Video of last night's ANC 5D meeting (courtesy of Edward Milton)
Here's the full playlist of videos for last night's ANC 5D meeting. Thanks to Edward Milton for taping and uploading it so quickly (you can also watch video of the December meeting if you are so inclined). Just a warning, last night's meeting ran very long (about 3 hours). I wasn't at last night's meeting, and I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, so the details below rely on tweets from a local resident (@ker_dc) who frequently live tweets these meetings. If you want to read tweets from last night's meeting you can search #ANC5D on Twitter.
One of the items on the agenda for last night was officer elections. Unfortunately Commissioner Bernice Blacknell (5D04) was out sick, so only six of the seven commissioners were in attendance. When they held the vote for a new chair the choice was between current Chair Commissioner Clarence Lee (5D07) and Commissioner Kathy Henderson (5D05). Commissioner Blacknell was reportedly also nominated (by Henderson), but was obviously not present. The vote ended in a tie with Commissioners James Butler (5D03, and currently running for Mayor), Peta-Gay Lewis (5D01), and Henderson supporting Henderson, while Commissioners Yvonne Buggs (5D06), Keisha Shropshire (5D02), and Lee backed Lee's bid. They tried again, but the results remained the same. ANC 5D will hold a special meeting to elect officers. I don't have a date for that yet, but I will post it once that becomes available. We might also soon begin to see some updates show up on the ANC 5D website as Commissioner Shropshire has volunteered to take over that job (the website is currently about a year out of date).