Tuesday, May 21, 2013

? of the Day: "Is your Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) effective?"

I'm using the Branch application again (practice makes perfect). To leave a comment via Branch, you can sign up for a Branch account or sign in with your Twitter handle, Gmail or Yahoo email. You can also add your comments to this blog post. When commenting about a specific ANC please include the ANC name. You can find your ANC be inputting your address HERE.
The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District's annual budget. 
In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC legislation is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods that are directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. 
The ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch, and the Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards, and commissions, usually under the rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to Federal agencies.

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Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading about ANC 8A...are the ANC meetings public?

The Advoc8te said...

LOL! I suppose the question should be, "Is The Advoc8te effective at blog posting" because I just realized I did NOT include a link in this post to join the Branch conversation. LOL!