ISSUES

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Addressing community concerns about  efforts to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety. DC Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC). District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety. And to examine issues that concern both dockable and dockless bicycles. Information about the Dockless bikeshare approach and findings, and the Biking in DC Guide are available as downloads at the bottom of this page


Senior & Children Services

Our ANC is comprised of 21% seniors (DC's ANC average is 11%), and 22% children (DC's ANC average 17%) which highlights the need for a greater awareness of services, programs and activities for both population groups.  The Department of Parks and Recreation did recently hire Ms. Brittany Miller, to be the newly dedicated Senior Services Coordinator for the Chevy Chase Community Center. She can be contacted directly for information about programs.

City Services

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

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. 

Crime Prevention

Because Chevy Chase is a relatively safe, http://crimemap.dc.gov/CrimeMapSearch.aspx  neighborhood 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 recent march and rally and related gun legislation.

Community Facilities

Our local 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 District 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, suggesting that actual construction would not begin until 2020.  Continued community involvement is essential for its success.