Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dear neighbors:


Agenda includes:
· ANC Business
· 4D/5D Police Report
· Briefing from Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.
· Representative from the Yu Yin Public Charter School
· Community Concerns: Cardinal's Nest, Brookland/CUA Metro Small Area Plan

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Time: 7PM
Place: Washington Yu Yin Public Charter School, 4401 8th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
(behind Providence Hospital, off Varnum St. )
Next ANC 5A Monthly Community Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 7PM
Place: TBA

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5A

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Last night, 2/6/09, at the 5A Committee of the Whole meeting, my fellow commissioners weighed in on my Cardinal's Nest resolution. In this resolution I listed the violations of the law observed by ABRA investigators and the violations of the voluntary community agreement. My resolution supported the revocation of the Cardinal's Nest's liquor license. The Chair of 5A, Ms. Alston, and several other commissioners expressed concern that they had not heard from representatives of the Cardinal's Nest. Ms. Olsen, a manager at the establishment, Mrs. Green, the owner, two other employees, and several patrons spoke in defense of the Cardinal's Nest. About 25 people came in support of the Cardinal's Nest. They were given 15 minutes to speak. Craig Parker, legal counsel for Catholic University, and Dino Drudi, one of the signers of the voluntary agreement, spoke in support of the resolution. Each commissioner then spoke concerning the resolution. All but two spoke in direct opposition to the resolution. They cited concern about effectively closing a business in the ward. Commissioner Grant suggested that after I had conducted some mediation between the community and the management of the Cardinal's Nest, I might submit another resolution to the Commission. I withdrew my resolution in the face of such clear opposition from the majority of the Commission and intend to amend it and reintroduce it at the next 5A Committee of the Whole meeting, which will be March 2, 2009 at 6:30. The location is to be announced. I highly recommend that any interested parties be at that meeting. - John Feeley, Commissioner 5A06

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

There is a change of date for the 5A Commission of the Whole meeting this week. It will be on Friday, 2/6/09, not on Thursday. I will post the location when I know it. - John Feeley

undergrounding hearing

Dear Brooklanders

This is a reminder about tomorrow's court hearing regarding undergrounding the overhead wires on 12th Street. Please note that the Courtroom is 516 (not 316 as we were previously informed) and the presiding judge is Judge Retchin.

It is an important event: the Judge will be deciding whether to grant an injunction against DDOT for failing to obey the law passed by the DC Council and the Mayor requiring DDOT to bury the power lines on 12th Street with the remaining funds for the project. Live testimony will be presented by both sides at the hearing. If you can make it, that would be great!

Date: Wednesday, February 4th
Time: 10am
Location: Courtroom 516, DC Superior Court (where you go for jury duty)
Address: 500 Indiana Ave NW
Metro: Judiciary Square