My Advisory Neighborhood Commission newsletters
In the fall of 2002, concerned about the domination of our
ANC (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) by people attempting to impose changes
on our neighborhood, with little respect for long-time residents, lower-income residents,
and ethnic minority residents, I ran for the office of commissioner of my district, 1D03.
Much to my surprise, every incumbent declined to run for re-election that year, and I
found myself elected without opposition to an entirely new ANC, with commissioners who happened to
have much more progressive and enlightened views than some of their predecessors.
In 2004, I ran for re-election, this time opposed by a resident who objected strenuously to my
positions. I prevailed, pretty handily, with 694 votes, 79% of the total in my
single-member district. In 2006, I ran again, this time with no opposition, given 452 votes
in this off-year election. I believe that I've earned a reputation for hard work
on the behalf of my constituents.
In 2008 I was pleased to share a ballot with Barack
Obama. His name was on top, and mine at the very bottom, of course, but that was an honor, nonetheless!
And in that active presidential-election year, I was given 792 votes, versus 42 for unknown
"write-ins". I suppose the latter were for "anybody but Jack". Well, you can't get things
done without encountering opposition, and leaving some residents irritated. Then there were 206
non-votes, perhaps from residents who had no idea what the ANC was.
In 2010 there was a concerted effort to replace several of the sitting ANC commissioners, by
residents displeased with the commission's actions. Still, no one filed to oppose me,
and the official outcome was 461 votes for Jack, 35 for "write-in".
In 2012, I was again pleased to be sharing a ballot with Barack Obama. The vote in my slightly modified single-member district was
856 votes for me, 58 write-in votes for "somebody else, not Jack".
And in the election of 2014, 675 residents checked off my name for another two years, while 54 took the trouble to write in
somebody else. In 2016 there was a very energetic effort to replace me, opposition which I welcomed, because residents
should have a choice, and an election victory over no opposition means nothing. Residents again chose me, by a
vote of 651 to 493. But I'd trade that win a thousand times over if we could have Hillary for president, and not
the malevolent moron, Donald Trump.
One of my services to this neighborhood is a monthly newsletter, which I distribute personally to over 700
residences. (I accept no ANC funds for this newsletter, paying the entire cost, about $85 an issue, out of my own pocket.)
I have long said that no resident should have to attend our tedious monthly meetings to find out
what the ANC is doing. The newsletter tells my constituents what their ANC is doing, and incorporates neighborhood news, as well.
I try to make this newsletter news about the neighborhood, not your typical elected-official's bragging
about what he's done for you lately.
The newsletter encourages residents to call or e-mail me, too, which I appreciate. The month between meetings is
the time for your commissioners to communicate with the neighborhood, learning what's new, what has residents
concerned, what residents think of the ANC, and what their commissioner is doing. I like hearing back from my
neighbors and constituents.
Here are those newsletters, the most recent first.
New system for 911 calls; gun confiscated on 19th Street; garage rooftop deck opposed by historic preservation; armed robberies
in Mount Pleasant; burglary rates here; road repaving plans; safety enhancements for pedestrian crosswalk across
Park Road at Klingle; a 50-year resident leaves; out-of-state car parked for a month; Emancipation Day holiday,
and allowing holiday work at Bancroft.
A CVS in Mount Pleasant?; traffic speed on the 2000 block of Park Road; side yards for the end of a row; historic
preservation, and a falling-down old garage off 18th Street; PSA 408 meetings; short-term rentals (AirBnB) in DC.
Election of ANC officers for 2018; Council legislation for short-term ("AirBnB") rentals; Sportsman's Liquors makes a mistake;
historic preservation, and a falling-down alley garage; tickets for (legally) parking within 40 feet of an intersection;
an alley garage for 1665 Harvard Street; January ice, and missed newsletter deliveries.
Historic preservation permit for 1715 Kenyon; leaf collection on the Klingle Road bike track; the Paisley Fig bakery, and a delayed permit;
Mount Desert Ice Cream to come to 3110 Mount Pleasant Street; another bogus parking ticet, rescinded; the 60-foot spruce at my home comes down;
work at Bancroft on Martin Luther King Day; a Wells Fargo Bank resolution; January ice, and my newsletter delivery.
Permit for 1842-44 Monroe Street, and the property line; a thousand-dollar parking ticket; early sunsets, and pedestrian
visibility; burglary rates in Mount Pleasant; the coming primary election; snow, and our responsibility for clearing
sidewalks; a robbery on Park Road.
Rear extensions for 1739 and 1745 Harvard Street (continued); historic preservation at 1730 Kenyon; an alley apartment structure
for 1665 Harvard Street; proposed demolition of the carriage house/garage on the alley behind 3305-3307 18th Street;
development of the vacant lot at 1842-1844 Monroe Street; the October PSA 408 meeting.
Rear extensions for 1739 and 1745 Harvard Street; MPD parking tickets; fall leaf collection; residential permit parking fines;
daylight saving time coming to an end; PSA 408 meeting with Lt. Jonathan Munk; robberies in Mount Pleasant, 2002-2017.
Historic streetlights for Klingle Road and Walbridge Place; a new lieutenant for our PSA; opposing the proposal to eliminate
16th Street bus stops at Newton and Lamont; two rear expansions of Harvard treet houses, requiring "special exception"
approval; continuing problems of invalid parking tickets written by MPD officers; zero burglaries, and zero robberies,
in Mount Pleasant in August; a zoning variance needed for the two-row-house structure planned for Monroe Street; traffic
here due to the second phase of Beach Driver closure.
The Comprehensive Plan; the Klingle Valley Trail; Rock Creek Park bike path enhancement; 16th Street bus stops at
Lamont and Newton; streetlight work on Mount Pleasant Street; Washington Upright streetlights for Klingle Road and
Mount Pleasant Street streetlights; proposing a time limit on parking cars on the street; the Paisley Fig to open late
summer or early fall; Commissioner Karaffa's Comprehensive Plan resolution; tax cuts in the District's FY2018 budget;
the next phase of Beach Drive closure and detours through Mount Pleasant.
Streetlight upgrade for Mount Pleasant Street; the Greater Greater Washington Comprehensive Plan policy letter;
dividers attached to Lamont Park benches, to prohibit reclining; burglary rates; Tax Revision Commission recommendations,
and the FY2018 DC budget.
Short-term (Airbnb) rentals in Mount Pleasant; the three-digit codes for traffic and parking tickets; speed camera
fines for the year 2016; parking for disabled drivers, and those red-top meters; upgrade of Mount Pleasant Street
streetlights to LEDs; a proposed addition to the DC Comprehensive Plan; favorable comments for the Each Peach Market,
and Beau Thai Restaurant, and, indirectly, for the soon-to-come Paisley Fig; bench dividers on Lamont Park benches;
PSA meeting, April 26.
Possible abuse of visitor parking passes on Newton Street; increased moving-violation fines proposed by DDOT;
Council-proposed regulation of bed-and-breakfast operations in residential areas; Bancroft art auction; Beach
Drive road closure; Klingle Road, and the Klingle Valley Trail; DC needs rain.
The first meeting of the new commission; a historic preservation permit for 3109 18th Street, and the "invisibility"
requirement for alterations; sharply increased moving-violation traffic fines; tavern liquor licenses for
two new restaurants on Mount Pleasant Street; crime rates, and crime prevention, in Mount Pleasant; apply on-line
for Visitor Parking Permits; consolidation of bus stops on 16th Street; local-election voting rights for
noncitizen legal residents; bogus tickets for parking past the 40-foot "no parking to intersection" signposts.
The new ANC; La Clinica del Pueblo acquires La Casa Community Center; speed camera on Park Road; conversion of
row houses to apartment houses; the 40-foot parking rule; crime rates in Mount Pleasant; the snatching of a woman
from the street on Monroe at 17th; proposed houses for 1842-44 Monroe; cost of oil heat versus gas; red-top meters
for handicapped parking; warm weather in January.
Disruption in November, and this very late newsletter; the results of the November 8 election; the election of
Donald Trump, so contrary to my vision of America; Mount Pleasant's voting results; my resolution in support
of Councilmember Nadeau's resolution in opposition to Federal immigration raids; my resolution in support of
Mayor Bowser's declaration that DC will remain a "sanctuary city"; a change needed for the eastbound Klingle Road
bike lane; burglaries in Mount Pleasant; the development adjacent to 1840 Monroe Street; about the Paid Family Leave
Proposed construction adjacent to 1840 Monroe; arrest in lot behind Bancroft; row house at 1833 Lamont conversion
to an apartment house; tavern liquor license renewals; settlement-agreement termination for Marx; progress for the
Paisley Fig; handicapped parking regulations coming; bike lanes on Klingle Road; the November 8 election.
Bike lanes on Klingle Road; liquor license change for the Brown Street Market; the Paisley Fig, to move into
the Heller's site, held up by historic preservation objections; the HPRB objects to proposed expansion of a
home on 18th Street; the speed camera on Park Road; Beach Drive to be closed soon for several months; candidates
for ANC; our voting site moved to the Mount Pleasant Library; an exceptionally vicious assault and robbery on
Newton Street; Mount Pleasant robbery statistics; plans for the vacant lot adjacent to 1840 Monroe.
A driveway for 1843 Park Road; the speed camera on Park Road is 'live'; Beach Drive road work to begin after
Labor Day; ANC commissioner elections; bike lanes on Klingle Road for safe access to Rock Creek Park; assault
and robbery on Newton Street; burglary on Walbridge Place; voting location for the November election; Heller's Bakery
to become the Paisley Fig; watering those newly planted street trees; scam calls to home phones; new ANC1D website.
Chewing gum removal from sidewalks; the ANC1D website project, the selection of a sole-source contractor, and my
resignation as ANC1D Treasurer; permit request for a driveway on Park Road; mosquito season approaches; speed camera
on Park Road; curbside parking on 18th Street; curbside parking on Klingle Road; theft from auto rates; termination
of "voluntary agreements".
Building permit controversy on Hobart Street; Asian Tiger mosquitoes, and the diseases they spread; change in "special
tree" regulations; historic preservation, "aging in place", and a permit requested by an aging Park Road resident for
her home; water those newly planted trees!; terminating "voluntary agreements" in Mount Pleasant.
Opposing the elimination of bus stops on 16th Street; speed camera for the 2000 block of Park Road; the "choker"
concept for traffic slowing on Park Road; plans for road work on Beach Drive; newly planted street trees;
bike lanes on Adams Mill Road; a trap for catching Asian Tiger mosquitoes; decline in the theft-from-auto rate;
horn honking to signal a resident that his ride had arrived.
No-quorum ANC meeting; visitor parking passes being sold on line; steep increases in traffic violation fines;
pedestrian fatalities in DC; ANC elections this year; elimination of bus stops on 16th Street; new business at Heller's
bakery site; liquor license changes for Marleny's Restaurant; Radio Shack and Staples closed on 14th Street; bogus
Verizon employees calling at homes; the Zika virus, and Asian Tiger mosquitoes; DC's hard water, and deteriorating
ANC officers for 2016; objecting to sharply increased traffic fines; street robberies in Mount Pleasant, west
of 18th Street; an incident at Don Juan's Restaurant, and efforts to save his liquor license; the January 22-23
blizzard; the "Bancroft" of Bancroft Elementary; conflict of interest charge dropped, "no evidence".
Pedestrian/bicyclist access to Rock Creek Park; two-thirds of ANCs don't give out grants; oil heat vs. gas;
public notice of anticipated ANC1D meeting topics; large increases in DC traffic violation fines; speed camera
for the 2000 block of Park Road; renew visitor parking passes.
A dreadful ANC meeting; 1865 Park Road, and historic preservation versus zoning regulations; Zoo gates to open only at 8 AM,
beginning January 1; ANC grants; holiday gifts for children "disallowed"; hiring a "communications assistant"; a playground
in the 1900 Lamont Street park; time to apply for Visitor Parking Passes.
Endorsing Council bill to treat homicide surge has public health crisis; a speed camera for the 2000 block of Park Road;
a bike/pedestrian lane for Klingle Road, into Rock Creek Park; proposals for the park at 1900 Lamont; harassment of
Jack, for not supporting a playground in that park; ANC grants, and the severe restrictions on the use of ANC funds
for "public benefit".
The homicide in the Harvard Towers parking lot; homicides are up, but robberies are not; the District Council
bill considering the homicide problem as a "public health crisis"; traffic calming for the 2000 block of Park Road;
my resolution endorsing Police Chief Lanier as a dedicated advocate of community policing; the Zoning Administrator's
decision concerning 1865 Park Road, allowing a zoning variance on the basis of a building that burned down 45 years
Mayor's Agent approves Bancroft modernization project; asking the MPD to leave parking ticketing to Parking Enforcement personnel;
road work on Newton, complicated by parked cars; West Nile virus in Mount Pleasant; styrofoam packaging to be banned; homicides
and violent crime rates in DC; "Black Lives Matter" placards; work begins on the Klingle Valley Trail.
Modernization of Bancroft Elementary; plans for 3054 Mount Pleasant Street development; trees down, one courtesy of
a Capitol Paving dump truck; crime rates in Mount Pleasant; who is responsible for treebox space maintenance; problems
implementing a "slurry seal" on Newton Street; support for voting rights for noncitizen residents.
Modernization of Bancroft Elementary; graffiti on the back wall of Don Juan's Restaurant, and the District's "aerosol art"
program; permits for the use of Lamont Park; traffic speed on Park Road; my newsletters; robberies in Mount Pleasant down a lot.
More on off-street parking "credits" for nonexistent parking spaces; MPD parking tickets for legally parked cars; Bancroft
school modernization; Columbia Heights Educational Campus; graffiti on Don Juan Restaurant's back wall; parking policy
for drivers with disabilities.
ANC's obstruction of the opening of the Farmers' Market; parking meter rates on Mount Pleasant Street; new "Wage Theft
Prevention" law; Bancroft redesign changed to put soccer field on the 18th Street side of the school; rough road on
Walbridge Place; local-election voting rights for noncitizen legal residents; allowing an 85-unit apartment house with
no offstreet parking; speed camera cost-benefit analysis.
An 85-unit apartment house with zero off-street parking provided; Zoning Administrator "Determination Letters";
DCRA policy allowing developers to disregard off-street parking zoning regulations; a second crosswalk across
Mount Pleasant Street at the Kenyon intersection, rejected by the ANC; a letter from the ANC required for the
continuation of the Farmers' Market in 2015, held up by objections raised by three commissioners; a disallowance
by the DC Auditor of a Chevy Chase ANC's grant for winter wear for the homeless, illustrating the difficulty in
using ANC funds for the benefit of a neighborhood; bogus phone calls threatening legal action for unpaid tax bills;
local-election voting rights for noncitizen legal residents.
ANC officers for 2015; meeting calendar; historic preservation restrictions on solar panels; the Meridian Hill Baptist
Church conversion to an apartment house, with no off-street parking; plans for modernization of Bancroft Elementary;
theft from auto statistics; transfer of Mount Pleasant into the Fourth MPD District.
Burglary statistics; new law concerning clearing sidewalks of ice and snow; another crosswalk for Mount Pleasant
Street; requirements for stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks; Heller's Bakery closing; conflict between
historic preservation and solar energy installations; roof deck for 3240 19th Street; foreign-born residents
in the DC Metro area, and Mount Pleasant; the new ANC1D commissioners; plans for modernization of Bancroft
Elementary; January snowfalls.
The Oakwood Terrace project; the Deauville reopened, as the Monsenor Oscar Romero Apartments; a Subway sandwich
shop to be opened in Mount Pleasant; the Inspector General's critical report on DC parking and speed-camera ticketing
policies; I get a couple of bogus parking tickets rescinded; robberies in Mount Pleasant on a downward trend; November 4
election results; DC primary elections to move back to September.
Apartment house conversions; the Exelon acquisition of Pepco; house numbers along alleys; the burglary wave
stops, abruptly; Verizon's FiOS arriving in Mount Pleasant; election results; handicapped drivers, and parking
meter policy; bicycle helmets.
Parking permits for Mount Pleasant employees; coming project to "rehabilitate Beach Drive"; tree spaces, and
too-tall vegetation; burglaries in Mount Pleasant; renewal of visitor parking passes; the Zabver Thai carry-out
opens; the Oakwood Terrace development; the Inspector General's critical report on speed camera and parking
ANC candidates; visitor parking passes; the school boundaries plan; population changes here; Norway maples;
lost parking spots on 18th Street; thefts from auto; burglaries; picking up dog poop; "Secure Communities" and
Historic preservation in Mount Pleasant; curbside parking spaces on 18th Street; school boundaries update;
coming changes on the ANC; "running traps", and clogged sewer lines; visitor parking passes for the 3300 block
of 19th Street; trash and treeboxes on Mount Pleasant Street; historic preservation for 1821 Newton Street, and how
the historic preservation process works in Mount Pleasant.
School attendance zones; Columbia Heights Education Campus; ANC candidates needed for next year; speed hump
for 18th Street; the meaning of "sharrows"; Native Americans in Mount Pleasant.
Adam Hoey's "parklet" and "Friends of Lamont Park" resolutions; changing the date of the primary election;
primary election voting results for Mount Pleasant; "Real ID" driver's licenses; changing school boundaries and
school selection procedures; the zoning regulations review; plenty of rain this year; old-style Supercans and
recycling containers to be confiscated, if left on public space; 40 years in Mount Pleasant, and our view of
Extraordinary March snow; Broad Branch Road rehabilitation; overly bright street lights on Adams Mill Road; 1865-67
Park Road, and lot coverage limits; parking pads at 1865-67 Park Road; parking on Newton Street, and the Stoddard
Baptist Home staff commuters; why the September primary election was held in April this year; preliminary
results of the April 1 primary election.
Curbside parking spaces lost to alley-exit no-parking expansion; tavern license for Don Jaime's Restaurant;
objecting to provision of revised zoning regulations allowing 60% lot coverage on all lots; troubles with
the new zoning regulations; snow in February and March; absence of any decline in robberies in DC, vs. dramatic
drop in homicides; DDOT/MPD study of speed camera locations, affirming a "safety nexus" for each and every one;
primary election, April 1; school boundary changes to come, and the middle-school problem.
ANC officers for 2014; cold weather; abandoned cars; 18th Street alley exit; 1867 Park Road at the HPRB; speed
camera for Park Road; Jim Graham for District Council; Klingle Valley Trail.
ANC meetings moved to the Library; lost parking spaces adjacent to the alley off 18th Street; proposed development
at 1867 Park Road; Oakwood Terrace, again; was Oakwood Terrace kept "secret" by Jack in 2010?; undelivered December
newsletters, due to icy steps; legal responsibility for clearing snow from the sidewalk; permitting legal residents
to vote in local elections; low temperatures, and freezing water pipes, in January; crime rates in Mount Pleasant;
where to put one's Christmas tree for city collection.
Changes to our voting precincts, and voting locations; a bike lane for Broad Branch Road; four lost curbside parking spots,
due to increased no-parking distances to an alley entrance; revision of our zoning regulations; an apartment house proposed
for 1867 Park Road; my recommended changes for the new zoning regulations; the ANC chairperson's misleading testimony at the
HPRB; supporting local voting rights for noncitizen legal residents.
Adams Mill Road opened; school boundary revision; Oakwood Terrace, and a "tree and slope overlay"; no-parking zones adjacent
to 18th Street alley expanded to 20-25 feet; bogus arrowhead on a Kilbourne Place no-parking sign; speed camera for Park Road;
bike lane for Broad Branch Road; ethnic and economic diversity in Mount Pleasant.
Marx Cafe tavern license; visitor parking passes; DC statehood resolution; Residential Permit Parking; preschool/pre-K
lottery for Bancroft; Oakwood Terrace; Adams Mill Road project; crime rates in Mount Pleasant; commission chairperson
China Terrell; festival lights for Mount Pleasant Street; "Rocky" Rakani sells the Argyle Convenient Store.
Remote observation of ANC meetings via Skype; visitor parking passes; speed cameras, and safety statistics; Bancroft
Elementary, and the pre-school pre-kindergarten lottery; Rosemount Avenue "no exit" signage.
The Meridian Hill Baptist Church project, and parking; Oakwood Terrace; robberies in Mount Pleasant; new principal
at Bancroft; groundbreaking for the Monsenor Romero apartments; a vicious dog attack; putting the audio of
our monthly meetings onto the internet; new "demolition by neglect" regulations proposed; ANC meetings, and
Public attendance at ANC business meetings; the 2010 notice of Oakwood Terrace development; the May 23 HPRB
hearing for the proposed Oakwood Terrace development; moving the ANC business meetings to the Library; recent robberies
on and near Brown Street; is there a "rash of crimes" in Mount Pleasant?; converting the space adjacent to the
7-11 into a public park, and our "parkings"; status of the Kenyon/Adams Mill/Harvard project.
The special election for District Council; robberies and other crimes in Mount Pleasant; Bancroft playground
availability to the public; proposed development at 17th Street and Oakwood Terrace; the Adams Mill Road/Kenyon
Another neighbor dies, unexpectedly; thefts from auto, and a rash of parked-car vandalism; resident cited
for overflowing trash/recycling container; about the Constitutional "right to bear arms"; Mount Pleasant children
with high blood lead; the Kenyon/Irving/Adams Mill intersection; periodical cicadas expected soon; armed robbery of
a DC resident of her dog (dumb criminal category).
Red lights, and red-light cameras; the rabid fox incident; the Beau Thai opens; Rock Creek Parkway road work;
motor scooter regulations; the barrier on Adams Mill Road; Mount Pleasant visitor parking passes; the winter snow total;
Adams Mill Road/Walbridge Place armed robber convicted.
ANC officers for 2013; retail liquor store hours, and Sunday sales; the law concerning stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks; new commissioners;
DC school boundaries; the Beau Thai restaurant; ANC meeting location, and the treatment of Head Librarian Ellen Kardy by the DC Public Library;
newsletter deliveries to 1823 Newton and 3324 18th; ANC grants; neighbor Charlie Bryant's death.
Haydee's Restaurant application for extended hours; speed cameras, and traffic fatalities; parking distance from an intersection;
the Second Amendment, and today's weapons; the decline in DC homicides since 1993; Mount Pleasant in the mid-1970s; speed cameras, and speed
limits; Kenyon/Adams Mill/Irving intersection project progress; minimum age for alcoholic beverage purchase, and automobile deaths.
Residential Permit Parking; Adams Mill/Walbridge robbers held; legislation to reform alcoholic beverage
regulation; final vote totals, 2012 election; Beau Thai to open in January; Paula Broadwell in
Mount Pleasant, hounded by photographers; Haydee's Restaurant applies for 24-hour food service;
"red top" meters for handicapped parking; Adams Mill Road one-way at the Zoo; pedestrian struck
by car at the Zoo entrance; blighted property at 1855 Lamont; earliest sunsets of the year.
Two armed robberies on the west side of Mount Pleasant; proposed legislation concerning speed-camera fines; proposed motor scooter
regulations; resident hit by car at the Zoo exit; the reelection of Barack Obama; leaf collection.
Outcome of a 2011 robbery on Newton Street; the Porter Street speed camera, and the claim by the MPD
that photo enforcement "saves lives"; application by the National Housing Trust for the Deauville site redevelopment
makes progress; status of Radius Pizza and the Beau Thai Restaurant; rainfall totals; $75 fine for "failure to maintain
public space"; DC plan for handicapped parking meters; DST to end Nov 4; work to start soon on Kenyon/Adams Mill/Irving
intersection; West Nile virus; ANC election November 6; gay marriage.
Changes to my single-member-district boundaries; Kenyon/Adams Mill/Irving intersection project status;
West Nile virus in Mount Pleasant; unreasonable speed cameras; traffic speeds in DC;
another historic preservation incident; designation of the Deauville site as "blighted";
the Democratic Party Convention, and diversity in Mount Pleasant.
Support for Radius, Beau Thai restaurants; Mount Pleasant Library schedule; Fiesta DC, not in Mount Pleasant!;
visitor parking passes; November ANC candidates; speed cameras; Klingle Road suit dismissed; African Hair Gallery.
Sharrows for Mount Pleasant Street; rejecting a new crosswalk for Mount Pleasant Street;
Councilmember Graham's alcoholic beverage regulation reform bill; a very aggressive Parking Enforcement officer;
speed cameras; robberies in Mount Pleasant, and our declining crime rates; the bogus "spike" in DC robberies.
Deauville apartment house project; Thai restaurant to Mount Pleasant Street; Sunday liquor sales;
exceptions to ban on alcoholic-beverage singles; "special trees" law; Eleanor Holmes Norton to visit the ANC;
speed cameras; historic preservation denial of solar panels.
The April 13 primary election results; Biddle and Orange on Klingle Road; Columbia Heights man
killed by trash truck exiting an alley; reform of "emergency no parking" placard procedures;
proposal to allow liquor retailers t be open on Sunday; speed cameras and other photo enforcement
devices; rats around 18th and Newton; the food-truck event at Lamont Park; bushes extending out over sidewalks; ANC candidacy petitions.
Primary election results; red-top parking meters for handicapped-reserved parking; sand-brown sidewalks, and Historic Mount Pleasant;
home maintenance, vs. historic preservation; "public members" of the Historic Preservation Review Board; Klingle Road/Valley status;
Bancroft Elementary; Kenyon/Adams Mill intersection progress.
Zoning variance for 1865 Newton; protesting the ANC redistricting procedures; a bogus robbery crime wave;
status of the Mount Pleasant Library; MPD homicide closure rate; recycling dumped into trash; light-brown
sidewalks; DC primary election; Klingle Road lawsuit; home invasion on Irving Street.
Meridian Hill Baptist Church development; Historic Preservation Review Board "public" member; Kenyon/Adams Mill/Irving intersection
project; Mr Concepcion Zavala killed attempting to stop his truck; Betty Ayomike passing; robberies down in Mount Pleasant, but
not decreasing in DC; supposed "attempted carjacking" on Park Road; drivers must stop before sidewalk when exiting an alley.
Kenyon/Adams Mill intersection project; pedestrian access route to the Kenyon/Irving bus stop; improper "Emergency No Parking"
signs on Ingleside; use of visitor parking passes by contractors; change to PSA 408; homicides in DC may be down, but robberies
are not; ANC financial reports; Mount Pleasant Library work completion schedule.
Opting out of "enhanced" RPP; protesting switch of Mount Pleasant to MPD District Four; burglaries;
thefts from auto; ANC redistricting testimony; Broad Branch Road closure; robberies; sunset time;
ANC 4A attempts to extend into Ward One, to lay claim to Klingle Road.
Adams Mill Road resident Ben Mufti, killed by a falling tree branch; reconstruction of the Kenyon/Irving/Adams Mill intersection,
and a problem concerning the bus stop location; temperature records; condominium development at the Meridian Hill Baptist Church site;
date of earliest sunset; how the West Nile Virus came here, and wiped out the crow population; burglaries in Mount Pleasant;
Compost Cab, for composting your food scraps; how President Kennedy, 50 years ago, forced the Washington Redskins to open up
to black players.
Fiesta DC; ANC redistricting; burglaries; problems in Lamont Park; expansion of Don Juan's sidewalk cafe.
The library; the earthquake; burglaries; rain, and watering street trees; ANC redistricting;
diatomaceous earth for bedbugs; earlier sunsets.
The Mount Pleasant Library, and the Board of Zoning Adjustment; a plague of parking tickets;
sidewalk cafe for the Pupuseria San Miguel; the Kenyon/Adams Mill Road, and Harvard/Adams Mill Road intersections;
ANC redistricting; Meridian Hill Baptist Church conversion to condos; burglaries.
The Mount Pleasant Library expansion project; Latino Fiesta in Mount Pleasant; shifting
Mount Pleasant into the Fourth MPD District; reconstruction of the Kenyon/Adams Mill and
Harvard/Adams Mill intersections; burglaries in Mount Pleasant.
Ward One boundary, and redistricting; dogs on/off leash; Haydee's gets a tavern license;
armed robbery on Newton Street; proposed revision of MPD districts; immigrants, and
A loading zone for Haydee's; charges against the Raven dismissed; "Emergency No Parking" placards;
emergency exercise drill on Newton; burglaries in Mount Pleasant; special election results; Mount
Pleasant Library expansion; liquor sales hours.
The Raven Grill; termination of MPNA voluntary agreements; 2010 census data for Mount Pleasant;
construction work on Rock Creek Parkway; new ANC1D web site; Supercan replacement; there's
no "surge" in property crimes in DC; loading zone for Haydee's; anniversaries of MLK
assassination, first shots of the Civil War.
Termination of MPNA voluntary agreements; traffic backups on Park Road; Raven Grill
charged with operating after approved hours; Alante Financial robbery; police officers
and Latino residents; dismissal of thousand-dollar parking ticket; coding of parking
tickets; Klingle Valley Environmental Assessment finding of "no impact" approved;
redesign of Kenyon/Adams Mill/Irving intersection to permit left turns.
ANC officer election; my newsletter costs; Klingle Valley Trail; robbery of Alante Financial;
bicycle safety testimony; left turn from Klingle onto Park Road; crime increasing or
decreasing in Mount Pleasant; bedbugs.
The "Open Meetings" bill; parking 25/40 feet from an intersection; P055 "no parking anytime"
tickets; a thousand-dollar truck-parking ticket; right turn light at Klingle/Park/Walbridge;
elm tree on Adams Mill at Kenyon; ANC meeting start time; crime in Mount Pleasant;
demographics of Mount Pleasant; problem property on Walbridge, and "demolition by neglect";
natural gas leak in front of 1900 Lamont.
ANC election results; Small Area Action (Revitalization) Plan; hearing concerning termination of
Haydee's, Don Juan's VAs with the MPNA; plans for 3324 18th Street mansion; Transportation
Enhancement Grant, and Mount Pleasant Street treebox spaces; ANC grants; status of resident
seriously injured by trash truck in August.
Robberies; robbers identified and caught; ANC election results; speeding traffic;
fiber optic in Mount Pleasant; renovation of 3324 18th Street; 20th anniversary
of 1991 Latino disturbances; leaf collection schedule; new parking regulation bill;
150th anniversary of election of Lincoln.
Haydee's Restaurant; Mount Pleasant's voting results in the primary; robberies in the District,
and in Mount Pleasant; ANC elections on November 2; Fiesta DC problems; left turn from 16th onto
Park Road; PSA meetings; traffic speeds; row house fire on 19th; Bancroft playground access by
residents; redesign of the Kenyon/Adams Mill/Irving intersection; trees suffering from drought.
Latino Fiesta; ANC election; Adams Mill Road pavement markings; 25-feet-to-intersection parking;
pedestrian critically injured by truck at 17th and Lamont; armed robbery on Newton;
night club license for Haydee's rejected; the Bancroft playground; vacant lot at 17th and Oakwood;
public space permits for storage pod on 17th, construction van on Lamont; rainfall shortage.
The Bancroft Elementary playgrounds; "Emergency No Parking" signs; parking tickets;
funding for the Deauville, and the St Dennis; Fiesta DC; CM Graham's Enhanced Residential
Parking bill; Mount Pleasant Street as a "green street".
Rock wall at Park Road and 19th; narrow sidewalks on Irving; the tree in front of
Haydee's Restaurant; rules for neighborhood block parties; high temperatures, and
low rain; Main Street's Transportation Enhancement Grant; candidacy for ANC, 2010;
Asian Tiger mosquitoes; robberies, and thefts from auto; the Klingle Trail.
Fire exit, sidewalk cafe for Haydee's; ABC Board hearing on Haydee's night club application;
assault and robbery on Lamont Street; 40/25-foot parking ticket dismissed; Vince Gray's fence,
and "public space"; the oak tree, and wall, at 19th Street and Park Road; rerouting buses
on Mount Pleasant Street; Klingle Valley Trail Environmental Assessment.
Pedestrian Encounter Zone; bus noise on Mount Pleasant Street; legal noise limits;
stipulated liquor license for Don Juan's sidewalk cafe; Public Nuisance Abatement bill;
citation procedure for nuisance offenses; Council acts against "Secure Communities";
death of bicyclist Constance Holden; Bruce Fields, the recently deceased homeless resident;
assault and robbery at Lamont and Walbridge; troublesome young man near Lamont Park;
new "emergency no parking" regulations.
Byron Peck's mural; the MPD and "Secure Communities"; PSA meetings in Spanish;
visitor parking passes; the death of the homeless man with the crutch; police officer
hyperactive in parking tickets; Haydee's Restaurant night club application; daytime parking
passes; failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks; "Pedestrian Encounter Zone" on
Mount Pleasant Street; the first 80-degree temperatures of 2010.
The night club license for Haydee's; police-Latino relations, and Spanish-speaking officers
at the PSA meetings; the Secure Communities program; Daylight Saving Time; street sweeping;
un-scooped dog poop; permanent visitor parking passes; Byron Peck's mural.
ANC officer elections; the snow; a nightclub liquor license for Haydee's Restaurant;
Don Jaime's Restaurant voluntary agreement violation; robberies up in DC, not down;
killer of Jose Villatoro sentenced; a single sale violation at the Woodner Grocery;
CM Graham's assists with snow clearing of Mount Pleasant streets; that steel plate
in the Walbridge/Park Road/Klingle Road intersection.
The U.S. Attorney's Office handling of gunshots into a Mount Pleasant bedroom;
how much is 40 grams of crack cocaine?; robberies, and robbery closure rates;
Lt Micah Pate; the 17-inch snowfall; steel plate in the Walbridge/Klingle/Park
Road intersection; the Mount Pleasant Forum; automobile registrations, and missing
notifications of expiration; daytime parking passes; pedestrian death on 16th Street;
tickets for parking on "lower Lamont".
Drug dealing on Monroe Street; robbery clearance rates; residential permit parking,
and the daytime parking passes; bicycling regulations; fee for disposable bags;
the plate in the Park Road/Klingle Road/Walbridge Place intersection; the Mount Pleasant
Forum; traffic light timing on Klingle Road.
Autumn leaf collection; a second homicide in Mount Pleasant this year; shots fired
into an Adams Mill Road bedroom; commuter parking passes for Bancroft and Stoddard;
porch lights; thefts from automobile; traffic lights on Klingle Road; the steel plate
in the Park Road/Walbridge Place/Klingle Road intersection; removal of the pedestrian
pylon on Park Road at 19th; the HPRB approval of the Mount Pleasant Library addition;
minimum distance for passing a bicycle.
Gunshots on Adams Mill Road; status of the Deauville; the Klingle Valley Trail; the Mount Pleasant
Library renovation and expansion; residential permit parking in north Mount Pleasant, and day
parking passes; drug arrests on Monroe Street; bird mortality due to roaming housecats; the
last warm day of 2009.
Fiesta DC returns to Mount Pleasant; RPP on Monroe, Newton, Ingleside, 19th; day parking passes;
gunshots on Adams Mill Road; "revitalization" planning for Mount Pleasant Street;
"Latino Family of Washington" event.
(There was no August 2009 issue)
Police activity on Park Road; residential permit parking for Monroe, Newton, Ingleside, 19th;
demolition by neglect on Walbridge; 25-foot parking rule, and bogus parking tickets;
a sidewalk cafe for Don Juan's restaurant; the effort for revitalization of Mount Pleasant
Street; move of Capital City Charter School to 16th Street; homicide in the Harvard Towers;
ANC grants budget; drug arrests nearby.
RPP parking permits for Monroe, Newton, Ingleside, 19th; status of the daytime
parking pass proposal; fire-emergency access behind the Mount Pleasant Library;
ANC audits; abuse of "Emergency No Parking" placards by District contractors;
enhanced crosswalk across Park Road at 19th Street; perverse timing of traffic
lights on Klingle Road; "impervious area" fees on water/sewage bills.
RPP for Monroe, Newton, Ingleside, 19th; Councilmember Graham's parking bill;
traffic speed on Park Road; speed humps for 17th Street; zoning variance for 3150
17th Street; ruins of the Deauville; gunshot on Monroe Street; hard times at Neighbors' Consejo.
Bike lanes on Adams Mill Road; automobile break-ins; the Mount Pleasant Library expansion/renovation;
outcome of a January 2008 kidnapping and carjacking; emergency access to the rear of apartment buildings;
residential permit parking on Monroe, Newton, Ingleside, and 19th; the oak tree on Park Road at 19th;
Expansion plans for the Mount Pleasant Library; daytime parking passes; Bancroft Elementary
and the White House garden; CM Graham's anti-loitering bill; WASA's impermeable surface
billing; the ANC grants program; traffic calming on Park Road; FiestaDC leaves
ANC victim of check fraud; visitor and daytime parking passes; commuter traffic on Newton;
traffic calming for Park Road, 2000 block; daylight saving time, and the time of opening
Beach Drive to traffic on Sunday evenings; heating bills; street robberies;
crime statistics; Rosemount windows; Mount Pleasant Library renovation plans.
The Obama inauguration; appeal of an ABC Board decision concerning Don Juan's Restaurant;
the ANC small-grants program; reform of the residential permit parking system; deadly
house fire on Kilbourne Place; urination in alleys, and the gate on an alley off Kilbourne;
what to do about speeding commuter cut-through traffic; plastic license plate covers; robberies.
ANC grants; plastic license plate covers; District bill requiring a majority vote of
property owners for historic district designation; robberies; traffic lanes on Park
Road at 17th; ANC audit.
Mount Pleasant Traffic Study final meeting; November 4 election results; reconstruction
of the 1600 block of Park Road; zoning variance for 1665 Harvard Street; Mount
Pleasant Library expansion; Safe Routes to School, Bancroft Elementary, and traffic
in alleys; Bicycle Safety Enhancement Act; Mount Pleasant women killed in crash
on I-66; repaving of Kenyon and Irving Streets; satellite sites for the inauguration.
Performance parking pilot program; historic district designation for Lanier Heights;
State Board of Education election, and candidate Lillian Perdomo; burglaries in Mount
Pleasant; ANC grants; the election November 4; ANC financial bookkeeping; bedbugs;
Verizon FiOS; Harvard Street zoning variance application; oak tree at 19th Street and Park Road.
Single sales ban; Historic Mount Pleasant; pilot visitor parking program for Mount Pleasant;
robberies down, burglaries up; Marx Cafe voluntary agreement; mariachis at Don Juan's;
heavy rain ends the drought; Park Road traffic calming meeting; Stokes Charter School leaves Mount Pleasant.
ANC candidates; Klingle Road; single sales bans; dry weather, and watering street trees;
dog poop; Mount Pleasant diversity; recycling styrofoam packing pellets; crime in Mount Pleasant.
Single sales ban; Mt Pleasant bicyclist killed by truck; sexual assault on 18th Street;
oak tree on Park Road at 19th; a plague of bedbugs; ANC financial reports; assist
from Councilmember Graham.
ANC budget; Klingle Road; the Mount Pleasant Traffic Study; armed robbery of a Metrobus
on 16th Street; visitor parking; daytime parking permits.
Klingle Road; responsible hospitality; Mount Pleasant traffic study;
robberies in Mount Pleasant; the price of home heating oil; the excavation
at 1900 Lamont; parking enforcement; the National Zoo's plans, and the
Kenyon-Adams Mill-Irving intersection.
The ABC Board's live music decision; the Park Road oak tree; basement apartment entrances;
rebuilding the Kenyon/Adams Mill/Irving intersection; parking enforcement problems;
a bogus burglary "surge"; the Klingle Road issue returns; drug dealing on Monroe.
The fire at the Deauville; Mount Pleasant pilot parking program; rebuilding the retaining
wall along Adams Mill Road; Parking Enforcement confusion over 25 vs. 40 feet to an
intersection; the ban on sales of single containers of alcohol; Walbridge Place
handicapped access; the live music ban.
Robberies; protest hearing for entertainment endorsements; thefts from auto; the
Mount Pleasant traffic study; front entrances for basement apartments.
New commissioner; ANC officers for 2008; ANC liquor license protest withdrawals;
parking tickets; police raid on Park Road; MPD foot patrols; Bancroft beer-can cleanup;
historic preservation on Newton Street; imminent opening of Target in Columbia Heights.
Traffic in Mount Pleasant; robberies, and an arrest; clearing snow and ice from
sidewalks; Christmas tree disposal; the live music dispute; historic preservation,
and the Walbridge Place matter; trash on public space; packing styrofoam
Marleny's Restaurant voluntary agreement; gunshots on Monroe; 1823 Newton
redevelopment, and historic permit application; trash enclosure behind Don
Juan's Restaurant; street robberies; traffic study, second community
Fiesta DC; Mount Pleasant Traffic Study, and the one-way notion for Mount Pleasant Street;
resignation of Joe Esparza; foot patrol officers; DST end; fall leaves; Walbridge Place lift;
Fiesta DC; gunshots on Monroe Street; live music; robbery on Pierce Mill Road;
Asian Tiger mosquitos.
Live music and voluntary agreements; Mount Pleasant Traffic Study; FiestaDC;
Bestway trash housing; restaurant food sales requirement; parking 25 feet from
Historic Preservation and the Walbridge Place elderlies (again); red-arrow-light
runners at Park Road and Klingle/Walbridge; burglars arrested on 17th Street;
Mount Pleasant traffic study status; fighting for live music in Mount Pleasant
restaurants; street robberies; the drought; Rosemount Avenue windows; porch removal
on Ingleside Terrace.
Mount Pleasant Responsible Hospitality Partnership; pedestrian safety measures
for 16th and Irving, and for Mount Pleasant Street; enforcement of pedestrian
rights in crosswalks; Rosemount Avenue "historic" windows and door; Mount Pleasant
traffic study; special school board/Board of Education election; restaurant liquor
license "voluntary agreements"; robbery at 19th and Monroe.
Automobile drivers exiting alleys; Park Road closure for repairs; the Mount Pleasant
live music ban; parking 25 feet from intersections; Rosemount Avenue windows;
Mount Pleasant traffic study; retaliation against a renter for her support of
Non-historic windows on Rosemount Avenue; "Fight Back" operations; the new sidewalk
on Rosemount Avenue; status of the Mount Pleasant traffic study; collapsing house
at 3222 19th Street; ANC resolutions.
Disturbances and gunshots around Monroe and 18th; historic preservation problems;
the around-the-park left turn from northbound 16th onto westbound Park Road; a
red-light camera for Park Road at the Walbridge/Klingle intersection.
Theft from auto rates; historic preservation in Mount Pleasant; repaving of
Rosemount Avenue, with a wide sidewalk; snow clearing regulations; daylight
saving time; "Turf Wars" book signing.
Pedestrian death on Park Road; relaxation of 400-foot liquor license ban;
"personal hardship" exception for historic preservation regulation; traffic
speed on Park Road, before and after bike lanes; pedestrian advance "walk" time.
Opposing the notion of making Park Road one-way westbound; parking to within 25
feet of an intersection, versus 40; the Historic Preservation denial of a
handicapped ramp on Walbridge Place; armed robbery on Lamont Street; styrofoam
packing pellet reuse at the UPS Store; karaoke at Don Juan's; the troubled house
at 3222 19th Street.
ANC election results; Historic Preservation ramp exit denial on Walbridge Place;
Mount Pleasant Traffic Summit; drop in Mount Pleasant burglaries; Park Road bike
lane; traffic calming on Park Road.
Violent crimes on Walbridge Place and Ingleside Terrace; the murder of Jose Villatoro;
the Latino Family Fiesta in Mount Pleasant; a police pursuit through Mount Pleasant;
burglaries; sidewalk leads on Ingleside Terrace.
Wheelchair ramps at 19th and Lamont; primary election results; ANC candidates on the
November ballot; voluntary agreements, and karaoke at Don Juan's; a sidewalk, and
traffic calming, for the 2000 block of Park Road; the burglary wave continues.
The traffic light on Park Road at Klingle/Walbridge; a shocking
water bill; burglaries, a one-man crime wave; changing the DPW bulk trash
collection policy; sidewalk color; Jim Graham endorsement; an armed robbery on
18th Street; an armed robbery on 17th Street, by a band of children; closing
time at Don Juan's.
MPD foot patrols; burglaries in Mount Pleasant; ANC call for an end to the
ban on live music; bulk trash collection; no-parking signs; the crime emergency,
and the MPD's robbery closure rate.
Robberies in Mount Pleasant; change of ANC Chair; Lamont Park letters of ANC support;
Comprehensive Plan, and east-west traffic; Bancroft Elementary testimonial; Web
site, and the shotgun stalker; Mrs Johnson's car; the MPNA and their restaurant
policies; residential permit parking permit fees.
Repaving of 19th Street; traffic on Park Road, and a full-scale traffic study
for Mount Pleasant; our new PSA Lieutenant, Lt Vines; foot patrols on Mount
Pleasant Street; abandoned-automobile complaint on Walbridge Place; coping with rats;
knife assault at the Raven Grill
April 4 and 18 ANC meetings; Adams Mill Road signpost; live music ban in
Mount Pleasant restaurants; pedestrian path to the Irving/Kenyon bus stop;
reopening of the Argyle Convenient Store; homeowner permit applications; no
Mount Pleasant Festival this year; elm tree at 3133 Adams Mill Road; DC Latino
Death of Sgt
Gerry Burke; street sweeping resolution; destruction by DDOT of the Bestway curb
cut and driveway; wheelchair ramp at the Argyle; Adams Mill Road street sign;
computer and projector system for the ANC.
February 2006: Trash
containers on public space; rent control reform; blockading by DDOT of the
Bestway curb cut and driveway; permit problems, and the wheelchair ramp, at the
Argyle Convenient Store.
Traffic jams on Park Road; my testimony to District Council on new
parking legislation; what's a "parking"?; the Bestway public space issue.
In January, 2006, I testified again to this committee, concerning the
parking legislation now under study. This was as a resident, because there was
no time to gain ANC endorsement of this testimony. I called for
of the proposal to increase RPP fees to $25, $50, and $100;
of the time limit on parking cars on our streets, to prevent the "warehousing"
of cars, a wasteful use of precious parking space; and
(3) Again, decreasing
the minimum parking distance to an intersection from 40 feet to 25 feet, adding
valuable new parking space to our neighborhood.
Here is that testimony.
December 2005: Bus stop on Irving at
Kenyon; HPRB review of 1869 Park Road, and my approach to permit applications by
residents; robberies by children; the Bestway/Don Juan's back lot, and trash
storage; carjacking on Hobart; residential permit parking fees; Beach Drive
traffic management plan; pedestrian access to Rock Creek Park.
November 2005: Pedestrian
crossing times on 16th Street; election of Mitchell Backfield to 1D02; symbolic
votes in ANC elections by noncitizens; robberies in Mount Pleasant; left turn
from Kenyon onto southbound Adams Mill Road; shooting on 16th Street;
robbers; special election to fill 1D02 vacancy; MPNA "Live Link" system;
Washington Post interview; rats.
September 2005: Lead
water service lines; completion of 3400 Mount Pleasant Street rebuilding; fire
at the Argyle Convenient Store; robbery/homicide on Irving Street; "broken
windows", and the District's robbery closure rate.
Robbery on Adams Mill Road; Mount Pleasant immigrant statistics; speed humps on Monroe
Street; public space permit for 1636 Kenyon St condo development; ANC approvals
of Lamont Plaza use permits, and sound levels; replacement of lead water lines
on 19th Street.
In July, 2005, I testified to the Committee on Public
Works and the Environment of the District Council concerning parking in Mount
Pleasant -- one of our most difficult problems, as anyone who arrives home late
in the evening, and needs a curbside parking spot, knows. The ANC approved a
(1) Residential Permit Parking (RPP) zones defined by
ANC boundaries, not block-by-block;
(2) Reduction of the minimum parking
distance to an intersection from the current 40 feet to a more reasonable 25
(3) Provision for a limited number of daytime-only parking permits for
employees of Mount Pleasant businesses, schools, and institutions; and
Provision for daytime-only parking permits for people coming to Mount Pleasant
to service our homes and children.
Here is that testimony.
condominiums (conclusion); special meeting to declare 1D02 vacant; guilty plea,
and sentencing, of David Bryant; procedures for traffic calming measures (speed
humps); DDOT proposals for residential parking policy reform; new PSA 301
Lieutenant; Klingle Road Environmental Impact Statement release
1636 Irving condominiums; zoning regulations, and condominium conversion; Harvard Towers
slope; Scott Faucett resignation.
May 2005: Parking distance to intersection;
ban on pitchers at Radius Pizza;
Mount Pleasant Festival; confirmation of single sales position; Mount Pleasant
traffic study; 1636 Irving Street condominiums; Residential Permit Parking
reform; Bancroft fair and parade.
Angelia (Stormy) Scott; symbolic vote by noncitizen residents; widening of 3400
block of Mt Pleasant Street; the single sales moratorium; Bestway Market public
space; March poster problems.
election for 1D06 vacancy; single sales moratorium; street light upgrade;
shelter for Irving Street bus stop; guilty plea by David Bryant; traffic light
at Beach Drive exit ramp; attempted carjacking on Kilbourne Place.
Single sales moratorium; ANC 1D06 vacancy; PSA 301 Lt Ewell; ANC
public forums; Heller's Bakery reopening
Officers for 2005; reserved parking spaces for Zipcar/Flexcar; icy sidewalks; single sales
prohibition; robberies; assault on 19th Street; change of meeting day/time to
Tuesdays, 7 pm; CD recordings of ANC meetings.
ANC grants; reserved parking spots
for Zipcar/Flexcar; streetlight project; widening of the 3400 block of Mt
Pleasant Street; Klingle Road; open source Web site; residential permit parking;
the sudden death of Mr John Johnson; audio recording system.
ANC reviews of residential permit parking
petitions; RPP zoning of the 3200 block of 19th Street; maximum allowed sound
levels in Lamont Plaza; ANC election results; widening of the 3400 block of
Mount Pleasant Street; letter to WASA complaining about excessive use of
"Emergency No Parking" postings.
October 2004: Meeting
cancellation; impromptu community meeting; rates of violent crime in Mount
Pleasant; Bancroft Gardens work; Bancroft PlayStart playground use; October 19
make-up meeting, and Red Bean "stipulated license"; street repaving schedule;
BZA variance for 18th Street porch extension; MPD robbery closure rate.
September 2004: Street
light work (series conversion) in Mount Pleasant; residential permit parking on
the 1700 block of Irving; ANC Candidates' Forum; sexual assault on Walbridge; my
resolution concerning abuse of "Emergency No Parking" posting.
August 2004: The Mount Pleasant
business district; live music in Mount Pleasant restaurants; sexual assault on
Walbridge Place; widening of the 3400 block of Mount Pleasant Street; grocery
cart storage at the Bestway Market; this newsletter.
July 2004: ANC special election;
paper posters on street light posts; restaurant liquor license renewals;
widening of the 3400 block of Mount Pleasant Street; failing of the rock wall at
Park Road and 19th Street; drug arrests on Monroe Street; departure of Inspector
Hoey, replacement by Inspector Groomes.
June 2004: MPD foot patrols in Mount
Pleasant; paper posters; karaoke in Don Juan's Restaurant; Mayor's Parking Task
Force testimony; widening of the 3400 block of Mount Pleasant Street; youth
shelter on Lamont Street; liquor license renewals and voluntary
Restaurant liquor license food sales requirements; "Pigeon Park" renaming; Jenny
Babcock's resignation, and the ANC 1D04 vacancy; funding of the Mount Pleasant
Library; street light upgrade work; the Beach Drive Zoo exit traffic light; the
Mayor's Parking Task Force report.
April 2004: Robberies in Mount
Pleasant; the Park Road - Klingle - Walbridge intersection; Residential Permit
Parking; Klingle Road.
2004: Robbery closure rates resolution; robberies in Mount Pleasant; lead in
our city water; the Housing Production Trust Fund; drug dealer arrests on Monroe
Street; the MPD police sweep on Mount Pleasant Street; residential permit
parking on Kilbourne Place.
February 2004: YARG; "Roots of Peace",
"Art on Call", and graffiti control grants; the District's robbery closure
rates; praise by Councilmember Catania for our ANC, and for Bancroft Elementary.
January 2004: Election of ANC
officers; presentations by area schools,including the Elsie Stokes, Capital
City, and E.L. Haynes Charter Schools, the Sacred Heart parochial school, and
Bancroft Elementary; also Julie Mikuta, Ward One Board of Education member;
mugging on Monroe Street, and the admirable readiness of neighbors to rush to
the victim's assistance; proposal to add "Mount Pleasant" to the name of the
Columbia Heights Metro Station.
Here is my December 2003 special
newsletter on crime in Mt Pleasant.
December 2003: December ANC meeting:
the "zero tolerance" resolution; my "drug dealing" resolution; the District's
very poor rate of closing robberies by arrest; improved relations with the
Columbia Heights ANC; "live music" in Mount Pleasant, and my call for compromise
and negotiation with MPNA.
November 2003: November ANC meeting:
crime control in Mount Pleasant; the proposed "zero tolerance" resolution;
Halfway House homicide on Park Road; streetlight replacement schedule;
prohibition of mariachi bands in Mount Pleasant restaurants; Council of Latino
Agencies grant; PlayStart assembly at Bancroft.
October 2003: October ANC
meeting: resolution to close loophole in law giving tenants a first right to
purchase their rental building; retention of La Casa Multicultural Services
Center on Irving Street; Columbia Heights traffic study; Latino gang violence in
Mount Pleasant; new stops on Adams Mill at Walbridge; Spanish-speaking MPD
officers in Mount Pleasant; Habana Riviera liquor license; graffiti cleanup in
Mount Pleasant; schools in Mount Pleasant.
September 2003: September ANC meeting:
voting rights for non-citizen residents; Latino gangs in Mount Pleasant; gang
graffiti; new stop signs on Adams Mill at Walbridge; Bancroft grants; Sol y Soul
grant; DDOT-proposed stop sign removal on 17th at Lamont.
August 2003: August ANC meeting:
"Voluntary Agreements", the ban on live music in all Mount Pleasant restaurants,
and the resolution calling for changes in this system;
July 2003: July ANC meeting:
Washington Free Clinic grant; stop sign for Lamont Street; "voluntary
agreements" for Mount Pleasant restaurants; natural gas prices; name change for
the Columbia Heights Metro station.
June 2003: June ANC meeting: Shaw II
Halfway House; Lamont Street youth home; Chief Ramsey resolution; Rosemount
Center modernization plans; Rock Creek Park management plans, and Beach Drive
closures, evaluated; rush hour parking on Park Road.
May 2003: May ANC meeting: Bancroft
Botanical Gardens project; PlayStart; street lights; Klingle Road; Babe Ruth
baseball; Rock Creek Park management plans, and Beach Drive closures; Mount
Pleasant Farmer's Market; elm tree fungicide project.
April 2003: April ANC meeting:
Phil Mendelson and property taxes; Mount Pleasant Farmer's Market; idling buses
and bus shelters; Bancroft Elementary; Latino-Metropolitan Police Conference;
robberies in Mount Pleasant
March 2003: March ANC meeting:
ANC finances; Columbia Heights development; robberies in Mount Pleasant;
Ramona's rezoning; the ethnic mix of Mount Pleasant
February 2003: February ANC
meeting; ANC finances, Ramona's rezoning, police abuse resolution, Marx Cafe,
crime in Mount Pleasant, traffic and parking
January 2003: January ANC
meeting; Automobile registration, Klingle Road, police abuse in Mount Pleasant
December 2002: November ANC
meeting report, Mount Pleasant traffic study, automobile registration,
residential permit parking
Election results, residential permit parking, substance abuse policy,
Columbia Heights Traffic Study.
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