Minutes – January 2020

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2020, 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 7:00 p.m. by Commissioner Brenda Parks, Chair (ANC 4B04 Commissioner), presiding. It was held in the Community Room at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Perry Redd (4B05), Tiffani Johnson (4B06), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).

2) Administrative Items

Consideration and Approval of January Agenda

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved to approve the agenda. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Redd opposed.

Election of Officers

Commissioner Parks conducted the election of officers.

Commissioner Palmer proposed the current officers continue their position as a slate of candidates. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 1 abstention. Commissioner Redd abstained.

Appointment of Representative to Walter Reed Community Advisory Committee

Commissioner Parks called for nominations for Representative to the Walter Reed Community Advisory Committee. Commissioner Yeats nominated Commissioner Bromaghim. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Approval of 2020 Meeting Schedule

Commissioner Parks requested that the Commission set the following meeting schedule for regular public meetings in 2020.

The fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the community room at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW, except the month of May, when the Commission will meet on Tuesday, May 26th, and except for the months of July, August, and December, when no regular public meeting will be held:

February 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

April 27, 2020

May 26, 2020

June 22, 2020

July 2020 – no meeting

August 2020 – no meeting

September 28, 2020

October 26, 2020

November 23, 2020

December 2020 – no meeting

January 25, 2021

Commissioner Brooks moved to approve the meeting schedule. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Approval of 2020 ANC Security Fund

Commissioner Bromaghim moved that the Commission approve its participation in the 2019 ANC Security Fund and payment of the $25.00 annual fee. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Quarterly Financial Report for the First Quarter 2020

Commissioner Bromaghim presented the Treasurer’s Report. Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the Quarterly Financial Report for the First Quarter 2020. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Approval of Rules of Procedure

Commissioner Parks presented the proposed revised Rules of Procedure, which were first provided at the November 25, 2019, regular public meeting. Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the Rules of Procedure. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Approval of November Regular Public Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Brooks moved to approve the November Regular Public Meeting minutes. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Commissioner Updates

Commissioner Yeats provided an update on additional efforts by the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia to prosecute hate crimes following Resolution 4B-19-1006, Reaffirming Our Community’s Commitment to Inclusion and Calling for Increased Action to Address Hate Crimes in the District. Commissioner Redd provided updates regarding his Single Member District, including as related to Lot 69, which the Commission addressed in Resolution 4B-19-0907, Supporting Cessation of Imminent Action by Urban Farming Land Lease Program in Lot 69 located in Brightwood Park, as well as the citizen/Metropolitan Police Department incident on May 6, 2019, on 7th and Longfellow Streets, NW.

3) Reports

Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District

Sergeant Grabowski reported on January crime statistics in Ward Four and answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd

Sam Stephens, representing the office of Councilmember Brandon T. Todd, reported on Councilmember legislative updates, actions, and events of interest to residents of Ward 4, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

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, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

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, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Report: Office of At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr.

Angela Fowlkes, representing the office of At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr., reported on legislative and oversight actions of interest to the residents of Ward 4, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

4) Community Concerns

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

5) Presentation: Just Pay Coalition, “Pay Stub Clinic”

Nikko Bilitza, Organizer, DC Jobs with Justice, presented on the Just Pay Coalition’s Pay Stub Clinic, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

6) Presentation: Rocketship Public Charter School Expansion

Joshua Pacos, Director of Schools, Washington, DC; Angel McNeil, Founding Principal, Ward 5 School; Tamika Joyner, Associate Director, Growth and Community Engagement; and Myron Long, Executive Director and Founder, Social Justice School presented on the Rocketship Public Charter School expansion, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

7) Consent Calendar:

Resolution 4B-20-0101: Supporting Increased Funding and Expansion of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Motor Carrier Unit (Commissioner Yeats)

Resolution 4B-20-0102: Resolution Supporting Accessory Garage Structure at 6223 8th Street, NW (BZA 20202) (Commissioner Knickerbocker)

Commissioner Redd requested removal of Resolution 4B-20-0101: Supporting Increased Funding and Expansion of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Motor Carrier Unit (Commissioner Yeats) from the consent calendar. Commissioner Knickerbocker moved to approve the remaining consent calendar items. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Commissioner Yeats presented a draft Resolution supporting increased funding and expansion of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Motor Carrier Unit (Resolution 4B-20-0101: Supporting Increased Funding and Expansion of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Motor Carrier Unit). Commissioner Palmer moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Redd opposed.

8) Letter of Support: Renaissance Healthcare Services to Establish Pediatric Home Care Service Agency in Ward 4

Commissioner Brooks presented a draft Letter of Support for Renaissance Healthcare Services to establish a pediatric care service agency in Ward 4. Elizabeth Ngatchou, Executive Director, Renaissance Healthcare Services presented regarding their request for the Letter of Support.

Commissioner Brooks moved the draft Letter of Support. Commissioner Parks called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – yes

Commissioner Palmer – abstain

Commissioner Knickerbocker – yes

Commissioner Parks – yes

Commissioner Redd – no

Commissioner Johnson – abstain

Commissioner Bromaghim – yes

Commissioner Brooks – yes

Commissioner Huff – yes

The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 1 no, 2 abstentions. Commissioner Redd opposed. Commissioner Palmer and Commissioner Johnson abstained.

9) Letter of Support: Proposed Friends of Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center

Tischa Cockrell, President, proposed Friends of Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center, and Shirleta Settles presented on a proposed Friends of Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center and a draft letter of support.

Commissioner Huff moved the draft Letter of Support. Commissioner Parks called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – yes

Commissioner Palmer – yes

Commissioner Knickerbocker – yes

Commissioner Parks – yes

Commissioner Redd – yes

Commissioner Johnson – absent

Commissioner Bromaghim – yes

Commissioner Brooks – abstain

Commissioner Huff – abstain

The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 0 no, 2 abstentions. Commissioner Brooks and Commissioner Huff abstained.

10) Presentation: Sassan Gharai, SGA Companies, and Resolution 4B-20-0103: Providing Initial Community Input and Requesting Extended Review Period for Proposed Development at 300-308 Carroll Street, NW & 325 Vine Street, NW

Commissioner Bromaghim presented a draft Resolution requesting an extended review period for the proposed development at 300-308 Carroll Street, NW, and 325 Vine Street, NW.

Commissioner Bromaghim moved the draft Resolution. Commissioner Parks called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – yes

Commissioner Palmer – yes

Commissioner Knickerbocker – yes

Commissioner Parks – yes

Commissioner Redd – no

Commissioner Johnson – absent

Commissioner Bromaghim – yes

Commissioner Brooks – yes

Commissioner Huff – no

The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 2 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Redd and Commissioner Huff opposed.

11) Resolution 4B-20-0104: Providing Feedback on Proposed Changes to the Comprehensive Plan

Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Resolution providing feedback on proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan.

Commissioner Yeats moved the draft Resolution. Commissioner Parks called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – yes

Commissioner Palmer – yes

Commissioner Knickerbocker – yes

Commissioner Parks – yes

Commissioner Redd – no

Commissioner Johnson – absent

Commissioner Bromaghim – yes

Commissioner Brooks – yes

Commissioner Huff – yes

The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Redd opposed.

12) Adjournment

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

ANC 4B Meeting January 27, 2020

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