At its May 23 meeting, Area Neighborhood Commission 1A decided to participate in a citywide beautification campaign sponsored by Afro-American Newspapers. The program will be launched June 16 at Hechinger Mall. The company will supply residents with grass seed, plants, paint, paint brushes, shovels and lumber. Residents interested in being block captains for the project should call ANC 1A at 232-0175.

Commissioners also advise residents to call the ANC with requests to hear political candidates speak at several upcoming (but still unscheduled) ANC meetings.1E MOUNT PLEASANT

ANC 1E will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Mount Pleasant Library, 16th and Lamont streets NW, to discuss education and recreation in the neighborhood.

Invited speakers include the Ward 1 representative to the school board, Wilma Harvey; Jim Lingerfelt, president of Community Helping All Mount Pleasant Students, an education advocacy group; and Mary Keith of the city's recreation department. 2B DUPONT CIRCLE

ANC 2B will hold a town hall meeting on the increasing problem of panhandling in the neighborhood at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Parish Church, 1772 Church St. NW.


ANC 2E will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Church, 3240 O St. NW, to do the following:

Review a proposal by District Cablevision to wire the neighborhood for cable television.

Hear a final draft report on the Georgetown University campus plan through the year 2000. The ANC reviewed the initial plan at a town meeting May 15.

Review proposals by the ANC traffic and transportation committee to ease traffic congestion on 33rd Street between M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW. The ANC also will review a proposal by the D.C. Department of Public Works to install a traffic signal at 33rd Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW. 3E A.U. PARK-FRIENDSHIP HTS.

At its May 17 meeting, ANC 3E did the following:

Held a community forum, attended by a representative of the Department of Public Works, to discuss increasing city trash removal and cleaning of alleys in the ANC area.

Voted to support a liquor license request by Cheesecake Factory, a new restaurant in Chevy Chase Pavilion at Wisconsin and Western avenues NW.

Heard a presentation by officials of Iona House, a senior citizens center at 42nd and Butterworth Place NW, about plans to move the center to 42nd and Albemarle streets NW.

Heard a report on a recent zoning hearing on W.C. and A.N. Miller Development Co.'s request to build 114 houses and two commercial buildings on lots that only front on private roads -- so-called "theoretical" lots.

Deferred action on supporting a request by the D.C. Department of Public Works to install a traffic light at 50th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Announced that a planned presentation on a proposed new development at 5020 Wisconsin Ave. NW has been postponed indefinitely.

Announced that the State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA), an agency within the D.C. Department of Human Services, has denied an application by the Psychiatric Institute of America, 4228 Wisconsin Ave. NW., to increase its building's capacity. 3F N. CLEVELAND PK.-FOREST HILLS

The ANC announced that the city will install temporary barriers on 39th Street NW at Wisconsin Avenue to narrow the width of 39th Street and help slow speeding traffic. The city plans to install permanent barriers in the near future.

At its May 21 meeting, ANC 3F did the following:

Voted to send a letter to the D.C. Office of Planning stating that residents of the Van Ness Street/Connecticut Avenue NW area are concerned that the current zoning along the Connecticut Avenue NW commercial strip, from Van Ness to Albemarle streets NW, will encourage large office buildings that would worsen traffic congestion. Residents want the D.C. Comprehensive Plan for future development, in its section concerning Ward 3, to discourage office buildings and instead allow apartment buildings with ground-floor stores. The city is currently amending the plan's Ward 3 section.

Agreed to contact the appropriate city agencies concerning citizens' complaints about alleged trash pick-up and rat problems at Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken restaurant, 4309 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Voted to send a letter to Horning Bros., owners of the Saratoga Apartments in the 4600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, requesting that dumpsters be removed from a public alley.

Voted to send a letter to the Zoning Commission supporting a proposal by the Woodland-Normanstone Neighborhood Association to preserve the park-like atmosphere of the Naval Observatory area by creating a special zoning district between 36th Street NW and Rock Creek Drive NW.

Voted to send letters to a number of businesses in the 4200 block of Connecticut Avenue NW asking that they keep alley dumpsters covered and properly maintained and also that they publicize the availability of off-street parking to lessen illegal customer parking on sidewalks, in alleys and on Veazey Terrace NW. The ANC sent letters to Embassy Cleaners, Thrifty Car Rental, Diplomat Parking, Nash's Sports & Casuals, Blockbuster and Van Ness Texaco.

Heard campaign speeches by D.C. Delegate candidates Harry Singleton, Jim Champagne and Roffle Miller. 3G CHEVY CHASE

It was mistakenly implied here last week that only one commissioner changed a vote regarding a liquor license application by Magruder's, 5626 Connecticut Ave. NW. Two commissioners changed their votes and another commissioner, who originally voted to support Magruder's proposal, did not attend the meeting.4A PORTAL-SHEP. PARK-BRIGHTWD.-CRESTWD.

ANC 4A will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fourth District Police headquarters, 6001 Georgia Ave. NW, to do the following:

Discuss a proposal to build a church at 6338 Piney Branch Road NW.

Discuss a request by Care Services Corp. to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) to increase the capacity of its day-care center at 5601 16th St. NW from 45 children to 84, and to increase staff from five to 12. For more information, call 291-9341. 4C PETWORTH

ANC 4C will hold a forum for mayoral candidates at 6 p.m. June 13. The meeting, open to all Ward 4 residents, will be held in the Metro car barn, 14th and and Decatur streets NW. 5B IVY CITY-TRINIDAD-BROOKLAND-ARBORETUM

ANC 5B will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at Spingarn High School at 26th Street and Benning Road NE. 5C BLOOMINGDALE-EDGEWOOD-SHAW

ANC 5C will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 12 in the Crawford room at Edgewood Terrace Apartments, 635 Edgewood Ter. NE. For agenda information, call the ANC at 832-1965.

At a meeting May 8, the ANC voted not to support a BZA application by Lester Foote to add carryout service at a grocery store at 1923 Lincoln Rd. NE.6A CAPITOL HILL-NORTHEAST

ANC 6A will meet at 7 p.m. June 7 at Capitol Hill Hospital, in the B-level auditorium, 700 Constitution Ave. NE, to discuss Afro-American Newspapers' city cleanup campaign and amendments to the ANC's bylaws. The ANC also will vote on a BZA application by U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) to establish offices on the first and second floors at 527 Second St. NE. 8C CONGRESS HEIGHTS

ANC 8C will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the ANC office, 3125 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Call 562-1188 for more information.8E A.U. PARK-FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS

The ANC announced that it plans to hold two candidate forums in August, one for mayoral and D.C. Council candidates and the other for candidates for the D.C. congressional delegate seat and the "shadow" senator and representatives, who will lobby for D.C. statehood.

At its meeting May 9, ANC 8E voted to appeal a BZA decision supporting the application of ARCH Housing to build 15 housing units at 1415-1453 Alabama Ave. SE.