Regular Public Meeting
Monday, May 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
MPD, 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Ave., NW
1) Call to Order & Roll Call
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. by Commissioner Alison Brooks, Vice Chair (ANC 4B08 Commissioner), presiding. It was held in the community room at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Perry Redd (4B05), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).
2) Old Business
The Commissioners had no old business to report.
3) Consideration and Approval of Agenda
Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the agenda, as amended (removing presentation by Nykisha Cleveland, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Police Complaints; adding Letter of Inquiry to Presentation regarding Citizen-MPD Incident of May 6, 2019; removing Resolution 4B-19-0503, Proposing Safety Improvements Within SMD 4B06; removing Letter of Support for Stipulated Liquor License, Tacos 5 de Mayo, 353 Cedar St., NW; removing Resolution 4B-19-050, Opposing Efforts to Reduce Public Access to District Government Information; and adding Resolution 4B-19-0509, Resolution Authorizing Lease of Post Office Box by Commission). The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no. Commissioner Huff moved to add to the agenda Resolution 4B-19-0510, Supporting Renewal of Liquor License for Culture Coffee Too. The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 1 no. Commissioner Yeats opposed.
4) Approval of Quarterly Financial Reports for the Fourth Quarter of 2018, the First Quarter of 2019, and the Second Quarter of 2019
Geoff Bromaghim, Treasurer (ANC 4B07 Commissioner) presented the Quarterly Financial Reports for the Fourth Quarter of 2018, the First Quarter of 2019, and the Second Quarter of 2019. Commissioner Yeats moved to approve the Reports. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.
5) Approval of April Regular Public Meeting Minutes
Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the April Regular Public Meeting minutes. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.
Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District
Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd
Jackson Carnes, representing the office of Councilmember Brandon T. Todd, reported on upcoming infrastructure projects and community events of interest to residents of Ward Four.
Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services
Keshawn Harris, representing the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, reported on Mayoral actions and events of interest to residents of Ward 4.
Report: Ward 4 Representative to the State Board of Education
7) Community Concerns
Members of the community were allowed the opportunity to present questions or statements.
8) Presentation: Jordan Haferbier, Executive Director, Uptown Main Street
Jordan Haferbier, Executive Director of Uptown Main Street presented on the work of Uptown Main Street in supporting area small businesses and the upcoming 6th Annual Kennedy Street Festival.
9) Presentation: Kishan Putta and David Makoff, East Rock Creek Village
Kishan Putta and David Makoff, Chair of East Rock Creek Village presented on the work of the community organization in serving the neighborhood’s aging population, issued a call for volunteers, and noted upcoming events.
10) Presentation and Letter of Inquiry: Citizen-MPD Incident of May 6, 2019
Commissioner Redd showed a video presentation regarding a citizen-MPD inident on 7th and Longfellow Streets, NW, on May 6, 2019. Captain Bryan Christian and Sergeant Austin provided additional details on behalf of MPD. The Commission did not vote on the draft letter of inquiry.
11) Presentation: Jingjing Liu, Senior Development Associate, Neighborhood Development Company
Jingjing Liu, Senior Development Associate at Neighborhood Development Company presented on a proposed development at 218 Cedar Street, NW.
12) Presentation: The Parks at Walter Reed, Design Presentation
Representatives from the Parks at Walter Reed provided a design presentation on Building “P” and a design update on Building “O”.
13) Consent Calendar:
- Resolution 4B-19-0501: Supporting DDOT Proposed Safety Enhancements for Intersection of Sandy Spring/Aspen/Willow Streets (Commissioner Bromaghim)
- Resolution 4B-19-0502: Supporting DDOT Proposed Safety Enhancements for Intersection of 3rd/Blair/Whittier Streets (Commissioner Bromaghim)
Commissioner Knickerbocker moved to approve the consent calendar. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.
14) Resolution 4B-19-0504: Supporting Bus Lanes on Georgia Ave., NW
Commissioner Yeats presented a draft Resolution in support of bus lanes on Georgia Avenue, NW.
Commissioner Yeats moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 4 yes, 3 no. Commissioner Redd, Commissioner Brooks, and Commissioner Huff opposed.
15) Resolution 4B-19-0506: Supporting Funding for Urgent Public Housing Repairs and Calling for Commitment to Maintain Public Housing Stock
Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Resolution in support of funding for public housing repairs and calling for a commitment to maintain public housing stock.
Commissioner Bromaghim moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.
16) Resolution 4B-19-0507: Encouraging Candidates to Participate in Public Financing of Elections (Fair Elections)
Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Resolution encouraging candidates to participate in public financing of elections (fair elections).
Commissioner Yeats moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.
17) Resolution 4B-19-0508: Calling for Reprimand of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd
The Commission did not vote on the draft Resolution.
18) Resolution 4B-19-0509: Resolution Authorizing Lease of Post Office Box by Commission
Commissioner Yeats presented and moved a draft Resolution to authorize ANC 4B to lease a post office box. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.
19) Resolution 4B-19-0510: Supporting Renewal of Liquor License for Culture Coffee Too
Commissioner Huff presented a draft Resolution supporting Culture Coffee Too’s liquor license renewal.
Commissioner Palmer moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 1 no. Commissioner Yeats opposed.
Commissioner Bromaghim moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:43 p.m.