Agenda – June 2022

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, June 27 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting Details:

For video participation via Zoom on a computer or mobile device, click this link: Meeting ID: 816 7792 3881. Passcode: 897287.

For voice-only participation on a telephone, dial (301) 715-8592. Meeting ID: 816 7792 3881. Passcode: 897287.


  1. Call to Order & Roll Call
  2. Administrative Items:
    • Instructions re Participation in Virtual Meeting
    • Consideration and Approval of June Agenda
    • Approval of May Regular Public Meeting Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
  3. Commissioner Updates (if applicable)
  4. Community Concerns: *Please use the “Raise Hand” button via Zoom or *9 via telephone to speak during community concerns. The Commission will provide additional details regarding how to present community concerns via the virtual meeting at the start of the meeting.* This is the time for questions or statements from members of the public about issues on the agenda or other areas of concern. Please limit your statement or question to one minute. You may also contact members of the Commission before and after Commission meetings.
  5. Reports:
    • Anthony Mitchell, Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (3 minutes)
    • James Lewis, Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Lewis George (3 minutes)
    • Frazier O’Leary, Ward 4 State Board of Education Representative (3 minutes)
    • Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District (3 minutes)
    • Housing Justice Committee (2 minutes)
    • Vision Zero Committee (2 minutes)
    • Community Safety & Supports Committee (2 minutes)
  6. Presentation: Sharon Kershbaum, Deputy Director, District Department of Transportation, Discussion re Commission Issues and Community Concerns (20 minute presentation; 10 minute discussion)
  • High Turnover of DDOT Community Engagement Specialists
  • Lack of Transparency and Action for Traffic Safety Investigation Requests
  • Difficulties with Traffic Safety Investigation Dashboard
  • Closure of 311 Requests Without Action
  • Lack of Responses to ANC Resolutions and Changing Standards for ANC Requests
  • Inability to Seek Action on Neighborhood-Wide Traffic Calming
  • Hardening of Short-Term Traffic Safety Infrastructure
  • Placement and Replacement of Traffic Signs
  • Sidewalk Gaps and Repairs
  • Specific Outstanding Requests – Commission Resolutions, Traffic Safety Investigations; 311 Requests

7. Presentation: Christian Pineiro, District Department of Transportation, Georgia Avenue, NW, Livability Study (10 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

8. Presentation: Samer Alhawamdeh, District Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Branch Trail Project from Blair Road, NW, to Piney Branch Road, NW (10 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

9. Presentation: Thomas Pipkin and Kimberly Vacca, District Department of Transportation, Art in the Right of Way Installation, 5th Street, NW, Dahlia Street, NW, and Blair Road, NW (5 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

10. Presentation: Alyce McFarland, Program Analyst, Education and Outreach, DC Office of the Tenant Advocate, Tenant Services & Eviction Prevention (10 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

11. Presentation: Arianna Gard, Ph.D., Director, Growth and Resilience Across Development (GARD) Lab, University of Maryland, Results of Community And Resilient Environments (CARE) Project (10 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

12. Presentation: R&A Health and Takoma Wellness, Medical Cannabis Cultivation Center License Applications, 6400 Block of Chillum Place, NW (10 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

13. Presentation and Letter: Caren Garfield, Evan Goldman, and Pamela Lee, Application by EYA Multifamily, LLC for a Planned Unit Development at the Takoma Metro Station (Commissioner Yeats, Commissioner Palmer & Commissioner Bromaghim – 10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion)

14. Adjournment

Next Regular Public Meeting: Monday, September 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

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