The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Annual Spring Public Meeting | April 22, 2014 @ 6:30PM

 CJCCs 2014 Annual Spring Public Meeting

Come Participate in the Discussion and Develop Safe Summer Approaches and Strategies

Attend the session and:

– Hear what public safety programs are being planned to make you, your family, and community safer this summer;

– Learn about community inspired programs that can promote safe and secure neighborhoods; and

– Provide feedback to juvenile and criminal justice leaders about strategies and initiatives that you think will be effective where you live, work, and play as summer activities intensify.

Refreshments will be provided

For more information or if any accommodations are needed, please contact Tamekia McMahon at (202) 442-9283 or Accommodation requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting.


@DDOE_DC: Sustainable DC First Year Progress Report Community Event | April 22, 2014 @ 6PM

Please join us for the upcoming Sustainable DC community event, and share this information widely with your constituents. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at or (202) 442-7600 if you have any questions.

On Earth Day next Tuesday, April 22nd, please join Mayor Gray for the Sustainable DC First Year Progress Report and Community Action Fair, featuring nine community organizations and additional Sustainable DC partner agencies.

Be ready to take action to make our city more sustainable–you’ll be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities and programs on site. The event is 6:00-8:30 pm at the Langley Education Campus (101 T Street NE) closest to the NoMa-Gallaudet U and Rhode Island Avenue Metro stations on the Metro Red Line.

Mayor Gray will review our significant progress from the first year, and also the challenges we still face. Copies of the SDC First Year Progress Report will be available, reviewing progress on all 143 actions in the Sustainable DC Plan.

The Progress Report will be followed by a lightening round of 3-minute pitches from the nine community organizations below on why and how you should get involved with their good work. We’ll be holding more events like this in the future, so if your organization wants to participate, please let us know at

  • Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • Casey Trees
  • DC Sun
  • DC Sustainable Energy Utility
  • Going Green Today Do It for DC! Challenge
  • Groundwork Anacostia
  • Neighborhood Farm Initiative
  • Washington Area Bicyclist Association

An open-house COMMUNITY ACTION FAIR follows, so you can sign up with these organizations and with District agency programs like urban farming, green power, and the new “Love Your Block” Initiative of ServeDC.

Please RSVP here. Tell your friends and see you next Tuesday!

The Sustainable DC Team

Press Conference

The following morning, Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00 am, Mayor Gray will further discuss the progress of Sustainable DC at his biweekly press conference. The location hasn’t yet been confirmed, but please plan to join us to hear more about all the accomplishments of Sustainable DC in its first year of implementation.

DC Emancipation Day: Free Concert feat. Talib Kweli, Parade, Workshops and More!

Enjoy Multiple Celebrations including a Large Citywide Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, A Celebrity Town Hall Panel at Lincoln Theatre, Educational Seminars and Workshops in the John A. Wilson Building, A Free Music Concert at Freedom Plaza, and a Post-Concert Fireworks Finale!

The week began with the DC Emancipation Day Panel; a celebrity town hall, covering emerging social issues within the African American community. The event was held at Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, April 13th at 6pm and featured panelists: Michael Skolnik, Chuck D, Toni Blackman, MC Hammer, and Monie Love, with Robyn Murphy who served as moderator.

DC Emancipation Day celebrations continue onWednesday, April 16th at 11:00am with a festive parade down Pennsylvania Avenue NW boasting more than 40 participating groups, including numerous DC high school and college marching bands, the U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corp and Color Guard, The 54th Voluntary Infantry Regiment, the UniverSOUL Circus, various MPDC Units, neighborhood groups and associations, and much more. Enjoy food and merchandise vendors all throughout the day.

From 1:30pm and again at 2:45pm, visit the Open House at the John A. Wilson Building (near the Parade end route at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC) for educational workshops with Mark Plotkin, Hon. Frank Smith, Peter Hanes, and Dr. Elizabeth Clark Lewis, Ph.D.

The official DC Emancipation Day Concert, “Message in the Music” will begin at 4pm at Freedom Plaza and feature Brian Lenair (4pm to 5pm), followed by performances by Talib Kweli, Raheem DeVaughn, Arrested Development, MC Lyte, Doug E Fresh and more. The full day of celebrations will end with an impressive Fireworks Finale over Freedom Plaza, beginning at 8:30pm. Get details below, as well as at All Emancipation Day DC events are free and open to the public!

@DCSEU: Free Home Solar PV System meeting | April 19, 2014 @ 10 AM

If the cold winter and high electric bills of 2014 have you down, we have a solution- GO SOLAR. ARS is spearheading a District program funded by fees you pay on your PEPCO bill through the DCSEU (DC Sustainable Electric Utility). This program will provide residents with a FREE 2.5Kw Solar PV system (system is valued at $12,000) that could save as much as 30% on your electric bill.

To be eligible for the free program, residents must meet DCSEU’s minimum requirements:

– Be a DC resident

– Meet income requirements

Persons in Family – 60% ($) AMI

1 – 45,100

2 – 51,250

3 – 58,000

4 – 64,400

5 – 69,600

6 – 74,750

7 – 79,900

8 – 85,050

– Have a home electrical panel equal or greater than 100 amps

– Have a southern facing roof that is less than 15 years old with minimum tree interference

If you meet these requirements and are interested, please send email to ARS at

A meeting about the program will be held at the following locations:

Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church

Allen Education Building Room #113

5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20019

April 19, 2014, 10:00 am

ANC7C: Monthly Meeting – Special Guest @mayorvincegray & @DCBOEE | April 10, 2014 @ 7PM


Here is the agenda for tonights meeting:

7:00 PM Roll Call of ANC Commissioners

7:05 PM ANC Administrative business

* Approval of Past Minutes – March 13, 2014 Meeting
* Vote Arcadia Mobile Market Letter of Support
* Vote Deanwood Community Health Fair from UM Men of Randall Memorial United Methodist Church Letter of Support
* Vote DDOT 91623 for Paving, ADA Curb Ramp, Driveway for 5002 Hayes Street NE (Merritt Elementary 6D Headquarters) Letter of Support

7:20 PM – Mayor Vincent Gray

8:20 PM – DC Board of Elections and Ethics

8:40 PM – Community Announcements

9:00 PM – Adjournment