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ANC 6A Meeting March 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
41:12
Keya can you make sure Andrew’s answer is in the minutes? Thanks!
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
01:00:11
Is it possible to know how much funding is left from previous fiscal years?
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:01:39
I have my hand raised— is it possible to unmute me for a question?
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
01:02:57
Will follow up
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:04:44
Thanks very much.
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:06:00
Thank you, Commissioner Chatterjee. It seems like that should more than cover our meeting costs and we should get that money into the community.
kris (they/them)
01:06:16
Agreed. Thank you Commissioner Chatterjee.
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:07:08
Hi, can we ask quesitons?
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:07:14
I have a question on this
kris (they/them)
01:07:29
Can we discuss the update on Serve Your City grant?
kris (they/them)
01:11:50
is that requirement for Mr. Cook to appear a pre-stated stipulation?
kris (they/them)
01:13:13
++++ Maddy
kris (they/them)
01:14:20
were other grant applications tabled?
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:16:39
It does not pass a sniff test to reject a grant proposal because the commission might have to buy a few cameras. This is outrageous.
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:17:05
We do not have an understanding
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:17:08
Make more grant funds
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:17:11
Your people are suffering
kris (they/them)
01:17:17
This is really disturbing
kris (they/them)
01:17:36
People are hungry
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:17:43
What is more important than the wellbeing of our neighbors?
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:17:53
We can stay on until 10pm to discuss that.
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
01:17:55
Fully agree with MAddy
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:18:04
People are STARVING.
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
01:19:20
IF we are spending $1975 a month and we have six months left, that would be only $11850 by October out of 23k
kris (they/them)
01:20:02
So cameras are a bigger priority than food and diapers for residents of 6A?
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
01:23:13
im so sadden by this meeting
Maddy Gitomer (she/her)
01:24:01
Imagine having the power to help people in the community and instead worrying about ending a meeting on time and buying fancy cameras. I’m so outraged.
kris (they/them)
01:27:03
So shameful. There is money in 6A. It's the people's money. 6A is hoarding money from a Black-led community organization that provides DIRECT SERVICES and MUTUAL AID to Black and Brown residents in 6A. What is 6A playing at?
kris (they/them)
01:29:30
When was this decision to pause all grants made?
kris (they/them)
01:29:40
Why was it not shared publicly?
kris (they/them)
01:29:45
Was it voted on by the ANC?
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
01:35:41
I wish someone would have told the COC that we weren't doing any more grants
kris (they/them)
01:37:22
Wait, COC didn't even know about the decision to pause grants ?? Who made this decision? How was the decision made?
kris (they/them)
01:40:44
Has SYC been notified of this? Sounds like 6A has entirely wasted their time, which is even more disrespectful considering SYC literally feeds 6A residents.
kris (they/them)
02:11:09
+++ Thank you Commissioner Chatterjee, yes. This is unacceptable.
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
02:11:24
Agree!
kris (they/them)
02:15:50
the IZ bare minimum requirement is not ok. 80% AMI helps gentrifiers like me, not the DC residents who actually need affordable housing below 50% AMI
kris (they/them)
02:19:33
where in the agenda packet is it listed that all 6A grants are being paused?
Robb Dooling, 6A06 (he/him)
02:29:54
vaccinate.dc.gov
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
02:35:41
and like the facebook page if you are on facebook
Robb Dooling, 6A06 (he/him)
02:35:42
Anyone can request to join https://groups.google.com/g/anc-6a
Marc Friend-COC He/Him
02:49:50
also we need to tell SYC