Thursday, July 5, 2012

Agenda Announced for ANC2C Meeting on July 11, 2012

The agenda has been announced for the Wednesday, July 11, 2012, meeting of ANC 2C. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street, NW.

Agenda items include a request for ANC support of plans for a hotel at 465 New York Avenue, NW, and a request for support for the establishment of a "forest garden" on the 400 block of P Street, NW.
The full agenda is after the jump.

(per email from ANC2C chair, Alex Padro)
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call
    2. Approval of Agenda
    3. PSA 308 Report: Metropolitan Police Department
    4. 7th and 9th Streets, NW: Request for Support for Installation of Boulevard Banners for More than 180 Days (Shaw Main Streets)
    5. 450 M Street, NW: Request for Support for Zoning Relief to Allow Office Use of Building (Metro TeenAIDS)
    6. 465 New York Avenue, NW: Request for Support for Historic Preservation Approval of Plans for New Hotel (IBG Partners)
    7. Parcel 42, Northeast Corner of 7th and R Streets, NW: Consideration of ANC Correspondence Regarding Presentations Made by Prospective Bidders
    8. Bundy Athletic Field, 400 Block of P Street, NW: Request for Support for Establishment of Forest Garden (Ecolocity)
    9. Consideration of Community Impact Statements for Sentencing of Convicted Criminals
    10. Consideration of ANC 2C Grant Requests from Nonprofits: Friends of French Street Park, Friends of Shaw Dog Park
    11. Other New Business
    12. Old Business
    13. Approval of Minutes of 06/06/12 Meeting
    14. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
    15. Approval of Quarterly Report
    16. Approval of Expenses
    17. Announcements
    18. Next Meeting: 09/05/12
    19. Adjournment


      1. Bund Forest Garden Survey online here:

      2. SMS Legends of Shaw banner mockups for 7th & 9th St corridors here:

      3. Re: Item 9. Community Impact Statements are due for local convicted drug lord formerly headquartered in 1330 7th St NW (hoarding weapons and selling drugs within and around the building). Judge Reggie Walton will be sentencing Brown in Federal District Court on July 26. Prosecuting AUSA Ken Whitted has requested CISs to help justify keeping Brown off our streets and out of our community as long as possible which should also send a signal to other local drug dealers like those who've apparently recently taken over the brand new park on the 600 b/o N St NW.

        Background Washington Examiner article here:

        From AUSA:
        Espey Brown, Jr., who is set for sentencing on July 26, 2012, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 28 grams or More of Cocaine Base, also known as crack (Count One), in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B)(iii), and 846, and Using, Carrying, and Possessing a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Offense (Count Two), in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1). Pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(b)(1)(B), his drug offense (Count One) carries a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in custody, a fine not to exceed the greater of that authorized by Title 18 of the United States Code or $5,000,000, and a period of supervised release of at least four years. The firearms offense (Count Two) carries a minimum mandatory sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a maximum term of life in custody pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i), and that any sentence imposed for this offense must run consecutively to any other term of imprisonment imposed on your client. Mr. Brown primarily sold drugs within and around 1330 7th Street, N.W., and he is taking responsibility for possessing and distributing at least 1 kilogram but less than 2.8 kilograms of cocaine base, also known as crack, and we expect Judge Walton will sentence him within a range of 160 to 211 months’ custody. Mr. Brown’s term of incarceration... should help relieve the 7th and O Street area – or the Shaw community – from any potential drug trafficking activities from their network for some time to come."

        Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, who crafted the legislation, talks about the importance of community impact statements: