At a town hall meeting Dec. 12, ANC 1A did the following:

Agreed to give $1,000 to the Ward 1 holiday committee to provide Christmas toys to children at the Park Morton public housing complex, at Park Road and Morton streets NW.

Agreed to give $800 to the outreach committee of the Mission San Juan to provide toys and clothes for homeless families living at the La Casa shelter, 1436 Irving St. NW.

The ANC will hold a business meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the ANC office, 3511 14th St. NW, to discuss the status of the following: an emergency shelter at 1448 Park Rd. NW, the financially troubled Latin Investment Corp. and a D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment application by Rosina Campbell to upgrade a deli to a restaurant at 3303 Georgia Ave. NW. The ANC also will select a new computer for the ANC office. The public is invited.


At a meeting Dec. 5, ANC 1C did the following:

Agreed to support a request to the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC Board) to renew a liquor license and to permit dancing at Cafe Atlantico, 1819 Columbia Rd. NW. Neighbors are circulating a petition in opposition to the application in an attempt to discourage a nightclub atomosphere in the area.

Agreed to give $500 to a fund administered by D.C. Council member Frank Smith's (D-Ward 1) office to provide Christmas toys for children.

Passed a resolution asking that the city allow vehicles with residential parking permit stickers to park illegally as long as they are not blocking fire hydrants and alley entrances and asked that police check neighborhood street lights more frequently to ensure they are working properly. Residents have often said that they park illegally because they are afraid to walk after dark from parking spaces not close to home.

Commissioners took the action following the fatal stabbing of Clarine Collier-Wilson, 27, of the 1600 block of Lanier Place, on Nov. 28 as she walked home from work. They said that on the night she was killed, a street light was out.

Agreed to give $500 to neighborhood groups establishing security patrols.

Agreed to give $125 to the Star neighborhood security patrol, which operates in the vicinity of 16th and V streets NW, to purchase vests and caps.

Agreed to spend up to $2,000 for computer equipment for the ANC office. That equipment will be shared with the Adams Morgan YMCA.

Approved an ABC Board application by India Gate Restaurant, 2408 18th St. NW, to serve alcoholic beverages at its outdoor cafe.

Passed a certificate of appreciation for Miriam Shapiro, who works for the Metropolitan Washington Housing Association, for her work with tenants fighting condominium conversions.


At a meeting Dec. 11, ANC 2A did the following:

Opposed an application to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment by the Ten Four Limited Partnership to build a mixed-use building on M Street NW between 22nd and 23rd streets NW, where there is now a parking lot.

Heard an update on plans by St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 2436 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, to build a new rectory.

Agreed to give $1,000 to the Iona House-Foggy Bottom Outreach Project, which locates senior citizens in need of various services and puts them in contact with community service organizations.

Agreed to give $1,000 to St. Mary's Court, 725 24th St. NW, for senior citizens programs.

Agreed to send a $300 check to the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club.


At its Nov. 27 meeting, the ANC voted to oppose the ongoing construction of a pool house at 4524 Garfield St. NW. A neighbor has alleged that the structure exceeds the city's 15-foot height limit for accessory buildings.

At its Dec. 5 meeting, the ANC did the following:

Voted to support a request to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment by Henry Von Eichel to build a garage and living quarters for a domestic employee at 2227 49th St. NW.

Voted to support a request by Colin Mathews to the Public Space Committee to erect a five-foot-high iron fence on the side yard of his property at 5020 Palisades Lane NW.

Voted to ask the D.C. Department of Public Works to widen the crosswalk at 4865 MacArthur Blvd. NW, near the Safeway. In addition, the ANC voted to ask the city to install blinking yellow lights on each side of the street, place a yield sign at the median and put street lights on the telephone poles to illuminate the crosswalk.

For more information, call the ANC office at 363-4130.


At its Dec. 10 meeting, the ANC did the following:

Voted to send a letter to the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board supporting the request by Jeffery Gildenhorn, president of Rossini's Restaurant Corp., for a liquor license that would allow him to serve liquor in both Rossini's Restaurant, 5507 Connecticut Ave. NW, and The Fishery, which is next door.

The ANC voted to support the request after Gilenhorn offered to close his restaurants at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and midnight Friday and Saturday nights, and to limit music to classical recordings. He also promised not to build an enclosed structure outside his two restaurants.

In its letter to the ABC Board, the ANC also asked the board to take action as soon as possible on previous violations of ABC regulations that occurred at the Fishery Restaurant this year. The ANC has complained that Gildenhorn moved the Fishery to its present location and began serving liquor there without receiving prior approval from the ABC Board.

The ANC voted to send a letter to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment asking that it allow the Margaret Weaver Trust et al to continue operating a parking lot at 3820-3826 McKinley St. NW for three years, retroactive from August 1989, when the previous permit expired. The Margaret Weaver trust is asking the ABC Board to let it continue to operate the lot until August, 1994.

The ANC wants to limit operation of the lot because neighbors have complained about trash and maintenance problems there.

Voted to give a $300 grant to each of the following organizations that give foor or shelter to the homeless: Bread for the City, Martha's Table, So Others Might Eat and the House of Ruth.

The ANC's next meeting is 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. ANC officers will be elected and bylaws will be reviewed. For more information about the agenda, call the ANC office at 363-5803.