Tuesday Quick Takes: Speed Camera, ANC 6B, Barney Circle, DC General

  • On Feb. 1, the Metropolitan Police Department installed the long-awaited speed camera at 17th & D Street SE. I’m pleased that the camera is finally in place and hope that it will slow vehicles down while the neighborhood awaits implementation of the 17th & 19th Street Safety Improvement Project recommendations.
  • ANC 6B’s February meeting is tonight (Feb. 12), 7:00 pm at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The commission will be electing committee/task force chairs, voting on resident members and voting on proposed comments to the District Department of the Environment on permits related to the Capitol Hill Power Plant. View the agenda.
  • The District Department of Transportation will hold the first public meeting on the Barney Circle-Southeast Boulevard Transportation Planning Study on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Payne Elementary School (1445 C Street SE). As I’ve written in a previous post, DDOT has major changes planned for Barney Circle and it is critical that residents attend the meeting and weigh in on the project.
  • Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, chair of the Council’s Committee on Human Services, has announced that the committee will hold a Thursday, Feb. 28 hearing on the management of DC General Shelter for homeless families. The hearing announcement comes in the wake of a Washington Post article and heartbreaking opinion column by Petula Dvorak detailing terrible conditions at the shelter.  The hearing will begin at 6:00 pm and be held at DC General, 1900 Massachusetts Avenue SE.

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