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Yesterday, Tom Birch, the ANC2E commissioner in charge of the Ward 2 redistricting task force, submitted his own plan for the redistricting of ANC2E to the Council Subcommittee. This proposal, which still establishes two student SMDs, carves out sections of the university campus to place in surrounding SMDs and leaving the populations of each district more in line with the redistricting statute’s goal of 2000±100 people.
The ANC2E redistricting working-group, co-chaired Ron Lewis, Jennifer Altemus, and Lenore Rubino, adopted the co-chairs’s proposal in September, and the proposal has been since called “grossly discriminatory” by CM Phil Mendelson. As a compromise between the co-chairs proposal and the Planagan, ANC Commissioner and working-group member Jake Sticka (COL ’13) submitted a compromise proposal, which was not considered by the co-chairs before the final submission to Birch.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the three proposals.
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Posted by: Molly Redden in News, Vox Populi, tags: ANC, Apple Store, Bill Starrels, Charles Eason, Dixie Liquor, Ed Solomon, Georgetown Library, Gun Stores, Guns, Jack Evans, Ron Lewis, Safeway, Tom Birch, WASA
In the first of what will be regular ANC 2E wrapups, we’re proud to bring you the events of last night’s ANC meeting. (But between Issue Rundowns, GUSA Roundups, and ANC Wrapups, it grieves me to report that we’re running out of summary nouns.)
Last night’s local government rumble had a considerable many high points: the ANC’s communal chastisement of WASA Director Louis Jarvis, the Dixie Liquor owner’s truly pathetic request for an exception to the singles ban, a resolution of gun stores in Georgetown, Apple’s store redesign, and a visit from the wardmaster himself, Jack Evans.
Details to follow, but the Safeway on Wisconsin will be closing for construction for over a month this Spring.
WASA: Jarvis felt the fury of the ANC when he admitted that 30% of Ward 2 hydrants, still need maintenance nearly two years after bum hydrants stymied firefighter’s efforts to rescue the burning Georgetown Library.
Ed Solomon, who recently watched from his tuxedo shop as a dumpster fire at Addison School required a second pumper truck (the nearby hydrant, tagged as “needing maintenance” but still supposedly in working condition, was in fact a dud), noted that this amounted to 59 hydrants and called the situation “unacceptable.” Later in the meeting, Jack Evans agreed.
Dixie Liquors: Next, Dixie Liquor’s Jody Kurash stopped by to request an exception to Ward 2′s singles ban, saying the store projected a $38,000 loss in sales for this year based on 2008 figures.
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These blurry Eastern European people came to an ANC meeting once to learn about democracy. Really!
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission might not sound interesting, but it’s actually a hotbed of intrigue. Check out last night’s meeting:
- Commissioner Bill Skelsey, who didn’t register to run in today’s election and now has to be a write-in, propped up a little sign over Commissioner Tom Birch’s name placard that said “Bill Skelsey–Write-in”.
- The ANC voted to stop being tax scofflaws and pay the $3,000 in back taxes and penalties it owed the IRS.
- Wells Thomason, an adorable young man with a name like a robber baron, read a community comment thanking Georgetown students for frequenting his lemonade and cookies stand. He made $1,590 and gave it to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Kudos, Wells and students.
Also, Councilman Jack Evans’s Republican opponent Christina Culver showed up to hit her opponent on the tax theft scandal and promise a better environment for businesses. Big mistakes, because everyone knows that actually the way to run against Evans is to tease him for moonlighting.
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