Saturday, September 22, 2012

ANC Candidates Discuss Issues at Neighborhood Forums

The candidates for ANC Commissioner in the 14th and U neighborhood were introduced to the community at the recent U Street Neighborhood Association (USNA) and Shaw-Dupont Citizens Alliance (SDCA) forums.  The SDCA forum (pictured here) was held at the Thurgood Marshall Center and was well attended. 

The newly created ANC1B12 and the existing ANC2B09 represent residents and businesses in the 14th and U neighborhood.  Subject areas discussed included the proposed moratorium, increased crime, appropriate real estate development, promotion of diversity in businesses, and timely constituent services. 

Four candidates are vying for the newly created ANC 1B12 position and they are:  Erling Bailey, John Carlos Green, Zahra Jilani, and Dan Wittels.  Noah Smith is unopposed and was invited by SDCA to participate in the discussion to learn more about our neighborhood's concerns since he will be representing the southwestern corner of 14th and U next year.