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February 16th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

This is a reminder that ANC 2B will be holding the February Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting this evening, Thursday, February 16th, at 7:30 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • 14th Street Express Bus Service Campaign  – Residents and business leaders from across the city are engaged in a campaign to establish a limited stop bus line to shorten commutes, better connect communities to jobs, and stimulate revenue and taxes in the area. ANC 2B will discuss adding our support tonight.
  • Continuation of the Establishment of Goals and Objectives for ANC 2B – The second half of the TPI Committee meeting will be focused on developing specific goals and objectives that the committee would like to work on over the term.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chairs Randy Downs and Scott Davies.

February 1st ZPD Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold our monthly Zoning, Preservation, and Development (ZPD) Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW – The Dupont Circle Hotel (HPRB #TBD) (2B03)
  • 1514 T Street NW – Concept / third floor addition and rear roof deck (HPRB #17-172) (2B09)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to the single member district commissioner associated with the project and ZPD Chair Daniel Warwick.

January 17th TPI Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold our monthly Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • Establishment of Goals and Objectives for ANC 2B – This first meeting of 2017 of the TPI Committee will be focused on developing the specific goals and objectives that the committee would like to work on over the term.

The Transportation and Public Infrastructure (TPI) Committee meeting will be preceded by a meeting on the renovation of the resource center on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to your single member district commissioner and TPI Committee Co-Chairs Randy Downs and Scott Davies.

Board of Elections Announces Process for Filling the ANC’s Vacancy for District 2B04

Following the retirement of former Commissioner Michael Upright, last Friday the DC Board of Elections published the process for filling the vacancy for district 2B04 in the DC Register. Any resident of district 2B04, a map of which can be found here, who has an interest in running for the vacant seat can visit the Board of Elections at 441 4th Street NW, Suite 250 North to pick up petitions to run for the seat. Residents must collect the signatures of at least 25 voters registered in district 2B04 in order to run for the seat. The beginning of the petition pick-up period was on Monday, January 9th, and the completed petitions are due back to the Board of Elections by Monday, January 30th.

Following the submission period for the petitions, there will be a challenge period from Thursday, February 2nd to Wednesday, February 8th where residents will have the ability to challenge individual signatures on a candidate’s petitions. If only one candidate completes the challenge period, that candidate will become the new commissioner for district 2B04. If more than one candidate completes the challenge period, a special election will be held at an upcoming ANC meeting to elect the new commissioner.

A copy of the vacancy notice that was published in the DC Register can be found here. For more information about this election process, please call the Board of Elections at (202) 727-2525.

Meet ANC 2B’s New Commissioners

ANC 2B would like to welcome two new commissioners for the commission’s 2017-2018 term. On November 8th Randy Downs was elected as the Commissioner for district 2B05, succeeding former Commissioner Abigail Nichols, and Scott Davies was elected as the Commissioner for district 2B09, succeeding former Commissioner Noah Smith.

randy-photoRandy Downs, a native of rural Missouri, started advocating for social and environmental causes at a young age. Through his early work as a community organizer, Randy successfully elected progressive candidates across the state and advanced initiatives to strengthen labor standards and campaign finance rules, improve safety and healthcare, and lift up young and working families.

In 2011, Randy moved to Washington, DC to join the Sierra Club as Campaign Representative. In his role, Randy has trained thousands of community organizers across the country, fundraised hundreds of thousands of dollars, and successfully fought to build grassroots support for policies to combat climate change and protect the health of our communities. And when he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, Randy fought his way to remission using the same motivation and focus that he’s used in his advocacy.

Randy has lived in Dupont Circle for five years with his longtime partner Dylan and volunteers at many nearby organizations like Whitman-Walker Health, the Smith Cancer Center for Healing and the Arts, and the DC Center for the LGBT Community.

scott-proScott Davies, a native of Melbourne, Florida, has been a resident of the District for over 14 years. In his professional life, he is the Director of the Office of Marine Highways and Passenger Services at the Maritime Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation, responsible for port infrastructure development and financing as well as commercial freight and passenger development on the marine highway system throughout the United States.

On the weekends, Scott dedicates his time to his Navy Reserve career, where he is a Commander, and to City Dogs Rescue, where he’s been able to apply his skills as a licensed private pilot to fly dogs from high-kill shelters to their forever homes in the DC metropolitan area. You can also find him out on the slopes skiing in the winter and out on the water and bike trails in the summer.

Scott is a graduate of the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation. He is also a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer with an unlimited tonnage Third Mate’s license, a licensed private pilot, and is a Commander in the U.S. Navy. He lives on Swann Street with his husband.

Randy and Scott were sworn-in with their fellow commissioners on January 2nd, and are looking forward to advocating on behalf of their constituents and the entire Dupont Circle community.

January 4th ZPD Committee Meeting Agenda

ANC 2B will hold our monthly Zoning, Preservation, and Development (ZPD) Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle NW. The meeting will be held in the order of the agenda below:

  • 1610 Riggs Place – Addition of a painted metal egress stair on the rear, alteration of two window openings to doors, and the addition of one twin window on the alley at the cellar level (HPRB #17-127) (2B04)
  • 1532 U Street NW – Concept / rear addition and front basement entrance (HPRB #16-700) (2B09)
  • Discussion of DC Comprehensive Plan Priorities

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above agenda items, please reach out to the single member district commissioner associated with the project and ZPD Chair Daniel Warwick.