18 Apr 2018


Updates From Your ANC Commissioners

We periodically share updates from your ANC commissioners, edited for brevity and clarity. Although these are most pertinent to particular single member districts (SMDs), we feel the information shared can be of interest to the whole Capitol Hill community. Are you an ANC commissioner who shares regular updates? Add thehillishome@gmail.com to your distribution list, please! –María Helena Carey

The DC flag. Photo by María Helena Carey, via Instagram.

From Scott Price, ANC 6C03

Dog poop:  People who are troubled by disturbing sights near their homes might pursue options at https://doee.dc.gov/petwaste

From Denise Krepp, ANC 6B10
Reservation 13 meeting: April 23rd
Donatelli Development is briefing the Hill East Taskforce on construction work on the F-1 and G-1 parcels. The meeting is on April 23rd at St. Coletta of Greater Washington at 1900 Independence Ave Ave SE at 7pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
From Kirsten Oldenburg, ANC 6B04


  • CHRS Preservation Cafe “Solar Energy in Historic Districts”, Wednesday April 18, 6:30 p.m. at NE Library, 330 7th Street N
  • Councilmember Allen’s Ward 6 Budget Town Hall, Monday April 23,  6:30-8:30 p.m. at Watkins Elementary School, 420 12th Street SE.  Info here
  • Volunteer Capitol Hill, April 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Hill Center.  Info here
April 28th (10am to 2pm) is DEA’s Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide event.  You can learn more and search for a drop off location here.  The closest one for those on Capitol Hill might be the MPD First District building, 101 M Street SW.  These periodic events help to divert medicines from ending up in, say, the sewer system … (when flushed down the toilet).
I feel that my monthly brief write-up based on data in my excel file is becoming a bit repetitive.  It is lately of the form, numbers go up here and down there and stay about the same over there.  Occasionally, there is a spike in some type of crime and then, once MPD makes a few arrests, the spike disappears.  Overall, despite the monthly gyrations, the number of crimes reported is on a decline– at least in our neighborhoods. (Excel sheet can be found here: Mar 2018.)

March did not differ from the form. The total crime reports for PSA 107 went down; 61 in February but 52 in March.  (Fewer robberies, burglaries, and stolen autos in March.)  In PSA 106 the totals went from 28 in February to 43 in March.  (More violent crimes, thefts from auto, and stolen autos.)  And, in PSA 108 totals were about the same: 28 in March vs 29 in February.  For the Capitol Hill violent crimes, totals in March and February were the same: 9. But the mix differed.  In the detail sheets, I highlighted the robberies/assaults that involved guns.

Change is coming perhaps. MPD is presenting online crime report data in a visual form now.  So, if you go to www.crime.dc.gov website, there is an announcement about Crime Cards Data Mapping Application.  Click on the box and you get citywide crime data in charts and graphs. Crime Cards will replace Crime Map in a few months, but I have been told that hidden somewhere are the District, PSA, and ANC breakouts I use monthly.

Next Meetings

  • Sector Two (PSA 104, 107, & 108): Thursday, April 19 at Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Avenue SE
  • PSA 106: Tuesday, May 22, 7pm, Capitol Quarters Community Center, 1000 5th Street SE


From Kelly Waud, ANC 6B07

(Note: Kelly Waud recently replaced Aimee Grace as ANC 6B07 commissioner. You can read more about it over at Capitol Hill Corner.)

Quick update about the redevelopment of the pocket parks: Aimee worked with neighbors and DPR to develop a really solid design for the two parks. It includes a splash pad, game and picnic tables, play ground and workout equipment, butterfly garden, and grassy areas. The initial government cost estimate indicates that we may need up to an additional $600K to complete the parks as designed, or we will have to stage or scale back the redevelopment. I know that the splash pad is an expensive part of the design, but I think it’s a key feature not readily available to our kids, and important to keep them safe, instead of playing in the street with open fire hydrants. I will be drafting a letter to the DC Council asking for some additional help to complete the effort this year, and will share it with you when it’s complete.
  • Monday, April 23 CM Allen will be hosting a Budget Town Hall at Watkins from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This would be a great time to ask about funds for the pocket parks, but also ask about the status of redevelopment funds for the Penn/Potomac intersection.
  • Monday, April 30 EventsDC will be holding their quarterly meeting about RFK redevelopment efforts at St. Coletta from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. RSVP to attend here: https://www.rfkcampus.com/rsvp. At the last meeting, EventsDC talked about short term development goals including sports fields and possibly a market.
  •  On Wednesday, May 2 at the ANC6B Transportation Committee, DDOT will be discussing results of their SE Boulevard redevelopment traffic analysis. As part of the Environmental Assessment DDOT is using advanced multimodal simulation and modeling software — as well as conversations with public, other stakeholders, and agencies — to assess each alternative’s positive and negative impacts. (https://www.seboulevard.com/frequently-asked-questions/#traffic)

I am looking for neighbors who would be interested in participating our in the Transportation Committee as a Resident Member. You would attend the monthly meetings, and have an opportunity to weigh in on some of the transportation issues facing our area. Please let me know if you are interested.

I look forward to working with you to strengthen and protect our community. Please feel free to reach out to me at the ANC6B07@anc.dc.gov email address with your ideas and concerns.

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