Reloaded with a Full Slate on Board

August 2022 was a month of respite for ANC 1C, as we did not hold any official meetings. But that doesn't mean the work slowed down.

Between constituent outreach, ongoing community projects, and the early stages of ANC election season, the past month was not short on dull moments. Now that the school year has begun and summer is near an end, it's time to regroup and keep looking forward.


Earlier last month, I spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon with Ward 1 leaders and the Platform of Hope distributing school supplies in Kalorama Park (photo courtesy of Ben Williams, candidate for Ward 1 SBOE)

Let's revisit August 2022, preview what September 2022 has in store, meet our resident + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

WHAT WE DID
  • ANC 1C had a recess from official 1C meetings, which includes committees

  • Represented ANC 1C at the August 2022 Adams Morgan Partnership BID board meeting

  • Co-signed letter supporting recently unionized staff of Starbucks on P Street NW

  • Co-signed letter to DDOT with suggestions on anticipated Georgia Ave bus lanes

  • Contributed to local news coverage of the first 18th St pedestrian zone trial of 2022 (7News and WUSA9)

  • Attended the Ward 1 education and youth committee August 2022 meeting to plan ongoing projects

  • Volunteered at a Platform of Hope event in Kalorama Park distributing school supplies

  • Released phase 1 survey results regarding 18th St pedestrian zone

  • I conducted this survey independently, with phase 2 to come later in autumn

  • A couple non-commissioner experiences of mine generated discussion on social media

  • Commentary on how to approach suicide intervention following a call for help on Calvert St

  • This summer I visited all DC public libraries and fire departments, sharing photos and brief histories of each location


WHAT'S UP NEXT
  • September 7: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

  • September 10: a mental health and wellness fair will be in the Mt Pleasant Library from 12-4pm

  • September 11: Adams Morgan Day will be held in select locations throughout the neighborhood

  • September 17: the annual 50 States Ride will begin in Yards Park

  • Let me know if you plan on participating!

  • September 22: bike with Ward 1 ANC candidates

  • Join many Ward 1 neighbors to see where our road network needs improvements (route with meeting stops to be shared once finalized)

  • Until October 7: Zero Waste DC comment period is open

  • Send your thoughts to DPW as they improve their waste diversion plan

  • 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: Tracy Meehleib

Lives on: Columbia Rd NW

Originally from: the Gulf Coast of Texas

In Adams Morgan since: 1990

For fun: Swimming, Photography, Meditation

For work: Library of Congress

Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: "Its dynamism and diversity :)"

Tracy has artwork on display in the #WallMountables22 show at the DC Arts Center, located at 2438 18th St NW, until September 11. That's to be followed by features at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art and an outdoor photo festival on display in Wilson, NC, from October 21, 2022 until March 25, 2023. See more at instagram.com/tmeehleib



Business in focus: Streets Market

Industry: Retail (grocery store)

Address: 1864 Columbia Rd NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2020

Conveniently located with many harder to find products, Streets occupies the space where Metro K Supermarket operated for many years


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 September's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is delays