Sunday, January 30, 2011

ANC2f meeting this Wednesday--Ghana Cafe protest continues

This month's ANC2f meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 2 at 7 PM at the Luther Place Memorial Church (NOT the usual ANC2f meeting location). The full agenda can be found below.

It's a rather quiet meeting agenda (pending any last-minute agenda items), but one thing worth mentioning is the unresolved protest against 14th Street restaurant Ghana Cafe and their plans for an outdoor summer garden. By some accounts, negotiations with owner Tony Opare have not gone particularly smoothly. Wednesday night's meeting promises an update on the status of the summer garden protest.

Also on the agenda is an update from the Arts Overlay Committee (to discuss the new banners that have recently been hung throughout the neighborhood) as well as a scintillating discussion about trash pickup in the alleyway between CVS, Logan Hardware and the Whole Foods.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 7:00 PM

The Church is directly across the street from Washington Plaza Hotel,
and may be entered on the Vermont Avenue side.



Call to Order – 7:00
Commissioner Announcements – 7:00
Report from Executive Office of the Mayor – 7:00
Report from Office of Jack Evans, City Council Member, Ward 2-0 – 7:00
PSA 307 Report – Metropolitan Police Department, 3D – 7:10
DDOT Report – Ward 2 Transportation Planner – 7:25
Community Announcements – 7:30
- 10 Minute Recess -

Business Meeting

Approval of Agenda – 7:40
Approval of Minutes of Meeting of January 5, 2010 – 7:40
DCHSEMA/Street Closures – 7:50
Bike DC

ABRA – 8:00

Ghana Café status of protest against summer garden

Education Committee – 8:10

DDOT – 8:20

Crime and Public Safety Committee – 8:25

Community Development Committee (Mike Benardo, Chair) – 8:30

1513-1521 14th Street, NW Application for Variance
1432 Q Street, NW – Application for Variance
1211 10th Street, NW – Application for Variances

Arts Overlay Committee – 8:40

New Business – 8:45

P Street Greenway Project
Amendment of Bylaws and appointment of CDC member
Trash pick-up alley way between CVS, ACE Hardware, and Whole Foods

Treasurer’s Report (Matt Raymond, Treasurer) – 8:55

Approval of Expenditures
Approval of 1st Quarter 2011 Report

Adjournment - 9:00


convexhull said...

I found the condescending tone of this post inappropriate for a blog of this stature. I'm sure those residents who lives are disrupted every morning by the trucks emptying the stores dumpsters will find the conversation more than "scintillating."

Also, what's the deal with Ghana Cafe's patio request? I don't think I've seen anything about it on this and was unaware of any move on their part. Please enlighten.

I do like the blog. It provides useful 411.

Anonymous said...

Living with dumpsters and disruptive noises is part of the benefit of living so close to these kind of ammenities. We can't just want to live in a rural park and bitch about not having any retail

Anonymous said...

anon, that's really a ridiculous comment. If you woke up at 5am every day to dumpsters out your window I am sure you wouldn't have such a laissez faire attitude. You can leave near a cvs and still have them get their garbage dumped at a more reasonable hour.

Dymphna said...

Waking up at 4 in the morning to the sound of dump trucks, cursing drivers, fights and observing the massive amounts of trash and rats in the alley isn't fun. A boy you just haven't lived until you've lain on the floor because two drunks are outside waving guns around. Whoopee. I've never been to the Ghana Cafe but I have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and I really can do without a retail establishment that is not a good neighbor.

Mary said...

Is there an email that I can reach the creator of this blog at?

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Anonymous said...

The owner of Ghana cafe is SUCH an asshole. He deserves to be thwarted at every turn.