UPPER CARDOZO-COLUMBIA HGTS.
At the June 9 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1A, City Councilman Frank Smith (D-Ward 1) gave an update on the former Tivoli Theater building at the corner of Monroe and 14th streets NW. Smith said the developer has proposed to demolish the building and build a grocery store there. The property is currently owned by the city's Redevelopment Land Agency (RLA), which designated the developer for the site.
The ANC plans to ask RLA officials if the building could be used as a community recreation facility until the RLA gives final approval on how it will be developed. Eric Graham, president of the citizens group Save the Tivoli, which wants the building restored and used as a theater, said that group supported the ANC's suggestion to use it as a temporary recreation facility. MOUNT PLEASANT
ANC 1E will meet at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Mount Pleasant Library, 16th and Lamont streets NW. DUPONT CIRCLE
ANC 2B will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Church, 1772 Church St. NW. The commission will meet only once a month for the remainder of the summer. Meetings are scheduled July 8 and Aug. 12 at St. Thomas Church.
At the June 10 meeting of ANC 2B, a presentation was given by Ron Linton of Georgetown and Foggy Bottom Trolley Inc., a nonprofit organization that advocates establishing a trolley railroad system to link the Metro subway system with the Georgetown and Foggy Bottom neighborhoods. Linton said the group is planning to conduct a ridership survey in those areas to determine the need for a trolley system.
The commissioners voted to ask Georgetown and Foggy Bottom Trolley Inc. to have a representative from each affected ANC that a trolley would travel through to be on an advisory committee to the organization.
The commissioners unanimously voted to support specific measures to toughen the penalties against convicted drunk drivers outlined in two bills being considered by the D.C. City Council. The commissioners said they support the toughest actions against drunk driving proposed in each bill, including suspending the driver's license of anyone convicted of drunk driving.
The commissioners voted not to support an application to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board to combine the buildings at 1908 and 1910 Sunderland Place NW. The commissioners were opposed to the combined buildings only having one entrance door as proposed. The commissioners said the buildings should remain as they are.
The D.C. Zoning Commission recently voted not to allow commercial development at the site of Four Ways Washington Restaurant, 1701 19th St. NW, in order to build an additional commercial establishment there. ANC 2B had voted earlier this year to oppose any commercial development at that site. The current restaurant, in an area zoned for residential use, has received permission to operate there through a combination of Board of Zoning Adjustment approvals and pre-existing zoning regulations.
The commissioners voted to commend the Dupont Circle Coalition Against Commercial Encroachment, a citizens' advocacy group, for its vigorous opposition to the proposed zoning change at the Four Ways site.
The commissioners also voted unanimously to support a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives proposing to grant statehood to the District.
The commissioners also voted unanimously to support Gay Pride Day, held last Sunday in the District.
Commissioner Marilyn Welles, who represents Single Member District6 of ANC 2B, resigned last week because she is moving from the Washington area. Anyone interested in representing that SMD, which is roughly bounded by Rock Creek Park, P Street, New Hampshire Avenue and N Street NW, should call the ANC office at 659-2275. NEAR NE-NEAR NW-SHAW
The ANC 2C Committee on Housing and Economic Development will meet Wednesday in the board room at the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, 1133 N. Capitol St. NE. Call the ANC office at 234-8400 for the meeting time.
Representatives of the owner of the building at 1129-1133 11th St. NW will discuss their application to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment requesting that retail uses be permitted in the building.
There will also be a discussion on a proposal by the Center for Public Administration and Local Government Inc. to purchase from the D.C. Redevelopment Land Agency the property located on North Capitol Street between G Place and H Street NE. That group proposes to construct a building to house the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and other agencies.
There will be a review of the architectural design of a planned retail and office development at Seventh Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Part of the site is located in the Downtown Historic District and the architectural plans will require the approval of the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board.
ANC 2C Commissioner William Hynum will sponsor a community concerns meeting for residents of ANC 2C Single Member Districts 14, 15 and 16 at 5:30 p.m. Monday at J.O. Wilson Elementary School, Sixth and K streets NE. NEAR SOUTHWEST-SOUTHEAST
At the May 4 meeting of ANC 2D, commissioners voted to support the AFL-CIO's plans to propose to the D.C. City Council changes in the city's worker compensation laws, including changes in benefit levels, conditions for which compensation can be received and increasing the length of time for resolving worker compensation claims.
The commissioners also voted to ask the D.C. Police Department not to cut back manpower on Operation Clean Sweep, a program designed to fight drug dealers and drug abuse.
At the June 1 meeting of ANC 2D, representatives of the Recreation Advisory Group, a newly formed neighborhood group, reported they have surveyed the public recreation facilities in Southwest. They presented the ANC with a list of problems with the playing fields and recreation center equipment. The ANC plans to ask representatives of the D.C. Department of Recreation to meet with the ANC and the Recreation Advisory Group to discuss the findings.
ANC 2D voted unanimously to participate in the Adopt a Member of Congress program to choose a member who is undecided on the proposed D.C. statehood bill. The ANC will lobby for that representative to support the bill.
The ANC also adopted the position that ANC commissioners should be paid, but that other issues in the city are more important and should be given budgetary priority,
ANC 2D voted to oppose the mayor's plan to keep windfall income taxes for the 1987-88 city budget. The ANC feels the windfall should go back to the taxpayers.
Mark Alexander was elected treasurer of ANC 2D. He replaces Rita Spivey, who resigned as commissioner due to increased job responsibilities. Anyone interested in running for Spivey's seat, which represents Single Member District 3 of ANC 2D, should call the ANC at 554-1795. That SMD is roughly bounded by Third, M, K and Fourth streets, and the Southwest Freeway SW. CLEVELAND PARK-WOODLEY PARK
ANC 3C will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Second District Police Headquarters, Idaho Avenue and Newark Street NW. A.U.-SPRING VALLEY-PALISADES
ANC 3D will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW. Winners of ANC grants to community organizations will be announced. A.U. PARK-FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS
At the June 11 meeting of ANC 3E, commissioners voted to oppose the D.C. Zoning Commission's proposed amendments to the city code governing home offices, including how many business deliveries can be made to a home each week and how many employes a home office may have.
The commissioners voted to support the D.C. Office of Rental Accommodations ruling not to allow a 20 percent rent increase at the Berkshire Apartments, 4201 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
The commissioners also agreed to send a letter to the D.C. Department of Public Works asking that signs indicating no parking, no trucks and the speed limit be installed on Van Ness Street between Nebraska and Wisconsin avenues NW.
ANC 3E will not meet in July or August. To contact the ANC, call the office at 244-0800. N. CLEVELAND PARK-FOREST HILLS
ANC 3F will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Capital Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3150 Chesapeake St. NW. CHEVY CHASE
ANC 3G will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. The commissioners would like residents' suggestions on how to solve the problem of speeding traffic on residential streets in the Chevy Chase area. A representative of the Police Department will speak at the meeting. BRIGHTWOOD-TAKOMA PARK
ANC 4B will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 25 at the Fourth District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW. BROOKLAND-WOODRIDGE-LAMOND
ANC 5A will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Lincoln Elementary School, Birney Avenue and Fort Lincoln Drive NE. There will be a discussion on senior citizen problems and programs, including nutrition programs, Social Security and Medicaid.
The senior citizen day care program offered at Providence Hospital also will be discussed. CAPITOL HILL-SOUTHEAST
ANC 6B will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ANC office, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
A community forum on housing the homeless will be held. There will be a discussion on City Councilman H.R. Crawford's (D-Ward 7) Family Emergency Shelter Services Reform Act, which limits the amount of time the District may provide shelter to homeless families to 180 days. The bill also would require families receiving such shelter to pay some portion of the cost if they receive public assistance and require families living in city-run homeless shelters to accept whatever housing is made available to them.
City Councilmember Betty Ann Kane (D-At Large), chairwoman of the council's committee on government operations, which oversees ANC matters, will discuss ANC responsibilities.
There will be reports by the ANC task forces on the D.C. prison and on Eastern Market redevelopment, and D.C. statehood.
At the June 9 meeting of ANC 6B, commissioners voted unanimously to support an application to the D.C. Department of Public Works' Public Space Committee by the U.S. Department of the Navy to locate a guard station and concrete vehicle barriers on a public sidewalk at an entrance to the U.S. Marine Barracks at Ninth and I streets SE.
The following commissioners were appointed to chair ANC 6B committees: Dion Johnson, consumer affairs and public utilities; Darlene McEwan and Flossie Lee, health and human services; Evelyn Washington and Jamie Platt, housing and economic development; Bill van den Toorn, transportation and environmental affairs; Allean Brown, Carolyn Bowling and Lynn Butler, parks, library, education, arts, recreation and youth affairs; Larry Penn, public safety; Marilyn McMillen, government operations and legislative issues; Karen Walker, publications; Alphonso Coles, planning and zoning; and Brown, McMillen, Washington and Penn, bylaws revision. FAR NORTHEAST
ANC 7A will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call the ANC office at 399-8051 for meeting location and agenda information. NAYLOR-DUPONT
The executive committee of ANC 7B will hold an open meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the ANC office in Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church, 3200 S St. SE.
The winners of the annual ANC 7B achievement awards, presented to students in elementary schools in the ANC area, are as follows: for academic excellence, Michelle Way, Anne Beers School; Romaine Alexander, Martha-Winston School; Lydia Taylor, Randle Highlands School; and Sharlene Miles, St. Francis Xavier School.
The following students received awards for most improved: Ursla Davis, Anne Beers; Sonia Bizzell, Martha-Winston; Lionel Smith, Randle Highlands; and Lynette Neal, St. Francis Xavier. CONGRESS HEIGHTS-ANACOSTIA
On June 8, ANC 8A presented the following students who attend schools in the ANC area with the ANC's first annual awards for academic achievement: Aja Gillis, Wilkinson Elementary School; Jerrold Mitchell, Douglas Junior High School; Rodney Vereen, Moten Middle School; Kevin Wright, Nichols Avenue Follow Through Program; Maurice Tucker, Savoy Elementary School; and Eugene Dunmore, Birney Elementary School.
The awards ceremony was held at Macedonia Baptist Church. The guest speaker was Thomas Harper, assistant superintendent for Region A of the D.C. Public Schools. GARFIELD-DOUGLASS HEIGHTS
ANC 8B will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 24. Call the ANC office at 889-9745 for meeting location and agenda information.
Applications are available for the free ANC 8B summer day camp program open to youths ages 5 to 14. The camp is offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays from July 6 to Aug. 7 at the ANC office, 2629 Jasper St. SE. The program includes storytelling, swimming, picnics, arts and crafts, and field trips.
The program is open to 50 children. Registration forms can be picked up at the ANC 8B office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The completed parental consent forms should be returned to the office or deposited in the office door slot after hours. For more information, call the ANC office at 889-9745. -- Virginia Mansfield