Hot Topics In ANC5C01

From our friendly ANC5c01 Commissioner Bradley Thomas:

Good Day All:

I hope you (and your basements) are staying dry. Meanwhile, let me pass along some important information.

Item 1: See the information below from the Metropolitan Police Department with regard to tools for monitoring and reporting suspicious or criminal activity. The link

Item 2: Next week is “Build Week” for the new Kaboom Playground to be constructed between the Slater and Langston Schools in the unit block of P Street, N.W. We’re looking for 200 volunteers (100 of which are coming from the Washington Capitals organization) to build the new playground in one day, Thursday, September 15th.) Please see the attachment “Kaboom Playground Build Day Schedule”. If you can get away on Thursday, come join us. It will be fun.

Item 3: Speaking of Slater and Langston, the Historic Preservation Review Board has scheduled a public hearing, on October 27th at 10 am, on applications to designate the Langston School Building and the Slater School Building, next door to each other in the unit block of P Street, N.W., as historic sites. Property owners nearby have the right to testify for or against the designation. The two schools have fascinating histories. If you like, I will send you some information on their role in the history of public education in this city and particularly, the Shaw community. See the attachment “Public Hearing Notice-Historic Preservation of P St Schools”.

Item 4: Commissioner Sylvia Pinkney (ANC5C02) and I will be hosting another joint Single Member District (SMD) on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 7 pm, probably at the CAPCS facility (the old Armstrong HS building). There will be two major items on the agenda: 1) Efforts are underway to redraw the ANC boundaries in our Ward. Some of the proposals could significantly alter the shape of our SMD and that of ANC5C02. We need your input. 2) There is new information about the status of the redeployment of the Cook School building. We want to stay on top of those developments.

Item 5: Our next Advisory Cabinet meeting is scheduled for two weeks from this Saturday. We have a host for our next meeting in October but does anyone wish to volunteer to host the meeting on Saturday, September 24th?

OK, that’s it for now. I have to run and find a place to hide. I just saw a strange bright shining orb in the sky breaking through the clouds and it has me trembling in fear!…..What’s that you say?……THE SUN?


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Join the District’s Observance of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 – http:///www.september11.dc.gov________________________________________
From: Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2011 12:05 PM
To: Simon, Gottlieb (ANC)
Subject: Citywide Neighborhood Watch Training

Dear Commissioners,

I am notifying you of important information to share with other members of the community.

Learn how to fight terrorism, Neighborhood Watch-style. Report suspicious activity, suspicious vehicles and people immediately to 9-1-1.

Visit: to learn more about the District of Columbia’s online reporting tool that enables users to provide detailed information about suspicious activities or behaviors that may indicate possible criminal or terrorist activity.

Yvonne Smith, Director
Office of Community Outreach
Executive Office of the Chief of Police
Metropolitan Police Department
202.727.4218 main

Join the District’s Observance of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 – http:///

Public Hearing Notice-Historic Preservation of P St Schools.pdf

Kaboom Playground Build Day Schedule.pdf

One thought on “Hot Topics In ANC5C01

  1. Regarding the Kaboom playground building event slated for this Thursday, 09-15-2011 — see this brief item from the BizSmarts/Good Works page of this week’s Washington Business Journal (sorry that the WBJ has located the unit block of P Street NW in Bloomingdale):

    Good Works
    An artist`s playground
    Premium content from Washington Business Journal
    Date: Friday, September 9, 2011, 6:00am EDT

    Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson and a Bloomingdale elementary schooler take stabs at designing a community playground.

    The Washington Capitals and Elliot Segal from DC101`s Elliot in the Morning pair with Associates for Renewal in Education and KaBoom! Inc. to host a Design Day July 20 for children from D.C.`s Bloomingdale neighborhood, where the little ones designed and drew their dream playgrounds.

    Elements from the children`s drawings will be incorporated into the final design of a new community playground to be built on Sept. 15 at Associates for Renewal in Education.

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