City Desk

Resident Launches Blog So You Don’t Have to Go to ANC Meetings

David_McAuley_headshotA new neighborhood blog has launched in the District to fill the void of the now-defunct Borderstan.

Short Articles About Long Meetings—an ode to the lengthy and, at times, arguably superfluous nature of Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings—will cover neighborhood meetings in the Dupont, Logan Circle, and U Street areas.

Founder David McAuley, the blog's sole contributorsays he hopes to post between five and seven articles a week on these meetings and other neighborhood association gatherings. McAuley, a teacher by day, has lived in and out of D.C. for about 30 years and is a former contributor to Borderstan.

"It's something that helps me get in touch with my community and meet my neighbors," McAuley says.

He's got two posts up so far, the latest about the ANC2B's endorsement of a weakened liquor license moratorium on 17th Street NW. If you'd rather not attend such a meeting, neighborhood news junkies, read up.

Photo courtesy of David McAuley.

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  • Ward One Resident

    While I totally applaud McAuley's efforts, if he's going to be the one going to all the meetings, I gotta say Dude! There is so much more out there than community meetings.

  • name

    I thought the Hill Rag was already covering ANC 6x meetings. Did they drop that, or are we duplicating effort?

  • no name

    "Dupont, Logan Circle, and U Street areas" are not in ANC6x areas, so no duplication of effort.

  • DC dude

    If he wants an easier job, he can report on ANC meetings in Ward 7. There aren't many. No public notices of agendas, no minutes, no contact info on websites (if there is a website). Yet all of the money gets spent...