ISSUES

Safety

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This issue category includes: pedestrian safety, bicycle and scooter safety, traffic and road safety and sidewalk safety.  It addresses community concerns about  efforts to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety, and working with groups such as the DC Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC), and the District Department of Transportation's (DDOT),  Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety program, and with the community examining issues that concern both dockable and dockless bicycles. Information about the Dockless bikeshare program and the Biking in DC Guide are available as downloads at the bottom of this page


Children & Senior Services

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Our ANC is comprised of 21% seniors (ANC average is 11%), and 22% children (ANC average 17%) which highlights the need for a greater awareness of services, programs and activities for both groups.  The Department of Parks and Recreation hired Ms. Brittany Miller to be the dedicated Senior Services Coordinator for the Chevy Chase Community Center and she can be contacted directly for program information. AroundTown DC also offers an event directory for ages 60 and up.

Government & Utilities

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This issue category includes: city services, public transportation and utilities. To  improve service delivery to residents on issues such as: Parking, traffic (Reno Rd./Ingomar/39th Street Resolution), sidewalk installations (Chestnut Street Sidewalk Resolution) construction & permits, street & alley repairs, zoning, licensing, recycling, sanitation, crime & safety and landscaping. 

Business & Community Facilities

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Our local businesses help build strong communities by sustaining a vibrant shopping district, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes. When local businesses are engaged and supported it helps to ensure that decisions are made by people who feel part of our community and who will feel the impacts of their decisions. 

 Local community facilities including the Chevy Chase Community Center, Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, Chevy Chase Recreation Center, Lafayette Recreation Center, and public schools are constantly being discussed for improvements.  The D.C. Council approved the FY 2019 budget bill on May 29, 2018, which includes $19 million for modernization of the Chevy Chase Community Center. The budget allocates $3.5 million in FY 2019, $4.5 million in FY 2020, and $11 million in FY 2021. It is anticipated that actual construction would not begin until June 2020.  

Crime & Prevention

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This issue category includes: crime, block captains, video surveillance and enforcement. Although Chevy Chase is considered to be relatively safe, http://crimemap.dc.gov/CrimeMapSearch.aspx  it doesn't mean that crime prevention isn't an important issue to our residents and businesses. DC's Neighborhood Watch program is also a key component  to this crime prevention effort whereby neighbors look out for each other’s safety.  In a show of solidarity ANC 3/4G passed a March for Our Lives Resolution supporting both the tenets embodied in the 2018 March and Rally and related gun legislation.

Infrastructure

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This issue category includes:  parking,

public and private development, public space and streetlights.