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Boese, Holmes, and Brown Continue as ANC Representatives for Park View

November 9, 2016

While the national election results were a huge surprise this morning, at the hyper-local level Park View will continue to be represented on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A by Commissioners Kent Boese, Bobby Holmes, and Rashida Brown (full election results here). Because Single Member District 1A11 had no candidate on the ballot, it is too early to know which of the two write-in candidates won.

Below are the results for the Park View area.

park-view-anc-results

November ANC1A Election Will Have Three Competitive Races.

August 11, 2016

Yesterday was the deadline to turn in nominating petitions for those wanting to be on the ballot in the November Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner races. Based on information from the Board of Elections posted this morning, the following are the candidates that will be on the ballot (presuming there are no successful challenges to qualifying signatures).

ANC race 2016

Based on the chart above, eight Single Member Districts have uncontested races. These are listed below:

  • 1A02 — Vickey A. Wright-Smith (former 1A Commissioner)
  • 1A03 — Zach Rybarczyk
  • 1A04 — Sadaf Megan Mortezavi
  • 1A05 — Christine Miller (incumbent)
  • 1A06 — Richard Dubeshter (incumbent)
  • 1A08 — Kent Boese (incumbent)
  • 1A09 — Bobby Holmes (incumbent)
  • 1A12 — Margaret Hundley (incumbent)

Three Single Member Districts have two candidates that will be on the ballot. These are:

  • 1A01 — Valarie Baron & Ernest Johnson
  • 1A07 — Sharon Farmer & Darwain Frost (incumbent)
  • 1A10 — Amanda Frost & Rashida Brown (incumbent)

One Single Member District is open, with no candidates on the November ballot. This seat could easily be won by any interested write-in candidate.

  • 1A11 — open

The map below shows where the Single Member Districts are located.

1Amap

How Are Things Shaping Up in the ANC1A Election

July 28, 2016

Nominating petitions for those interested in running to serve on an Advisory Neighborhood Commission became available on July 11th and must be turned in at the Board of Elections by close of business on August 10th. As of July 27th, there were still four Single Member Districts within ANC1A where no one had picked up petitions yet. The SMDs in question are 1A02, 1A03, 1A11, and 1A12 (see map below). All of these SMDs are in Columbia Heights.

ANC1A map election 2016

In five of the SMDs (1A01, 1A05, 1A06, 1A08, and 1A10), only one candidate is currently circulating petitions. Interestingly, three SMDs show potential for having a competitive race this November — 1A04, 1A07, and 1A09.

Below is the current list of potential candidates as of yesterday.

ANC candidate list 7-27-2016

ANC1A to Have Special Election for SMD1A05 at July 13th Meeting

June 22, 2016

ANC1A logo 2Following the May meeting of ANC1A, Commissioner Thu Nguyen (1A05) stepped down to move to Philadelphia. This vacated her seat on the Commission and two candidates have stepped up with hopes to fill that vacancy — Christine Miller and Oliver Barham (Borderstan has a nice profile of them here).

Miller and Barham will face off in a special election scheduled for July 13 at Harriet Tubman Elementary School’s gymnasium (3101 13th St. NW) during ANC 1A’s regular monthly meeting. Polls will open  at 7 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. Voting is open to all registered voters who live within the ANC 1A05 district.

Coinciding with the Special Election, Commissioners (and anyone) interested in serving on the ANC during the next term will need to pick up nominating petitions.

The Board of Elections (BOE) will make petitions available beginning Monday, July 11th.  The petitions, with the usual 25 or more signatures of registered voters in a Single Member District, will be due at the BOE office by the close of business on Wednesday, August 10th.

I’m including a map of ANC 1A below that shows the Single Member Districts including the location of the vacant 1A05 area.

ANC special election map(Single Member District 1A05 is on the western side of ANC1A along 16th Street).

Community Crime Prevention Summit Scheduled for Saturday, June 6

June 4, 2015

mpdc-logoThe first of three crime prevention summits has been schedule for this Saturday, June 6, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Cardozo Education Campus. The event was organized by ANC 1B Commissioner John Green (1B12) and is co-sponsored by ANCs 1B, 1A, 2B and Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. The details are below:

WHEN:   June 6, 11:30am – 2:30pm

WHERE:  Cardozo Education Campus (light refreshments and snacks will be provided)

PURPOSE:

  • Intended for all DC residents and business (particularly in Wards 1 & 2)
  • Meet others interested in reducing crime in their communities
  • Discuss ways to help DC neighborhoods be more vigilant and more secure
  • Discuss ways in which MPD and residents can be helpful to one another through community policing

SPECIAL GUESTS:  (subject to change)

  • Presentation by Samantha Nolan, DC Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer (12pm)
  • Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS)
  • And other DC public safety agencies

About the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Community Crime Prevention Summit:

Co-sponsored by ANCs 1B, 1A, 2B and Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.  The summit is a great opportunity for residents of Wards 1 & 2 to discuss crime prevention, while meeting interested neighbors, business leaders, police officials and D.C. agencies that focus on public safety.

Most crimes in DC are preventable.  Being aware of your surroundings and watching where you leave personal belongings can help you from not becoming a victim.  Please join us to learn more tips on how to protect yourself and about criminal behaviors that can help you and your neighborhood be safe this summer.

Ms. Nolan is DC’s foremost crime prevention expert and a certified Neighborhood Watch Trainer.  Her presentation is approximately 1.5 hours and open discussions will be encouraged before, during, and after.

For more information, please contact John Green, ANC 1B12 Commissioner at johngreenanc(at)gmail.com.

Striving to Make Government Better at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Level

May 29, 2015

ANC1A logoOver the past 4 1/2 years as I’ve served on ANC 1A, I’ve been looking for ways to improve the Commission’s operations in addition to weighing in of the various business that requires ANC review — such as liquor licenses and zoning variances. One small change I recently identified and which could easily be solved is giving the Board of Elections clearer instruction to declare a seat vacant when a  Commissioner stops attending meetings. While many ANCs do not have a problem with absenteeism, others do (especially in the second half of a term).

Not only does an absentee Commission fail to represent the people who elected them, but it has resulted in instances where a Commission has failed to achieve quorum which results in the entire Commission being unable to officially vote on the issues at hand. In 2014 ANC1A had two absentee Commissioners — one ceasing to attend meetings after January 2014 and another ceasing to attend after the June 2014 meeting — which did contributed to a failure of quorum at the July meeting and fragile quorums for the last quarter of the term.

Understanding that few people — even the most dedicated — are able to attend every meeting, it struck me that there should be a reasonable solution, so I drafted a resolution which passed with eight in favor, one against, and one abstaining with the following resolve:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A urges members of the Council of the District of Columbia and the Mayor to introduce and pass legislation adding the following language to D.C. Code § 1-309.06 to address ANC absenteeism and assist in keeping Commissions functional:

  • § 1-309.06(i) Any member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission who ceases to attend the Commission’s official public meeting for three consecutive months shall be considered to have resigned, and the office shall be declared vacant.

The full resolution (read here) was sent to Councilmembers Bonds and Nadeau, and in speaking with a member of Councilmember Bonds’ office, has been received favorably. There is a good chance this simple change will move forward and help keep Commissions operating.

Wrap Up from Saturday’s MPD Meet and Greet

April 27, 2015
4D Commander

4D Commander Wilfredo Manlapaz and Councilmember Anita Bonds

Saturday’s MPD Meet and Greet, organized by Councilmember Anita Bonds, was well attended. In addition to a room full of residents, many ANC Commissioners from 1A and 4C were there, and Councilmember Elissa Silverman showed up during the latter half of the meeting.

Representing the police were 4D Commander Wilfredo Manlapaz and Captain Vendette Parker. The event was originally organized as a meet and greet so that residents could better know the officers patrolling their communities. However, with only two representatives from MPD there, the format changed into a question and answer session.

Drew Schneider posted a fairly detailed overview of the meeting at this Petworth News page which is worth a read as well.

Commander Manlapaz(A packed room engaged with Commander Manlapaz.)


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