ANC5E Chair Bradley Thomas, Eleanor Holmes Norton: traffic congestion + more

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From: Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)

Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 4:37 PM

To: Allen, Hillary

Cc: Garnett, Eddie (SMD 5E01); Williams, Patricia (SMD 5E02); Powell, Hannah (SMD 5E03); Pinkney, Sylvia (SMD 5E04); McClelland, Katherine (SMD 5E06); Holliday, Bertha G. (SMD 5E07); Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08); Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09); Jones, Nancy Darlene (ANC 5E10)

Subject: RE: Norton in your Neighborhood

Good Afternoon Again Ms. Allen:

Thanks for the flyer.  Regarding topics, our neighborhood is interested in public safety, gentrification and affordable housing, and traffic congestion.  With that in mind:

1)  What are the implications of the coming to power of a new pro-Second Amendment administration on gun safety in our city?  What direction can we expect regarding the ownership and carrying of arms in D.C.?  Do you think Congress will be amenable to providing additional funding for D.C. to hire and train more police officers and if so, what strings will likely be attached to the money?  How do we balance the rights and needs of returning citizens against fears that some members of the public may have about violent felons being released into the community too soon?

2)  How can Congress help stem the tide of long term residents being forced out of the city due to the skyrocketing cost of housing?  Are there ways to make D.C. welcoming to newcomers with means without turning our backs on families and seniors who have lived in D.C. for decades and sometimes generations?  Is it possible to change the formula for computing D.C.’s Area Median Income (AMI) to stop its current adverse impacts on communities?

3)  With commuters flowing into (and sometimes merely passing through) D.C. off I-395 onto New Jersey Avenue, off Rte 50 onto New York Avenue, and off other federal and Maryland and Virginia state highways onto other D.C. thoroughfares like North Capitol Street, Florida Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue, Michigan Avenue and First Street, what can be done, legislatively or administratively, to help relieve traffic congestion in our neighborhood?  Are there any partnerships or incentives whereby the U.S.D.O.T. can assist our local D.D.O.T. in this regard?

I’m sure Mrs. Norton is going to hit on much of this in her general talk but hopefully these questions will help her tailor the discussion to topics of greatest interest in the 5E community.

Thanks again.

Bradley A. Thomas

Commissioner-ANC5E05

(202) 670-0151

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From: Allen, Hillary [Hillary.Allen@mail.house.gov]

Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 3:30 PM

To: Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)

Subject: RE: Norton in your Neighborhood

Attached 🙂 please provide updates

Hillary Allen | Events Coordinator

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-00)

90 K Street NE, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20002

(202) 408-9041

LinkedIn: Website: Twitter: Facebook

 

—–Original Message—–

From: Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05) [mailto:5E05@anc.dc.gov]

Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 2:19 PM

To: Allen, Hillary

Subject: RE: Norton in your Neighborhood

Good Afternoon Ms. Allen:

This is just a friendly nudge about the flyer.  I would like to get it distributed at or prior to this Saturday’s SMD meeting.

Thanks.

Bradley A. Thomas

Commissioner-ANC5E05

(202) 670-0151


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