Advisory Neighborhood Commission 7D 4/12/2016 Meeting


  1. Meeting called to order at 6:39 pm by Chairperson Muhammad.


  1. Moment of Silence (In memory of John Rufus Evans and Seresa Coleman)


  1. Commissioners Roll Call/ Establishment of a Quorum:

Commissioner Justin Lini, SMD 7D07, Treasurer

Commissioner Sherice A. Muhammad, SMD 7D06, Chairperson

Commissioner Claude B. McKay, SMD 7D04, Secretary

Commissioner Siraaj Hasan, SMD 7D02, Vice Chairperson

Commissioner Bob Coomber, SMD 7D01

Quorum Present.



    1. Motion to Adopt Agenda moved by Commissioner McKay, carried unanimously.



    1. Victoria Wells, Community Coordinator, Ward 7 Safe and Drug-Free Communities Coalition:

      1. The vision of Ward 7 Safe and Drug-Free Communities Coalition (W7SDCC) is to achieve a healthy, drug-free Ward 7 through community engagement.

      2. Results of the PRIDE survey shared for 4 the 4 DC Public schools that participated.

      3. Information was provided on ways to be involved in W7SDCC. Request was made for community participation in one or more of the 12 defined sector groups.

      4. Upcoming W7SDCC events announced:

        1. The Blount Truth, April 25, 2016 at 6pm at DOES Community Room

        2. Evening with Congress Woman Norton, May 19, 2016 in Mayfair Community Recreation Center

        3. Juvenile justice event featuring Marilyn Mosby, August 18, 2016 in Mayfair


    1. Recap of ANC7D Accomplishments: Commissioners McKay, Lini, Muhammad, Hasan, and Coomber presented some successes from the current commission.


*Commissioner Dorothy Douglas, SMD 7D03, Sergeant at Arms arrived at 7:30pm*


    1. Update on Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA), Councilmember Elissa Silverman:

      1. Commended ANC 7D on work as a commission.

      2. UPLA would provide up to 16 weeks for employees in critical positions in their lives.

      3. Where we are: Chairman Mendelson’s discussion draft reduced the number of weeks fro 16 to 12, although some are still fighting for 12; 100% wage replacement was reduced to 90% for those who make $52K or less; The definition of Family was changed from “close family members” to “legal relationships”.

      4. “If you support the bill, express your support to Chairman Mendelson.”

      5. Contact info provided:, (202) 724-7772



    1. Treasurer’s Report (Commissioner Lini):

      1. $84,497.11 currently in ANC 7D account.

      2. Xerox has retroactively adjusted our bills. We have paid an overage of $1,045.65 over the years. We will request that it is applied to future bills.

      3. Office Manager position proposal discussed:

        1. Staff function #5 struck from the proposal.

      4. Motion to Adopt Office Manager Position Description as Amended moved by Commissioner Lini, carried unanimously.

      5. Response to request for grant from Nakia White: Commission 7D is not in position to distribute grants because the Grants committee has not been established.


    1. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Report (Keith Benjamin)

      1. The Transportation Committee recommends that the barrier around the bike line at 3400-3500 Hayes Street be removed in favor of a painted lane.

      2. A primary staffer from Vision Zero will come to present at ANC 7D May meeting.

      3. Motion to Adopt Report of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and to Add Anders Pederson to the Committee moved by Commissioner Lini, carried unanimously.


    1. Motion to Move Community Concerns Ahead of Updates in the Agenda moved Commissioner Lini, carried unanimously.



    1. Mike Giulioni, Neighborhood Development Company: Update on project at 3400 Eads Street NE. NDC will be working with the community over the next 3 months.

    2. Joseph Lee spoke regarding turning a currently empty lot into parking spaces for a church.

    3. Leona Brown, East River Family Strengthening Collaborative (ERFSC): Promoted services of ERFSC.

    4. Maya Jefferson, AmeriCorp: AmeriCorp Spring block party is scheduled for April 29, 2016 from 3-5pm.

    5. Business Technology Career Center will host the “Sweet Gourmet” event on May 6 from 5-9pm at Marshall Heights Community Development Organization.



    1. Wendell Felder, Ward 7 MOCR: Updates provided on Short Term Emergency housing plan; Emancipation Day Parade taking place Friday April 15, 2016;


  1. Motion to adjourn at 8:55 PM moved by Chairperson Muhammad, carried unanimously.