legislation to create an Office of Migrant Services
NOI was officially distributed by DDOT regarding the conversion of the 1800 blocks of Kalorama Rd and Wyoming Ave NW into one-ways
Biked with several ward 1 neighbors to observe where traffic infrastructure can be improved
WHAT'S UP NEXT
October 5: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)
October 8: Winter preparation volunteering at Kalorama Park's Jardín de las Mariposas (Butterly Garden, located next to the basketball courts)
Volunteers will start arriving around 9am; bring gloves and garden trowels if you have them!
October 17: DPW virtual community engagement event for Ward 1 on Zero Waste DC
Ongoing: many liquor licenses in ANC 1C are up for renewal in 2022
Please reach out if you have any feedback—positive or negative—on establishments
Ongoing: DC Water is finishing up the replacement of lead pipes on Kalorama Rd NW
Please continue to contact me with concerns, as this project's schedule has changed multiple times
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Resident in focus: Leah Luján
Lives on: Mintwood Place
Originally from: Washington, DC
In Adams Morgan since: Six months of age (nearly a lifetime!)
For fun: Capoeira, painting, singing
For work: Nurse Practitioner (currently with DC Health)
Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: Kalorama Park, the sense of community among residents, proximity to the National Zoo
Leah and her family have an extensive history as Adams Morgan organizers and activists; their dedication continues to shape the neighborhood!
Business in focus: Mola Empanada
Industry: Food and beverage
Address: 2438 18th St NW
In Adams Morgan since: 2022 (brand new!)
Specializing in Panamanian empanadas, their curry chickpea option is one of my favorites!
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 October's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is art