The Mayor has announced his annual “State of the District” address for February 5, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Historic 6th & I (“Eye”) Street Synagogue. Seating will be first-come, first-served. The public invitation is below:
On Monday, October 22 at 7:00pm, the Community Involvement Committee of ANC2B will host a candidate forum for all ANC candidates standing on the ballot for election on November 6. The forum will be held at the Chastleton Ballroom located at 1701 16th St NW – within the boundaries of ANC 2B04, where three candidates are competing for the seat that will be vacated by outgoing Commissioner Jack Jacobson.
The Forum will be moderated by resident activists Iris Molotsky and Michael Beidler and will begin at 7:00pm. All candidates will have the opportunity to give 2 minute opening statements to the public. Candidates in the two competitive seats (2B03 and 2B04) will then be asked several questions by the moderators. Following these questions, members of the public will be able to ask questions to candidates in competitive or non-competitive seats. The moderators may choose to alter this format as they see fit.
Write-in candidates or candidates for other offices are welcome to attend the event and distribute literature, but will not be provided time for statements or receiving questions.
The event will end no later than 8:30pm, so that attendees can make it home in time for the final Presidential debate.
The following balloted ANC candidates have been invited to participate:
Mike Feldstein, 2B01 – Incumbent
Kevin O’Connor, 2B02 – Incumbent
Bevan Mace, 2B03
Stephanie Maltz, 2B03
Martin Espinoza, 2B04
Stephanie Sheridan, 2B04
Kishan Putta, 2B04
Victor Wexler, 2B05 – Incumbent
Mike Silverstein, 2B06 – Incumbent
Leo Dwyer, 2B07
Will Stephens, 2B08 – Incumbent
Noah Smith, 2B09
On Wednedsay, October 3rd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, the Friends of Stead Park (FOSP) will be hosting a meeting at the Jewish Community Center to present initial proposed plans for improvements of Stead Park, especially the playing field area. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
Day/Time: September 27 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: The Chastleton Ballroom, 1701 16th St., NW (corner of 16th & R)
The Dupont Circle and Logan Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) jointly announce a public meeting for residents, business owners and organizations to discuss bicycle safety issues in the community. With biking for transit expanding rapidly in our community, many issues, concerns, and questions have arisen. Some topics for discussion are:
- The District’s plans to make DC more bike/pedestrian-friendly; any plans or ideas for the Dupont-Logan area and its residents.
- The laws/rules about street/sidewalk biking; consequences for those who break them. Whether any of these laws/rules should be revised or updated by the City Council.
- New bike lanes: Where/when are they coming and where else are they needed. Tips for dealing with the new 2-way bike lanes for bikers, drivers, and pedestrians. Also, bike parking.
After hearing strong concerns about road safety at a public listening session on in June, the Dupont and Logan Circle communities are working together to discuss these and any other issues that residents wish to bring up. At this meeting, District transportation and police officials will be in attendance, in addition to community leaders and bicycling experts. The Dupont Circle Citizens Association, the Logan Circle Citizens Association, and the Urban Neighborhood Alliance are partnering with the ANC’s on this important community listening and education session.
This is an opportunity to have your voices heard on bicycle safety concerns whether you’re a daily or occasional biker, a pedestrian, or a driver. The meeting will be a guided discussion to help inform and guide the city’s public safety agenda so that your bicycle safety concerns can be addressed productively and collaboratively — if not at the meeting, at least in the near future.
We hope to see you and hear from you and your neighbors at the meeting.
Kishan Putta (Dupont)
Noah Smith (Dupont)
Chris Linn (Logan)
Public Safety Liaisons
Please note that there will NOT be a Zoning, Preservation & Development (ZPD) committee meeting tonight, due to the holiday weekend.
Our default meeting time, day, and location for the ZPD Committee is First Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Dupont Circle Resource Center (9 Dupont Circle NW).