Advisory Neighborhood 1B employs a committee structure to streamline business before the Commission, and is always seeking new members for the standing committees. Membership to each committee is open to all of ANC 1B residents and those with business interests in the area; however, priority shall always be given to residents of ANC 1B. All committees are co-chaired by a Commissioner and a resident of ANC 1B. The Commission is interested in having committee leadership come from the community, and strongly encourages community members to get involved both as committee members and chairs. A list of ANC 1B’s five standing committees and descriptions of their functions can be found below. If you are interested in serving as a committee chair, please contact the ANC Commissioner who represents your single-member district. If you do not know what single-member district you live in please consult our map page.
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (ABR) Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monitors all rules and regulations affecting the sale and distribution of alcohol.
- Review and advise the Commission on applications for liquor, restaurant, retail, and entertainment licenses.
- Track suspensions, revocations, and enforcement of settlement agreements.
Economic Development Committee, email@example.com
- Monitor rules, regulations, trends, and developments related to neighborhood development, improvement, stabilization, and urban affairs.
- Establish and maintain on-going working relations with those public and private entities with similar goals and purpose, including but not limited to, the Office of Zoning, the Office of Planning, Department of Employment Services, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and the Council’s Committee on the Whole.
- Review and advise the Commission on projects that require a Planned Unit Development (PUD), private dispositions of public land, and other projects as designated by the ANC.
- Promote the Commission area and recruit new business when appropriate.
- Maintain a committee web page that includes instructions and an outline of the process for working through the committee and appropriate agencies, and links to relevant organizations.
Public Safety & Community Engagement Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monitor rules and regulations pertaining to police and fire regulations, police protection, fire prevention, emergency medical services, homeland security, criminal justice, human rights, and public safety.
- Establish and maintain on-going working relations with those public and private entities with similar goals and purpose, including but not limited to, the Metropolitan Policy Department, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, and the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary.
- Advise the Commission on public safety activities across the Commission.
- Work to educate the community of facts and resources available that increase awareness and public safety.
- Work across ANC boundaries and the various Police Service Areas (PSAs) of the Third Metropolitan Police District to monitor and address public safety issues.
Transportation Review Committee, email@example.com
- Monitor all rules and regulations related to the operation and functionality of public and private transportation within the Commission area.
- Establish and maintain on-going working relations with those public and private entities with similar goals and purpose, including but not limited to, the Department of Transportation, the Taxicab Commission, and the Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment.
- Review and advise the Commission on applications and proposals relating to transportation, parking and other similar topics.
Zoning, Preservation & Development (ZPD) Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Track and, when appropriate, comment on zoning and historic preservation policy and developments.
- Establish and maintain on-going working relations with those public and private entities with similar goals and purpose, including but not limited to, the Historic Preservation Review Board, the D.C. Office on Zoning, the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Planning, and Council’s Committee on Housing and Community Development.
- Review and advise the Commission on all applications and proposals relating to residential projects 10 units and less, and small business developments.
- When appropriate, seek the advice of outside expertise, such as architects and historic preservationists, to guide the Committee in its work.