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July 2021 ANC 6A Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
30:32
reposting agenda for folks joining late: https://anc6a.org/wp-content/uploads/ANCP0721.pdf
kris g (they/them)
33:59
yess, police free schools!
kris g (they/them)
35:05
yes invest in communities not police!
Bethany Young
47:14
https://www.defundmpd.org/roadmap
Bethany Young
47:26
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Wox5ZPCeT56sZFByP0asKQmEezIUIQRBQ64crWY_Q8/edit?usp=sharing
Keya Chatterjee 6A01
48:03
I think we need access to that last document
Bethany Young
48:19
One sec! Sorry about that
Bethany Young
49:00
Here’s the public link: http://bit.ly/PSJ-FY22
Keya Chatterjee 6A01
49:30
Thank you!
Marc Friend (He/him)
51:46
yea!
Marc Friend (He/him)
58:39
Would love to hear from the speaker what the report discovered about the long term impact of criminalization of poverty on our community and how MPD plays a role in it
kris g (they/them)
01:08:06
thank you so much!
Marc Friend (He/him)
01:08:08
(Happy to have someone else read my question)
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
01:08:28
Ok, Marc, I will read your question
Bethany Young
01:12:04
Yes, we recommend increased investments in mental health crisis supports AND investments in long term mental health care like ACT teams and crisis beds
Delancey Gustin
01:34:30
I'm writing to oppose the language about the connectivity for cyclists on the west end of the C street project because this seems to be an invitation to DDOT to impose their already-presented options for NC Ave that nearby residents oppose, and it preempts our scheduled conversation during the July TPS meeting
Roy
01:34:55
I object to the ANC seeking "design" from DDOT for the "western edge of the C St NE" project. DDOT has already presented designs for the 1300 block of North Carolina Ave. The input from the community, namely a petition with over 100 signatures and an alternative plan to provide bike infrastructure on this block, has not been recognized by the ANC. I think it is premature to seek additional design from DDOT prior to the July 19 Transportation and Public Space meeting when we might have an opportunity to be heard.Roy Roberts1337 N. Carolina Ave NE
Jonathan Chen
01:35:06
178 households and neighbors have sent TPS, Commissioner Gove and DDOT a letter in February 2021 specifying that we were not satisfied with the proposed changes to the 1300 block of North Carolina Ave NE. In this letter, we proposed an alternative plan that would not remove parking and would not alter the flow of traffic to remove eastbound car traffic w/ the installation of bike lanes. To date, this proposal’s receipt has been acknowledged by Commissioner Gove and DDOT but our concerns have not been addressed or engaged with.
Jonathan Chen
01:35:18
Jonathan Chen - 1333 North Carolina Ave NE
Christine Mullins
01:35:48
Is this the proposal to make the 1300 block of NC Avenue one way going west?
Christine Mullins
01:36:07
Yes, we need to clarify what we are talking about.
Domonique
01:36:23
THANK YOU, BRIAN FOR STANDING UP AND SPEAKING UP FOR US!!
Elizabeth
01:36:29
There has been inadequate notice about the implications of what has been proposed with respect to the 1300 block of North Carolina Ave. There is substantial community concern about either losing half the parking or having one-way traffic which would impact not only this block but others
Christine Mullins
01:36:34
I welcome your support for a compromise solution which would retain two-way traffic, keep two lanes of street parking, and create a dedicated bike lane for those traveling west (downtown), the direction most cars travel. 187 neighbors have signed a petition to support this alternative proposal. In addition to using DDOT’s measurements, we have measured the street to ensure there is space for this solution.
Delancey Gustin
01:37:25
I oppose the language as it stands in the letter and agree completely with Brian that this invites closed-door DDOT planning
Elizabeth
01:37:48
A very large group of neighbors has made an alternative proposal and which has not been given serious consideration
Christine Mullins
01:37:55
So, is this including 1300 North Carolina Ave. NE I am unclear.
Delancey Gustin
01:37:59
And a commitment to taking into account community input
Christine Mullins
01:39:07
What is the process of community engagement? Does a petition of 187 voting members count?
Christine Mullins
01:39:53
So we are not talking about NC Avenue, NE here.
Delancey Gustin
01:40:20
We opposed the language as originally written because it invited DDOT to double down on their current proposals
Elizabeth
01:41:38
Another problem is that there was inadequate notice that this was going to be on the June TPS agenda
Christine Mullins
01:43:00
Would like to ask when the traffic calming measures that the ANC approved during its last meeting will be addressed. One-way streets are more dangerous.
Christine Mullins
01:44:17
Does Will Handsfield represent all of DDOT?
Delancey Gustin
01:44:26
The actual intention of the January meeting was not clear from the agenda, and the June presentation was not on the agenda at all - this is not good community engagement
alex kelly
01:45:27
dot came to the last tps meeting but the 1300 block was not on the agenda, so there was no notice to the community!
Elizabeth
01:45:52
Delancey is correct nowhere in any previous agenda has it been made clear that DDOT intends to either take half the parking on the bock or make traffic one way. This means that the community did not receive adequate notice
Domonique
01:46:00
you just muted me, may I say one more thing
Roy
01:46:27
making the 1300 block of N. Carolina Ave NE one-way traffic westbound (as in at least some of the DDOT schemes) would seriously alter traffic flows to the detriment of the neighborhood and to the benefit of Maryland commuters
Casey
01:46:30
Hasn't the C St. Implementation project already started? Surveyors have been out marking up the roads, sidewalks, and median.
Roy
01:46:47
the 1300 block is outside the scope of the C st plan
Christine Mullins
01:49:11
There is space for a compromise solution: two way street, two lanes of parking, and one way going west where 80% of the traffic (cars and presumably bikes, although there has been no study) travel.
Andrea Johnson
01:49:21
I also feel it is critical that we have clarity in language used in ANY communication with DDOT and more transparent discussion, with adequate notice, for all impacted neighbors.
Christine Mullins
01:51:32
Cars are travelling very, very fast on NC Avenue.. We need traffic calming, as the ANC has expressed.
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
01:51:36
Yes, Maryland Ave project will add bike lanes by the end of this year
alex kelly
01:52:00
why is this on the agenda if there isn’t time to discuss it and receive input?
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
01:52:20
(painted bike lanes on MD Ave NE from 14th to the Capitol, but that's another issue, yup)
Jonathan Chen
01:52:30
@Robb, dedicated bike lanes or a dashed line to be shared w/ bikes and cars?
Andie Melanson
01:52:52
I think its critical that our ANC commissioners take the time to fully understand the concerns of the community before punting this until the next TPS meeting
Christine Mullins
01:53:16
This also affects our neighbors on the 1300 block of A Street, Ames Place, 14th Street, East Capitol Street.
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
01:53:32
Jonathan, it's just a painted bike lane on MD Ave NE, alas
Delancey Gustin
01:54:51
Thanks, Maura We are truly looking forward to the discussion and we hope that commissioners will pressure DDOT to respond to our community concerns
Delancey Gustin
01:55:55
Thank you!
Domonique
01:56:16
Thank you! All of you commissioners know that people simply turn into numbers in some of these policy convos. There are a number of seniors, people with special needs, and pregnant and expecting moms who would be impacted by this change. They are not numbers on a spreadsheet. It’s imperative that you feel the gravity of that. We look forward to finding the best solution.
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
01:56:20
Yes, I'm not a commissioner for NC Ave NE in particular, but I really look forward to hearing from all of you at the TPS meeting before we vote
Jonathan Chen
01:56:38
Commissioner Gove- Andrew DeFrank’s response to recent neighborhood emails to DDOT about our concerns did not mention any review of our proposal.
Elizabeth
01:56:41
The January TPS agenda did not make it clear that DDOT wanted to either eliminate half of the parking or make the street one way.
Andrea Johnson
01:56:46
Thank you. Looking forward to the July 19th TPS meeting
Delancey Gustin
01:57:07
Excellent addition!
alex kelly
01:57:34
it didn’t come up organically at the last meeting. Will Hansfield was discussing c street. He asked Amber whether he should also speak about the 1300 block, which was not noticed, and Amber said yes, he should go ahead even tho it was not on the agenda.
Keya Chatterjee 6A01
02:26:53
Phew- that was quite a TPS agenda. THANK YOU Chair Dundon and Chair Gove!!!!!
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
02:27:03
Thank you! <3
Robb Dooling 6A06 (he/they)
02:45:05
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