Now that 2023 has begun, ANC 1C commissioners are getting fully engaged with the neighborhood. This means speaking with neighbors, local business owners + employees, and DC government contacts.
January was a mixed bag of sorts in Adams Morgan. A few isolated incidents left small businesses with broken front doors and depleted cash registers. Overall patronage in Adams Morgan has been steady, with important exceptions at some of the businesses that recently closed their doors permanently.
Now let's review January 2023, look ahead at February 2023, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.
WHAT WE DID
Voted 7-0-0 to elect officers and committee assignments for 2023
I'm happy to share I was elected chair and will also continue as a member of the ABC & Public Safety committee
Voted 7-0-0 to pass a resolution regarding a request to temporarily extend the duration of the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone
Voted 7-0-0 to move a resolution regarding the expiration of the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone to the ANC's February meeting agenda
Signed a letter with other commissioners across DC calling attention to transportation inequities for residents
Signed a letter supporting the installation of suicide prevention barriers on Connecticut Ave's Taft Bridge
Attended a city-wide ANC meeting organized by mayor Muriel Bowser to discuss gun violence
Attended an open house for the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs
Participated in DC's annual Point in Time Count
WHAT'S UP NEXT
February 1: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)
February 4: Neighborhood cleanup meeting outside Kalorama Park Recreation Center at 10am
Gloves and bags will be provided
Oversight season is here! I'll be testifying on the performance of several DC government offices and encourage you to do the same
Ongoing: DC Water is beginning the replacement of lead pipes on Columbia Rd NW
This is a continuation of the project that replaced pipes on Wyoming and Kalorama in 2022
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Organization in focus: DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
When they began: 1986
What they do: Support survivors of domestic violence and advocate for measures to prevent future violence
Mission: "Leverage expertise to expand community activism, deepen community awareness surrounding poverty caused by domestic violence, and address systems gaps by promoting sound and effective public policy initiatives"
How you can help: Explore their many options for getting active and/or donate to help cover their internal expenses
Business in focus: Yes! Organic Market
Industry: Retail (grocery store)
Address: 1825 Columbia Rd NW
In DC since: 1970, with expansion to locations like Adams Morgan beginning in the 1990s
If you like soup, check out their monthly soup schedule!
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 February's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is getting connected to city services