27 Apr 2018


Updates from Your ANC Commissioners

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

From Kelly Waud, ANC 6B07

Dear Neighbors,

Please see the email and letter that Aimee Grace and I sent to Councilmember Cheh requesting additional funds to complete both Potomac Avenue pocket parks.  If you have an interest in seeing these parks happen in the near future, please express your support to Councilmembers Cheh and Allen this weekend. The DC Council is making decisions now about next years budget, and if you believe that the redevelopment of these parks would improve our community and children’s safety, then please reach out by email to share your support.

Kind regards,


Email attachments: Funds for Triangle Park emailTriangle Park Letter

From Kirsten Oldenburg, ANC 6B04

The May 2018 agenda is very light.  So light that there may not be a Planning & Zoning Committee meeting on May 1.  Here is what is included so far:

  • Two Presentations at the Monthly meeting on May 10.  One by Jamaal Jordan of Pepco to explain plans for upcoming Pepco power upgrades in our neighborhoods. Pepco has been doing this work for over a year in my single member district and is still building a vault at 9th and E Streets SE.  I think this type of work will be moving into Hilleast neighborhoods; the 500 block of 13th SE is already affected.  The second presentation will be pro and con views on the DC Ballot Initiative on Tipped Wages. (Editor Note: Everyone in the District gets to vote on Initiative 77 on June 19, regardless of political party affiliation. More information here.)
  • A review of plans for Boathouse Row.  This will be on the May 10 agenda if there is no P&Z meeting on May 1
  • At the Transportation Committee meeting on May 2, we will have a presentation on the new Circulator routes, which cross Capitol Hill, and a discussion on traffic calming studies underway and proposed.
  • The ABC Committee (May 4) has a full agenda of license renewals, including those for Capitol Hill Wine & Spirits, Albert’s Liquor, World Wine & Spirits, Gandel’s Liquors, JJ Mutt Wine & Spirits, Hayden’s, and Chat’s Liquors.
  • The HIll East Task Force will report out on its April 23rd meeting at the May 10 meeting.
The complete draft agenda with decision whether there will be a P&Z May 1 meeting should be available at www.anc6b.org by this weekend.  Note to those who had signed up for automatic messages on ANC website postings: This system has been “down” for several months but the ANC Chair will attempt to get it back in operation.
The 2018 Primary Election is on Tuesday June 19.  The General Election is Tuesday November 6.  Between now and then there will be a multitude of candidate debates.  Here’s a few I know about: Ward 6 Council April 30 (Hill Center); Council Chair May 3, Council At Large May 8, and Ward 6 Council (again) June 5.  The latter 3 will be held at the Westminister Presbyterian Church.  Details are on the CHRS website here.SPEAKING OF CHRS
The annual Capitol Hill House & Garden Tour is on May 12 and May 13 this year.  The organization is currently looking for docents to assist at various houses.  Tour ticket and other information is here

The Long & Foster Realty office at Pennsylvania Ave SE & 10th Street is offering free shredding on Saturday, April 28.  I don’t know the actual times but the signs saving space for the shredding truck are effective from 8am to 1pm.


  • Volunteer Capitol Hill, Saturday April 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hill Center.  Info here
  • BRMS Taste of 8th, Saturday April 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. along Barracks Row.  Tickets & other info here
  • Eastern Market Main Street Night at the Market, Sunday April 29, 6pm to 9pm at North Hall. Info & tickets (online $25; at the door $30) here.


  • Second Birthday Celebration, East City Book Shop, Saturday April 28, 10am to 8pm.  Events detailed here
  • DOEE Family and Youth Casting Call, Saturday April 28, 10am to 3pm.  That’s “casting” as in “fishing”  at Anacostia Park outside of the Aquatic Resources Center, 1900 Anacostia Drive. Details here
  • Literary Hill Bookfest, Sunday May 6.  I had to hunt around on the website but finally discovered the event is at the North Hall of Eastern Market from 11am to 3pm.

The Dept of Public Works (DPW) has set up a new website https://zerowaste.dc.gov/ where you can get all and any information on reducing waste, recycling, composting, and special waste handling.  Plus residential trash collection schedules.  The website has a search function for any waste type.  I asked about a fire extinguisher and the answer was to take it to Fort Totten.  It could not tell me what to do with lumber, though.  But, there is a construction waste and debris category.


The next stages of Penn11 construction are underway; installing exterior walls and windows. Project completion is estimated by mid-November with move ins by the end of the year.  Meanwhile, the Frager’s Garden Centerhas moved to the corner of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  Pictures and article here at the Hill Rag.

The Coca Cola company has asked for my thoughts on refreshing the 1930’s advertisement on the south side of Senart’s restaurant building on Barracks Row.  Coca Cola calls these “Ghost Signs” and has a national program locating and refreshing them.  The artist is the daughter of the original artist.  I am undecided … (Editor’s note: WE WANT TO KNOW MORE!!!)

REMINDER: I think some people are still using my old ANC email address, which no longer reaches me.  This is the correct one: 6b04@anc.dc.gov

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