Got Community Concerns? Bring Them To The Special Open Forum At The Next ANC 5B Meeting

An Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 5B  Community Meeting has been called for Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is interesting, since the ANC 5B normally does not normally hold meetings in July or August.

The only agenda item listed for this meeting is an “Open Forum – An Evening Of Community Discussion”. The flyer for this meeting is below. The meeting will take place at the ANC  5B Office, located at the Bethune Day Academy Trailer, 1322 Irving St. NE. This is an opportunity that I am sure many constituents have been hoping and waiting for, and that will offer forum to express ideas and concerns.

ANC 5B July 2013 meeting flyer

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  1. Greetings,

    And so, we (hopefully) will come the end of this long and winding road. Jose “Joe” Barrios wrote on Jon Hurwitz’s “DC ABRA: Approve Brookland’s Finest liquor license application (ABRA-092010) page:

    The mediation session between Brookland’s Finest and the protesters including Commissioner Steptoe did not go well this week. I was not present, but word was that our commissioner was in her usual form, yelling her way through the meeting and making absurd claims–including that an agreement painstakingly negotiated and then signed by 149 Brookland residents should be dismissed as nothing but a “template.”

    Brookland’s residents can beat the nonsense with facts and overwhelming community support. That’s why I’m asking every possible resident to show up at the ABRA hearing next week.
    So far I’ve heard from some of you that you will be attending, but not enough. We need more people to fill up every seat.
    PLEASE WEAR RED TO THE HEARING! We are asking all Brookland’s Finest supporters to wear something red–a shirt, a cap, whatever–so that ABRA knows at a glance who’s there supporting the restaurant.

    DATE: Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
    TIME: 4 PM ET
    ARRIVAL: Arrive early if you want seating! You must also pass through security.
    LOCATION: Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA)
    2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400 South
    Washington, D.C. 20009
    LENGTH: The hearing can last up to 4 hours, please plan accordingly.
    GETTING THERE: The location is at 14th and U St NW. Parking is a challenge. The closest metro stop, a block away, is the U Street stop on the Green/Yellow line.

    RSVP: Please email me if you plan to attend so that I can get a rough head count.
    I look forward to seeing you next week!
    Jose “Joe” Barrios”

    I plan to be there early to make sure I get a seat. I cannot agree with Joe more when he says to show up strong. The only way for ABRA to not be swayed by an elected official is to see the official does not represent the needs of the majority of her constituents. If you have not emailed Joe already, please do so. Hopefully, I will see you ALL of you on the 14th rocking the red!

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