Posts Tagged ‘ANCs’

ANC Redistricting: To Gerrymander or not Gerrymander AU?

Are student-dominated neighborhood commission districts a way of empowering D.C.'s college students—or a way of ghettoizing them?
The question arises as the District, having tweaked its city council ward boundaries following the 2010 census, prepares to adjust its Advisory Neighborhood Commission districts, too. And, just as they are on issues unrelated to the decennial population survey, [...]

Young ANC Candidate Larry Pretlow: Eliminate Curfew

Not too long ago, 21-year-old ANC 8C03 candidate Larry T. Pretlow II hatched a plan for lowering crime in Ward 8. "We have a large issue with public safety," he says. The 4.0-G.P.A. Strayer University student believes "a lot of our crime is from youth," so he came up with a way of curtailing the [...]

Will Mt. Pleasant Go To Haydee’s? Owners, NIMBYs Await ABC Ruling

Haydee Vanegas is confident that city regulators will ultimately rule in her favor. "We expect a good answer," she tells City Desk.
The co-owner of Haydee's, a Salvadorean restaurant at 3102 Mt. Pleasant Street NW, sparked a neighborhood fight earlier this year when she decided to apply for a CN-class nightclub license, a move that would [...]

Neighborhood Watch: No Voluntary Do-Overs in Georgetown

The Issue: Six Georgetown restaurants, including four along Washington Harbour, are trying to back out of their voluntary agreements with neighbors. The VAs, as they're often called in NIMBY circles, legally bind the operators to certain hours and methods of operation as a condition of their licenses to sell alcohol. Violations of these agreements tend to draw [...]

Ordered to Close, Georgetown’s Philly P’s Finally Does

After a night of drunken debauchery in Georgetown, nothing tastes better than a slice of pizza–something's gotta soak up the alcohol. But Philly Pizza & Grill on Potomac Street NW has finally shuttered, after losing a hard-fought battle with the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).
“Philly [...]

Is Jim Graham Behind an ANC Coup?

For three years, Bryan Weaver has been elected chair of the Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commission. That run came to an end on Jan. 6, when he lost his re-election bid by a 4-2 vote of his fellow commissioners.
Now LL doesn't delve too often into such parochial affairs, but this particular internecine feud carries [...]