Bates Area Civic Association Update- No Scheduled Meeting on Monday, October 3rd.

As there will be no regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 3rd, I am providing you with a brief update.

Full-Yum Seeks a Liquor License – Type A License to sell wine, beer and spirits. ABRA-087622 License Number.

Full-Yum at the corner of P and N. Capitol St. presented at the September 27th 5C01 and 5C02 Single Member District Meeting. The main purpose of the application according to Full-Yum’s attorney is to remain competitive with other carry out restaurants and due to no Type B licenses being available.

The Bates Area Civic Association and Hanover Civic Association have passed resolution opposing the liquor license application. The 5C ANC will also vote on this matter during the special ANC meeting on Tuesday, October 4th.

We encourage all residents that are appose to another liquor store opening in our neighborhood to please file a petition. Below are the instructions on how you may file an individual protest. You may also help us collect signatures on the attached Protest Form to submit to ABRA by October 9th.  Please notify Geovani A. Bonilla if you will be collecting signatures on the official ABRA protest form so that the signatures you collect be submitted with the BACA protest and resolution.

How do I file a protest?

Protests must be filed in writing and must be received by ABRA prior to the end of the petition deadline. The written opposition must reference at least one appropriateness standard, including (1) adverse impact on the peace, order, and quiet of the neighborhood; (2) adverse impact on the residential parking and vehicular and pedestrian safety in the neighborhood; (3) adverse impact on real property values; (4) over-concentration of ABC establishments. The letter must be signed by the protestants and include each protestant’s full address. Send or bring the letter of protest to:

Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, Adjudication Division
2000 14th Street, NW
Suite 400S
Washington, DC 20009

You may fax the letter to (202) 442-9563, or email the letter to If emailed, the protest must be sent as a PDF and must be signed.

Ward 5 ANC Redistricting Update

The Ward 5 Redistricting Committee will meet on Monday, October 3rd from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. During this meeting, the Committee will vote on the number of ANC Districts for the Ward as well as final ANC boundaries. This is a critical meeting as the boundaries for our Single Member District may change.

Florida Avenue Park

The park renovations are going as scheduled. Given that there are no delays due to inclement weather, the park renovations will be completed by mid to late November.

The Bates Area Civic Association is forming the Friends of The Park. This group will work with the Department of Parks and Recreations on: scheduled activities, maintenance schedule, community clean ups, park beautification projects and fund raising events to support the park. Please contact Jon Hessee for more information about Friends of the Park.

Upcoming Metropolitan Police Service Area (PSA) 501 Community Meeting

The next PSA 501 meeting is Wednesday, October 19th. The meeting takes places at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center at 7pm. This is your opportunity to meet with MPD and discuss crime concerns and specific issues that MPD needs to address in our neighborhood.

5th District Police 2011 Awards Banquet, Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm – Navy Yard Catering Center

Please come out and show MPD your support and appreciation for making our neighborhoods safer. We hope to have at least 10 BACA residents attend this event. The tickets are $40 per person. Please contact Geovani A. Bonilla if you wish to purchase a ticket and attend.


Geovani A. Bonilla

2 thoughts on “Bates Area Civic Association Update- No Scheduled Meeting on Monday, October 3rd.

  1. Thanks for the update, Geovani! I was unable to attend the special ANC 5C01 & 5C02 SMD meeting held on Thursday, 09/29/2011, coordinated by Commissioners Thomas and Pinkney. I am eager for an update on what Arthur Dade and Katie Green of YouthBuild Public Charter School reported on the submitted proposals to the issued Requests for Expressions of Interest (REI) for the JF Cook School. Might there be an update on this topic?

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