The February 8th ANC 4C meeting was only the second meeting since an almost entirely new commission took office as a result of the last November’s election sweep by the Unity Coalition. Commissioners Karen Archer (4C07) and Timothy Jones (4C08) were the only members of the previous commission who sought re-election. The Unity Coalition candidates saved ANC 4C from defaulting into non-existence due to too few seats.
At January’s meeting, Karen Archer was voted in as new chair, Joseph Martin as vice-chair, Marc Yesberger as treasurer, Joseph Henson as secretary and Ronald Bland as parliamentarian. The Commission also established subcommittees for public service, economic development, by-laws, and grants/budget. Karen Archer noted that each subcommittee would include at least three residents. She and other commissioners welcomed the participation of any interested residents.
Actions taken by the 4C commission at this month’s meeting:
- the commission supported a resolution sponsored by commissioner Peron Williams to support Donatelli and Klein as the selected developer of the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro station site
- the commission called for the installation of a speed bump on the 300 block of Webster Street
- commissioners Franklin Pryor and Kenneth Alexander asked for support in addressing issues related to a defacto dog park at 14th and Upshur Streets NW and “threatening” dogs in the area
- chair Karen Archer gave an update of the voluntary agreement with the Island Café, located in her single member district (SMD), 4C07
Also at February's meeting:
- Lt. Hayes of PSA 404 provided a status report on neighborhood law enforcement issues
- Paula Blair, a PEPCO representative, spoke of pending rate increases
- Joyce Madyun of Y.O.U.R. Community Center submitted an application for a $1,000 grant to underwrite costs of field trips for the Center
- Commissioner Joseph Martin spoke of plans for a citywide spring clean-up project, the Petworth segment being dubbed “Petworth Spring,” and noted that the plans will be discussed further at the March ANC meeting
- Representatives of a dual-language charter school planned for the 200 block of Upshur Street NW discussed their plans
ANC 4C meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at ROC-North (8th and Shepherd). Meetings are open to everyone.