Edward Milton uploaded video of the latest meeting
Here's the first video in a playlist showing the last ANC 5D meeting Unsurprisingly, public safety was a big topic of discussion. Commissioner Lewis again expressed concern that there is not always an officer representing each PSA present to deliver the public safety report. Commissioner Shropshire mentioned an emergency meeting she recently held with Councilmember McDuffie partly in response to recent crime (some neighbors objected on Twitter Nextdoor to the short notice of only a few hours).
Unfortunately, the sniping that often mars ANC 5D meetings was again present. I'll let people watch the video, but I bet you can guess the primary origin.
The Commission heard a follow-up presentation on Crossing the Street: Activating Ivy City. The speaker mentioned partnering with the informal group The Real Ivy City (#TheRealIvyCity) for flyering and other outreach, and Commissioner Lewis expressed that that group did not necessary represent everyone in Ivy City, and that it "rubs a lot of the longstanding residents the wrong way." She suggested the organizers work with local churches.
Towards the end of the meeting Anwar Saleem, of H Street Main Street, spoke about activities H Street Main Street is organizing at the Starburst Plaza. He spoke specifically about upcoming plans for Art All Night. This presentation touched a nerve with Commissioner Kathy Henderson (the Starburst Plaza falls within her SMD). Henderson and Saleem have clashed previously, and the Starburst is particular topic of contention for the two. The video below depicts Henderson lecturing Saleem following the meeting, accusing him of "disrespecting the elective process" and showing "disregard for the will of [her] community." She concluded by telling him "We're gonna shut you down, and send you back to Ward 6."