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What Kind of Washington Do You Want? March 29th Ward 1 Candidate Forum Focuses on the Comprehensive Plan

March 28, 2018

The DC Grassroots Planning Coalition has partnered with other local organizations to organize a Ward 1 Candidate Forum for this Thursday, March 29th, beginning at 7 pm. The Forum will be at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street. It should be a good opportunity to learn more more about what the Comprehensive Plan is, how it impacts every neighborhood and resident, and why this election matters. More details about the forum can be found here.

Currently, the Office of Planning and the DC Council is in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. I’ve been deeply engaged in these efforts beginning in 2017 when I submitted 64 amendments to the plan in the areas of:

  • Land Use
  • Transportation
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Arts & Culture
  • Historic Preservation
  • and many more.

Following the DC Council’s March 20th marathon 13+ hour hearing I also submitted written testimony, which all can read my testimony here.


I think this is an important time when we as a city need to figure out what kind of city we want to be. While the stakes are high and the challenges are great, I have confidence that we can get to where our city needs to be by working together.

At-Large Candidates Forum Scheduled for May 9th

May 6, 2016

DC Council logoThe Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force and Park View UNC are hosting a candidates forum for the Democratic At-Large primary race on Monday, May 9th.

If you want to know some more about the candidates who will be participating in the forum, the Petworth News blog posted a conversation with Robert White, and you can check out the campaign Website of David Garber. I wasn’t able to find a current campaign site for Vincent Orange, but you can check out his At-Large Council site here.

Details from email below:

The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force and the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition will host an At-Large Candidates Forum on Monday May 9th at 6:30pm at the Bruce Monroe @ Park View School – 3560 Warder St. NW.  The following candidates will be present:

  •  David Garber
  • CM Vincent Orange
  • Robert White

We are in the process of selecting the questions for the forum.  If you have issues pertaining to Lower Georgia Avenue that you would like to see addressed at this forum, please send an email to Sylvia Robinson at sylvia (at) ecacollective (dot) org or call her at (202) 462-2285.

We are really looking forward to hearing from the candidates on a range of topics important to our community. Hope to see you there

Criminal Justice Public Forum on January 18, 2011

January 14, 2011

The following was submitted by Cecilia Jones, President, Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association (NWCHCA):

Please come to the first in a series of four Community Public Forums on DC’s Criminal Justice System. This is a time to learn, ask questions, raise issues, get answers, and formulate strategies on how we can stop the very serious problem of chronic repeat offenses in our neighborhoods. Although this event is hosted in Columbia Heights, the topics have CITYWIDE relevance–please cross town if you have to, and bring your active, concerned neighbors. Let’s make 2011 a great year for public safety in our communities. There’s a lot we can do.

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Place: St Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, (16th-Street Side), Upstairs Auditorium

Main Speaker:

  • Cliff Keenan, Deputy Director of Pretrial Services Agency
  • Suggested Pre-reading: “Processing Arrests” (attached)
  • Preventing crime through effective pretrial release strategies
Video Presentation:
  • “Conditions of Release”
With Participation from:
  • DC Metropolitan Police Department: Assistant Chief Diane Groomes and Third District Commander Jacob Kishter
  • US Attorney’s Office: Third District Community Prosecutor Roger Kemp
Small-Group Discussion Leaders:
  • Kathy Henderson, Leader of Ward 5’s Court Watch
  • Veronica Davis, Ward 7 Community Activist and Blogger
  • Cecilia Jones, Volunteer Coordinator of the Community Criminal Justice Accountability Initiative (CCJAI)

Please come and bring your neighbors! Please share the attached flyer with your neighborhood listserves, housemates, and the neighbors on your block. NWCHCA Community Public Forums are always free-of-charge and open to the public. Free refreshments will be served.

Please mark your calendars: Upcoming NWCHCA Criminal Justice Public Forum Dates: (3rd Tuesdays of the Month)

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011: Speakers & Small-Group Discussions – Topic: Prosecution & Outcomes of Misdemeanor Crimes
  • Tuesday, March 15 2011: Speakers & Small-Group Discussions – Topic: TBD
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011: Large Panel with Heads of All Relevant Criminal Justice Agencies – Topic: Criminal Justice Process & CCJAI


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