Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mendelson to Hold Zoning Hearings

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is holding a public roundtable on the  Zoning Commission's pending revision of the District’s Zoning Regulations.  The proposed new regulations can substantially reshape the city, including our neighborhoods. The hearing will be held at 1 pm on  Friday, October 5, 2012 at in Room 412 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Those who wish to testify should call the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or email Crispus Gordon, Legislative Assistant at by close of business Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements may be submitted for the record to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 506, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record closes at 5:00P p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012.

This is a critical meeting for Penn Branch and Ward 7 citizens who are interested in the development of Ward 7 and also, who want to weigh on the policies that govern development east of the Anacostia River. For more information contact Laura Richards at 

The Penn Branch Citizens – Civic Association (PBCCA) elects new officers of the Executive Board at the September 11, 2012 meeting.

At the September 11, 2012 General Board meeting, the following members were elected to the Executive Committee of the Penn Branch Citizens / Civic Association:

President – Kweku Toure
Vice President – Ayana Smith
Treasurer – Keith Lopes
Recording Secretary – Lisa Baker

The Association applauds the commitment of the new Board as it transitions into its governance role.