January 2022

Hi Neighbors!

Happy New Year!

ANC 1C held its first meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, January 5. We elected a new slate of officers and committee members. I was elected Chair. For Vice Chair we elected Ben Butz (1C06), for Treasurer Meghan Faulkner (1C04), and for Secretary, Jake Faleschini (1C07).

The D.C. government is adding new vaccination sites and making it easier for the whole family to get vaccinated and boosted. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov to learn more and find a vaccination site. Call 1-855-363-0333 to make an at-home vaccination appointment.

Take care,

City-wide updates

Vaccine Mandate for businesses. Vaccine Mandate Policy PosterBeginning on January 15, 2022, a city-wide proof of vaccination (VaxDC) will be required to enter certain businesses. Businesses will need to display prominently and visible to patrons prior to entry, a notice informing patrons that proof of vaccination is required to enter any indoor portion of a covered location. Before patrons can access the indoor portion of the business, a business is required to check the patron’s proof of vaccination. One of the following options will demonstrate proof of vaccination: A physical Center for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccination Card; A digital copy/photo of a CDC Vaccination Card; A COVID-19 Verification App such as VaxYes or CLEAR.

DPW Holiday Trees and Greenery Collection. Beginning January 3, 2021 and running through February 28, 2022, the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will collect holiday trees and greenery from DPW-serviced households, which includes single-family homes and apartment dwellings with three or fewer units. If you live in a building with four or more units, your building will provide information about how to dispose of trees.

Seasonal Leaf Collection. Scheduled leaf collection was disrupted by weather events, personnel changes, or other unforeseen circumstances. If your leaves are not collected within 14 days past your scheduled collection date, please call 311 to schedule a missed leaf collection. For missed leaf collections, residents can call 311 (202-737-4404) to open a service request.

No More Gas Blowers. On January 1, 2022, the Leaf Blower Regulation Amendment Act of 2018 took effect. The Act prohibits the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the District of Columbia and will impact landscapers who do business in the District, and residents who own gasoline-powered leaf blowers. Companies or individuals that use gasoline-powered leaf blowers after this date will be subject to fines of up to $500 for each offense.

Short-term Rental License Applications Accepted Beginning January 10. The Short-Term Rental Regulation Act of 2018 took effect on December 3, 2021 and includes new requirements for District residents wanting to share their home with others to earn extra income. To assist homeowners become licensed, DCRA will begin accepting applications for Short-Term and Vacation Rental Licenses beginning January 10, 2022. Under the program, there is no limit on the number of rentals per year, however, individual rentals are limited to 30 continuous nights. Licensing fees are $104.50 for a two-year license.

Town Hall on Impact of Supreme Court Street Closures. Congresswoman Norton’s district office is hosting a virtual town hall, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 5:00 pm, on the impact of the Supreme Court of the United States’ temporary neighborhood street closures on D.C. residents, public spaces, and security. All D.C. Residents may attend this Town Hall. Speakers will include: Supreme Court of the United States’ Marshal, Supreme Court of the United States’ Chief of Police, DDOT Director and local elected officials. Please email NortonEvents@mail.house.gov to RSVP for the event and receive the Zoom link.

Neighborhood Updates

PEPCO Construction, Champlain Substation. PEPCO Construction has started along V Street NW (13th Street NW and V Street NW) and will soon be in the Adams Morgan area as construction is expected at Florida Avenue NW and V Street NW in the coming weeks. I am organizing a Community Meeting with PEPCO to share information and answer questions from neighbors who will be most affected by this construction. I’m organizing a virtual information session with PEPCO for later in January. If you have questions, please email me at 1C08@anc.dc.gov.

Calvert Street Historic Bus Terminal construction project. Metro began construction on the historic Calvert Street Bus Terminal located at 1971 Calvert St NW. Upon completion, in Spring 2022, the terminal will feature a repaved bus loop, new information screens, new security cameras, new landscaping, and improved employee restrooms. The bus stop in the bus terminal (Calvert St Loop + Calvert St NW, Stop ID: 1001838) will temporarily close.
The bus stop at the front of the terminal (Calvert St + Biltmore St, Stop ID: 1001832) will remain open during construction. Pedestrian access to Walter Pierce Park will remain open.

ANC 1C Meeting Updates

General Meeting, January 5

Voted 7-0-0 to elect a slate of officers and committee assignments for 2022
Voted 7-0-0 to approve the consent agenda
Supported (7-0-0) new Retailer’s Class “A” Internet license, ABRA-119225. Mufson, Faron & Brand, LLC, located at 1701 Florida Avenue, NW.
Voted 7-0-0 to approve letter supporting conversions studied in the Adams Morgan East-West traffic analysis, a technical memorandum compiled by DDOT.
Voted 7-0-0 to approve motion supporting request for zoning relief relating to roof structure setbacks at 1650 Harvard Street NW.
Voted 7-0-0 to approve resolution about traffic safety and paving at Harvard St and Lanier Pl NW.
Voted 7-0-0 to postpone consideration of grant application from Jubilee Housing for funds supporting resource center and lending library.
Voted 7-0-0 to approve settlement agreement with Entice Lounge, regarding new Retailer's Class "C" Restaurant license, to be located at 1725 Columbia Road, NW, Iicense number ABRA-I 17477.

Upcoming Meetings

ABC and Public Safety Committee, Wednesday, January 12, 7pm,

Agenda: Officers from Police Service Area 303 will provide their monthly update; Consideration of new Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant (CR) application, ABRA-119705. Andy’s Pizza 18th St will be located at 2465 18th Street NW.

PZT Committee, Wednesday January 19, 7pm

Agenda: Discussion with Derek Voight from DDOT about the Adams Morgan East-West Traffic analysis; Update from Mignon Bowie on ANC 1C priority issues related to the District Department of Transportation

PSE Committee, Wednesday, January 26, 7pm

Agenda: Introduce new committee members; Update from Jubilee Jumpstart on their work under the ANC’s 2021 grant; Update from Adams Morgan Day on their work under the ANC’s 2021 grant