Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ward 7 ANC Redistricting Task Force submits ANC SMD boundary recommendations to City Council

The Ward 7 Advisory Neighborhood Commission Redistricting Task Force, in a letter to DC Councilperson and the Council's Redistricting Subcommittee Co-Chairperson, Michael Brown dated October 11, 2011, submitted it's recommendations for the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC)[1] and Single Member District (SMD) boundaries as required by law. Click here for the Task Force's cover letter, ANC and SMD definitions. These proposed districts, once enacted, will remain in place for 10 years, or until after the next census.

As a follow-up to the submitted recommendations, the DC Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting will be holding a hearing on B19-528, the “Advisory Neighborhood Commission Boundaries Act of 2011” on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 10:00 am in the Council Chambers. If you are interested in testifying at the hearing, please contact Carol Sadler at (202) 724-8198 or csadler@dccouncil.us and provide your name and organizational affiliation, by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2011. Witnesses should bring 20 copies of their written testimony to the hearing.

Please see Commissioner Robert Richards' testimony regarding B19-528 - Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Boundaries Act of 2011 before the Subcommittee on Redistricting of the District of Columbia City Council, chaired by Councilman Michael A. Brown to the right.

[1] The 37 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) in the District of Columbia are subdivisions of the City Council Wards. Representatives from ANCs are elected to advise the District government on issues relating to zoning, social service programs, health, police protection, sanitation, and recreation.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ALERT!!! Carjacking on the corner of Nash Street and Pope St

At approximately 8:00 am on Thursday morning, November 10, our neighbor, Robin Morrison was carjacked by two young men, one with a hood and the other driving a red car, possibly a Honda. Mrs. Morrison was not severely hurt, however, they were able to take her car, a black Lexus 350 GS. The police were called and they responded within minutes.

Our community has apparently been targeted and perpetrators have become brazen with their total lack concern about being apprehended. We need to be doubly vigilant in the future regarding folks entering and perusing our neighborhood. Clearly, we have a beautiful neighborhood and it is rapidly becoming a favored location because of our history of low crime. However, let's start to write down some of the license plates of cars driving slowly in our neighborhood and pay closer attention to the description of the drivers. This incident follows up on the recent robbery on the 3300 block of Highwood, SE, in October of this year.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Traffic Alert!!! Pennsylvania Ave., SE and Branch Ave. Intersection to Close over November 4th thru November 7th Weekend

Traffic Alert!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Luan Tran 202.671.4649

November 1, 2011


Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project

Pennsylvania Avenue SE and Branch Avenue SE Intersection to Close for Safe Construction of New Roadway

DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) in association with the Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue Project will close the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue SE at Branch Avenue SE to rebuild the roadway starting on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:30am; weather permitting.

This closure will begin Friday, November 4th at 9:30am and will continue through

Monday, November 7th at 5:00am at which time the roadway will be re-opened.

Project Closure Limits:

The eastbound and westbound lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue SE will remain open at the intersection to through-traffic; however, vehicles will be prohibited from turning left onto Branch Avenue SE from Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Vehicles traveling northbound and southbound on Branch Avenue SE toward Pennsylvania Avenue SE will be prohibited from turning left onto Pennsylvania Avenue SE. There will be no through-traffic onto the opposite side of Branch Avenue SE at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue SE; vehicles must turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

This action will allow DDOT to completely rebuild this small portion of roadway while maintaining traffic. Variable Message Board (VMS) will be set up throughout the impact area to alert motorists of the upcoming closures. Sidewalks will remain open and temporary crosswalks will be set up at intersections.

Suggested alternate routes include:

· Suitland Road to Alabama Avenue SE to Good Hope Road SE

· Massachusetts Avenue SE to Minnesota Avenue SE

DDOT thanks you for their patience as we move forward bringing an enhanced Great Streets network that will serve the greater community. All motorists are asked to stay alert as they travel through or near this work zone area. Please plan ahead to minimize delays and use alternate routes to avoid the area. For more information please contact DDOT Project Engineer Luan Tran 202.904.3911.