Minutes – February 2020

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, February 24, 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 Alison Brooks, Vice Chair (ANC 4B08 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), and LaRoya Huff (4B09). (Commissioner Johnson left before the meeting adjourned.)

2) Administrative Items

Consideration and Approval of February Agenda

Commissioner Brooks moved to add the Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd and Ward 4 Representative to the State Board of Education to Reports (Agenda Item Number 3). The motion was adopted 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Commissioner Redd moved to approve the agenda, as amended. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Approval of January Regular Public Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the January Regular Public Meeting minutes. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Treasurer’s Report

Commissioner Bromaghim presented the Treasurer’s Report. The Commission has a balance of $20,258.16.

Commissioner Updates

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.

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.

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.

Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd

Dolly Turner, 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.

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.

4) Presentation: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton presented on efforts for DC statehood and other Congressional action, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

5) Presentation: Traffic Safety Specialist, District Department of Transportation

Adolfo Nino, Transportation Engineer, and Sayra Molina, Program Analyst – Community Engagement, from the District Department of Transportation, presented on traffic safety assessments and other traffic safety issues, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

6) Presentation: Janice Ferebee, Community Outreach Organizer, DC Recovery Community Alliance

The presenter was not in attendance.

7) Presentation: Daniela Anello, Head of School, DC Bilingual, Community Engagement

Daniela Anello, Head of School, DC Bilingual presented on the DC Bilingual school, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

8) Presentation: Zachary Williams, Esq., Venable, LLP, Proposed Chick-fil-A, 220 Riggs Road, NE, Seating Re-Design & Traffic Study

Zachary Williams, Esq., Venable, LLP, Daniel Solomon, Gorove Slade, and Travis D’Amico, Bohler, presented on seating re-design and a traffic study for a proposed Chick-fil-A at 220 Riggs Road, NE, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

9) Presentation: Sassan Gharai, SGA Companies, Proposed Development at 300-308 Carroll Street, NW & 325 Vine Street, NW

Sassan Gharai, SGA Companies, presented on the latest design for a proposed development at 300-308 Carroll Street, NW, and 325 Vine Street, NW, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

10) Presentation: Request for Special Exception to Lot Occupancy Requirements to Allow Construction of Accessory Dwelling Unit, 7521 9th Street, NW (BZA 20209)

Uzoma Ogbuokiri, resident at 7521 9th Street, NW, and Carlos Iglesias, presented on a request for a special exception to the lot occupancy requirements at 7521 9th Street, NW, to allow for construction of an accessory dwelling unit, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

11) Consent Calendar:

  • Resolution 4B-20-0201: Supporting Metro Transit Police Adopting Metropolitan Police Department General Order 305-1 re Interacting with Juveniles (Commissioner Johnson)
  • Resolution 4B-20-0202: Expressing Concern with Metropolitan Police Department Use of NextDoor for Reporting (Commissioner Johnson)
  • Resolution 4B-20-0203: Expressing Lack of Confidence in Chief Ronald A. Pavlik, Jr. and Calling for Reform of Metro Transit Police Department (Commissioner Johnson and Commissioner Yeats)
  • Resolution 4B-20-0204: Noting Lack of WMATA Engagement and Opposing Fare Increases and Cuts to Metrobus Service (Commissioner Yeats and Commissioner Palmer)

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

12) Resolution 4B-20-0205: Establishing Housing Justice Committee

Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Resolution to establish a Housing Justice Committee, with Commissioner Palmer as Chair and four additional members.

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

13) Community Concerns

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

14) Adjournment

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:09 p.m.

ANC 4B Meeting February 24, 2020

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