Minutes – May 2020

Regular Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Minutes

1) Call to Order & Roll Call

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Commissioner Brenda Parks, Chair (ANC 4B04 Commissioner), presiding. The meeting was held virtually via Zoom and broadcast on YouTube. Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Brenda Parks (4B04), Tiffani Johnson (4B06), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09) (who joined after the start of the meeting and left before the end of the meeting).

2) Administrative Items

Instructions regarding Participation in Virtual Meeting

Gordon Chaffin, Street Justice, provided technical assistance for the virtual meeting and shared instructions for public participation.

Consideration and Approval of April Agenda

Commissioner Parks proposed amending the agenda (1) to remove Resolution 4B-20-0501: Requesting Elimination of Two Parking Spaces on 3rd Street, NE (Commissioner Brooks) from the consent calendar for a vote, and (2) to remove Resolution 4B-20-0503: Calling on MPD to Address Speeding on Riggs Road, NE (Eastern to Nicholson) (Commissioner Huff) from the consent calendar to table for the Commission’s June meeting. Commissioner Brooks moved to approve the agenda with the proposed amendments. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Approval of April Regular Public Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the April Regular Public Meeting minutes. Commissioner LaRoya Huff (4B09) joined the meeting at this time. 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 $23,802.68.

Commissioner Updates

Commissioner Palmer provided information regarding the DC Board of Election’s extended deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the DC primary election.

3) Presentation: Chancellor Lewis Ferebee, DC Public Schools, Mayor Bowser’s Proposed Budget

Lewis Ferebee, Chancellor, DC Public Schools, presented on Mayor Bowser’s proposed budget as related to schools, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

4) Presentation: At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Guidance re Unemployment Benefits

Councilmember Elissa Silverman, At-Large, provided guidance regarding unemployment benefits in relation to the public health emergency and an update on the District’s budget, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Commissioner LaRoya Huff (4B09) left the meeting at this time.

5) Presentation: Proposed Development at 5543 South Dakota Avenue, NE

Jason Sereno, Development Director, EYA, presented on a proposed development at 5543 South Dakota Avenue, NE, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

6) Reports

Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District

Not present.

Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd

Dolly Turner and Sam Stephens, representing the office of Councilmember Brandon T. Todd, reported on developments in the Ward, upcoming budget hearings, and items 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.

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.

7) Consent Calendar:

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

Commissioner Brooks presented Resolution 4B-20-0501: Requesting Elimination of Two Parking Spaces on 3rd Street, NE, and moved to amend the resolution to request the elimination of one parking space instead of two. The amendment was adopted, 6 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Yeats opposed. Commissioner Brooks moved to approve the amended Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

8) Community Concerns

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

9) Adjournment

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:51 p.m.

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