May 19th FBA Meeting to focus on Homelessness

The May meeting of the Foggy Bottom Association will focus on an issue important to all of us in the community, and the District at large. Representatives from the Metropolitan Police Department – including the new 2nd District Commander, Melvin Gresham — and the DC Department of Human Services will discuss the challenges everyone faces because so many of our neighbors are homeless. We will learn about the myriad causes of homelessness, relevant laws and procedures, and what each of us can do to help. In addition, we will make plans for future meetings to address specific challenges and take on specific tasks. We hope you will join us.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: St. Paul’s Church, 2430 K St NW, 2nd Floor

April FBA Members Meeting Cancelled

Because Kennedy Center staff will be unable to participate, the Foggy Bottom Association regretfully must cancel its upcoming membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 28. We sincerely apologize for the late notice.

If you have friends or neighbors who are not online, please let them know about this cancellation.

Please join us again on Tuesday evening, May 19, at 7:00 pm, at St. Paul’s, 2430 K St NW. The topic of the meeting will be homelessness. Our guests will include senior representatives from the Metropolitan Police Department and the DC Department of Human Services.

FBA Membership Meeting Tues., March 31, at 7:00 pm to Discuss the Application of the River Inn for a Substantial Change to its Liquor License

The Foggy Bottom Association will convene a membership meeting on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 pm to discuss the application of the River Inn for a substantial change to its liquor license. The River Inn is requesting the liquor license change in order to open a sidewalk café at the Inn’s location in the Foggy Bottom Historic District. Representatives of the River Inn are invited to the meeting, and will present information on their plans.

Regulations of DC’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) require the FBA to hold a full membership meeting to vote to protest the substantial change request. By protesting the license change, the FBA secures standing in any negotiations to arrive at a settlement agreement covering the operations of any proposed café. A protest does not necessarily imply opposition to the café, but it does ensure that the FBA can participate in any negotiations regarding the café’s hours of operation, trash management, noise mitigation, and other impacts on the neighborhood.

Following the discussion on the River Inn sidewalk café, stay to hear members of the Kennedy Center staff discuss expansion plans which will increase performance, rehearsal, and administrative space at this federal monument to the late President John F. Kennedy. There will be plenty of time for audience questions.

According to the FBA Bylaws, voting is limited to members whose dues payments are current, and who live or own property within the geographic boundaries of the FBA. Members will be required to sign in at the meeting. If you have questions regarding your membership status, please email or as soon as possible.

Location: West End Interim Library conference room, 2522 Virginia Ave NW
(Location subject to change – any new location will be posted here)

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