This week’s ANC meeting was low on excitement and high on references to the “historic nature” of the Georgetown neighborhood. Ward 2′s DC Councilmember Jack Evans was scheduled to make an appearance at the meeting, but was forced to cancel due to an “unavoidable conflict.” ANC members speculated the Evans could be at tonight’s Capitols game, but these charges were vigorously denied by one of Evans’ staff members.
After a healthy fifteen minute discussion over the restoration of Georgetown light poles, the Commissioners turned to serious business. The District Department of Transportation, or DDOT, is evaluating whether commercial “sandwich signs” should be allowed on DC streets. ANC members expressed their strong opposition to the proposal and passed a resolution that was designed to keep our streets signage free.
GERMS Director of Public Relations Breanda Maggiore also stopped by the meeting to inform residents of the group’s services. Maggiore was a hit with the ANC Commissioners, who hailed his community comment as among the most successful ever. Commissioner Tom Birch was extremely surprised that GERMS services were free.
Finally, a representative from the ITU World Championship Triathlon appeared before the Commissioners. Amateur contestants in the triathlon will be biking primarily on Whitehurst Freeway, but the route briefly touches Georgetown’s own Canal Road. Commissioners seemed skeptical of the proposal, but no one was willing to stand in the way of an event that serves as an Olympic qualifier. If you’re in DC on June 21st, the Dextro Energy Triathlon might be worth checking out.
This meeting may have been low on excitement, but look for a full recap next month with (fingers crossed) an appearence by Vox favorite Jack Evans.