Due to DCPS spring break, ANC 6B moved our monthly meeting from April 14 to April 20. Here are highlights from the meeting:
- The commission voted unanimously to send a letter (pdf) to DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson with comments on Mayor Bowser’s FY16 budget plan. While supportive of the Mayor’s proposed funding to replace and close DC General and for Reservation 13/Hill East infrastructure, ANC 6B noted its opposition to continued delays for modernization funding at Ward 6 schools, including funding for Eliot-Hine and Jefferson Academy Middle Schools.
- ANC 6B voted 10-0 to send a letter (pdf) to the DC Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency expressing the commission’s disappointment with the lack of agency coordination evident during the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon event. Absent proactive measures by the event sponsor and city to address major shortfalls, the commission will not support this event in 2016.
- The commission voted unanimously to send the District Department of Transportation a letter (pdf) urging the department to restore funding for projects awarded under its 2014 Performance Parking Zone Community Benefits Program.
- The commission considered and voted on a number of historic preservation and Board of Zoning Adjustment cases related to specific properties. Information on these cases are included in the commission’s April meeting packet (pdf) and final votes and letters are posted on the commission’s website.
- I was elected by my colleagues to serve as chair of the ANC 6B Outreach & Constituent Services Task Force. The task force works to strengthen the commission’s communication strategies and tackles issues not in the purview of other ANC 6B committees and task forces. A big thanks to my commission colleagues for their support.
- Representatives from the District Department of the Environment provided an update on their Anacostia River Clean Up Project. DDOE is currently testing sediment in the river to determine the level and source of contaminants. Once testing is complete, DDOE will identify potential remedial actions and work to fund clean up efforts. The DDOE website includes more information about the project.
- ANC 6B’s May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 12, 7 pm at the Hill Center.