Community Meeting –
Chairperson Preston called the meeting to order at 6:40 PM, at the Fort Totten Metro Police Substation. Our hosts were Commissioners Roberts, Washington and Alston. A quorum as established by call of the roll. All commissioners were present.
Roll Call by Commissioner John Feeley
Commissioner Timothy Thomas Commissioner John J. Feeley, Jr.
Commissioner Robert King Commissioner Patricia Roberts
Commissioner Angel Alston Commissioner
Commissioner Carolyn Steptoe Commissioner Shirley Rivens Smith
Commissioner Nicola Shaw Commissioner
Lt. Lucas, MPA 4D
Ronald McCoy from the Department of Housing
Corresponding Secretary – No correspondence was read.
· Treasurer’s report – The treasurer reported that the paperwork needed for the March quarterly report was completed. Cancelled checks and a current balance were reported. It was moved by Commissioner Riven-Smith and seconded by Commissioner King to accept the treasurer’s report. The motion passed by voice vote.
Commission Business -
There was a motion to support an I Gaming resolution proposed by Commissioner King, moved by Commissioner Griffin and seconded by Commissioner Shaw. The motion did not pass, but resulted in a tied vote, 6 in support and 6 in opposition. The motion was tabled.
The grant proposed for Seabury Community Resources was tabled until the February COW meeting.
5A Commission elections: Mr. James Washington ran the election.
Commissioner Grant was nominated for the
position of chair, Commissioners King moved,
Commissioner Thomas was nominated for the vice-chair position. King moved, Grant seconded. Elected by acclamation.
Commissioner Roberts was nomimnated to be corresponding secretary. She declined the nomination and no one else offered to fill the position. Left vacant.
Commissioner Feeley was nominated as recording secretary. King moved, Grant seconded. Elected by acclamation.
Commissioner Rivens-Smith was nominated for
the position of treasurer.
Commissioner King was nominated to be
Councilmember Mendelsohn swore in the newly elected officers.
Police Report: Lt. Lucas of 4D reported that 9 new PSA’s have been created. He reported that the resources for these PSA’s are not in place – insufficient patrol cars are place in 4D for example.
Community Concerns: Community concerns
raised in the meeting: Stolen auto activity in Pleasant Hills. Shooting on
Commissioner King recommended that the Commission adopt a resolution in support of full funding for the newly formed PSA’s.
Held due to elections.
Mr. Ronald McCoy spoke concerning the Housing Choice voucher program available through the Department of Housing. Contractual matters such as evictions are the concern of the building owners. The program serves 13,000 DC renters.
It was recommended by several people present that if one had concerns about renters in the program, section 8 renters, or if one wanted to find out if a property was in the program, one should enter the address in question at the District Attorney’s web site.
Commissioner Preston moved that the meeting be adjourned and it was seconded by Commissioner King.
Chair Grant adjourned the meeting at .
Respectfully submitted by
John J. Feeley, Jr.