From DNA President Miles Groves:
Please join us for this month’s DNA Meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening (9/8) at Calvary Baptist Church (733 8th Street NW). The meeting begins at 6:30PM with PSA101W followed by two discussion leaders. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier is scheduled to be our first discussion leader. This is a great opportunity to meet Chief Lanier, ask questions, and learn more about the Chinatown Initiative. First District Commander Kamperin has also been invited.
Our second discussion leader will be Neighborhood Planner Emily Yates. Emily has attended many of our past meetings and is our contact for the Family Amenity Project. She will be talking about the Mount Vernon Square Study that recently started. This study includes land use consideration for several blocks on the northern end of our neighborhood. One of our interests with this study is the inclusion of green space for an urban park that we hope will include family programming (playground). There will be a public meeting on October 1st at the Carnegie Library that we need community support with attendance to make our concerns with the lack of family programming-space/green-space in our neighborhood. Emily will have more information on this meeting next week.
Please RSVP so we have a sense of how to set up the room, but please plan to join the meeting regardless of whether you RSVP. A meeting with Chief Lanier is a rare opportunity.