Petitions for the Nov. 3 Advisory Neighborhood Commission elections are now available from the Board of Elections and Ethics in the District Building. Prospective candidates must have the petition signed by 25 registered voters of the ANC district in which the candidate is seeking election. They must return the petitions to the Board of Election and Ethics by Sept. 4. Candidates must be registered D.C. voters and must have lived in the district they seek to represent for at least 60 days prior to filing petitions. Persons holding other elective offices are not eligible. For further information call the Board of Elections and Ethics at 347-9725. Cardozo
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the ANC office, 3502 14th St. NW. Foggy Bottom-West End
A D.C. Department of Transportation study that may lead to replacing the elevated Whitehurst Freeway with a street-level K-Street freeway will be discussed by Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A at its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Red Cross Building, 2025 E St. NW. DOT Director Thomas Downs has informed the ANC that since the Whitehurst Freeway needs extensive repairs, the department is studying alternatives to the present freeway. The study, expected to be completed in the spring of l982, will include suggestions from communities near the freeway, such as Georgetown and Foggy Bottom. According to Downs, a decision on the fate of the freeway must be made within the next two years.
The ANC is also expected to take a position on proposed City Council legislation that will allow D.C. government bonds to be used to finance building projects by George Washington University.
Developers of Barclay House, a new building at 2501 K St. NW, will present to the ANC their plans to sell time-share units in the building with "hotel-like amenities." Downtown-Shaw
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C is working through the 3rd District Police Advisory Council to provide community representatives to speak at the sentencing of repeat offenders in drug, prostitution and street crime cases. According to Commissioner Elmer J.Brooks, citizens describe to the judge the effect such crime has on the neighborhood and try to persuade the judge to impose the maximum penalties.
Commissioner Charles Richardson has formed a committee to monitor compliance with minority hiring requirements by developers of D.C. projects built with federal or District funds. Near Southwest-Southeast
The Southwest Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), a group that Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2D helped create, has signed agreements with two of several development teams competing for urban renewal parcels 47 and 49, between 12th and 14th streets and Maine Avenue and D Street SW. The agreements guarantee that the development teams, one headed by Winn Development Corporation and one headed by Western Development Corporation, will involve the community in all phases of the project, including planning and jobs.
The ANC will participate in an anti-crime rally tonight in the court area of the Capitol Park town house community at 727 3rd St. SW. A resident of the town house condominiums was abducted last week with her seven-year-old daughter and raped, and residents have some complaints about police handling of the case. Georgetown
Transportation issues of concern to Georgetown residents will be the subject of a town meeting sponsored by Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3A at St. John's Church Parish House, 3240 O St. NW on September 2 at 8 p.m. Transportation officials and community leaders will discuss a proposal for minibus service to connect Georgetown with the Foggy Bottom metro station and the traffic impact of Georgetown Park, an office-housing-shopping complex located between M Street and the waterfront which is scheduled to open this fall.
The ANC will also discuss the redistricting mandated by the 1980 census and the possibility that Georgetown may be moved out of Ward 3. receptacles on Wisconsin Avenue. Garfield-Douglass Heights
Representatives of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8B protested the city's draft plan for the Knox Hill Village housing complex on Alabama Avenue SE at a meeting at Garfield Elementary School this week. The ANC opposes the Department of Housing and Community Development's plan to include a convenience store and a fast food franchise in the complex. The ANC also protested the lack of community involvement in the planning process and the lack of any study on what impact the addition of 235 two- and four-bedroom town houses would have on community services. The ANC has no objection to including a public housing apartment building for senior citizens in the complex and relocating the 7th District Police Headquarters to Knox Hill Village.
The ANC recently met with the development team that plans to rehabilitate the boarded-up Garfield Hill apartment complex. According to ANC Chairman Mary Ross, the meeting helped allay community fears that the rehabilitated complex would be an ill-maintained public housing project. The developers told the ANC that they would seek community advice on the type of tenants for the complex, which will be financed by the D.C. Housing Finance Agency with a commitment for Section 8 funding, under which the government subdizes rent for low- and moderate-income tenants.
In conjunction with the Girl Scouts, the ANC sponsored a four-week summer day camp for ll0 neighborhood children. The program included arts and crafts, drama, dance, sports and field trips.
The ANC recently won a fight to deny a zoning variance to a pest control business operating in a residential zone on Alabama Avenue SE. According to Ross, however, the business is now operating illegally and the ANC is trying to have the decision of the Board of Zoning Adjustment enforced.
The ANC is currently fighting to deny a license for a sixth group home in the area to Hope Village. The home would house alcoholics and mentally ill patients. According to Ross, the community welcomed the first Hope Village home but feels that the group's expansion to six apartment buildings and its inclusion of alcoholics has had an adverse impact on the neighborhood.