Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shaw Community Advisory Neighborhood Commission Option

One of the biggest challenges for Ward 6 will be incorporate the Shaw community within its new boundaries.  To start the discussion, here are a series of questions for folks to comment on:
Question #1 – Should the Ward Six Task Force consider the northern boundary of the Shaw community to be Florida Avenue?  That would mean Single Member Districts 5C01 and part of 5C02 would be included in a Shaw Ward 6 Advisory Neighborhood Commission. 
Question #2– Should the Ward Six Task Force consider the eastern boundary of the Shaw community to be Union Station rail road tracks?
Question #3– Should the Ward Six Task Force consider the south eastern boundary of the Shaw community to be Delaware Avenue? 
Question #4– Should the Ward Six Task Force consider making the Single Member Districts on a east-west or north-south orientation?
To provide a visual perspective of these questions, go to this mock outline of the new Shaw community – Mock Shaw ANC Map
Posted by Joe Fengler

6 comments:

  1. trying to incorporate anything from ward 5 into the ward 6 ANCs is a bad idea, and would lead to far too much inter-jurisdictional confusion. please scrap that idea. we have enough difficult decisions to make on the ward 5 taskforce as it is - trying to figure out cross-ward ANCs would make the task exponentially more difficult.

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  3. I agree with IMGoph. Incorporate W5 into a W6 ANC is confusing. I also think it provides a distraction to this discussion. Perhaps I'm cynical but I think it's been introduced because Capitol Hill wants as little as possible to do with Shaw and Mount Vernon Triangle.

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  4. Has there been any push by residents of the area in Ward 5 to join with the area of Shaw in Ward 6 in a single ANC? Without a demonstrated demand from the residents of the area (as with Kingman Park), I don't see how this would fly.

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  5. Yes please don't mix a section of Ward 5 in, that would be very confusing.

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  6. !. Please don't cross the new ward boundaries when considering the new ANC/SMD boundaries. "Shaw" crosses wards 1, 2 and 5; haven't heard any desire from anyone to change that.

    Maybe a map like this would work (if the numbers add up):
    http://ccca-online.org/%2523W6TFShawProposals

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