Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B has asked the D.C. Department of Human Services to provide adequate notice to the community before setting up a detoxification center at 1227 G St. SE. The ANC is concerned because the proposed center is adjacent to senior citizens' housing and because there are already five such centers within the ANC boundaries.
The ANC recently surveyed residents of an alley between 11th and 12th streets and D and E streets SE and found that the majority did not want the alley named Kateri Court. Pending City Council legislation proposes naming the alley after Kateri Tekakwitha, a 17th century American Indian Christian who may become the first Indian saint of the Roman Catholic Church. The American Indian Society of Washington, D.C., has suggested this name. The alley includes an art gallery that features American Indian art. Most of the residents who wanted the alley named favored naming it for the late Capitol Hill resident Van Dyke Walker.
The ANC voted to support mandatory car insurance for all drivers in the District of Columbia, but has told the City Council that the bill under consideration is not strong enough.
The ANC also has asked the D.C. Department of Transportation to reconsider its approval of a curb cut for the Supreme Court parking lot near the intersection of Third and A streets NE. Residents are concerned about the proposed entrance to the parking lot on Third Street because of a large number of accidents. The ANC has asked for a thorough traffic study and review.
The ANC will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ANC office, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.