This week is a Q&A with four ANC commissioners from the three ANCs that serve the Dupont-Logan-U Street area; we asked each commissioner the same four questions.
The Q&A with these four commissioners is below the fold:
- Jack Jacobson, ANC 2B04, which is the single-member district (SMD) on the east side of ANC 2B-Dupont, running from 15th to 17th Streets.
- Peter Raia, ANC 1B02, which is an SMD on the south side of ANC 1B, which serves the U Street area and encompassing parts of both U and 14th Streets.
- Charles Reed, ANC 2F01, which is an SMD on the west side of ANC 2F-Logan, including part of the 14th Street corridor. Reed is also the chairman of ANC 2F.
- Mike Silverstein, ANC 2B06, which is an SMD on the south side of ANC 2B-Dupont, south of the Circle. He is also the chairman of ANC 2B.
One of the local governmental institutions that seems to generate the most confusion among Washingtonians, especially newcomers, is that of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, or ANCs.
This is ironic since ANCs are actually the unit of government closest to DC residents. For example, each single-member district of ANC 2B-Dupont has about 2,000 people—governmentally, that is as local as it gets in a city of 600,000.
In the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, ANCs tend to be newsworthy when a restaurant or bar wants to open or expand or have outdoor seating. But, what do ANCs do? What is their role in DC Government? If you don’t know, you are probably in the majority in DC.
This is part one of a two-part series—today is the basics, the mechanics of ANCs. On Friday we will have Q&A with four ANC commissioners from the three ANCs in our neighborhood: ANC 2B-Dupont, ANC 2F-Logan and ANC 1B, which includes the U Street area. Continue reading
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle will hold its October 2008 meeting on Tuesday, October 7, at the DC Jewish Community Center, 16th at Q Streets NW. Starting time is 7 p.m. This is a change from the normal schedule: ANC 2B/Dupont Circle meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month:
ANC 2B meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Jewish Community Center at 7 pm at the south east corner of 16th Street and Q Street. Enter from the Q Street side. Everyone must bring a photo ID to get into the building. There is an open forum at each meeting for discussion of issues not on the regular agenda.
If you would like to receive ANC meeting notices and other notices from ANC 2B by email, please send an email to email@DupontCircleANC.net.
The monthly meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q Streets. The August agenda is here (PDF). ANC 2B meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the JCC. West Borderstan is split between two districts: 04 and 05. Still not sure what ANCs do?