Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Why I hate meetings

Location- All Nations Church
Event- ANC 5C monthly meeting
It's 8:40 and we are just getting to the Cook School. It was scheduled to be approached at 7:25.
It is just 9:13 and I think Marshall Phillips is speechifying. Topic, LAYC. The topic has been beaten like a dead horse.
I'm going to type in earlier notes.... Richard Norwood is the new Alice Thompson, the new Outreach and Service Specialist for Ward 5 from the Mayor's office. An angry Hanover resident complaint that there is little beautification. She was answered by Commissioner Pinkney who said the sidewalks are concrete and can't have trees. The next Hanover meeting (to address this) is the 4th Thurs in Oct at the CAPS school.
Joyce Robinson mentioned the New York Ave playground and that it has gone down.
The angry Hanover resident said the drug boys are back. The next 501 PSA meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Harry Thomas Rec Center. The angry Hanover resident left unsatisfied with the responses provided by her ANC or the police.
She wasn't the only one leaving unsatified. The neighbor fighting the variance at 1721 4th St wasn't happy. Commissioner Anita Bonds, going on what she was told by the planning office believed the owners of 1421 could do what they wanted with adding the 4th floor by matter of right and the ANC should approve what is legally their right. The opposing neighbor tried to point out that it is not a matter of right because of the added density and the precedent. However it was well after 9:30 and the church was blinking the lights off and everyone wanted to go home and the argument was lost and the ANC approved the variance.
Side note- Harry Thomas is sporting what looks to be a beard.
Second note- I won't go to another ANC 5C meeting unless forced to. With BACA you get kicked out around 9PM.
I hate meetings.



At 9/29/2009 11:55 PM, Blogger IMGoph said...


one thing i won't miss about living in 5C was the meetings. poorly run meetings. i mean, sure, stuff got done, but a good executive should be able to try to keep somewhat close to the schedule as set down in the agenda. that was a goal that i never saw come close to being met at any of the 5C meetings i attended.

i haven't been to a 5B meeting yet, but good god, there's no way they could be as long as the 5C meetings were.

At 9/30/2009 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So no new meaningful updates on what's going on w/ layc? -Mike

At 9/30/2009 4:21 PM, Blogger Mari said...

The BACA folks keep up with that better than I. LAYC will be at the next BACA meeting on Monday. Bring yur horse whips.


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