Agenda for APR 6 BACA Meeting

Agenda for the evening will include remarks from:

  • Trena Carrington – Fifth District Community Prosecutor, United States Attorney’s Office Attorney is scheduled to talk about the role and functions of her office.  In addition, we will enlist her support in the abatement of certain nuisance properties in the area and in connection with what appears to be a progressive increase of street robberies in our neighborhood.  Because she has another obligation on Monday evening, Attorney Carrington will be our first speaker, beginning her presentation at or about 7:05 p.m. and departing by 7:35 p.m.
  • Pat Mitchell – President, Board of Directors, North Capitol Main Streets, Inc., NCMS), will also make remarks at the meeting regarding the goals and objectives of NCMS to revitalize the commercial corridors in our area.  Joining her will be the new Executive Director of NCMS, Mr. Garry Clark, who is expected to give a brief talk about the organizational/committee structure that the group utilizes to achieve its goals. This presentation is a follow-up to the significant interest of residents in attracting new and a diverse mix businesses to the community, as expressed in our brainstorming sessions on the subject earlier this year.

Updates on the following community concerns:

  1. The lease arrangement between Metropolitan Baptist Church and the Community Academy Public Charter Schools
  2. Resident interest in gaining reasonable access to the track and field at Dunbar Senior High School.
  3. Removal of the Billboards at the corner of 4th and P Streets, N.W.
  4. Flower Power 2009 Beautification Campaign.
  5. Developer interest in the former Margaret Murray Washington  Career High School, 27 O Street, N.W., Washington, DC.

Monday, April 6, 2009
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.
Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association, contact J. Berry at (202) 387-8520 or at

4 thoughts on “Agenda for APR 6 BACA Meeting

  1. I was not impressed by Ms. Carrington in that she only brought one copy of her court paper or newsletter when she knew that she was coming to a community meeting. She also seemed to pass on to us the consumer the business of finding and tracking criminals while she mentioned that rights of criminals are protected as far as our getting information on them. While at the same time there was no mention of protection for us victims. While some criminals know who we are, little protection if offered for us. I remember when I was a victim and constantly calling police on some offenders.
    Police when I called after a while would say oh yes, you are ____. It did not give me a good feeling.
    Why is it that we have little or no dedicated people on these jobs. We have those who try to pass the buck on to the us, who are already paying taxes. I wonder if that was her mother who was threatened by homeless woman and reported incident to police who ignored her if she would tell her to just let them be. How msny more of us have to be robbed, killed and victimized to get people to do above and beyond their job. You know, what comes around goes around. We as public servants are to treat people with great respect as we would like to be treated. I feel we are not treated this way because we settle for anything.


  2. Having had my house broken into while I was there, and a victime of a robbery, as well as my child attacked I feel empathy with the lady whose life was threatened. Too bad that she can get off from doing a thorough job as she probably would have had she been in Ward 2 or three. I am sick and tired of patronizing government employees and will not easily suffer them. If you are someone who takes lightly one’s life being threatened, c’est la vie. It will probably be different if it was your life and you were a victim. It would be better if she were a no show then to come and be so unprepared. I just believe that one should give the extra effort on a job. I did when I was a government employee and still do now as a concerned citizen. Our money pays her salary.

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