Minutes – September 2019

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

MPD, 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Ave., NW

Minutes

1) Call to Order & Roll Call

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 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), Perry Redd (4B05), Tiffani Nichole Johnson (4B06), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).

 

2) Old Business

Commissioner Palmer provided information regarding agency responses to the Commission’s June 24, 2019, Letter of Inquiry Re: Use of Heavy Trucks on Aspen St, NW, and Other Residential Streets. Commissioner Palmer also provided information regarding agency responses to the Commission’s June 24, 2019, Letter of Inquiry Concerning ANC 4B Recreation Centers.

3) Consideration and Approval of Agenda

Commissioner Yeats moved to approve the agenda, as amended (removing Resolution 4B-19-0906: Resolution on BZA 20111, Trinity Episcopal Church). The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

4) Approval of June Regular Public Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the June Regular Public Meeting minutes. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

5) Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Quarterly Financial Report for the Third Quarter 2019

Commissioner Bromaghim presented the Treasurer’s Report. Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the Quarterly Financial Report for the Third Quarter 2019. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the reimbursement of storage facility rental as a direct office expense. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

6) Reports

Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District

Captain Franklin Porter reported on crime statistics in Ward Four. Officer Luis Garibay, Motor Carrier Safety Unit, addressed the issue of enforcement of heavy truck limitations on residential streets.

At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr.

At-Large Councilmember Robert White reported on the work of the Committee on Facilities and Procurement, which has oversight of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, as well as recent legislative action.

Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd

Sam Stephens, representing the office of Councilmember Brandon T. Todd, reported on Councilmember actions and 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

Representative Frazier O’Leary reported on issues related to the State Board of Education of interest to residents of Ward 4.

 

7) Community Concerns

Members of the community were allowed the opportunity to present questions or statements.

 

8) Presentation: Metro Transit Police, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Representatives from the Metro Transit Police, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presented on policies as related to recent incidents involving juveniles and how to submit complaints regarding officer conduct.

 

9) Presentation: Julie Lawson, Director, Office of the Clean City

Julie Lawson, Director, Office of the Clean City presented on programs provided by the Office, including as related to community cleanups, rat abatement, and pet waste.

 

10) Presentation: Sayra Molina, Program Analyst & Laura MacNeil, District Department of Transportation, Open Streets

Sayra Molina, Program Analyst & Laura MacNeil, District Department of Transportation presented on the upcoming Open Streets event on October 5, 2019.

 

11) Presentation: Irene Thompson, Project Director, Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus

Irene Thompson, Project Director, presented on proposed development of the Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus on the Walter Reed Campus.

 

12) Consent Calendar:

Commissioner Palmer moved to approve the consent calendar. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

13) Resolution 4B-19-0905: Supporting Funding for the Old Takoma Business Association

Commissioner Yeats presented a draft Resolution supporting funding for the Old Takoma Business Association.

Commissioner Bromaghim moved the draft Resolution. The motion was not adopted, 2 yes, 2 no, 3 abstentions. Commissioner Redd and Commissioner Huff opposed. Commissioner Palmer, Commissioner Johnson, and Commissioner Brooks abstained.

 

14) Resolution 4B-19-0906: Resolution on BZA 20111, Trinity Episcopal Church

This item was removed from the agenda. See Number 3 above.

 

15) Resolution 4B-19-0907: Supporting Cessation of Imminent Action by Urban Farming Land Lease Program in Lot 69 Located in Brightwood Park

Commissioner Redd presented a draft Resolution calling for cessation of imminent action by Urban Farming Land Lease Program in Lot 69 located in Brightwood Park.

Commissioner Palmer moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

16) Letter to Douglas Development Regarding Planned Detention Center for Unaccompanied Migrant Children at 6896 Laurel St NW

Commissioner Bromaghim presented a draft Letter to Douglas Development expressing Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B’s opposition to a facility for detained immigrant children.

Commissioner Yeats moved the draft Letter. The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 0 no, 1 abstention. Commissioner Palmer abstained.

 

17) Resolution 4B-19-0908: Supporting Second Look Amendment Act of 2019 (B23-0127)

Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Resolution supporting the Second Look Amendment Act of 2019.

Commissioner Johnson moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.

 

18) Adjournment

Commissioner Brooks moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:19 p.m.

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