Photo by M.V. Jantzen.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
Last Saturday, GM was leaving the Jelleff pool and needed to stop by the Safeway for a couple items. Up until that day, this has proven to be a minorly frustrating task because while Safeway is literally feet from the pool, to get between the two you need to walk all the way back out to S St. and up Wisconsin. Now you don’t have to do that anymore.
Part of the brick wall that had previously blocked direct access between Jelleff and Safeway has been taken down. As you can see in the photo above, you can now walk directly from the Jelleff parking lot to the parking lot immediately south of the store. By GM’s count, this reduces a walk of over a quarter mile down to a walk of just 80 yards. Continue reading
Next year the Georgetown ANC is going to look dramatically different. Jeff Jones, who has represented ANC 2E03 for six years, is not seeking reelection.
Jones has been a very active member of the Commission. He was particularly involved with the town-gown issues around Georgetown University’s last campus plan. He has also been very involved in the neighborhood’s negotiations with DC Water over the agency’s green infrastructure proposals. On top of that he has been a diligent official who does not hesitate to act on behalf of his constituents.
Luckily Jones has already identified a candidate he would like to succeed him. Rick Murphy, who lives on P St., has agreed to run. Murphy is a retired attorney who has most recently acted as a volunteer counsel for the ANC. (GM actually used to work at the same firm that Murphy retired from.) So he is already up to speed on the issues that face the commission. GM heartily endorses him. Continue reading