[Mintwood-place] no public notice of October 4 ANC 1C PZT Committee mtg
denisjames at verizon.net
Sat Oct 1 02:26:55 EDT 2011
As Chris Otten has pointed out, ANC's by law, must give 7 days public notice
of their meetings. If I had not written today, what notice would have been
given by the ANC for the Tuesday, October 4, 7 pm PZT meeting at the
Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, where the Church Hotel and the
Comprehensive Plan will be discussed?
So, I would hope that more folks than just me would be concerned about
notice for ANC meetings. These are publicly elected officials, whose "great
weight" affects us in many ways.
In fact, the nature and subject matter of these PZT meetings is a topic that
KCA and Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association leadership has repeatedly
written to PZT and ANC Chair Wilson Reynolds about, seeking clarity on the
topics to be covered and when, and the frequency of such meetings.
But we have had no meaningful response. It is critical that a well-planned
public process take place for a project of such size and scope.
Additionally, Mr. Reynolds has not named the topics of future meetings on
this issue at the earlier meetings you reference, just that a meeting will
take place, something that is regularly scheduled as shown on the ANC
As to your criticism of me and KCA actions, all KCA dues-paying members
receive our printed newsletter, mailed 1st class US mail, which announced
the meeting and agenda items, and every member who has shared their e-mail
address with us also gets timely notice. In addition, it is well known, and
published on our website, that KCA meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month,
September through June.
I doubt that this is the first time, nor will it be the last, that I don't
go the extra mile and put up street signs and make list-serve announcements
for our meeting.
KCA, under my leadership is determined to focus its voice to the various
government agencies that allow public participation to us as a 501c3 civic
association. That is why we passed a resolution on September 15 listing our
concerns about Mr. Friedman's Hotel PUD application, and that resolution has
been forwarded to the Office of Planning as our community comment for
inclusion in the report they will prepare for the Zoning Commission.
I note that Mr. Reynolds did make a public apology, explanation and further
notice of the meeting in question after my initial posting.
From: kaliseal at aol.com [mailto:kaliseal at aol.com]
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 3:22 PM
To: adamsmorgan at yahoogroups.com; wreynoldsanc at aol.com;
denisjames at verizon.net
Cc: mintwood-place at lists.mutualaid.org; wcombs at witeckcombs.com
Subject: Re: no public notice of October 4 ANC 1C PZT Committee mtg
Denis, am generally supportive of you, but you look silly and mean spirited
for writing this to the listservs. "What's Up with that" is that ANC
committees as a rule usually post their meetings 48-72 hours in advance
because no one pays much attention before that. "What's Up with that" is
you are the Pot calling the Kettle black because you held the last KCA
meeting with a Vote on the hotel issue and for the first time ever you
failed to post notice of the meeting on any ListServ anywhere at any time --
which you always do without fail, and you did not put any flyers on the
street as you usually do. Wesley Combs rightly called you out on this during
your own KCA Sept meeting. "What's Up with that" is you have been in the
room when this Oct 4 PZT meeting and date was announced at both the ANC1C
Sept 7. monthly meeting and at PZT meeting on Sept 19.
Regards, Lamar Cousins
From: Denis James <denisjames at verizon.net> To: One List
<adamsmorgan at yahoogroups.com>; Wilson Reynolds (ANC 1C)
<wreynoldsanc at aol.com> Cc: mintwood-place
<mintwood-place at lists.mutualaid.org> Sent: Fri, Sep 30, 2011 1:06 pm
Subject: [Mintwood-place] no public notice of October 4 ANC 1C PZT Committee
I visited the ANC 1C website today and found a notice for an ANC 1C PZT
committee for October 4th at 7 pm at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia
Road, the topic being the Church Hotel proposal and the DC Comprehensive
But no notice here, or on the Mintwood list.
What's up with that? Denis
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