December 2011 ANC 3B News

ANC 3B Monthly Report:

Vacancy on Glover Park’s ANC:  Mark Stevens, who represented West Glover Park, resigned from his ANC seat in early October.  I want to thank Mark for his commitment and his work to make Glover Park a better place.

The West Glover Park ANC district (technically known as ANC 3B-03) covers the area between W. St. and Calvert St. west of 40th St., and from Calvert St. to Edmunds St. west of 39th St.    Interested candidates are currently collecting signatures to run for the seat, and by the time we go to press we will know if more than one candidate is running for the seat.  If there are multiple candidates, there will be a special election held at the December ANC meeting to determine the new ANC commissioner.  All residents of ANC 3B-03 who are registered voters will be allowed to vote in this special election.

Updates on Metro’s Proposed Cuts to Glover Park Bus Service.  The community has spoken out strongly against cuts to D1 and D2 bus service in Glover Park, sending dozens of emails and comments to Metro opposing the change.  ANC 3B representatives testified against the cuts at Metro’s public meetings, and Councilmember Cheh has also weighed in to oppose bus service cuts.  It’s not too late to do more – if you have not done so already, let Councilmember Cheh (mcheh@dccouncil.us), WMATA’s David Erion (derion@wmata.com) and Aaron Overman with DDOT (aaron.overman@dc.gov) know that you oppose any cuts to D1 and D2 bus service.

Glover Park Streetscape Plan Moves Forward:  Five years in the making, the Glover Park Pedestrian Safety and Streetscape Plan has rumbled to life.   DDOT is expected to award the contract for the work – which includes widening sidewalks by the gas station and by Holy Rood cemetery, improving key intersections at Wisconsin Ave. and Calvert St. and Wisconsin Ave. and 35th St., and installing a new median in Wisconsin Avenue – in late October 2011, and work on the project will begin in early 2012, lasting a year or longer.  We expect to have the contractor for the project at several upcoming ANC meetings to update us on progress as the project moves forward.  More information on the project is available at the ANC 3B website.

Next Meeting  – November 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at Stoddert Elementary and Rec Center.   D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe will be joining us at this meeting to discuss emergency preparedness, fire safety, and other issues.  We will also discuss a resolution to eliminate redundant bus stops on Wisconsin Avenue in order to provide extra parking spaces and improve traffic flow.  Please email info@anc3b.org if you have any questions or want to get an issue on the ANC 3B agenda, and check www.anc3b.org for agenda updates.

Your ANC members are:

Ben Thielen, 3B-01, North Glover Park (Benthielen@yahoo.com, 641-0303

Jackie Blumenthal, 3B-02, East Glover Park (Jackieblumenthal@aol.com, 333-7488)

ANC 3B-03, West Glover Park is currently vacant.

Howie Kreitzman, 3B-04, Cathedral Heights (horacekreitzman@aol.com, 965-0845)

Brian Cohen, 3B-05, South Glover Park (brian.a.cohen@gmail.com, 337-0134)

 

Contact ANC 3B at: www.anc3b.org

info@anc3b.org