ANC 1A meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm

Presiding: Commissioner Kent Boese, Chairperson

Meeting Agenda
October 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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Call to Order

Community Announcements

Members of the community can use this time to make public announcements, distribute information, or alert the community about issues. 1 minute of time for each speaker is allotted, unless otherwise noted by the Chairperson.

Committee Reports

Committee reports are done as needed.

  • Education and Youth Committee
    • Special community meeting: Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 pm (Jueves, 22 de octubre de 2020, 7:30-8:30 pm Español)
      • 1A’s Education and Youth Committee will host the Office of the Tenant Advocate to discuss the eviction crisis, existing protections, and how we can all work to protect and prepare ourselves and our community.
  • Public Safety Committee
    • Next meeting: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
  • Transportation Committee
    • Next meeting: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (presentation from DDOT re: 16th Street bus project).
    • Special community meeting: Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Project updates Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
  • Zoning, Parks, and Planning Committee
    • Next meeting: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm.


Presentations are limited to 5 minutes, unless a motion to extend time is granted by the commission. Presentations are followed by 1 minute question/answer segments from the commission and audience until a motion to close discussion is passed.

  • Allie Bobak, Constituent Services Coordinator, Office of Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau
  • Cynthia Turcios, Ward 1 Liaison, Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS)

ANC Administrative Matters

  • Roll call
  • Approval of agenda
  • Verification notice: this meeting was meeting was noticed to the community via listserv, Commission newsletter, social media, website, and e-calendar.

Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action relating to a request for Commission approval of the Consent Agenda. All matters listed under “Consent” are considered by the Commission to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. Any Commissioner may, however, remove an item from the Consent Agenda by request. A motion to adopt the Consent Agenda is non-debatable.

  1. Approval of the prior minutes (September 2020 and October 2020 Special Meeting)
  2. Reimbursement of ANC communication expenses (monthly Zoom webinar license for October 2020)
  3. Letter of support for HPO nomination 20-10 All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard Street NW), nominated by All Souls Church, Unitarian, owner. (Clock)
  4. Grant request for $2,000 to Columbia Heights Village to provide humanitarian relief, including food or supplies, during the public health emergency, or otherwise assisting in the response to the public health emergency anywhere in the area of ANC 1A/Columbia Heights. (Miller)
  5. Approval of the FY20 Q3 and FY20 Q4 Quarterly Financial Reports (QFRs). (Miller)
  6. Amendment to FY20 Q2 Quarterly Financial Report (QFR). (Miller)
  7. Authorize Commissioner Miller to submit ANC1A approved Letter to DME re: Learning Hubs and testimony on behalf of ANC1A for The Committee on Education & the Committee of the Whole will hold a Public Oversight Hearing on the following Matter: Distance Learning in DC Public and Public Charter Schools. (Miller)
  8. Letter requesting 1125 Spring Rd/Hebrew Home traffic plan walkthrough with DDOT. (Goldschmidt)

Official Business

Official Business is limited to 5 minutes of presentation (unless extended by the commission) followed by questions from the commission and audience until a motion to close discussion is passed, followed by an official ANC vote.

Issue (Sponsor)

  1. Resolution regarding the Park Morton Equity Plan. (Boese, Brown, Love Wade, and Wray)
  2. Grant request: Project Giveback supplies for families at Thanksgiving for up to $3,000 via grant request or direct purchase. (Love Wade)
  3. Letter of support for Bruce Monroe site extension. (Wray)
  4. BZA Application 20322 of 503 Park Road NW LLC, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 9, for special exceptions under the RF use requirements of Subtitle U § 320.2, and under Subtitle C § 703.2, from the minimum parking requirement of Subtitle C § 701.5, to convert a principal dwelling unit into a three-unit apartment house in the RF-1 Zone at premises 503 Park Road, N.W. (Square 3037, Lot 85).
  5. BZA Application 20316 of Scott B. Jacobs, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 9, for special exceptions under Subtitle E § 5201 from the accessory building rear yard setback requirements of Subtitle E § 5004.1, and from the accessory building GAR limitations of Subtitle E § 5004.2, and under the RF use requirements of Subtitle U § 301.1(e), to construct an accessory dwelling unit in the rear of the attached principal dwelling unit in the RF-1 Zone at premises 3578 13th Street N.W. (Square 2834, Lot 95).
  6. Resolution Supporting DC’s Enforcement of Prohibiting Hair Discrimination. (Brown, Edmondson, and Love Wade)
  7. Approval of Commissioners to testify before Council regarding ANC 1A Comprehensive Plan comments. (Boese)
  8. Letter to WMATA regarding Metro COVID-19 FY21 budget amendments (Love Wade, Rybarczyk)
  9. Update to ANC 1A SOP Section II: Administrative Procedures. (Rybarczyk)


The next scheduled general meeting of ANC 1A is Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be held virtually; more information for how to join the meeting will be available at