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Archive - Jan 2015


ANC 6E Report - January 2015

DC Water Contamination Update

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ANC 6D Report - January 2015

Will 4th Street SW Ever Be Completed?

A substantial amount of the Commission’s time was devoted to the projects that will fill the remaining open land on 4th Street SW—that includes the land on each side of the street facing M Street, and the two sites on either side of the street north of the existing buildings.  

The next meeting of ANC 6D will be held on Monday, February 9th at 7 p.m. at 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

ANC 6C Report - January 2015

Officer Elections and Appointments 

In the first meeting of the year, every Commission votes for new officers. Here are the results for ANC 6C:

Chair: Karen Wirt (6C02)

Vice Chair: Daniele Schiffman (6C01)

Secretary: Tony Goodman (6C06)

Treasurer: Scott Price (6C03) (until July)

The Commission also appointed and approved more members and chairs for the committees. They are as follows:

ANC 6C meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Foundation (214 Massachusetts Avenue). The next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11.

ANC 6B Report - January 2015

Election of Officers

Gottlieb Simon, Director of the Office of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC), joined ANC 6B to conduct the election of new officers. Here are the results:

Chairperson: Kirsten Oldenburg (6B04)

Vice-Chairperson: Brian Flahaven (6B09)

Secretary: Daniel Chao (6B07)

Treasurer: Diane Hoskins (6B02)

Parliamentarian:  Denise Krepp (6B10)

ANC 6B meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The next meeting is on February 10. 

ANC 6A Report - January 2015

New slate of commissioners elected, sworn in

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a motion to nominate and elect the following officers: Commissioner Phil Toomajian, chair; Commissioner Omar Mahmud, vice-chair; Commissioner Calvin Ward, secretary; Commissioner Stephanie Zimny, treasurer. The following commissioners were newly elected: Phil Toomajian, ANC 6A02; Matt Levy, ANC 6A04; Patrick Malone, ANC 6A05 and Stephanie Zimny, ANC 6A06.

New permanent committee members nominated, elected

Will the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Change Course?

Created in 2006 as the National Marathon, the event now known as the Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon was created as the only foot race to pass through all four city quadrants. According to the official website, the event promises to take runners “...on a rockin' 26.2 or 13.1 journey through our Nation's capital...” which will begin on Constitution Avenue and end at RFK Stadium Lot 7.

Left Behind: DC’s Economy is Failing Many Residents

The Numbers

“The best social program is a good job.” That’s from Bill Clinton, but it could have come from Marion Barry too, who will be most remembered for giving DC residents their first job through the Summer Youth Employment Program. A good job is important not only to meeting financial needs, but also to dignity and self-worth.

Ed Lazere is executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. DCFPI promotes budget and policy solutions to reduce poverty and inequality in the District of Columbia, and to increase the opportunity for residents to build a better future. 

A Freshman Troika Joins the DC Council

The District Beat

The election of 2014 was a watershed for the DC Council. Three long-time members left its ranks: Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), David Catania (I-At Large) and Jim Graham (D-Ward 1). They were replaced by Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) and Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1). The change was both generational and ideological. Here is a look at their respective agendas.

Allen: First Out of the Gate