ANC 4C Activity on Pepco-Exelon Merger

Hello —

At ANC 4C’s inaugural 2015-2016 term public meeting this past Wednesday (1/14), we hosted representatives from Pepco (Region VP Mark Battle) and OPC (Laurence Daniels, lead attorney on merger) to discuss the merits of the proposed transaction between Pepco and Exelon.

On this blog last month, we have previously informed the community of the PSC public hearings where you can weigh in with the PSC on the merger.  However, this past week the 4C commission deemed it appropriate to host these representatives for a discussion.

Mr. Battle and Mr. Daniels each did a superb job presenting the arguments for and against the merger.  Commissioners asked pertinent questions, and at the conclusion of each side speaking, 4 members of the public stepped forward to ask additional questions.

You can view handouts from the meeting from Pepco here and from OPC here.  After the Q&A was concluded and the Commission had moved on to other agenda items, Cmr. Uqdah offered a motion for ANC 4C to pass a resolution opposing the merger.  The merger passed unanimously, with Cmrs. Maloney and Williams abstaining.  The “DRAFT” resolution, as passed, can be found here.  Once it is finalized, it will be provided to the PSC and filed in the appropriate docket for public comment.

Elected Officers of 2015-2016 ANC 4C

Last night, the newly constituted ANC 4C held its inaugural public meeting for the ANC 4C 2015/2016 term.  The first order of business was to elect officers for this new term.  The following individuals were elected by their fellow commissioners:

Vann-Di Galloway, Chair

Joe Maloney, Vice Chair

Kathleen Crowley, Treasurer

Taalib-Din Uqdah, Secretary

John-Paul Hayworth, Parlamentarian

Heights Community Soup

Neighbors!

Come out next Wednesday night for a fun event.  The Community Alliance for Upper 14th St (CAUFS) is sponsoring the Heights Community Soup, an event where you can learn about creative project ideas in the Heights Communities and vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the dinner.  All are welcome! Proposals must benefit communities surrounding the upper 14th Street neighborhoods. Boundaries are: Georgia Avenue (East), Rock Creek Park (West), Spring Road (South) and Missouri Avenue (North).

The event begins at 6pm, with presentations starting at 6:30pm.  It will take place at the Alpha Kappa Alpha House, located at 4411 14th St NW.  Suggested donation of $5 includes soup, salad, bread and a vote!

HOW IT WORKS
For a $5 donation attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote for one of four proposals to benefit the communities along upper 14th St through ideas that focus on the arts, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more.  Each presenter has four minutes to share his or her idea and then time to answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy entertainment and vote on the project they think benefits the community the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out his or
her project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
This project empowers community members to establish new networks and relationships, foster critical dialogue, and instill neighborhood pride. This is modeled after Detroit SOUP, whose mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.

Pepco-Exelon Merger

Dear Neighbors —

Many of you have recently attended ANC public meetings or sent correspondence to ANC commissioners regarding the Pepco-Exelon Merger.  At our January 14th meeting, we will discuss this matter, and expect to have representatives from the Office of the People’s Counsel and Pepco present to update the community on the pending merger.

There are several forthcoming opportunities for the community to provide public testimony.  Information on the opportunities to weigh in with the PSC from Kathleen Crowley, ANC Commissioner-Elect for 4C10, is pasted below.  Thank you!

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If you are interested in how this case and decision that will be rendered May-June 2015 you can find specific details on the DC Public Service

Commission’s website:

http://www.dcpsc.org/esr/Merger_ExelonPepco_FC1119.asp.

If you are interested in testifying or want to hear public testimony in support/opposition of the merger you can find specific information at http://dcpsc.org/pdf_files/hottopics/FC1119_NoticeOfCommunityAndEvidentiaryHearings.pdf
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Below is a listing of addition public meeting dates and locations:

*January 6, 2015 6pm * Thurgood Marshall Academy
Multi-purpose Room
2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington DC 20010

*January 12, 2015 6pm* Southwest Library
Community Room
900 Wesley Place, SW
Washington DC 20024

*January 20, 2015 6pm* University of the District of Columbia Community College
Conference Room
801 N Capital Street NW
Washington DC 20002

*February 9th to the 13th evidentiary hearings* will be held to evaluate
the effects of the merger on seven points related to the public interest
(which can be found at http://dcpsc.org/pdf_files/hottopics/FC1119_NoticeOfCommunityAndEvidentiaryHearings.pdf)

ANC 4C Public Meeting Agenda, December 10th Meeting

Hello —

Please see the agenda for our next public monthly meeting, December 10.  Our meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library.

Each year at our December meeting, we welcome the community to attend and enjoy a holiday celebration at the conclusion of our meeting.  Please come by!

DRAFT AGENDA – December 10, 2014 Community Meeting

Moment of Silence for Marion Barry

  1. Call to Order (6:30pm)
  2. Roll Call and Introduction of Commissioners (6:33pm)
  3. Approval of Agenda (6:35pm)
  4. Reading and Approval of the November 2014 Minutes (6:40pm)
  5. Metropolitan Police Commander Manlapaz – Commissioner Standish (6:45pm)
  6. Treasurers Report – Michael Yates (6:50pm)
  7. Approval of Purchase of Name Plates for new Commissioners
  8. DC Fire EMS (7:00pm)
  9. Keith Holman, Mayor Grays Office (7:01pm)
  10. Community Comment (2 minutes per speaker) (7:03pm)

Presentations:

  1. Transitional Housing Corporation – Commissioner Anthony (7:13pm)
  2. Owner of Little Coco’s – Commissioner Williams (7:18pm)

 ABRA Matters:

  1. Little Cocos – Commissioner Vaughan (7:23pm)
  2. O’Dalys – Commissioner Yates (7:28pm)

2014 ANC 4C Holiday Celebration (7:30pm)

Holiday Wreaths and Christmas Tree Sale!

Neighbors!

A great opportunity to support a community school is happening next weekend.  The West Education Campus Parent, Staff, & Community Organization is hosting a Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale next Friday (11/28, 10am — 9pm), Saturday (11/29,10am — 9pm) and Sunday (11/30, 10am — 5pm).  The sale will be held at the school’s campus at 1338 Farragut St NW, and 100% of the profits go to student enrichment programs.  Also, since West PSCO is a 501c3, your purchase is 100% tax deductible. It’s a win-win for you and the kids!

For additional information, you can also head to the online site for this sale.

Please come out and support this amazing school and its students.  If you have any questions, the coordinator is Atta Kiarash, and he can be reached at akiarash@solarsolutionllc.com.

Happy Holidays!

Pop Up Space for Artists

4C Residents!

Be sure to check out this clip from the Washington City Paper about a pop up art exhibit at the Murrell Building at the corner of Georgia Ave and Upshur Sts NW.  The current exhibit is running until November 28 (by appointment only, according to the article).

Check it out:  http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2014/11/13/a-new-pop-up-space-for-artists-of-color-quota-opens-tonight/

 

August Community Meeting

 

When:  Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Time:  6:30 PM

Where:  Petworth Library, Community Conference Room (Basement)

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DRAFT AGENDA – August 13, 2014 Community Meeting

  1. Call to Order (6:30pm)
  2. Roll Call and Introduction of Commissioners (6:33pm)
  3. Approval of Agenda (6:35pm)
  4. Reading and Approval of the  [enter  previous  Month] Minutes
  5. Treasurers Report: Quarterly Report, Michael Yates (6:45pm)
  6. Metropolitan Police (7:00pm)
  7. DC Fire EMS (7:05pm)
  8. Councilmember Muriel Bowser’s Office (7:10pm)
  9. Keith Holman, Mayor Grays Office (7:15pm)
  10. Community Comment (2 minutes per speaker)

 Old Business from July Meeting:

1.  ANC 4C Ward 4 Mayoral Candidates Forum – Timothy A. Jones – 2 minutes

2.  Ward 4 ANC Assembly ANC 4C Representation – Timothy A. Jones – 2     minutes

  1. Resolution for Better Schools – Joseph Maloney – 5 minutes

4.    Resolution on Pop-ups – Rickey Williams Jr. – 5 minutes

5.   DC Preparatory School BZA Form – Joseph Maloney – 5 minutes

 Presentations:

  1. Bridges Public Charter School – Vann-Di M. Galloway – 5 minutes

 Resolutions:

  1. Cab stand in front of the new Safeway Store – Timothy A. Jones – 5 minutes
  2. 14th Street Great Main Street Boundaries – Rickey Williams Jr. 5 minutes

New Business:

  1. Paul Public Charter School – 5 minutes

Your Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Washington DC, representing residents throughout Petworth, Brightwood, and 16th Street Heights