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Ward 4 Redistricting Task Force Meeting: March 29 - Shared screen with speaker view
Carol
10:29
Thank you!!!!
Paula Edwards
22:33
Where is the link to the final report.? I see the final map on the web page but not the report.
Tiffani Johnson
23:15
I would like the final report.
Paula Edwards
28:04
Thank you.
Tiffani Johnson
33:26
where does 4B stand?
Tiffani Johnson
34:31
where can anc Commissioner find the report?
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
35:02
Commissioner Johnson, we will have the final version of the report published by the end of the week. Thank you!
Tiffani Johnson
37:18
how are you voting on a map/report that the ANCs and community haven't had a chance to weigh in?
Abe and Roger
39:02
Tiffani - we voted on the map last meeting. Tonight we are voting on the report that reflects the work of the task force.
Rabihah Mateen
39:09
@Tiffani: this is a good question.
Tiffani Johnson
41:36
I was not informed of last meeting or this mtg. that is a problem.
Tiffani Johnson
42:21
we have not submitted a resolution as we weren't informed one was needed.
Tiffani Johnson
42:55
I ask for time to consult with my colleagues.
Tiffani Johnson
43:53
ok, so what is beings voted on now?
Alison Brooks
45:05
ANC4B did not submit a reduction because it would not have great weight. you did however receive letters or comments from the majority of the Commission.
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
45:20
Commissioner Johnson, we will be voting to approve our narrative report of the work we did, the feedback we heard, and documenting our recommendations.
Cesse
45:48
Here is more information about the redistricting process going forward: https://www.elissasilverman.com/redistricting. There are two council hearings in April on ANC/SMD boundaries.
Paula Edwards
49:39
What types of recommendations were submitted in past years if any?
Alison Brooks
51:07
is reigning in Commissioners the mission of this taskforce?
Alison Brooks
51:51
ANC Commissioners have oversight by the appointed City Council Representative.
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
53:18
The Executive Office of the ANC has the responsibility to do conduct outreach and education about ANCs
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
53:36
Thank you, Commissioner Lincoln!
Carol
53:41
I agree with Abe.
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
53:48
Abe is correct in his thoughts
Alison Brooks
53:52
It is coming accross that way now.
Tiffani Johnson
54:18
how are we approving any plan for further review without community and ANC input.
Tiffani Johnson
54:48
many of my constituents don't have access to internet!!!
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
55:30
This task force should be limited to ANC boundaries redistricting, not the operations and behaviors/conducts.
Zachary Israel
55:53
None of the prior previous Task Force public meetings ever mentioned this topic of the report until today. I think it would be unwise for the Task Force to broach this subject at the last minute when no feedback was solicited from the feedback, including current Ward 4 Commissions.
Tiffani Johnson
56:02
dc code is different than reality.
Naima Jefferson
56:12
D.C. Code § 1–1041.02 (3)(b)(2)
Zachary Israel
56:16
*no feedback was solicited from the public
Zachary Israel
57:49
To expect the general public to be fully aware of the nuances of the DC Code regarding the Task Force report is sink Lily not fair
Zachary Israel
57:56
*simply not fair
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
58:06
I am reading the code as well and your idea is very broad and overreaching.
Tiffani Johnson
58:10
why is this being brought up now? no community input, very little ANC input. if ANCs even get the invite.i didn't.
Tischa
58:15
Since the Taskforce is apolitical, are we sure that this is fitting?
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
58:22
I don’t feel well informed enough by information nor public feedback to vote up any specific recommendations, and think we should decline to submit this portion.
Tiffani Johnson
59:02
if we're adding in new issues then we should not and can't vote on this plan.
Tischa
59:35
The only thing I remember is informing folks of how to run for ANC, specifically apartment dwellers
Zachary Israel
59:54
I attended every single public Task Force meeting and this topic was barely mentioned
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:00:16
With all due respect to the Task Force who is done a great job but you all should stick to the redistricting recommendations
Tiffani Johnson
01:00:25
BECAUSE WE WEREN'T INVITED!!! HOW DO WE ADVOCATE FOR OUR CONSTITUENTS IF WE DONT KNOW A MTG IS SCHEDULED?
Tiffani Johnson
01:01:03
So ask me
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:01:07
Commissioner Johnson, all the meetings were listed on the website and included in the newsletter
Tiffani Johnson
01:01:32
not sent to me.
Rabihah Mateen
01:01:42
But I don't see where community members --particularly impacted community members were provided opportunity to give feedback. If ANC commissioners weren't invited, community members certainly were not in the know. I thought this was to be a transparent and inclusive process....
Tiffani Johnson
01:01:53
or anyone to my knowledge
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:02:36
Well the website was broadcast on the website and the various listservs
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:03:09
I sought the information out. They were not sent to me directly
Paula Edwards
01:03:54
(b) The report submitted by a ward task force shall contain:(1) Alternative recommendations for the adjustment of the boundaries of Advisory Neighborhood Commission area and single-member districts for that ward; and(2) Other recommendations with respect to the operation of advisory neighborhood commissions.
Tischa
01:03:57
Our community association mentioned the Taskforce meetings and the public meetings monthly.
Tiffani Johnson
01:04:03
so...my constituents without internet access? how do they weigh in...they reach out to me. and I'm not provided the calendar dates/times for these mtgs.
Tischa
01:04:54
We also mentioned them in our monthly newsletter that are distributed through our community
Tiffani Johnson
01:05:18
Tisha...your info for your association is notmi
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:05:37
Commissioner Johnson, you are on the community listservs so how could you have not seen any the notices.
Tiffani Johnson
01:05:37
*not mine
Tischa
01:08:00
@Tiffany do you utilize our listserv?
Tiffani Johnson
01:08:17
how can we move forward when the myraid of constituents aren't aware.
Zachary Israel
01:08:31
There are Commissions and commissioners who have recommended numerous, detailed recommendations over many years to make ANCs operate better. Has the Task Force fully explored all of those recommendations? Has the Task Force watched the oversight hearings held by Robert White regarding revamping the OANC? How many of those recommendations will be included in the final report?
Tiffani Johnson
01:08:52
@Tisha, I do not
Paula Edwards
01:09:13
ANC Commissioners should be paid. It should operate like the lower house of the legislature that it will be if/when we acquire statehood. If we intend to be a state, let's operate like one.
Tischa
01:09:32
I agree that we should steer clear of behavior and conduct regarding ANCs. That is however the challenge for the Council and OANC.
Tiffani Johnson
01:10:20
yes @zachary
Tischa
01:11:05
I'll admit I had no idea when Inwas a renter, that I could run for ANC as such. I agree to how and who can run may be appropriate. Just wondering how that works since we were charged to be apolitical
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:11:10
Commissioner Johnson, I see some of your post and comments on the listserv. Do you really not use/see posts on the Takoma, Brightwood, and Shepherd Park listserv?
Tiffani Johnson
01:11:15
yes@paula
Zachary Israel
01:13:42
Why was there not a community hearing on this aspect of the final report?
Tiffani Johnson
01:15:10
why are we dealing q
Tischa
01:15:41
I agree to just mentioning the issue of resources and how to run
Rabihah Mateen
01:15:54
@Barbara: I saw the notifications, but there was little space for community input. Meetings I attended focused on feedback from subcommittee members.
Tiffani Johnson
01:15:56
????why r we dealing with ANC behavior when this is about Redistricting?!
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:16:29
Carol's recommendations seems clear and appropriate. Just leave behaviors and conduct out of the recommendations
Zachary Israel
01:16:51
Will the final written language on this topic of the final report be available for Task Force members to view before taking a final vote tonight?
Tischa
01:16:57
@Stacey agreed
Tiffani Johnson
01:17:05
ANCs have been forgotten for decades. we are u paid politicians. we get no respect from committe such as this.
Zachary Israel
01:17:13
April 3 is the legal deadline for submission of the final report
Tischa
01:17:50
@Tiffany many of us here have been ANCs. We know!
Tiffani Johnson
01:18:56
If April 3rd is the deadline then ANCs should have have the reports weeks ago!!!
Naima Jefferson
01:19:42
We've been volun' told
Paula Edwards
01:20:34
Let's stop running the ANC like an ad hoc community organization. it needs to be a professionally run organization like the lower house that the statehood charter proposes.
Tischa
01:22:36
I only count eight hands
Tischa
01:22:55
I'm only interested in resources and how to run
Selerya
01:23:24
I agree Tischa.
Tischa
01:23:25
I agree with James
Tischa
01:24:29
I'm still a no. If this passes, I'll wait to see the recommendations.
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
01:26:48
^ That’s also where I’m at. I think there is a rich discussion re: recommendations, but I think it’s broader and deeper than we have room to go with limited time and limited feedback.
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:28:02
Some years ago the council passed regulations that we have the same code as all elected officials
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
01:29:42
Very correct Ms Cockrell
Tiffani Johnson
01:30:42
I thought this was about the Redistricting not ANC codict?comics?!
Tiffani Johnson
01:31:35
how can you, and an anc Commissioner listening to a vote on a documenta we've not see !!!
Tischa
01:33:48
yes I asked
Tischa
01:34:43
*I asked that re: the census blocks
Paula Edwards
01:34:57
The public often doesn't get to see the resolutions that the commissioners vote on.
Tiffani Johnson
01:36:12
@paulaedward I tru my best to ensure my constituents know about the resolutions I present.
Joanna, Ward 4 CMJLG Office
01:40:10
https://www.elissasilverman.com/redistricting
Zachary Israel
01:40:17
How can the Task Force vote on a final report tonight without large substantive sections written down?
Tiffani Johnson
01:41:47
we cannot vote on a "final report " when it's not final! we need to see the entire document! and voting I
Tiffani Johnson
01:41:49
on
Tiffani Johnson
01:42:00
voting on specific sections I
Tiffani Johnson
01:42:11
is inefficient
Tiffani Johnson
01:44:18
who has seen the report?
Abe and Roger
01:44:39
All of the Task Force members have seen the report.
Tiffani Johnson
01:45:54
ok. but what about the ANC?
Barbara
01:46:11
I agree with Vince.
Tischa
01:46:18
I agree also
Abe and Roger
01:46:31
We'll be sharing the final report with the public including ANCs once we finalize the report.
Tiffani Johnson
01:46:57
I, as the Commissioner for ANC4B06 DOES NOT CONDONE THE VPTE
Tiffani Johnson
01:47:13
*VOTE
Carol
01:48:08
But we have a picture of Joanna making the split!
Cesse
01:48:32
The Ward 4 task force is independent from ANC-level elected office; members are not current ANC Commissioners nor can they consider running for an ANC position next year.
Tischa
01:52:51
So we're just voting on the map right now?
Tischa
01:53:57
@cesse thanks
Tischa
01:54:46
😆
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
01:55:23
Thank you, fellow Task Force members!
Tiffani Johnson
01:55:34
how r u submitting documents that bot everyone has reviewed and It's been vetted by the community
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
01:57:17
@Commissioner Johnson, we voted on the map and Section 1, which is written and reviewed by all of the Task Force members. We held two public hearings at which residents testified, and gathered feedback via email, voicemail and social media. Task Force members distributed fliers and presented at ANC meetings.
Tischa
01:57:36
I'm interested to know who will answer Council questions if are asked of the Taskforce?
Carol
01:57:39
Very good question - we do need to plan a party!!!
Tischa
02:01:02
I did thanks!
Barbara
02:01:39
@Naima lol
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
02:01:48
Fastest drafter in the southwest (of 4D)
Tim
02:02:53
I am looking forward to meeting everyone in person.
Jenn Kauffman (she/ella)
02:02:53
Thank you to our co-chairs, to CM JLG staff, to all of you task force members!
Tischa
02:02:55
It was good to see folks I already knew as well as new folks
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
02:03:51
Thank you all for your hold work
Stacey Lincoln, Commissioner
02:04:04
*hard work
Tischa
02:04:09
Thanks all!
Barbara
02:04:09
Thanks all!
Zachary Israel
02:04:09
Thank you for your great work Task Force members! We appreciate ya
Paula Edwards
02:04:20
Really proud of you. Great work