Minutes – September 2021

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Minutes

1)        Call to Order & Roll Call

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Commissioner Alison Brooks, Chair (ANC 4B08 Commissioner), presiding. The meeting was held virtually via Zoom and broadcast on YouTube. Also present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Jocelynn Johnson (4B03), Brenda Parks (4B04), Tiffani Nichole Johnson (4B06), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).

2)        Administrative Items

Instructions regarding Participation in Virtual Meeting

Gordon Chaffin provided technical assistance for the virtual meeting. Commissioner Brooks provided instructions for public participation in the meeting.

Consideration and Approval of September Regular Public Meeting Agenda

Commissioner Brooks presented the September Regular Public Meeting agenda. Commission Tiffani Nichole Johnson proposed amending the agenda to remove Resolution 4B-21-0901: Requesting Installation of Raised Crosswalks at the Intersections of Kansas Avenue, NW, and Madison Street, NW; Kansas Avenue, NW, and Nicholson Street, NW; and 2nd Street, NW, and Sheridan Street, NW from the Consent Calendar at Agenda Item Number 9. Commissioner Yeats moved to approve the agenda, as amended. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Approval of July Regular Public Meeting Minutes

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

Treasurer’s Report, Quarterly Financial Report for Third Quarter 2021 & Consideration and Approval of Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Commissioner Bromaghim presented the Treasurer’s Report. The Commission has a balance of approximately $35,884.66. Commissioner Bromaghim presented and moved to approve the Quarterly Financial Report for the Third Quarter of FY2021. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Bromaghim also presented and moved to approve Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B’s Budget for FY2022. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

3)        Commissioner Updates  

Commissioner Tiffani Nichole Johnson provided information about an upcoming Single Member District meeting. Commissioner Bromaghim noted a recent community meeting regarding the proposed development at 6101 Sligo Mill Road, NE, as well as installation of the AARP Fitlot at Lamond Recreation Center. Commissioner Brooks updated the community on speed hump installations. Commissioner Huff shared information regarding upcoming Single Member District meetings and a call for applicants for the Commission’s Recreation and Community Spaces Committee.

4)        Community Concerns

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

5)        Reports

Councilmember Janeese Lewis George

Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Lewis George provided information on the District’s budget, specifically as related to Ward 4, and upcoming DC Council hearings regarding redistricting and police accountability, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District

Captain Franklin Porter, 4th District, reported on crime statistics and police action in Ward 4 and answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Anthony Mitchell, Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services

Anthony Mitchell, representing the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, reported on Mayoral actions and events of interest to residents of Ward 4, including information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations and return to in-person learning, the District’s ticket amnesty program, and COVID-19 testing, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Frazier O’Leary, Ward 4 State Board of Education Representative

Representative Frazier O’Leary reported on issues related to the State Board of Education of interest to residents of Ward 4, including information regarding vaccinations and mask policies at schools and the status of school facilities, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Housing Justice Committee

Commissioner Palmer reported on the Committee’s August 9, 2021, meeting.

Vision Zero Committee

Commissioner Yeats reported on the Committee’s September 15, 2021, meeting.

Community Safety & Support Committee

Commissioner Tiffani Nichole Johnson reported on the Committee’s September 12, 2021, meeting.

6)        Presentation: Jeff Utz, goulston&storrs, Phi Beta Sigma, Future Renovation of 145 Kennedy Street, NW

Jeff Utz, goulston&storrs, and representatives of Phi Beta Sigma presented on the future renovation of 145 Kennedy Street, NW (Phi Beta Sigma), for affordable housing for seniors, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

7)        Presentation: Alisa Molyneaux, Emory Beacon of Light & Christopher Powell, DC Recovery Community Alliance, Drug and Opioid Abuse

Alisa Molyneaux, Emory Beacon of Light and Christopher Powell, DC Recovery Community Alliance, presented about resources and efforts related to drug and opioid abuse, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

8)        Presentation: William Henderson, Executive Director of Operations & Dr. Tracy Wright, CEO, Paul Public Charter School, Community Engagement

The presenters had to leave the meeting before the presentation and asked to return at an upcoming Commission meeting.

9)        Consent Calendar

  • Resolution 4B-21-0901: Requesting Installation of Raised Crosswalks at the Intersections of Kansas Avenue, NW, and Madison Street, NW; Kansas Avenue, NW, and Nicholson Street, NW; and 2nd Street, NW, and Sheridan Street, NW (Commissioner Tiffani Nichole Johnson)
  • Resolution 4B-21-0902: Requesting Installation of Speed Humps on Fern Place, NW, Between Georgia Avenue, NW, and Blair Road, NW (Commissioner Yeats)
  • Resolution 4B-21-0903: Encouraging Enhancements to and Formalized Use of ANC Resolution Portal (Commissioner Palmer & Commissioner Yeats)
  • Resolution 4B-21-0904: Calling for District Department of General Services to Provide Online Dashboard to Track Status of DC School Facilities (Commissioner Palmer, Commissioner Brooks, & Commissioner Yeats)
  • Letter Requesting MPD Camera Maintenance & Assessment (Commissioner Huff)

Commissioner Brooks moved to approve the consent agenda. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

Commissioner Joceylnn Johnson left the meeting at this time.

10)        Resolution 4B-21-0905: Opposing Concept Plan for 1000 Main Drive, NW, Parcels A-G of The Parks at Walter Reed (HPA 21-154)

Commissioner Yeats presented a draft Resolution opposing the concept plan for 1000 Main Drive, NW, Parcels A-G of the Parks at Walter Reed.

Commissioner Yeats moved to approve the Resolution. The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Parks abstained.

14)      Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:07 p.m.

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