I take this request very seriously and so do my colleagues on the Dupont Commission as well as those on neighboring ANCs. The four affected ANCs (1B, 2B, 2F and 6E) plan on working together over the next month or two to gather public input in a coordinated way and perhaps draft similar resolutions if we come to similar conclusions.
This will likely be in the form of a joint listening session in March for the whole affected community, an opportunity for folks from three different wards to voice their opinions together. Our ANC (2B) will also be holding meetings on the issue and I hope to chat with and meet with as many of you in 2B09 as I can. I'm always willing to find time to meet with you in person on this or any other issue.
The most important thing you can do right now is to get educated and read the petition. Find out exactly what is proposed, in which neighborhoods, and why and then form your own opinion. The petition and four attachments, including a map, are available for download below.
- Whether you think the neighborhood is ‘on the right path’ regarding development and nightlife;
- What you think the impact of the moratorium as proposed would be on the neighborhood if approved;
- What lessons can be learned from the experiences of similar moratoria in Dupont Circle; and
- If you support the petition in part, in total, or not at all.
Of course I’m happy to chat with anyone about the petition and I would love to hear from as many residents of 2B09 as possible.
Please comment, email or call anytime to voice your opinion and check back here for announcements of future meetings and listening sessions that the ANC is planning.