Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Want to be an ANC Commissioner?

If you wanted to get involved in local government, now's your chance. The advisory neighborhood commissioner for ANC1B06, Megan Conklin, resigned, so there's an opening. The ANC is an elected body that advises the city council and other government agencies on local issues like planning, trash, budget and so on, and they have some actual authority over liquor licenses and the like -- the ANC can basically approve or deny a place's application to the city based on their rulings. Here's more from Wikipedia.

ANC1B06 is bounded by Euclid, 14th, Belmont and 15th, so if you live in the area you're eligible -- here's a map. Basically, you have to file a petition with 25 signatures of 1b06 residents to run for the office, and the election is November. However, if only one person files a petition, they are considered elected until the November election. So you could start work!

The petition deadline is May 17. Candidates must visit the Board of Elections and Ethics to get their petitions and to demonstrate their residency in 1B06. The first time they advertised the vacancy, nobody responded, so this is the second shot. If nobody submits a petition, the seat will remain vacant until the election.


Brianne said...

If you're interested and want to learn more about what it means to serve, feel free to contact me I serve 1B05, directly to the south of this seat.

Thanks to New Columbia Heights for getting the word out!

Jon said...

Shoot, I live on the wrong side of Harvard Street.