Call to order: 7:06pm
Introductions (7:06-7:13): introduce yourself to your table, let them know how
long you have been in the neighborhood and what you want to improve in the
neighborhood. 68 community members in attendance.
Community Presentations (7:13- 7:46)
– “Hi” Campaign: (7:13-7:15)
– Jason Moore, Lucy Diggs Slowe Dorm President (7:15 – 7:23)
o increase community camaraderie through friendly communication to
o Volunteering to spread word, stickers, etc.
o Follow on twitter @Hi_Campaign_DC or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
o Wants to change relationship with community, as one of the last off-
campus dorms at Howard University
o Wants to integrate Lucy Diggs Slowe rich history into the culture of
o Wants to demonstrate students benefits to the community and come
partner that is accepted at the table
o 7 other Howard students in attendance
– LeDroit Park Neighborhood Green Infrastructure Project, District Dept. of
Transportation (DDOT) (7:23 – 7:39) Reggie Arno 202-741-5340
o After 2012 neighborhood flood, Mayor directed study and
implementation of infrastructure to better handle storm water
improve surface stormwater management
improve water quality entering local drainage system , streams
reduce potential for flooding by reducing concentrated flows of
implement features that are attractive, unobtrusive and
o what need from community:
identify areas where the community experiences flooding
identify potential sites for consideration in this project
identify potential sites that should not be considered in this
o next steps
community walk: November 15 – more details to come.
develop short list of treatment locations
take photos, post on blog and social media
o funding: $2 million a year for 5 years
or other water bodies
water during storm events
require limited maintenance
– LeDriot Park Market, email@example.com (7:39-7:43)
– Groundswell (7:43-7:46)
o Plan is to open in November
o Planning for a retail market and deli. Please email above address with
any feedback you have on what type of market/goods you’d like to see
o Will look into accepting “Bison Bucks”
o For the last five years, Groundswell’s been disrupting the energy
sector with our unique model called Civic Consumption.
o Visit their website for more information at: www.groundswell.org
– Parks Committee, Nicole Bambas (7:46-7:50)
– Treasurer, Donna Morris (7:50)
– Membership, Christina Gilbert (7:52)
– Communications, Ashley Jefferson (7:56)
– Public Safety, Anita Norman (7:58)
o Casey Trees event on Oct 25: event was huge success. Thanks to all
that came out and all the neighborhood businesses that donated.
o Watering Plan: the next step is to communicate with volunteers that
signed up to contribute to the schedule to water the trees. If you are
interested in helping out, please email Nicole at
o Currently have $2,438.77 in the bank
o Due rates are: residential $15, senior $5, sponsors $100, business
$250, corporate $500.
o Visit the website to join through PayPal
o Mail check to P.O. Box 135, Washington, DC 20044
o Sign up for Membership: please make sure you have paid your dues.
Membership cycle is from May 1 – April 30. Funds help LPCA provide
events and activities for the community. If you cannot remember,
send me an email and I can verify.
o Neighborhood Happy Hour: is on November 11 at 6:00pm at Big
Bear Café. Please spread the word and bring your friends.
o Website has been updated: please check it out and sign up
o Looking for writers to help put the quarterly newsletter together and
participate with updating and maintaining our social media outlets
o Holiday Season Safety tips: protect your home when traveling,
protect your packages,
o Block Captains: currently recruiting people, email Anita at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and sign up.
o Anna Cooper Circle Maintenance: contact DGS at 202-576-7676 to
report trash and other maintenance issues (direct contacts are Curt
Bakos or Alfred Richards)
o Parking and Enforcement: going to ask next ANC Commissioner to
write a letter to DDOT requesting a traffic survey for the entire
o Safety Walk: Nov 6 at 7pm meet at Anna Cooper Circle. Walk to areas
of concern with police officer. Looking for repairs and other issues
want addressed by city.
o Halloween: “NextDoor LeDroit Park” is asking for houses to identify
when going to offer candy, then populating a map of houses for
o Officer Spence: Crime report for PSA
Sept 26-Oct 26
9 violent crime
15 non-violent crimes
Community Open Forum (8:15-8:30)
– Zeba Floyd gave McMillan Advisory Group update. Contact Zeba
(email@example.com) for more information
– Brian Footer gave an update to Ben Ball’s letter regarding persistent issues
with Elks Lodge in which they have been violating their settlement
agreements. Community members agreed to have a public dialog to address
the concerns. More details to come.