Can you believe it’s already November? Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Team Mendo hopes you all had a festive, enjoyable, and safe Halloween. Now that the sugar rush is over, we can get back to busines and talk about another seasonal tradition in the District: Phil’s Quarterly ANC Meeting!
Phil taking questions from an ANC commissioner. This was only half of the room, we swear!
Held every three to four months, these meetings are an opportunity for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners to meet with their colleagues and District government agencies. At this meeting, we were fortunate to be joined by representatives of MPD, the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, and the DC Office of Zoning.
Assistant Chief of Police Diane Groomes answers commissioners’ questions.
Assistant Chief of Police Diane Groomes was on hand to answer several questions from commissioners regarding public and school safety and reminded commissioners to be vigalent during the upcoming holiday season as there is often an increase in crime.
Nick Majett, Director of DCRA, was also on hand and spoke about creating a multi-agency portal to streamline the often confusing permit process. Kudos to Director Majett and his team for working on an online application to put all the permitting information in one place, saving District residents and business owners precious time and sanity!
Director Sara Bardin and members of OZ helped answer questions about the hot topic of the evening, the Zoning Regulations Review (ZRR).
Last, but certainly not least, Director Bardin from the DC Office of Zoning spoke to the audience on one of the top issues regarding District land use policy: the Zoning Regulations Review, the first comprehensive revision of current DC Zoning Regulations since 1958.
Bardin and her staff answered several questions about the review process, upcoming hearings, and what exactly the changes mean to this great city we love and enjoy. For those who want to testify on the ZRR, or who are just interested in learing more, hearings begin next Monday, November 4 at 6:00 PM at 441 4th Street, NW. More information regarding the ZRR including hearing dates can be found at http://dcoz.dc.gov/zrr/zrr.shtm.
As another Quarterly ANC Meeting comes to a close, we look forward to the next meeting to gather at the Wilson Building over cookies and juice in January. Maybe Phil will bring some left-overholiday cheer!