Spring is in the air, and that means our streets and parks will soon be even more lively. As always, there is lots of work ahead to keep Adams Morgan beautiful and safe.
Anyone interested in sharing their time can rest assured: there are many volunteer opportunities to be active in the neighborhood! A good start is in Kalorama Park, where neighbors have already begun tending to the facilities.
Now let's review March 2023, look forward to April 2023, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.
WHAT WE DID
These are voluntary agreements between community groups like the ANC and liquor vendors over the terms of their business operations
Supported (7-0-0) a patio permit application for Federalist Pig
Postponed (7-0-0) consideration of a resolution regarding the expiration of the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone to the ANC's April meeting agenda
Attended education meet-up with Ward 1 parents and students
Besides listening to community input, I also helped translate and lead discussion among Spanish-speaking attendees
Attended community conversation on public safety organized by the Adams Morgan BID
Signed letter to Congressmember James Comer regarding blatant racism involved in Committee hearing on DC oversight
Signed letter urging DC Council to formally propose an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba
Organized and oversaw special election for ANC 1C01
The 1800 blocks of Kalorama and Wyoming have begun the conversion process to becoming one-ways
This is a multiple-step process that will include speed bump installation and line painting
WHAT'S UP NEXT
Oversight season is here! I'll be testifying on budget priorities to several DC government offices and welcome your thoughts
Ongoing: DC Water is continuing 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: Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
When they began: 1986
What they do: Work to ensure all DC residents have housing and related resources
Mission: "Our mission is to use the law to make justice a reality for our neighbors who struggle with homelessness and poverty…combining representation, systemic reform, policy and budget advocacy, and community engagement to achieve housing justice for DC’s lowest income residents."
Business in focus: Rioja Market & Deli
Industry: Food and beverage
Address: 1824 Columbia Rd NW
In Adams Morgan since: 2017
Conveniently located for purchasing drinks and snacks on a moment's notice
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 March's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is volunteering in the community