Stop redistricting of Ward 6 neighborhoods to Ward 7 in Washington DC

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Nata Lewis
11 years ago
I understand change, but this is not the time to make a change in Ward 6 (ANC 6A). If we become part of Ward 7 our neighborhood WILL definitely change and not for the better. We have worked so very hard to repair and rebuild our neighborhood so that we can enjoy a comfortable quality of life. Our neighborhood is comprised of hard working people and NO! We do not want to become part of Ward 7. We now have families with children who live in our neighborhood. It is wonderful to see them laugh and play. We can finally take walks, ride bikes, and let our kids play outside in our neighborhood without the fear of being harmed in some way. We sit on our porches not afraid of a drive by shooting. Our streets and yards are clean because we clean them. We plant flowers and enjoy the calmness of our neighborhood. We can sleep at night! If we become part of Ward 7, our property values will drop and sales of homes in our area will drastically slow down or even stop... We are proud of our accomplishments in our neighborhood! I implore you to please allow us to stay part of our Ward 6 (ANC 6A) so that we are motivated to continue to develop our neighborhood that we love so much.

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Pat Thompson
11 years ago
As an active member in the Ward 6, Rosedale community I support the Hand Off Ward 6 Petition. The decision to move and remain in a neighborhood is often shaped by our relationships with neighbors, access to shopping and opportunities to support our neighbors in the community. As a three year resident of Ward 6 I am proud to live in Ward 6 but more importantly represent an area in Ward 6 that makes Ward 6 dynamic in its ethnicity and socio economic status. Rosedale represents a diverse group of individuals who have bonded to meet the needs of our neighborhood. We have developed relationships with each other, established community organizations, partnered with local churches with the goal of improving our neighborhood. We ask that you listen to this group and leave Rosedale in Ward 6 so we as a community can work together to improve the quality of life for every individual in Ward 6.

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Richard Greene
11 years ago
From what I have read there are less drastic measures than the current proposal to take significant chunks of Ward 6 and put them into Ward 7 that can help achieve the standard deviation between District of Columbia wards. Given the significant opposition to this current measure and the hard work of Ward 6 residents to build a tight knit community, I believe the DC Council should take a long hard look at all of its available options before taking any action. Any legislative measure that aims to cut into tightly formed communities such as this one should not be taken lightly and since it is a substantial step, the DC Council should take small steps first before taking significant legislative steps that could have unintended and undesirable consequences.

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David Garber
11 years ago
As ANC Commissioner in 6D07, I support keeping Ward 6 together. We have worked hard for our community gains.

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Wendy Glenn
11 years ago
I moved to this city 17 years ago and to this community almost 10 years. I chose this community for the richness of it's cultural, racial and socioeconomic diversity. This would all be lost should this shift occur. As the former Eastern SHS PTSA Vice-President, we workd long and hard to renovate Eastern SHS and restore it to the "Pride of Capitol Hill" why now that it has been finalized and our dreams realized should we be in danger of losing it. Hell No, I won't go!!!!!!

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Rob Stephens
11 years ago
250th signer —nicole sarr from dc, DC

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Diana Hibbs
11 years ago
I am a resident of Kingman Park and for the last 10 years we have UNFAIRLY been banned to Ward 7, across the georgrpahic devide of the Anacostia River. Our political concerns go mostly unnoticed as we have very little in common with Ward 7. Kingman Park residents can not park on our own neighborhood streets. This "redistricting" process is all for "one man, one vote." But District residents don't even have voting rights in Congress.

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Alan Weintraut
11 years ago
Please keep us in Ward 6. I live and work on Capitol Hill, and I won't be able to drive to work without my parking sticker. We need our representation to stay with Ward 6!!

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Ann Kelly
11 years ago
We recently moved one block north across East Capitol and unknowingly into ANC 6A. We decide to stay in Capitol Hill because we love the community and amenities the neighborhood applies. It never occurred to us that by moving 477 feet, we would be opting out of those same rights and benefits of living in the neighborhood. We contribute to the local economy on Barracks Row, Eastern Market, and Potomac Ave largely because we are able to park in those areas without fear of punishment. Please do not see us purely as numbers to be reallocated, but people with lives that are closely tied to our neighborhood.

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L L
11 years ago
My husband and I moved from Capitol Hill to Rosedale in 2007 because we felt the neighborhood had become an extension of the Hill. We knew we would enjoy the same access to Ward 6 restaurants and businesses, Ward 6 parking, and most importantly -- access to the ever-responsive Ward 6 Council Member Tommy Wells and the police team of District 1. Our issues are Ward 6's issues, not Ward 7's. It makes no sense to separate us from the Ward with whom we have developed neighborhood, political and cultural bonds, relationships and plans.