ANC 1C March Update

Hello Neighbors,

Mayor Bowser extended D.C.’s public health emergency to May 20, 2021. It was almost a year ago, on March 11, 2020, when the emergency was first declared. The moratorium on evictions and utility shutoffs was also extended.

Multiple programs are available to assist residents with paying their rent and utility bills.Learn more about these programs at

Beginning the week of March 8, the District will begin using a pre-registration system for making vaccination appointments. Under the new system, individuals will be able to provide their information to DC Health through a pre-registration website or by calling the District’s call center. As appointments are made available, individuals who have pre-registered will be alerted that they have an opportunity to make a vaccination appointment.

Take Care,
Fiona Clem
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, ANC 1C08

ANC 1C Meetings

March ANC 1C Meeting, March 3

  • Approved writing a letter of support (8-0-0) for a BZA variance for the Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Rd NW
  • Approved a resolution (8-0-0) on proposed FY 2022 WMATA operations

Upcoming Meetings
ABC & Public Safety Committee

Wednesday, March 10, 7:00 pm
Agenda & more info

Planning, Zoning, and Transportation Committee
Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 pm
Agenda & more info

Public Services & the Environment Committee
Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 pm
Agenda & more info

Tour the PEPCO Champlain Substation

RCNA Cleanup Flyer

Please let me know (email: if you are interested in touring the Champlain Substation. I am working with PEPCO to schedule a tour this month.

A representative of PEPCO will also be available for a discussion at the next ANC 1C general meeting on April 7, at 7pm

City-wide announcements

  • During the 16th Street NW Bus Lane construction the 16th and Harvard Street Capital Bikeshare station will temporarily move to 15th and Harvard Streets NW on March 16. 
  • Metro is facing a significant budget shortfall due to a decrease in ridership caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Metro is requesting your feedback for next year’s budget.Learn more about the proposed changed and tell Metro what matters to you.
  • Congresswoman Norton will hold a joint community meeting with the National Park Service on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm. Email to register for the Zoom event.
  • D.C.’s Office of the People’s Counsel (OPC) advocates for consumers of natural gas, electric, and telephone services. If you have questions about any of your utility services you can contact OPC for help.
  • Councilmember Mary Cheh will host a roundtable on March 23 at 12noon to hear comments on streateries and slow streets and other transportation solutions. Members of the public can testify or submit written testimony by contacting Read the Transportation & the Environment Public Roundtable announcement for more information.

Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association (RCNA)

RCNA Cleanup Flyer

Please join RCNA and ANC 1C for a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, March 20. Meet at 10 at Unity Park.

RCNA will hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm.

Visit, or follow them on twitter @REEDCOOKEDC for more information.

Neighborhood announcements

  • ANC 1C awards grants of up to $4,000 per year to nonprofit organizations. Applications are now open.
  • Jubilee Housing hosts regular DC Can Be tours to show how they’re providing justice housing in our community.
  • The Reed Cooke Neighborhood Association Covid-19 Relief Fund provides micro-grants to residents of Adams Morgan who have lost their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus Health Crisis.
  • The Sitar Center is holding their Winter 2021 Virtual Student Showcase on Friday, March 12 at 6:30.