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The Ward 5 MOCRS are Dominique Chestnut (202-394-4399: firstname.lastname@example.org and Malik Miller 202-251-5049: email@example.com. Both MOCRS represent the Mayor’s office.
Free Exercise Classes at various DC Recreation Centers for all ages. To receive more information contact DPR (Department of Parks and Recreation) Events, go to https://dpr.dc.gov/.
Monday, Nov 4th, 7PM – Stronghold Civic Association (SCA) meets at the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School at 200 Douglas St NE every 1st Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday, then it’s on the 2nd Monday. POC: Laura Jackson, President.
SCA listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Next Door website: https://stronghold.nextdoor.com/news_feed/.
SCA elected officers for the Stronghold Civic Association term for the next two years are President - Doris Newton; Vice President - India Luckett; Secretary - David Neuman; Treasurer - Evelyn Brown; Director of Planning - Kirby Vining. President, Doris Newton can be reached on the SCA e-mail address. Laura will not have access to this e-mail after Monday. Please add Laura’s personal e-mail to your mailing list: Blessed551@comcast.net.
Thursday, Nov 14th, 7PM, McMillan Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting, to be held at the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School, 200 Douglas St NE; Minutes from the September 12 meeting will be posted by the next MAG Meeting at its web page. This is an election meeting for the Vice Chair. POC: Kirby Vining.
Monday, Nov 18th, 7PM – Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) meets at St George’s Episcopal Church, 2nd & U Streets NW. BCA meets every 3rd Monday of the month but if a holiday falls on the 3rd Monday, it meets on the 4th Monday. POC: Teri Quinn, President (bloomingdalecivicassociation.org)
Tuesday, Nov 19th, 7PM – ANC 5E Public Meeting meets at Friendship Armstrong Public Charter School every 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 1400 P Street NW (corner of 1st and P Street NW) website: www.anc5edc.org; twitter@anc5e; POC: Bradley Thomas, Chair.
"OCTOBER MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING UPDATE”
Part IV: Public Information (5 minutes each except Community Comments)
Community Workforce Development Scholarship Fund (Gregory Wragg-) Betty Entzminger
U.S. Census Bureau-2020 Census Recruitment Drive (See Attachment) Patricia Nelson
D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program – O.S.S.E. (See Attachment) JaiSun McCormick
Part V: Voting Support Requested
Resolution in Support of Dunbar Class of 1969 50th Anniversary Commissioner Thomas 6-0-0
CC Yes; CW Yes; CT Yes; CL Aye; CB Yes; CBA Yes; (CS, CP, CH, & CJ Absence)
Resolution in Support of Second Look Amendment Act of 2019 Commissioner Cheolas 5-0-1
CC Yes; CW Abstain; CT Yes; CL Aye; CB Yes; CBA Yes; (CS, CP, CH, & CJ Absence)
BZA #20133 Special Exception – 130 Rhode Island Av NE (Extension) Commissioner Jones 6-0-0
CC Yes; CW Eye; CT Yes; CL Aye; CB Yes; CBA Yes; (CS, CP, CH, & CJ Absence)
BZA #20173 Special Exception – 2011 First Street NW (Garage) Commissioner Brannum
ABRA #109545 Substantial Change–Best One Liquors–322 Fla Ave NW Commissioner Lewis 5-0-1
NOTE: Voting items are posted on www.anc5EDC.org
Tuesday, Nov 19th, 6PM - 8:00 PM - Public Notice: FLORIDA AVENUE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECT (Washington, DC) ‐ The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to a public meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to hear an update on the final design of multimodal transportation improvements along Florida Avenue, NE from Second Street, NE, to H Street/Benning Road, NE. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the community and public to learn about the latest key design elements, ask questions, and provide feedback on the design. The purpose of this project is to provide streetscape and traffic operational enhancements to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists while ensuring all users have safe access within and through this important corridor. At this meeting, the design will be shared to accept feedback for review and consideration into the final design. What: Florida
Avenue Multimodal Transportation Project Public Meeting, Semi‐Final Engineering. The meeting will be Open House‐style, with formal presentations given at 6:20 and 7:20. New Samaritan Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall 1100 Florida Avenue, NE | Washington, DC 20002 Transit: Metro Red Line – No-Ma Gallaudet Station; Metro Bus Routes: X3, 90, 92, 93, D3, D4, and D8. For additional transportation options, be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com (This meeting is cancelled)
Friday, Nov 22nd, 5D Citizens Advisory Council’s advertisement deadline for the 2019 Awards Journal. Your support is requested. You are asked to submit a camera-ready copy of your advertisement, a check or money order, and the advertisement form to Ms. Frances Penn, Chairperson, 5D CAC, c/o Fifth District Citizens’ Advisory Council, 5th District Police Headquarters, 1805 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, DC 20002. The Annual Holiday Breakfast and Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11th. (Advertisement Form attached.)
Tuesday, Nov 26, 11:30 AM - Pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 9-204.23(d), this communication puts ANC 5E and its Commissioners on notice of an upcoming Committee of the Whole Public Hearing on Bill 23-172, the “Althea Tanner Park Designation Act of 2019.” The hearing is scheduled in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. The
stated purpose of Bill 23-172 is to designate the park located at 227 Harry Thomas Way, NE, in Ward 5, as Alethia Tanner Park. An official designation typically involves the placement of signage in the named public space.
For streets and alleys, a symbolic naming is for ceremonial purposes and shall be in addition to and subordinate to any name that is an official name; an official designation typically involves the designation of postal addresses and enables the placement of the primary entrance to residences or offices on the alley. Public spaces other than a street or alley, such as parks or buildings, may also be symbolically or officially named.
Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at email@example.com, or call Evan Cash at (202) 724-7002, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, November 22, 2019. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on November 22, 2019 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. Copies of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division
of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us. Hearing materials, including a draft witness list, can be accessed at http://www.chairmanmendelson.com/circulation, 24 hours in advance of the hearing.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2019.
Thursday, Nov 28th, Thanksgiving Day Dinner Invitation: All Nations Baptist Church invites the community to its Morning Service @ 9AM & the Thanksgiving Meal will be served @11AM. Request that you RSVP by Nov 20th, Church Office #202-832-9591; POC: Lyndia Grant, Chair; Rev James Coleman, Pastor. See attachment
McMillan Project Update: Predevelopment activity at McMillan is ongoing in furtherance of the approved entitlements. There is a change order before the D.C. Council that will allow the District to continue its work at McMillan by allocating approved capital dollars into a contract. There are still legal cases pending and we are awaiting final rulings. If the courts provide additional direction regarding McMillan, we will respond accordingly. Alex Hutchinson | Project Manager, ODMPED, (o):202.729.2159 (c):202.285.4845 (e): firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 CENSUS GET COUNTED – NOW ONLINE: In 2020, the US Census moves to the internet. Online forms will be available in multiple languages. The CENSUS MATTER TO DC: The federal, distributes over three billion dollars annually to the District to support vital programs based on census data. Census data is used to update Ward & ANC boundaries to reflect population growth & movement across the District. District agencies rely on accurate census data for budget, planning & policy decision making across the city. USES OF CENSUS DATA: RESIDENTS use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality of life & consumer advocacy. BUSINESSES use the census data to decide where to build offices & stores – creating jobs for the community. Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail or by phone. For more information on how to get involved: dccensus2020.dc.gov. Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires that we take a count of America’s population.
NOTE: Temporary Opportunities with 2020 CENSUS will pay $25 min; training is provided; must be U.S. Citizen – 18yr; App Online; background check required; Register w/Selective Services. See Attachment
Friday, Nov 15th, 10 AM – 3 PM: There will be the District’s 3rd Hires Vets Event for vets & spouses the opportunity to connect with District & Federal agencies at DC Armory!
Info: https://t.co/keTSstDdBa https://t.co/vRIa0zQ5L5; (https://twitter.com/dchrDC/status/1189603650672517120?s=09);
POC: Patricia Joseph, Director of Constituent Services, Office of Councilmember Elissa Silverman, At- Large Councilmember, (202)724-8081, http://elissasilverman.com;
DC Dept. of HR (@dchrDC) #Breaking News:
Mon, Oct 28th - Dec 16th, 6pm-8pm. Entrepreneurship Center Fall Cohort: GWUL's Entrepreneurship Center will host the 12th entrepreneurship training cohort for aspiring entrepreneurs. This 8-week course will focus on developing the entrepreneur while helping you navigate how to start a business. Participants will learn a proactive, self-starting approach to entrepreneurship that focuses on future-oriented, persistent behavior and developing “an entrepreneurial mindset.”
Thursday, Nov 21, 5:30 PM. - 7:00 PM: CAUSES Ph.D. Open House (email@example.com)
The UDC is hosting an open house for its doctoral program, the Ph.D. Program in Urban Leadership
& Entrepreneur-ship. The Ph.D. program in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship is the only doctoral-level program of its kind in the nation. It utilizes a scholar-practitioner approach to learning and research. Through a partnership between the University of the District of Columbia and Fielding Graduate University, the program seeks to prepare students for successful careers in research, academia, and industry, by offering a balance between rigorous research and real-world application. The program will develop the next generation of leaders to address urban challenges. There are currently three concentrations available: Urban Sustainability & Resilience Leadership; Urban Political/Governmental Leadership; and Urban Entrepreneurship
The fall open house will take place at the University of the District of Columbia on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., in Building 38, Room 204 (Windows Lounge). This event will afford visiting students an opportunity to learn more about the new program, and the chance to meet with faculty to discuss personal research interests. Please RSVP & visit www.udc.edu/causes/phd to learn more about the Ph.D. program. This open house is FREE and open to the public.
EVENT DETAILS: University of the District of Columbia, Building 38, 2nd Floor, Room 204 (Windows Lounge), 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008 - The University of the District of Columbia is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line. There is a parking garage on campus for those who prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hours;
$12 for 4-6 hours; $20 for 7 hours or longer). Limited street parking is available.
CONTACT: Marshelle Hailstock, Project Coordinator, Outreach and Recruitment- firstname.lastname@example.org - (202) 274-7135
Tuesday, Dec 03, 12-1:30pm: Sustainability Leaders: Time to think about DC FY21 Budget! Mark your calendars! Time to think about what we want our DC budget to look like. Join the DC Environmental Network (DCEN), and DC Fiscal Policy Institute, for a budget training and briefing in preparation for our advocacy on the District's Fiscal Year 2021 proposed budget. This meeting will occur at the offices of our friends and colleagues, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, located at 1275 First Street, NE, Suite 1200. (One block from the NoMa-Gallaudet U/ New York Ave Station!)
Even as we speak, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Executive Branch agencies, are already making decisions and developing proposed program funding priorities for the multi-billion dollars, Fiscal Year 2021 budget. For over a decade, DCEN has worked hard to make sure key environmental programs and policies, to make the District a zero-waste city, to combat the climate crisis, to protect our rivers, trees and wildlife, and to grow the sustainability movement, are meaningfully funded. The time to think about what you want to see in our DC budget is NOW!
The Network is already working on ways to make sure the Executive Branch of government knows what our budget priorities are and making sure we are prepared to educate and advocate when Mayor Bowser sends her budget proposal for DC Council consideration.
More information to follow. Hope you can make it to the DCEN, DCFPI Budget Briefing, and Training. LOCATION: DC Fiscal Policy Institute, 1275 First Street, NE, Suite 1200; One block from the NoMa-Gallaudet U/ New York Ave Station! Visit the website: www.dcenvironmentalnetwork.org
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Saturday, Nov 9TH at 1:00 pm in the West Building. ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection: The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is a free and meets in the Rotunda and lasts about an hour. Tours are interpreted into spoken English. All are welcome! The West Building ASL video tour is available at http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html.
ASL Video Tour of the East Building Highlights: In addition to the Director’s Tour of West Building highlights, we also feature 36 ASL videos with highlights of the East Building! The tour can be viewed on personal devices, both on- and offsite, http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/collection-highlights-east-building-asl.html.
Assistive Listening Devices Available: ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible. To view a full listing of tours, visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner. Then contact Lorena Bradford at email@example.com or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.
Saturday, Nov 23 and Wednesday, Nov 27 in the West Building. Come experience the special exhibition Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence!
Picture This! Tours for People with Low Vision and Who Are Blind at the National Gallery of Art; It incorporates vibrant verbal description with information about works of art. November tours meet at 1:00 in the Rotunda of the West Building and last about an hour. The program is free; no registration is required. Everyone is welcome!
For more information or to receive web links to works that will be described on the tour in advance, contact Lorena Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-842-6905. Verbally described tours are also available by request with 3 weeks’ notice by e-mailing email@example.com. Use the entrance at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue for easiest access to the West Building Rotunda. www.nga.gov
Co-sponsored by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington https://www.nga.gov/visit/accessibility/for-visitors-who-are-blind.html.html
Just Us at the National Gallery of Art: This interactive program is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners. Registration is required but spaces for fall and winter programs remain! Please email Lorena at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-842-6905. https://www.nga.gov/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/just-us-at-the-nga.html.
To find other accessible programs and performances in the DC metro area, check out the calendar posted at the DC Arts & Access Network! http://www.dcaan.org/.
POC: Lorena Bradford, Accessible Programs, National Gallery of Art, 202-842-6905. Dawn M. Quattlebaum, Chief Operating Officer, Seabury Resources for Aging, 6031 Kansas Ave NW 20011.
P: (202) 414-6314. F: (202) 289-5693, www.seaburyresources.org,
Follow Seabury on Twitter: @seaburysays
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DCRA’s New Website Is Live: Our new website is up and running! We invite you to take a look at its exciting features and updated pages at dcra.dc.gov. We redesigned our website to be more user-friendly with bold, visual appeal and new functionality that will better serve all of our DC customers. To make things convenient, many of our services are available online, saving you the trip to our office.
New website features include:
After hearing of DCRA’s work, the News4 I-Team interviewed DCRA Director Ernest Chrappah about the investigative and enforcement tools the agency uses to hold businesses accountable when they rip-off District consumers.
DCRA Director Ernest Chrappah said, “We cannot allow businesses to expose consumers to that risk.” If you need to report a consumer complaint to DCRA, call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 202-442-4400 and press “6” for Consumer Complaints. Another option is to email the agency at email@example.com.
For information on consumer protection, visit dcra.dc.gov/consumer-protection.
DCRA Kicks Off Workshop Series for Homeowners Looking to Rent Out Part of Their Homes:
DCRA kicked off our new Residential Rental Edition of the popular Homeowner’s Series this past Thursday, October 24th. The first workshop focused on DC zoning compliance and can be viewed on YouTube. A growing number of DC homeowners have expressed interest in renting out space they do not use much, such as a basement, to make extra cash. DC’s zoning regulations changed in 2016, making it easier for owners to rent out part of their main house and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), attached or detached.
The Homeowner’s Series of four workshops provides professional guidance on converting one and two-family homes into residential rental units that meet code and adding an ADU to your dwelling. The staff instructs attendees on the proper way to obtain a permit, a basic business license, and comply with zoning regulations. The series is led by DCRA permitting and plan review specialists. To sign up for the remaining three workshops, please visit dcra.dc.gov/page/homeowner-residential-construction-series or search on info below.
DISB Coffee & Capital at DCRA
Monday, Nov 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room E-200 (2nd floor), DCRA - 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Join us to learn about innovative alternatives to financing for District startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Consider attending if you are a contractor, small business owner, entrepreneur, equity provider, or lender. Programs to be discussed at this event include those administered by the District of Columbia Capital Program (DISB) and an investment crowdfunding option, the DC-Only Securities Offering Exemption.
DCRA/DCBIA Vision 2020 Update and Technical Presentation
Tuesday, Nov 5, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2000 Florida Avenue NW, Wash, DC 20009
In partnership with the DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA), The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is offering a technical presentation & panel discussion, followed by a tour of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). In this training, you will get an update on DCRA's Vision 2020 – an initiative to emphasize DCRA's commitment to transparency, accountability and responsiveness along the journey toward digital transformation. Changes underway are making every DCRA service available on demand. After the presentation, DC government and DCBIA panelists will discuss how to reach DC's ambitious climate and housing goals.
Senior Entrepreneur Workshop
Thursday, Nov 7, 10:15 am – 11:45 am Bernice Fonteneau, 3531 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010
DCRA is hosting this Senior Day Program with the Office of Aging for residents 60 years and older. Learn how to start a new business or sustain an existing one.
Building Codes & Your Safety
Tuesday, Nov 12, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, DCRA - 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, Room E-200 (2nd floor)
The purpose of the construction codes is to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the occupants and users of buildings and structures in the District. In this session, DCRA will train attendees on the applicable codes for converting one and two-family homes into residential rental units. We will also discuss how to maintain rental units and stay in compliance with the District’s Housing Code Standards.
How to Successfully Apply for a Security Agency or Private Detective Agency License
Thursday, Nov 19, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, DCRA - 1100 4th Street SW, Washington DC 20024, Room E-200 (2nd floor)
DCRA’s Small Business Resource Center is partnering with Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration (OPLA) to host a security licensing workshop for entrepreneurs on general license requirement, private detective business licensing, corporate registrations, and license renewals.
All Things Nonprofit
Thursday, Nov 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, DCRA - 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, Room E-200 (2nd floor)
In this workshop you will learn how to start a nonprofit business (including corporate registration, licensing and tax registration), and how to apply for grants available to nonprofits.
DCRA Dashboard is a tool that graphically displays DCRA permits, business and professional licenses, enforcement, and inspections data. The dashboards provide greater transparency, allowing customers to take a look at DCRA’s performance