BACA meeting tonight & other info

From Jim

Guest Speakers Include:
William O. Howland, Jr., Director
DC Department of Public Works
Raman Bhatia
Community Greens

Agenda Includes:
Public Safety Committee Report
Land Use, Planning and Economic Development Committee Report
Introduction of “Flower Power 2005”

Monday, May 2, 2005
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.
Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


Summer Job Fair for Ward Five High School Students: On Wednesday, May
4, 2005, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Council Member
Vincent B. Orange is sponsoring a job fair for high school students with GUEST
SERVICES, INC. The job fair will take place in the John Wilson
Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 103. On-the-spot interviews will be
conducted for jobs as cashiers/servers and ice cream cart attendants at
a rate of $8.00 per hour. Applicants must bring two forms of identification – i.e., a social security card and a valid driver’s license or any other government issued photo identification. Background checks will be conducted following a successful interview. For more information, call (202)724-8028.

Ward Five Picnic: On Saturday, May 14, 2005, from Noon until Dusk,
Council Member Orange is sponsoring his annual picnic and plant giveaway. The
picnic will be held at the Langdon Park and Recreation Center, 20th and
Franklin Streets, NE. In addition to the plant giveaway, there will be
food and music as well as a moon bounce, pony rides, bingo and other
activities for children. This picnic represents the kickoff of the spring and
summer cleanup campaigns that Mr. Orange would like to stimulate in every
neighborhood in Ward Five.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day: On Saturday, May 14, 2005,
from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Washington, DC residents may dispose of
household hazardous waste items at Carter Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, 16th
and Kennedy Streets, NW. Items that will be collected for recycling are:
(1) acids; (2) aerosols; (3) antifreeze; (4) asbestos tile; (5) batteries;
(6) cleaning chemicals; (7) drain openers; (8a) furniture stripper; (9)
ink; (10) varnish; lawn and garden chemicals; (12) fertilizer; (13) lighter
fluid; (14) mercury themometers; (15) moth balls; (16) motor oil; (17)
paint; (18) pesticides and poisons; (19 roofing tar; (20)
solvents/thinners; (21) transmission, windshield wiper and brake fluids; (22) wood
preservatives; and (23) your old green or maroon recycling bin. This
event is being sponsored by the DC Department of Public Works. For more
information call (202) 727-1000.

Police Service Area (PSA) 501 Monthly Meeting: The next PSA 501 meeting
will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2005, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.,
at the Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church’s Bishop Alfred Owens Family Life
Center, 609 Rhode Island Avenue, NE. This meeting represents an important
opportunity for residents to share their public safety concerns with
the MPD official who is directly responsible for providing police coverage to
our area. In addition, residents can be exposed to “best practices” that
are being implemented by citizens in other parts of the city to combat

Senior Citizens’ Police Academy: In partnership with the DC Office on
Aging, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has created a unique
opportunity for seniors to understand the operations of the Department,
develop problem-solving skills and strategies, become ambassadors to
their communities, and volunteer to help solve crime. The MPD’s Senior
Citizens’ Police Academy program was developed in concert with the Partnership
Academy, a crime prevention leadership training program for community
residents and other stakeholders in the District of Columbia. MPD will provide
senior citizens with free courses that enable them to understand each other,
their role in neighborhood safety and health, and the role of their MPD
partners; courses that build the capacity of neighborhood residents to impact
crime and disorder problems; and courses that support the leadership that is
necessary for systemic change. The program runs for 12 weeks on
Tuesday mornings for approximately three hours. Classes will begin in June
Participants must be 50 years of age and older, express a willingness
to complete the entire program, be a resident of the District, and consent
to a background check. For more information, please contact Marsh Hott at
(202) 727-8751 or the Office on Aging’s Information and Assistance Unit on
(202) 724-5626.

“Happy are those who dream dreams, and are willing to pay the price to
them come true!”


May 2, 2005

Monthly Meeting Agenda

1. Meeting Called to Order 7:00 p.m.

2. Opening Comments

3.Public Safety Report Fifth District Police

4. Remarks: William O. Howland, Jr.,
Director, DPW
Insp. Jacqueline Brooks

5. Remarks: Raman Bhatia
Community Greens

6. “Flower Power 2005” Mary Ann Wilmer

7. Land Use, Planning, and Art Slater
Economic Development
Committee Report

8. Office of C/M Orange Linda Perkins, Director
Constituent Services

9. BACA Housekeeping J. Berry

10. Announcements:

(a) Next BACA Meeting – Monday, June 6, 2005

11. Adjournment 8:30 p.m.

12. Social Period 9:00 p.m.