Each year I make space available on Frozen Tropics for ANC candidates who send me their candidate statements. The following is one of those:
As the current ANC Commissioner for 6C04 (Near Northeast & NoMa) since 2011, I am dedicated to sustaining a neighborhood that respects the history of longtime residents while remaining inviting to newcomers. I have worked to promote a safe and walkable community, create vibrant parks, and preserve the local heritage which makes our neighborhood a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
I have been a resident of Washington, DC for over 10 years, and here in Near Northeast/NoMa for five years with my wife and son. I have a Masters Degree in Construction Engineering and work as a Project Manager for McKissack & McKissack, a DC-based construction company.
Balancing the positive and negative aspects of development is one of the most important issues in our neighborhood. I have used my background to effectively evaluate proposed projects and negotiate with developers and the District to make sure that the needs of our community are met.
I have worked hard as our ANC Commissioner for the past year to reach out to as many neighbors as I can, while lobbying for increased city services and improved developments. Some of the issues I've worked on include:
Safe & Convenient Transportation
° Negotiated with developers for new bike racks and Capital Bikeshare stations
° Advocated for traffic calming on K Street & Florida Avenue
° Planned for new bicycle infrastucture on G, Eye, First & K Streets
New & Improved Parks
° Worked with MPD and others for improved oversight of the new Hayes Playground
° Designed a new dog run, potentially to be installed in early 2013
° Planned for new parks with NoMa BID, Gallaudet University, Tommy Wells & others
Encouraging Positive Development
° Monitored construction projects to ensure compliance with DC laws
° Assisted local restaurants to obtain licenses and services
° Coordinated with agencies & neighbors to increase oversight and enforcement of NoMa nightclubs
Note: 6C04 has been re-numbered to 6C06 due to redistricting, and the borders expanded to include blocks South of K (from 6C05) & between 7th & 8th (from 6A01). For any questions, or for more information, please email Ward6Tony@gmail.com or visit www.Ward6Tony.blogspot.com.