Adams Morgan and DC as a whole are often directly affected when global affairs escalate. And even when we aren't, there is an outpouring of support for those suffering near and far. February 2022 was tense, and it's unclear what comes next. But at the very least, life in ANC 1C03 keeps moving forward.
Let's take a moment to recap what happened in February, look ahead to March 2022, and share our resident + business in focus plus 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
Resolution supporting the Walk Without Worry Act and the Safe Routes to School Expansion Regulation Act passed 7-0
A grant to Jubilee Housing for a community resource center and lending library passed 7-0
As part of the Ward 1 redistricting task force, I created maps to help inform the community as we decide upon a recommendation for Ward 1's new ANC and SMD boundaries
Please share your thoughts with me and/or at one of our meetings!
Testified at a Committee on Health performance oversight hearing
I called for DMHHS to continue speedily housing unhoused residents and to stop forcibly displacing those residents
Signed letter organized by Decrim Poverty DC calling for reformed narcotics policy
Represented ANC 1C at the February Adams Morgan Partnership BID board meeting
Spoke with NBC4 Washington about public safety in Adams Morgan
Addressed park and small business concerns alongside ward 1 MOCR Anthony Moore
Participated in a study for Judith Keller of Heidelberg University (Germany) and the University of Illinois on housing affordability in DC
Submit your own responses via the survey portal here!
WHAT'S UP NEXT
March 5: Community cleanup in Kalorama Park from 11AM-1PM
Message me for more info on roles needed!
March 14: I'll be part of a panel of ANC commissioners discussing local representation with a class at the University of the District of Columbia
March + April: DC council is holding budget oversight hearings for the 2023 budget
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
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Resident in focus: Maggie Wang
Lives on: Columbia Rd NW
Originally from: Fu'jian, China
In Adams Morgan since: 2021
For fun: "I have always loved to dance. My current passion is running a restaurant and learning how to make new sauces with Kenny Lei, the new Executive Chef."
For work: Owner of Juicy King Crab Express at 1832 Columbia Rd NW
Favorite part of living in Adams Morgan: "The people are nice and I meet a lot of neighbors at the restaurant. I also love the parks where I can relax or exercise.
Business in focus: 1830
Industry: Retail (vintage furnishings)
Address: 1830 Columbia Rd NW
In Adams Morgan since: 2020
A hidden gem, their schedule varies so be sure to follow them on Instagram @1830_vintage
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 March's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is vacant properties