After a lot of consideration, I have decided against running for ANC again this fall. I’ve had four great years and there is certainly more work to do, but it’s time to give someone else a turn…..
Maybe that will be YOU!!
To run for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner you need to pick up official petitions from the Board of Elections and then turn in signatures of at least 25 folks who live in your Single Member District. While the election isn’t until November. The first date to pick up petitions is July 11, 2016 and the deadline to submit completed petitions is Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
I look forward to working with my successor and doing everything I can to make sure they succeed. If you’re thinking about running and would like to talk more about it, please reach out, I’d be happy to meet for a cup of coffee and talk about the job.
And if you are reading this but don’t know what Single Member District you live in, you can always put your address in the DC Master Address Repository.
We’ll be having a community meeting this Wednesday, May 25 at Langdon Rec Center at 7:00 PM.
There are currently two items on the agenda:
- New 12-unit apartment building proposed for 1904 Irving Street NE – This long-blighted, vacant home was recently bought and the owner is seeking to tear down the existing single-family home and build on the lot a 12-unit apartment building.This will go before the Board of Zoning Adjustment, as it will require a “Special Exemption” and the ANC has power to weigh in on such applications. The owner/developer will be on hand to present and answer questions.
- Moratorium on new liquor licences around Queens Chapel nightclubs – The Langdon Park Community Association is leading the process to establish a moratorium on new liquor licenses for the area around Queens Chapel and Bladensburg Road (around EchoStage, Stadium Club, etc). This would mean no new liquor licenses could granted within a certain proximity of that area. LPCA will be presenting and and have next steps. The deadline to ask to testify at the public hearing is May 30, and the public hearing for this is June 1st at 10AM. More information is available on Alcohol Beverage Regulatory Administration website: http://abra.dc.gov/event/abc-board-seeks-public-comment-queens-chapelbladensburg-roads-ne-moratorium-petitions
It’s now official, the application for a liquor license at 2066 Rhode Island Ave NE has been WITHDRAWN!
You can view the entire order here. This means we’re officially done with this and we don’t need to show up on Feb 17.
This is a tremendous victory for the neighborhood and it would not have been possible without everyone’s combined effort. The sheer numbers we were able to produce came from everyone chipping in and stepping up – THANK YOU!!