The ANC 5D Zoning & Development Committee is looking for a diverse group of new members. The committee will be responsible for reviewing any new zoning applications in our area and helping to gauge public opinion. This group offers ANC 5D the opportunity to engage more directly with neighbors and give more people the opportunity to influence decisions that will impact all of us.
If you have expertise in planning, architecture or zoning or if you just have a passion for this neighborhood and want to help, please contact your commissioner with questions and apply online to join the committee.
The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality, that we commemorate every April 16, DC Emancipation Day.
2018 Emancipation Day
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
It’s that time of year again! Join Mayor Bowser at the 2018 DC Emancipation Day Parade and Concert on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM.
Please let me know if you can attend, so I can keep an eye out for you. I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
For additional information, visit: emancipation.dc.gov or Eventbrite link: https://2018emancipationday.eventbrite.com
UPDATED: Video added March 28, 2018
This is not your last chance to speak up...
Thanks so much to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to attend the Langston Civic Association's community roundtable with Mayor Bowser. These meetings are only effective when neighbors show up and address the issues that are important to them and make it clear that we care.
Please know that this will not be the last of these conversations with the mayor or councilmember and that every single issue addressed will receive follow up from the mayor's staff as well as our civic association president, Sydelle Moore. If you have additional issues, questions or comments, please email us.
There is already a map of sidewalk and street repairs in the hands of our Mayor's Office of Community Relations as well as DDOT to address the specific concerns raised last night. MPD will also be attending the next Langston Civic Association meeting to continue to work on our concerns about recent shootings in the area. The Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement has also dispatched members of their response team to try and help with getting appropriate violence intervention staff to track down and mediate between the parties involved in recent shootings.
The civic association meetings are open to all and we look forward to continuing to work together to enhance civic pride, community engagement and safety. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 AT 6 PM at 2109 Maryland Ave NE (rear entrance).
President, Langston Civic Association