What to Expect

ANC 3G’s bi-monthly public meetings include Commissioner and Community Announcements, Formal Business, ANC Business and New Business. Community announcements may include public safety reports from the Metropolitan Police Department, updates from government officials and/or agencies, nonprofits, community leaders as well as individual residents. It is also a time to propose future business items for ANC 3G to consider. The ANC Chair may limit discussion during community announcements, given time constraints and other circumstances.

The Formal Business section includes current agenda items for Commission consideration and vote such as: residential and commercial building permits, special exceptions and zoning variances, liquor licenses and renewals, traffic and safety concerns and general proposals and recommendations to the District government.

Conduct of Meetings

All meetings are conducted in parliamentary procedure following Robert’s Rules of Order. Members of the audience and those making a presentation before the Commission are expected to maintain a courteous and professional demeanor at all times. Members of the audience who want to participate in a discussion should stand, then state their name and street address prior to giving an opinion. Always wait for recognition from the Chair before speaking. The Chair may limit input from the audience based on time constraints or other circumstances.

Making a Presentation

Those who wish to have an item placed on the formal agenda should contact the Chair of the Commission and ANC 3G Office Manager as soon as practicable, but no less than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled meeting date. In addition, persons with requests for the formal agenda should contact the Commissioner for the Single Member District in which the property that is the subject of the proposal is located, if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to provide the following to the ANC:

  • A summary of the proposed agenda item.
  • A copy of any application submitted to an agency of the District government, if applicable.
  • Evidence of notification to surrounding residential or commercial properties including letters of support and/or opposition received.
  • A draft resolution, letter, or other document for the Commission’s consideration. Such materials may be provided in hard copy and/or via email.
  • A business card or your contact information