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.
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 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