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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,
Fiona

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

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 coronavirus.dc.gov/rent

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
1C08@anc.dc.gov
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: 1c08@anc.dc.gov) 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 NortonEvents@mail.house.gov 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 abenjamin@dccouncil.us. 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 reedcooke-dc.org, 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.

ANC 1C February Update

Welcome to ANC 1C neighborhood update.
This newsletter will provide updates, information, and announcements from the ANC, the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association, and the D.C. government. I hope you will find it helpful.

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns about the neighborhood.

Take Care,
Fiona Clem
email: 1C08@anc.dc.gov
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, ANC 1C08

ANC 1C Meetings Calendar

ABC & Public Safety Committee
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm
Agenda & more info

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

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

March ANC 1C Meeting
Wednesday, March 3, 7:00 pm
Agenda & more info

Highlights from the February 3 ANC 1C meeting

Approved Consent Agenda (8-0)

Minutes from January 2021 ANC meeting; ANC 1C financial report for FY21 Q1.
Regular Agenda

  • Approved a Resolution on study and design of Columbia Road to accommodate protected bicycle lanes from 16th Street NW to Connecticut Avenue NW. (8-0)
  • Approved a Resolution supporting a DDOT traffic safety assessment of the intersection of Adams Mill Rd NW and Clydesdale Pl NW. (8-0)
  • DDOT Ward 1 Community Engagement Specialist Cynthia Turcios shared a presentation on the agency, mission, SLAs, recently completed and ongoing projects in Ward 1 and citywide.

The next meeting of the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 7p.m. Visit reedcooke-dc.org, or follow them on twitter @REEDCOOKEDC for more information.

Neighborhood announcements

  • Attend a virtual town hall about moveDC on February 9, at 6:30p.m., or February 11, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings will provide information on moveDC is the Mayor’s long-range transportation plan that includes goals, policies, strategies, and metrics for address transportation needs of Washingtonians.
  • Holidays trees and greenery collection will continue through February 19. Holiday trees and greenery will be collected from the normal point of collection on trash days. For missed collections call 311 and make a “Christmas Tree Removal – Seasonal” service request.
  • ANC 1C awards grants of up to $4,000 per year to nonprofit organizations. Applications are now open. Learn more and to apply for a grant.
  • Outdoor Dining and Retail Survey: The D.C. Office of Planning (OP) invites the public to complete a 5-7 minute survey (available until February 14, 2021) designed to assess the experience of patrons of outdoor dining and retail establishments in Washington D.C. during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Take a DC Can Be Tour. Jubilee Housing hosts regular DC Can Be tours to show how they’re providing justice housing in our community. The next online tour is February 17th, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more and register for the tour.