The semiannual Advisory Neighborhood Commission Mayoral Conference, open to all ANC commissioners, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the council chambers of the District Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
The conference will include an open forum with Mayor Marion Barry Jr. and a progress report on a series of recommendations concerning ANCs made by the mayor at the June 27th city-wide ANC conference.
One of the recommendations was for one person from each city agency to serve as liaisons to the ANCs. Those selected will be introduced at the conference. For more information, call John Presley, the city's ANC services advisor, at 939-8750.
UPPER CARDOZO-COLUMBIA HGTS.
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1A will meet at 7 p.m. today. Call the ANC office at 232-0175 for meeting location and agenda information.
At the Oct. 7 meeting of ANC 2C, the following grants to nonprofit community organizations were approved:
$450 to Luther Place Shelter Ministries, Shelters and Services to purchase trash containers for homeless shelters in the 1300 block of N Street NW;
$500 to the Salvation Army soup kitchen, 1318 Ninth St. NW for kitchen equipment;
$1,000 to Garrison Elementary School, 1200 S St. NW for student incentive programs;
$879 to Terrell Junior High School, First and Pierce streets NW, to purchase books and supplies for the Reading Is Fundamental program;
$1,000 to Health Promotions Inc. for a health and wellness education program for school children;
$150 to Boy Scout Troop No. 338 to sponsor recruitment activities and to buy equipment;
$150 to Wilson Elementary School, Sixth and K streets NE, to purchase supplies for a cultural and language program with Ethiopian students;
$150 to the Judiciary House Senior Citizens Apartment Tenants Association to purchase art supplies for art classes and $300 to Judiciary House's Golden Card Club for conference registration fees;
$150 to the Riggs Garrison Neighborhood Association to fund a neighborhood festival.
CLEVELAND PARK-WOODLEY PARK
ANC 3C recently issued a press release commending the D.C. Zoning Commission's unanimous vote Oct. 1 to begin holding public hearings in January when it considers establishing new zoning categories to protect the low-scale character of commercial areas in Cleveland Park and Woodley Park.
In another matter, the commissioners, prompted by community concern over the planned closing of a neighborhood grocery store, also voted unanimously Sept. 28 to support the Supermarket Tax Incentive Act of 1987, introduced to the City Council by councilmember John Ray (D-At Large). The bill proposes to offer tax incentives to grocery stores with a low profit margin to help them remain in the city's high-priced commercial real estate market.
Opponents of the planned Nov. 28 closing of the Safeway grocery store at 3427 Connecticut Ave. NW collected the signatures of more than 6,000 citizens on a petition calling for the store's owners, city officials and community leaders to take whatever steps are necessary to keep a grocery open at that location.
Also at the Sept. 28 meeting, ANC 3C commissioners passed a resolution asking City Council Chairman David Clarke to hold public hearings on the D.C. Anticorruption and Fraud Act of 1987, a bill recently introduced by council member Carol Schwartz (R-At Large) that is designed to prevent possible corruption by city officials. Schwartz described the program to commissioners at the meeting.
The commissioners also voted to draft a letter to the Swedish ambassador expressing the ANC's concerns over the Swedish government's plans to demolish the Macomb Mansion at 3415 Massachusetts Ave. NW to build a larger chancellery for about 65 embassy employes there. The mansion now houses the Embassy of Cape Verde. The ANC objects to the proposed demolition of the historic mansion and is concerned that a larger office building in the neighborhood would lead to increased traffic and parking problems.
A.U.-SPRING VALLEY-WESLEY HTS.
ANC 3D will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Hand Chapel at Mount Vernon College, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW., to discuss administrative matters. Commissioners also will hear presentations from representatives supporting and opposing an initiative on the November ballot requiring a 5-cent deposit on soda and beer bottles and cans sold in the District.
A.U. PARK-FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS
ANC 3E will meet at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at St. Mary's Armenian Church, 42nd and Fessenden streets NW. Scheduled are discussions on:
parking problems on Massachusetts Avenue between McComb Street and Nebraska Avenue NW related to construction at the Berkshire Apartments at 4201 Massachusetts Ave. NW; a citizens' proposal to install a traffic light at the intersection of River Road, Fessenden and 45th streets NW;
an initiative on the November ballot requiring a 5-cent deposit on soda and beer bottles and cans sold in the District.
On Sept. 29, the ANC 3G commissioners sent a letter to George Schoene, chief district traffic engineer in the D.C. Department of Public Works, asking that traffic lights on Connecticut Avenue at Livingston, McKinley and Oliver streets NW, which are currently timed to turn red or green at the same time during nonrush hours, be synchronized during the morning and evening rush hours as well to allow pedestrians to cross Connecticut Avenue safely.
BRIGHTWD.-MAN. PK.-RIGGS PK.
ANC 4B will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Fourth District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW.
ANC 4D will sponsor a free community fall festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Grant Circle Park, Grant Circle and Varnum street NW. The festival will feature food, music, children's rides and gospel singing.
ANC 5B will sponsor a forum for the at-large and Ward 5 D.C. School Board candidates Tuesday in the auditorium of Ruth K. Webb Elementary School, 1375 Mount Olivet Rd. NE.
ANC 6B will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ANC office, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
The October edition of the ANC 6C newsletter, "The Advisor," is available at the ANC office, Room 300 of the Professional Building, 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, or by calling 889-6600.
ANC 6C reminds residents who vote in precinct 132 at Kimball Elementary School that the location has been changed to the Therapeutic Recreation Center, 3030 G St. SE.
ANC 7B will sponsor a forum for the at-large and Ward 7 D.C. School Board candidates at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church, 3200 S St. SE.
At the Oct. 8 meeting of ANC 7B, the commissioners voted to support the Glover-Archibold Parkway Transfer Act of 1987, which proposes to transfer city-owned property just north of Glover-Archibold Park between Upton and Van Ness streets NW to the National Park Service to be used as an entrance to the park. Residents of ANC 3C, where the property is located, have been battling the planned opening of two roads on the property included in the act.
The commissioners also voted to support the transfer of a linear accelerator, which provides radiation treatment to cancer patients, from Howard University Hospital to Greater Southeast Community Hospital. The staff of Greater Southest Community Hospital has applied for a certificate of need with the D.C. State Health, Planning and Development Agency to have the equipment transferred.
FORT CHAPLIN-BENNING HEIGHTS
ANC 7F will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center, East Capitol Street and Stoddert Place SE.