Councilmember Tommy Wells Announces Joint Roundtable Discussion of Findings on the Office of Planning’s Streetcar Land Use Study

DC Streetcar Showcase

Councilmember Wells, together with Chairman Kwame R. Brown and Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, will host a roundtable discussion on the Streetcar Land Use Study on Wednesday, February 1, at 10:30 am, in the Council Chambers, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW.  The public is invited to testify.

 A copy of the Streetcar Land Use study can be viewed on the Office of Planning’s website at   Also see the blog on the website at for more information on the study.

Please contact Ms. Tawanna Shuford if you wish to speak at this hearing at, 202-727-8232.

Notice of Public Hearing:Monday, December 19, 2011@1pm


Council of the District of Columbia

Committee on Aging and Community Affairs


Notice of Public Hearing


1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004





B19-0486 the “Unemployment Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2011”


B19-0516 the “Advisory Neighborhood Commission Residential Facility Notification Amendment Act of 2011”


Monday, December 19, 2011

1:00 p.m., Hearing Room 412, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20004

Councilmember Marion Barry, Chairperson of the Committee on Aging and Community Affairs, announces a public hearing on B19-0486 and B19-0516. The public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2011 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of B19-0486 is to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of an individual’s status or history of unemployment. The purpose of B19-0516 is to amend the Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975 to require notice to affected Advisory Neighborhood Commissions of the potential location of community-based residential facilities.

Those who wish to testify should contact Mr. Garret King, Committee Director, at (202) 741-0948, or by fax at (202) 741-0911, or via e-mail at, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, December 16, 2011. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 10 copies of written testimony. Witnesses should limit their testimony to three minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Mr. King, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close ten days following the conclusion of the roundtable.

Weatherization Assistance Program


 Announcement Title: Weatherization Assistance Program and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Fiscal Year 2012 State Plans Issuance Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

 Hearing Date: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, Thursday, July 28, 2011 Location: 1200 First Street, NE, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20002

Place of Performance: District of Columbia Performance Period: October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012

 Contact: Lance Loncke District Department of the Environment Energy Administration 1200 First Street, NE, 5th floor Washington, DC 20002 (202) 535 – 2600

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) will hold a public hearing on its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 State Plans on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from10:00 a.m. – 12:30 pm at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002.

 These programs provide energy and weatherization assistance to eligible District of Columbia applicants. Program activities are funded and authorized (pending federal approvals) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981, Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law 97-35, by the US Department of Energy as governed by Title IV, Part A, Energy Conservation Policy Act, P.L. 94-385, and as amended by the State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990, P.L. 101-440 and by other applicable federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations.

Persons wishing to testify are asked to call the number below to have their names placed on the witness list no later than Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Individual statements at the hearing will be limited to five minutes.

Written testimony must be received by the DDOE no later than Wednesday, July 27, 2011. DDOE (202) 535-2600

Community Updates

Happy Friday,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful week! I am glad that it is Friday!         Thanks for all of your support! I look forward to working with you in the community!

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa White
ANC Commission SMD 7D01-Kingman Park
(202) 706-4713

Community Updates:

  • On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 I attend PSA 103
    meeting along with other neighbors from Kingman Park. Based on 1st District
    (PSA 103) Crime Statistics, Robberies are up in our community. They advised to
    be aware of your surroundings, limit your conversation on the telephone while
    walking. Robbery snatch is one of the main methods of these robberies. If you
    see something, say something- Call 911!
  • Delivered packages in the community. On Monday,
    I had a package taken off of my porch. It was delivered at 6:19pm. When I ask around to other neighbors, they stated that they had items taken off their porch as well. Please if you see someone on your block take a package and you know they do not leave there, call 911. If all possible have it delivered to a neighbor’s house who you know are home on a regular bases.
  • Do you have a home based service in Kingman Park? If so, let me know! It is good know if there are resources that we can use in the community.
  • Day of Service and Remembrance in Kingman Park on Sunday, September 11, 2011. A beautification project will take place on this day on Kingman Park. If you would like to volunteer, please let me know.
  • Please share this information with the Senior
    Citizens and Disabled in Kingman Park. The Department of Youth Services, in partnership with the Office on Aging, is offering free lawn cutting for seniors beginning July 8, 2011. All youth will be supervised. Priority will be given to seniors who are physically challenged or living alone.
  • To sign up a senior for the lawn cutting service, contact Courtney Williams at the Office of Aging at 202.727.8370 or
  • The Langston Jr. Boys and Girls are sponsoring the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, July 25, 2011.  We are looking for sponsors, players and donations.  Please help by being either a sponsor, player or making a donation. Also, by sharing this with others.
  • Street Cars/Trolley Project is being delayed. Kingman Park has starting and ending part of the Street Car/Trolley. The earliest any streetcar will roll through the streets of the District is now expected to be the fall 2013.
  • The DC Summer Carnival at RFK Stadium will be ending on Sunday, July 17, 2011.
  • DC Youth Orchestra Program-DCYOP has scholarships available for summer beginner classes which run from July 11-29th.  These funds are available on a first-come-first-served basis to students who are new or returning beginners (levels A and B), for DC residents only.
    Classes are open to 8 years old and above (please contact us if you are
    interested in an age exception).  There is still time to register!  (100% off for DC residents in a specific income range, 75% for all other DC residents!) or (202) 723-4555
  • If you have any information you would like to share with the Kingman Park, please let me know.

Glimmer of Hope- Kingman Park in Parking Amendment


Yesterday I attended the Redistricting Hearing for the vote on the new proposed map. (Reservation 13 & the DC Jail will go to Ward 7) and our community will stay in Ward 7. One bright side of the redistricting plan, at this point the Kingman Park Community has been added to the Parking Amendment for Ward 6 zone parking. See below the proposed Parking Amendment.

Hopefully the Parking Amendment will pass on the final vote June 17, 2011.

Thanks to everyone that sent emails, made calls and wrote letters to City Council on behalf of Kingman Park!

With gratitude,

Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

Sec. 3.  Kingman Park Parking

            “Chapter 24 of Title 18 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (18 DCMR § 2401 et. seq.) is amended as follows:

             “Section 2411.3 is amended to read as follows: “Each Ward of the District shall constitute a separate residential permit parking zone; provided, that parking zone in census track 79.03, (starting at the corner of 19th Street, N.E. and Benning Road, N.E., east along said Benning Road, N.E. to Oklahoma Avenue, N.E.; thence in a southerly direction along said Oklahoma Avenue, N.E. to C Street, N.E.; thence west along said C Street, N.E. to Nineteenth Street, N.E.; thence north along said Nineteenth Street, N.E. to the point of beginning) shall be zoned as ward 6.


Redistricting Aftermath Notes- Thursday,May 26, 2011

Now that we know where Councilmembers Michael Brown, Phil Mendelson and Jack Evans stand, we need to continue to fight for our neighborhood.

I attended the hearing today with others from Kingman Park,  Rosedale and New Hill East. It was interesting to say the least! Kingman Park was mention several times. We still have time to voice our concerns!

Please Note: CM Yvette Alexander announced at the hearing that she was hosting a  meeting for: Kingman Park, Rosedale and New Hill East on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 6:30pm- DOES Building: 4058 Minnesota Ave NE Washington, DC 20002.

Thanks for all of your efforts – the phone calls, e-mails, meetings, etc. Let’s keep fighting for our neighborhood!

Thanks for all your support!

Lisa White , ANC Commissioner SMD7D01-Kingman Park

Redistricting Information

Wonderful Wednesday Everyone,
Below I have posted information about redistricting from the Rosedale Community. Rosedale may face the same issues as we are already experiencing in Kingman Park.  They are fighting to stay in Ward 6.              Our Kingman Park Community is fighting to go back to Ward 6!
I am doing my best to express the will of the people.
89% of the people in Kingman Park want to go back to Ward 6 based on a survey conducted by Greater Greater Washington.

For more information visit:

Lisa White
ANC Commission SMD 7D01
(202) 706-4713


This DC Redistricting Hands Off Ward 6! petition is sponsored by the Rosedale Citizens’ Alliance (RCA) and is aimed at stopping nascent efforts to redistrict parts of Ward 6 in Washington DC to Ward 7 in 2011.

If you are one of the 3,800 people living in the Rosedale neighborhood of ANC 6A or other neighborhoods in Ward 6 in Washington DC, there is a good chance you could be redistricted into Ward 7 if Council Member Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) delivers on a statement she made at a recent community meeting.  If she succeeds, residents of Rosedale and other Capitol Hill neighborhoods could be redistricted into Ward 7, which will break historic, geographic, community and political alliances as well as entail the loss of  unrestricted vehicle parking rights in Capitol Hill where many Rosedale and Hill East residents shop, eat and work at Eastern Market, Barracks Row and the H St Corridor.

This campaign was launched in response to statements Alexander made at a public meeting of ANC 7D on April 12, 2011 that was attended by several RCA members. While there are slight differences in terms of their recollections regarding boundaries, they all confirm that Alexander indicated she expects Ward 7 to extend into parts of Ward 6, including parts of Rosedale.  One member noted that Alexander said she expects Ward 7 to extend further into Reservation 13 or west over to 17th Street and that she would really like to get Pennsylvania Avenue into Ward 7 because her ward needs more population. Such a change would affect several Ward 6 neighborhoods including Rosedale, parts of which sit between Kingman Park and 17th St NE.  Hence, should Alexander’s expectations come true, parts of Rosedale may become part of Ward 7 while other parts may remain in Ward 6.

The officers and members of the Rosedale Citizen Alliance (RCA) are deeply alarmed by the proposal. “Over the last several years,” RCA members and officers, said, “Rosedale has worked hard to come together as a community to tackle our problems and we have successfully obtained resources and attention from the city as a result of relationships we’ve developed with Ward 6.  The proposed redistricting of our community would be shattering to the residents and the collective efforts we have made.  RCA is calling for all concerned residents of Rosedale and neighboring communities to call on Council Member Tommy Wells as well as the members of the Subcommittee on Redistricting, council members Michael Brown, Jack Evans and Phil Mendelson, to not allow the redistricting process to further tear asunder ANC 6A once again as they did back in 2001. RCA urges the Council to not break the heart and soul of another ANC 6A community as they redraw the city wards.”

This is not the first time an ANC 6A neighborhood has been redrawn into Ward 7 despite opposition from the affected community. Kingman Park, which is adjacent to Rosedale and which sits on the western shores of the Anacostia,  was redistricted into Ward 7 during the last redistricting process in 2001. This was done despite widespread opposition from Kingman Park residents, who pursued two unsuccessful lawsuits over violation of voting rights laws during the 2001 redistricting process (click here for additional information). Many Kingman Park residents, as well as their community leaders are actively campaigning to get Kingman Park redistricted back to Ward 6 because they feel their voices and concerns are largely lost and ignored by Ward 7.  Furthermore, they feel their historical and geographic roots are in Ward 6 and not with the rest of the geographically distant Ward 7 which sits across the river from Kingman Park.

Redistricting Hearings-Redistrict Kingman Park back to Ward 6

Hello! The D.C. Council is having two hearing for residents to testify about redistricting.  The two hearing dates are posted below along with the procedures on how to get on the list to testify.

Please let your voice be heard about Kingman Park being Redistricted back to Ward 6.

In the best interest of the community, I  have canceled the ANC SMD 7D01 Meeting in order for residents to attend and testify at the redistirict hearing.

If anyone have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Thanks for your time and support!


Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01


Hearing Location: John A. Wilson Building,  1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Monday, April 25, 2011
6:00 pm, Council Chamber, Room 500, Public Hearing, Subcommittee on Redistricting, Councilmembers Michael Brown and Jack Evans, Co-Chairpersons

Agenda item:

1.  “Ward Redistricting Amendment Act of 2011”, Bill 19-0219.

Wednesday, April 27

10:00 am, Council Chamber, Room 500, Public Hearing, Subcommittee on Redistricting, Councilmembers Michael A. Brown and Jack Evans, Co-Chairpersons

Agenda item:

1.  “Ward Redistricting Amendment Act of 2011”, Bill 19-0219. 


Speaking at a Public Hearing or Roundtable:

When a bill or proposed resolution is introduced, the Council Chairman refers it to a committee to consider the policy, analyze its fiscal impact, determine its effect on existing law and recommend a public hearing or roundtable to solicit public comment. Anyone can sign up to testify by calling 724-8000 or the appropriate committee. Witnesses are encouraged to bring written testimony with them or provide it to the committee prior to the hearing so that it can be included in the official record. Please bring 20 copies for circulation to the committee members and staff. If a witness does not have testimony in writing, the presiding member may permit the witness to make a statement at the hearing. However, a written copy of testimony should be provided to the committee or the Office of the Secretary as soon as possible or in accordance with the deadline set by the appropriate committee for inclusion in the record. If a witness is unable to sign up with the committee before the hearing, the presiding member may permit an opportunity to testify. After scheduled witnesses have been heard, the committee chairperson will call for additional comments. Unscheduled witnesses should submit written testimony to the committee summarizing comments after the hearing. Requests for language and hearing interpreters should be made to the committee at least five business days in advance. Trained guide dogs will be admitted. The Council chamber is equipped with an assistive hearing system.

What to Expect at a Public Hearing

A public hearing generally follows the same format. The committee chairperson opens the hearing, explains the purpose of the hearing and the ground rules. The bill’s sponsor may speak, and other Members present may make brief statements. The committee chairperson follows the order of speakers listed on the agenda circulated at least 24 hours before the hearing. A committee chairperson may schedule government officials first to provide a status report to the public, or, government officials may be scheduled at the end of the hearing so that they may hear and respond to public comments. Also, the chairperson may call similar organizations to testify together or may group individuals as a panel. Witnesses generally receive three to five minutes to present testimony. The Committee chairperson calls each witness by name to present testimony. A typical testimony begins with the witness addressing the chairperson and committee members, stating his or her name, indicating whether the testimony is on behalf of a group or organization, and why the witness is there. For example, “Chairperson and Members of the committee, my name is Joan D. Public from the House of Ideas, Inc. I am in favor of this bill because…” Speakers often use this time to summarize more extensive written testimony which is submitted for the record. The committee chairperson or Members may ask questions to elicit more information, or clarification. Testimony should be specific and to the point. If a witness does not know the answer to a question, or want time to provide an answer, they should just say so. Please keep in mind that other citizens have signed up to testify. If you are asked to summarize your oral testimony, please comply with the committee chairperson’s request.

Guidelines for Speakers and Spectators

Council rules protect your right to testify and be heard even if others in the hearing room disagree with you. Council rules also ensure that those attending the hearing can express their views as long as they do not interfere with the rights of others to see and hear the proceedings. At all times, order and decorum will be maintained in keeping with the dignity of the legislative process. Witnesses and the audience at hearings may wear badges, armbands or other articles of clothing that signal a point of view provided that they do not extend beyond the body or interfere with the vision of other persons at the hearing. Placards and posters are not permitted. These items create a hazard of inadvertent injury to others, particularly when the room is crowded. In addition, the Council asks that you not applaud, boo, cheer or make any audible expressions of agreement or disagreement to avoid delaying the testimony of others or disrupting the hearing. The use of cellular telephones, pagers and any audible electronic device is prohibited.

Further Information

 Public hearings in the Chamber are televised live on Cable Channel 13. You can also watch Council proceedings on our website. Copies of legislation may be obtained by contacting the Legislative Services Division at 202-724-8050 or from the Council’s website For hearing updates, call 202-724-8000 or check the calendar on the Council’s website. If you have other questions, contact the Office of the Secretary at 724-8080.