ANC 5C meetings

From a Berry email.

Neighbors,

Below please find a public notice re. the next two meetings of ANC 5C.

Please share these data with your neighbors and make your best effort

to

attend.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5C

POST OFFICE BOX 77761

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20013

TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966

www.anc5c.org

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICES

Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following

organizations:

DC SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION

UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Where: All Nations Baptist Church

2001 North Capitol Street, N.E.

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Monthly Forum

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar Sr. High School

1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Some Housing alert

Extended deadline:

October 20

Urgent:

Preserve CRA in 1O minutes

Please

take a few minutes right now to write a brief e-mail comment and ask all

your colleagues to write one to preserve the Community Reinvestment Act

against a very serious threat. Comments are due October 20. Thank

you to the 861 people who responded to our first Alert in September.  We

need another big effort in the next week.

Background

Under current rules, small banks with assets under $250 million undergo a

limited CRA exam that covers only some basic lending activities. Larger

banks undergo a full CRA exam that covers lending, investments, and

services. Now the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has proposed

to allow all banks with assets under $1 billion to have the limited exam.

Only 4% of FDIC-regulated banks would face a full CRA exam. This change

would harm low- and moderate-income communities, and leave some states with

no banks subject to a full CRA exam. The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)

has already finalized a similar rule. The two other regulators, the Federal

Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, are

considering a similar change. Other changes could also follow.

It is critical that including community organizations and the general

public submit comments to the FDIC opposing the proposed change
. The

FDIC has already received a record 7,000 comments, but the majority are

from small banks supporting the FDIC’s proposal. The Fed and the OCC are

watching closely to see whether community groups care. This is an

important moment for maintaining and expanding bank involvement in

communities.

How To Send a Comment
It is really

quick and easy. Just visit the target=”_blank” href=”http://lisc.org/cgi-bin/tr.pl?date=2004/oct/13&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Efdic%2Egov%2Fregulations%2Flaws%2Ffederal%2Fpropose%2Ehtml”

>FDIC website
and find “Community Reinvestment 12 CFR

Part 345″. Click on “Submit Comment” and type in your comment. Your comment

can be very simple. For example:

“I oppose the FDIC’s proposal to

allow banks with assets above $250 million to be examined as small banks

under the Community Reinvestment Act. This policy would reduce lending,

investments and services in low-income communities.”

That’s all

there is to it. Of course, feel free to write more if you wish.

For more information on this issue, please go to target=”_blank” href=”http://lisc.org/cgi-bin/tr.pl?date=2004/oct/13&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Encrc%2Eorg”>National Community Reinvestment Coalition or target=”_blank” href=”http://lisc.org/cgi-bin/tr.pl?date=2004/oct/13&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Enaahl%2Eorg”>National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders. We

also encourage you sign on to group letters that organizations may have,

but that is no substitute for sending individual letters.

THANK

YOU.

 


Bates Area Civic Assoc is PLANNING Oktoberfest

According to the little yellow flyer on my fence:

The Bates Area Civic Association is planning an Oktoberfest for Saturday October 30th. Their current ideas include a:

Chili Cook-off

Cornbread

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Hot Cider

Flea market

Live Music

Health and Wellness Table

Games

Prizes

and more

If you are interested in volunteering or renting space for the flea market contact the planning committee at oktoberfest AT arachnophile dot com.

Baseball in DC

Got this late yesterday so the event has passed, but it is a notable one:

Dear Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner:

I am sure you’ve read in the papers that the return of baseball is imminent. The Mayor is making the official announcement at the City Museum today, (September 29) at 4:00 pm. I wanted to make sure you received a notice regarding this and officially invited. Your constituents are also invited to this important event.

{SNIP]

It’s time to celebrate! Major League Baseball returns to the District after a 33 year absence and the stadium, coupled with the new DC United Stadium, promises to spur development along the Anacostia River.

Hope to see you there!

Neil Richardson

5th Police District

From our wonderful leader Jim Berry:

Neighbors,

A message from Art Slater, Chairperson of the Fifth District MPD CAC.

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council Meeting –

Thursday, September 23, 2004

MPD Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council

Fifth District Headquarters

1805 Bladensburg Rd, NE

Community Room

Washington, DC

E-mail: Art Slater talader AT verizon PERIOD net

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The MPD Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council resumes its regular

meeting

schedule to meet with Commander Greene to help improve public safety in

the

Fifth District.

Agenda

* Commander’s Report

* Invited Speaker: Ken Wainstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of

Columbia http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/dc/

* Standing Committee Status

* Old Business

* New Business

* Community Concerns

* Announcements

* Adjournment

E-cycle-ables

From Logan Circle Discussion List:

LoganCircleNews] Announcement: Ecycling in Washington DC Sept and Oct

Blessings All,

(please forgive the cross postings)

It is time to recycle those old computers and other electronics in the

District of Columbia. Currently the District only recycles these

“household hazardous materials” twice a year.

NBC4 Digital Edge Expo will be presenting their green alley again this

year. You will be able to bring your electronic items to the New

Washington Convention Center Sept 18 and 19 from 9 to 5pm.

The District will hold its regular recycling day at the Carter Baron

Amphitheatre at 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW from 9am to 3pm on October

23rd, 2004

Please help us protect the environment by disposing of electronics and

other technology properly. If you are worried about lead in your water

you should also be worried about lead in the air you breath. Dispose of

these electronics properly.

If you have computer parts that need repair do not give them to non

profit organizations most of them are not able to pay for the repairs.

If you have working equipment we have a technology donation program were

we take computers to give to needy families. Call us for more details

202.722.9832.

For more information contact the dept of public works 202.727.1000.

A sample list of items

Memory Chips

Tape Drives

Floppy Drives

Pagers

Connectors/Cords/Wire

Fax Machines

Modems

Audio/Visual Equipment

CD ROM Drives

TVs (19″ or less)

Motherboards

Scrap Computer Plastic

Camcorders

VCRs

Printers

Monitors

Hard Drives

Network/Video/Sound Cards

Cell Phones

Power Supplies

Scrap Computer Metal

Copy machines

Peace and Blessings

Shireen Mitchell

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Executive Officer – Digital Sisters, Inc.

CFC# 5630 DC One Fund #9504

DCWW GROW Coordinator

Main Office 202.722.Ytec

director@digital-sistas.org

www.digital-sistas.org

Bates St Meeting Tonight

Via Jim Berry

Neighbors,

This is to remind you that a monthly meeting of the Bates Area Civic

Association, Inc. will take place tonight, at Mount Sinai Baptist

Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W., Rooms 1 and 2, commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Invited guests include Andrew Pollard, Convener of the Tuesday Morning

Breakfast Club; Willie Doggett, Volunteer, Cluster 21 Community Emergency

Response Team; and Linda Perkins, Constituent Services Coordinator in the Office

of Councilmember Vincent Orange.

Ordinarily, this meeting is held on the first Monday of each month;

however,the first Monday in September 2004 was the Labor Day holiday.

Hope to see you there!

Best,

J. Berry

Upcoming meetings for ANC 5C

Copied from e-mail sent by Berry

Neighbors,

Please find below, the notice that has been developed for the next two

meetings of ANC 5C. Please help us to spread the word in the

community.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5C

POST OFFICE BOX 77761

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20013

TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966

www.anc5c.org

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICES

Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following

organizations:

DC OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION

METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

GREENVEST L.C. re. MCMILLAN RESERVOIR

Where: First New Hope Baptist Church

1822 3rd Street, N.E.

When: Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

_______________________________________

Town Hall Meeting On Housing

Where: McKinley Technology High School

151 T Street, N.E.

When: Saturday, September 18, 2004

Time: 9:00 A.M. until Noon

Flower Power Awards

Neighbors,

There will be a reception that acknowledges those residents who were

nominated for an award during the Bates Area Civic Association’s

“Flower

Power 2004″ beautification campaign. The reception will take place on

Thursday, September 2, 2004 at Ella’s Coffee and Fine Art, 1506 North

Capitol Street, N.W., from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

It was decided that we would not tax the very limited funds in the BACA

treasury to produce this event; hence, we have sought in-kind

contributions

that we will use as prizes for the honorees. Therefore, BACA members

who

attend are being asked for a $7.00 donation to help defray the costs of

the

refreshments for the evening.

To RSVP, please contact MaryAnn Wilmer at (202) 328-0389. Hope to see

you

there!

Best,

Jim Berry