Starting summer with cicadas & budget requests

While there is still lots of work left to be done, we are finally inching toward a (globally very unequal) recovery from the COVID-19 public health crisis. In Adams Morgan, things have been busy, and my 1C03 duties have been keeping up with the pace.


Hosted an incredible panel on domestic violence and supporting survivors in DC

Below is a summary of the past month, what's in store for June 2021, our monthly resident + business in focus, and this month's video briefing.

WHAT WE DID

  • Settlement agreement with Air restaurant passed 8-0

  • Amendment to settlement agreement with The Game/Tiki on 18th passed 8-0

  • Letter on temporarily allowing outdoor music at Madam's Organ was proposed, not added to agenda (failed 3-5)

  • Request for traffic safety assessment on Columbia Rd passed 8-0

  • Request for bike lane on Lanier Pl passed 8-0

  • Support for painting bike corrals in Reed Cooke neighborhood passed 8-0

  • Request for partial opening of Walter Pierce field to the public passed 8-0

  • Support for auditing DOES Office of Unemployment Insurance passed 8-0

  • $4,000 grant for nutrition education program at Marie Reed passed 8-0

  • $4,000 grant to support families with financial insecurity passed 8-0

  • Organized and moderated a panel on domestic violence

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

  • Co-signed DC Jobs with Justice petition for essential workers' rights

  • Testified at the DC council roundtable on vacant and blighted properties

  • Spoke on sexual assault victim services at DC Health public hearing

  • Co-signed Empower DC letter to Mayor Bowser calling for public housing improvements

  • Facilitated residents' efforts to replace sand in Kalorama Park playground (honestly, it was the residents who did most of the work on this one!)


WHAT'S UP NEXT

  • June 2: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here!)

  • June 3-24: DC budget testifying; have strong views on an item? Let me know here

  • TBD: Multi-ANC event on urban green space and community health (still planning this!)

  • TBD: Continue supporting efforts to replace mulch in Kalorama Park playground


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Resident in focus: Jessica S. Bruce

Lives on: Just off Columbia Rd

From: Adams Morgan!

For fun: Has a passion for the performing arts, different cultures, languages, global cuisine, community engagement, and education. Also enjoys dining out with friends, practicing salsa with her husband, playing music, going to concerts or comedy shows, and participating in community events

For work: Special education teacher

Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: "I love that Adams Morgan carries on the DC history through food, music, and community events. We also have a tremendous amount of organizations and services that help are residents is like no other neighborhood in DC. Finally, people (businesses, volunteers, residents, and visitors) always make me feel at home!"

In Adams Morgan since: 1991

Looking for a knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate expert on the neighborhood? Jessica is your person :)


Business in focus: Capital Blossom Day Spa

Industry: Health & wellness

Address: 1805 Belmont Rd NW #105

In Adams Morgan since: 2020

Ask about their birthday special!


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 the video update below! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is the DC municipal budget