Who represents a neighborhood’s interests in the DC government? The advisory neighborhood commissions. The volunteers who serve on each neighborhood’s ANC are elected every two years, so you’ll be seeing their names on the DC ballot on November 4th (and during early voting, starting on October 20th).
We’ve invited the candidates of ANC 3F to submit statements about what they’ve done for the neighborhood and how they’d like to serve in the future. First up: Adam Tope of 3F01. He is running unopposed.
Over the past four years, I have worked hard to make ANC 3F’s meetings and events open to the community. I have created a mailing list and promotional plan to ensure that the public is aware of the ANC’s activities, meetings and agendas, which leads to active community involvement in all of the issues we touch. We have added the capability to live stream our meetings to the Internet, which allows constituents to watch our meetings in real time and send us questions in real time, which has greatly expanded our reach and connections to the community.
Over the next two years, I plan to focus my efforts on two areas – improving pedestrian safety and continuing to promote and help Van Ness grow.
On the pedestrian safety front, I plan to work with DDOT, MPD and other stakeholders to help improve pedestrian safety in our ANC. I hope to see better MPD enforcement of speeding and traffic laws. I hope to see additional automated enforcement brought into our ANC. I hope to work with DDOT and DCPS to improve road markings and improve safety of students walking to our many neighborhood schools.
On the improving Van Ness front, I plan to work proactively with the ANC’s Van Ness Vision Committee and other stakeholders to promote Van Ness as an area welcoming to new businesses. I hope to work with landlords and developers who are looking to expand or redevelop properties currently in our neighborhood so that they contains amenities for the greater community.
I look forward to continuing to serve the residents of ANC 3F for the next two years.
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