Wednesday, October 29, 2008

DDOT Public Meeting

The Reconstruction of 11th St., NW from L St. to O St. NW

Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 6:00 pm

On Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will provide the public with an update on a roadway construction project along 11th Street from L Street NW to O Street NW. The meeting will be held at the Asbury United Methodist Church, located at 926 Eleventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The improvements in this area include roadway reconstruction, sidewalks, street lighting, intersection and signal improvements, enhancements to traffic operations, pedestrian amenities, and safety improvements.

Thursday’s briefing with residents and businesses in the area will provide an update on construction timing, phasing, and traffic management, as well as DDOT’s plans for coordinating with utilities and private developments in the area.

Information will continue to be distributed throughout the construction of this project.
For more information please contact the construction manager, Mr. Osman Mohamed; or DDOT’s project
engineer Mr. Michael Conley at (202) 671-4550.
The project’s public outreach coordinator, Martha Kemp can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (202) 237-6269.
Dawit Muluneh, Project Manager
DDOT Team 1, Wards 1 and 2

Friday, October 24, 2008

Illegal Parking and Unpaid Tickets

It's not what you think.

The Post has an article this morning about 1,147 unpaid parking tickets - totaling some $176,000! - racked up in the District and New York by various federal agencies. And which agencies lead the pack in our fair city?

Leading the way in the District were the Army, Navy and Air Force, whose employees ignored 158 tickets for $28,000 in 2007. Most were racked up by recruiters working at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center near 13th and L streets NW.
Let's hope there's no protest in Logan Circle Park over this one...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Strategies to Combat Prostitution - Oversight Hearing



Strategies to Combat Prostitution


Friday, November 7, 2008
12:00 p.m., 5th Floor Chambers, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary, announces a public oversight hearing on the District’s strategies to address prostitution. The public oversight hearing will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2008 in the 5th Floor Council Chambers of the John A. Wilson Building.

The purpose of the oversight hearing is to identify problems and solutions to improve efforts to combat prostitution in District neighborhoods. The Committee anticipates hearing and receiving testimony from the Metropolitan Police Department, Office of the Attorney General, United States Attorney’s Office, and the public.

Those who wish to testify should contact Ms. Heidi Tseu, Committee Clerk, at (202) 724-8038, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via e-mail at, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Wednesday, November 5, 2008. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Ms. Tseu, or to Ms. Cynthia Brock-Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2008.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Upcoming LCCA Events: Candidate Forums, Parties, Awards, House Tours, and More!

Dear Neighbors and Friends:

We wanted to update you on some upcoming events and announcements. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us – in person and online.

October 15, 2008 – Candidates Forum - Washington Plaza Hotel

In one of the most exciting election years in recent history – both nationally and locally – LCCA is hosting a candidate forum for At-Large Council, Ward 2 Council, and ANC2F candidates. We are pleased to report that nearly all candidates have confirmed, so we are expecting a great turnout. The event will include an opportunity to hear from each candidate, as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions that are important to you and to our community. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please email me.

Because of the large number of candidates, and to give the political junkies among us time to watch the presidential debates, we will be starting promptly at 7:00 p.m., so please come early. More information can be found on our website.

November 8, 2008 – Lt. Smith’s Retirement Party

Please join greater Logan Circle community as we celebrate Lt. Michael A. Smith's retirement and honor his many years of service. We'll have light appetizers, a cash bar, music, dancing, and a festive celebration (read: roast!) and retrospective in honor of Lt. Smith. Details are available on our website or by clicking here.

We have tried to keep the cost to a minimum ($35) so as many people as possible can join us. All money raised for this event will go towards the actual costs for the event and towards the gift/honorarium for Lt. Smith. If you cannot attend but would like to show your support with a donation, please let us know when you donate so we can give the caterer an accurate headcount.

Finally, if you would be interested in helping us put on a fabulous and very special celebration, please let us know. We need people to help with decorations, music, etc.

* Note that this is not an official LCCA event. It is being hosted by and is open to the community, and we are encouraging participation by our businesses, residents, community organizations,and more so please help us spread the word.

November 20, 2008 - Annual Awards Dinner

December 7, 2008 - 30th Annual House Tour

LCCA invites you to attend its 30th annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 7, 2008 from 1 pm - 5 pm. The self-guided tour concludes with a Wassail reception from 3 until 5:30 pm.

This year we're featuring East Logan, with special emphasis on the history of residential and commercial alley life in Logan's own Naylor Court and Blagden Alley. For a brief history, click
here. For more general information on the alleys and stables of Washington, D.C., click here.

For more information, or to volunteer, please email the house tour committee.

Social Networking has arrived

LCCA is now on facebook! For those already addicted to or considering experimenting with social networking, we encourage you to check out our groups on Facebook, including our main group page (Logan Circle, DC) and our Logan Circle House Tour page. While the same information will also be posted on our blog, we encourage you to take advantage of this new medium to stay current with what’s going on in Logan Circle and connect in new and exciting ways with your neighborhood friends.

Finally, don't forget to renew your membership for 2009 today! Visit