Ward One Councilmember Brianne Nadeau
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 102, NW Washington, DC 20004
bnadeau@dccouncil.us

September 21, 2021

Dear Councilmember Nadeau,

There is a public emergency and humanitarian crisis mounting in Ward One at the Adams Morgan Plaza. Upon consideration of the circumstances we know the city can do much more than has been done to date. This is an open public letter requesting you:

  1. Immediately inform Truist to stop threatening the safety and liberty of our Ward One unhoused neighbors living at the Adams Morgan Plaza by writing an open public letter to Truist demanding they stop any attempt to displace our neighbors and stop any threat of fencing up the plaza. If they won’t respond to this letter or respond negatively, we ask you seek for the city to divest all funds from and close all accounts with Truist because it has reneged on its agreement with the community to engage in anti-racist behavior and to preserve our public space at 18th and Columbia Road NW.

  2. To ask Mayor Bowser to intervene now and ask the Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to immediately revoke the premature fence permit that was issued without taking account of the pending Court of Appeals case and safety of our neighbors.

  3. To demand the Mayor and responsible city agencies immediately put up the resources necessary to fully serve — with longterm housing and social & health services — our neighbors living at the plaza, and that no forced displacement of our neighbors happen at all.

  4. To protect the plaza for open community-use and enjoyment until the Courts have made final determinations regarding the existence of a public easement at the plaza and has since in good faith since 1977.

  5. To work with the community and city to find the resources needed to purchase the property at 18th and Columbia Road, NW, to ensure this critical corner of our community is revived and renewed and remains in our control for continued public needs and enjoyment in perpetuity.

Context for the above demands:

• The Plaza has been used by the community since 1977 and we continue to use and enjoy it now.  There is an active Court case about the longstanding public easement at the plaza and this pending legal question shows that any attempt to displace our neighbors from the plaza is premature and demonstrates an unnecessary show of force by a greedy bank with a very notorious past including racist redlining and a penchant to fund right-wing agendas. You must intervene with help from the Mayor, to hold Truist to account immediately.

• The admitted fact that in six months the city, and you as our Councilmember with direct access to the levers of power, have not been able to fully serve our Ward One unhoused neighbors is shocking. DC is a wealthy city that regularly and quickly hands out tax gifts for projects like hotels and stadiums but yet can’t seem to timely marshal the resources needed to help an acute group of real people with real human needs. We want longterm solutions with permanent housing and social services for our Plaza friends and neighbors, not for them to moved around and stressed out. We also want to understand why this system is so broken so we can help you fix it now.

We ask for a public open response to this letter as written on behalf of the Adams Morgan for Reasonable Development team and supporters.*

Respectfully and urgently,

Vikram C., Kristin A., Cesar M. Carol M., Chris O., Zach S., Sandra R., Irene T., Tara V., Eric B. and the rest of the Adams Morgan Plaza team, with support of many Ward One and District residents

  • Adams Morgan for Reasonable Development submits for your attention the 575 signatures below (in addition to the 675 we’ve already sent to you last year) that we have received who have signed onto the Save Our Plaza petition since the DC Courts recently made rulings, including the stunning move to overturn the existing injunction stopping the raze of our plaza.

PETITION STATEMENT TO SAVE OUR PLAZA
AT 18TH STREET AND COLUMBIA ROAD NW:


Petitioners call upon all District officials to vigorously defend the public easement and pedestrian plaza at the intersection at 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW.

We want it improved, yet remain a central community gathering space and plaza serving the residents of Adams Morgan and all visitors.

AS SIGNED:

1. TERRY T.        20009
2. CHARLES T.    20009
3. CHRIS O.        20009
4. GRACE M.        20017
5. DAVID M.        20009
6. CHRISTIAN A.    20009
7. ZACH S.        20009
8. WILL D.        20009
9. CELESTE C.        20009
10. KAITLIN M.    20009
11. VIVIAN C.        20010
12. KIMBERLY K.    20009
13. ANDREW N.    20009
14. KELLY G.        20009
15. TARA V.        20009
16. ERIC B.        20009
17. LYNSEY J.        20011
18. DEBBI         20009
19. CHARLES T.    20009
20. VIVIAN C.        20010
21. SANDRA  R.    20009
22. A.TIANNA S.    20009
23. CAROL M.    20009
24. ELIAS B.    20009
25. WILL D.    20009
26. CHLOE K.    20009
27. ERIKA N.    20009
28. GREGORIAH H.    20008
29. CHARLOTTE R.    20001
30. AVAK K.        20003
31. TYKEE J.        20010
32. KATRIN W.        20016
33. SETON T.        20010
34. TESTY T.        20009-1502
35. CECILIA M.        20010
36. BARBARA H.    20009-5140
37. ANDREA E.        20009
38. GABRIELLA M.    20009
39. MICHAEL K.    20815
40. JENNIFER P.    21093
41. ANITA L.        20010
42. GREGORY C.    20009
43. SYLVIA C.    20009
44. PAIGE R.    20009
45. MONA S.    20009
46. JULIE B.    20009
47. KEITH M.    20009
48. EVA G.    20009
49. HELEN A.    20009
50. MICHAEL S.    20009
51. AUTUMN C.    20009
52. CAROL M.        20009
53. AMY S.        20009
54. STEVEN  S.        20009
55. JENNIFER M.    20009
56. JOHN Z.        20009
57. REGENIA I.        20010
58. TIMOTHY  J.    20009
59. MIYA F.        20010
60. BELINDA M.    20009
61. CHARLIE G.    20009
62. EDGAR W.        20009-5407
63. MORGAN B.    20009
64. CHELSEA  R.    20010
65. ANDREA F.        20180
66. BARBARA B.    20009-3615
67. LYNDA G.    20009
68. MIA C.    20010
69. JUSTIN B.    20009
70. JOE S.    20009
71. SANDRA  R.        20009
72. MARGARET (MEG) S.    20009
73. TODD S.    20009
74. DEBBI B.    20009
75. STEVEN S.    20602
76. MARSHA G.    20015
77. IVAN M.    20009
78. ZACHARY B.    20009
79. BROOKE B.    20009
80. MICHAEL  T.    20009
81. AMANDA  G.    20008
82. ERIKA P.    
83. IRENE T.    20009
84. MEGAN H.    20009
85. NICHOLAS H.    20009
86. CAROLINE  G.    20009
87. CADEN G.    20009
88. JULIAN  R.    20009
89. LILY H.    20064
90. CHRISTINA M.    20853
91. AMARRA D.    20009
92. KATIE H.    20009
93. ALEX F.    20009
94. JESSICA N.    20009
95. WENDY S.    22302
96. KIM L.    20002
97. SHANI S.    20001
98. MADELINE F.    20009
99. LINDA S.    20009
100. GABRIELLA M.    20009
101. RACHEL  U.    20003
102. BETH F.    20001
103. BRENDAN F.    20011
104. AMY L.    20011
105. KEITH  P.    20011
106. QUYNH N.    22181
107. MONA S.    20009
108. HEATHER J.    20009
109. DAVID  H.    20009
110. NANCY S.    20009
111. KELLI H.    20009
112. ALEXANDRA K.    20009
113. NICOLE P.    20009
114. SOPHIE W.    20009
115. SARAH  H.    20009
116. MARIANNE D.    20009
117. MARK H.    20009
118. KARMEN F.    20009
119. COREY S.    20009
120. HEATHER W.    20009
121. JOE V.    20009
122. CATHLEEN G.    20009
123. KYLE C.    20009
124. MOLLY K.    20010
125. ANNIE R.    20009
126. IRINA S.    20009
127. GRACE D.    20009
128. JACQUELINE B.    20009
129. SARA B.    20009
130. LIZ M.    20009
131. ARTHUR S.    20009
132. ETTA  K.    20009
133. ROBIN S.    20009
134. KAITLIN  B.    20009
135. SUSAN J J.    20009
136. MAX E.    20009
137. ANTHONY S.    
138. SUSAN D.    20009
139. PAMELA D.    20009
140. CYRUS T.    20009
141. LIDA S.    20009
142. GAIL L.    20009
143. MANAL A.  J.    20009
144. EMILY F.    20009
145. MARIE-LAURE P.    20009
146. CHARLENE M.    20009-2907
147. CAMILA S.    20010
148. JAMES S.    20009
149. EMMA I.    20010
150. LISA C.    20009
151. CARMEN R.    20009
152. AMANDA H.    20009
153. MARIEL J.    20009
154. ANDREW G.    20009
155. SCOTT S.    20009
156. SARA M.    20009
157. ESTHER  Y.    20009
158. TAWANDA T.    20008
159. THOMAS A.    20036
160. ELIJAH G.    20010
161. CHARLOTTE L.    20009
162. TAYLOR S.    20009
163. LINDA E.    20010
164. LISA R.    20009
165. JAMES B.    20010
166. EKATERINA M.    20010
167. CAROLINA  O.    20009
168. OLIVIA T.    20009
169. JILLIAN C.    20009
170. BEVERLY S.    20009
171. SARAH C.    20009
172. MASHIYAT A.    20036
173. ANGELA  E.    20008
174. DIANE  M.    20001
175. LINDSEY S.    20009
176. CHARLES M.    20009
177. SAMANTHA S.    20008
178. AMY D.    20008
179. FRAN D.    20010
180. FRAN D.    20010
181. AMANDA  H.    20009
182. PHIL C.    20009
183. DOREA R.    20001
184. SAM P.    20010
185. DANIELLE P.    20009
186. ALEXANDRA C  M.    20009
187. LAURA G.    20009
188. VEDRAN L.    20009
189. SHANDA N.    20009
190. THOMAS B.    20009
191. LINDA B.    20007
192. NADIA Y.    20009
193. CECILE B.    20010
194. RABI  H.    20010
195. MARK D.    20009
196. KARIN F.    20009
197. THERESE  V.    20011
198. LISA C.    20011
199. JON B.    20009
200. KATHARINE M.    20008
201. SUZANNE P.    20009
202. SYDNEY W.    20005
203. KAREN P.    20009
204. MAURITA N.    20010
205. AMANDA Z.    20009
206. KIM D.    20009-1242
207. MEGAN M.    20009
208. JOANNE K.    17104
209. JESSICA H.    20007
210. NEHA M.    20036
211. ERIN C.    20009
212. TAQUIENA B.    20008
213. JOANNE M.    95662
214. CERIANN P.    20010
215. KEITH M.    20009
216. DELANEY G.    20009
217. RANI V.    
218. JEFFREY K.    20001
219. DANIELLE M.    20009
220. STEVEN P.    20009
221. SHAYLYNN D.    20009
222. RANDI R.    20008-1525
223. SONDRA S.    20037
224. CAROLINA M.    20009
225. ROB S.    20009
226. NEIL  R.    20009
227. MARCIA M.    20011
228. MIA J.    20001
229. TANYA D.    20037
230. WENDY F.    20009
231. ANTHONY  A.    20009
232. ROBERT O.    20037
233. KATHLEEN P.    20009
234. LEDI S.    20009
235. WAYNE M.    20003
236. GERI G.    20007
237. LAUREN M.    20001
238. MORGAN L.    20009
239. LYNN F.    20010
240. MAUREEN M.    20009
241. HAMMOND F.    20009
242. LISA S.    20009
243. JAMIE H.    20009
244. TERESA H.    20009
245. ANTONIA  C.    20010
246. JEWEL J.    20010
247. PATRICK S.    20009
248. DIARRA D.    20001
249. PABLO L.    20011
250. AARON  S.    20009
251. ALLISON F.    20009
252. JOHN P.    20009
253. ROBERT  V.    20009
254. ANNE S.    20009
255. JAN B.    20010
256. JENNIFER S.    20010
257. JOANNA T.    20010
258. ALYSSA N.    20008
259. WAYNE S.    20009
260. VICTORIA G.    20009
261. PAMELA K.    20009
262. ROBERT F.    20009
263. LYDIA B.    20009
264. DIANE P.    20005
265. DOROTHY H.    20010
266. DAN H.    20010
267. ZACHARY W.    20009
268. BEN Z.    20009-2289
269. KATHLEEN H.    20010
270. MARVIN S.    20009
271. MILDY B.    20005
272. FLORENCE N.    20010
273. ALICIA B.    20009
274. JOEL A.    20009
275. DIARRA D.    20001
276. MARIE N.    20009
277. RACHEL A.    20009
278. CHRIS W.    20009
279. ANTHONY  A.    20009
280. AMELIA G.    20009
281. COLE T.    20009
282. MIYUN P.    20009
283. DAVID V.    20009
284. TYLER K.    20010
285. CLARK W.    20011
286. JULIA B.    20009
287. EMMA T.    20009
288. SAMIM A.    20009
289. MEGAN Y.    20009
290. LAURA K.    20009
291. AVA G.    20011
292. JOANNE M.    20009
293. EMMA G.    20009
294. NIKKA D.    20009
295. PETER M.    20009
296. ANNA D.    20010
297. MARY W.    20008
298. MARIEL G.    20010
299. DAVID  B.    20010
300. JOSH S.    20010
301. FATIMA Q.    20009
302. MIKE M.    20009
303. ANITA G.    20009
304. TAMIKA T.    20010
305. REV. INRYÅ« BOBBI P.    20009
306. CURT B.    20009
307. MICAH N.    20009
308. CONNER S.    20009
309. TORII J.    20009
310. JACK A.    22041
311. EMILY H.    20009
312. NATALIE L.    20010
313. NOAH M.    20009
314. POORVI  C.    20009
315. PAMELA K.    20009
316. ELLEN F.    20009
317. EMILY S.    20009
318. PRISCILLA Y.    20009
319. ANASAZI L.    20009
320. VINCENT D.    20009
321. SIMONE F.    20009
322. CLARE S.    20001
323. JOE W.    20009
324. MICHAEL H.    20009
325. SHAWN G.    20009
326. JAMIE L.    20010
327. JENNIFER P.    20002
328. NATALIE B.    20009
329. SHAWN R.    20019
330. TRACEY B.    20009
331. MONéT D.    20001
332. CAROLINE S.    20008
333. ANN M.    20009
334. ELAINE  P.    20016
335. KORY S.    20010
336. MICHELE W.    20009
337. LUCIA T.    20008
338. REBEKAH S.    20008
339. HOLLY B.    20008
340. HOLLY B.    20008
341. ROBERTA L.    20018
342. RUSS B.    20008
343. ALLISON C.    20010
344. BEN W.    20009
345. MITA F.    20009
346. MARIYA  I.    20010
347. AUGUST W.    20010
348. MINA L.    20009
349. CAROL M.    20009
350. LAUREN C.    20009
351. CATHERINE R.    20009
352. NOELLE M.    20009
353. TIM R.    20009
354. DOROTHY H.    20010
355. SALEM A.    20009
356. NILAN J.    20009
357. SARAH H.    20009
358. JAMIE H.    20009
359. CHRISTINA E.    20009
360. VERONICA M.    20009
361. CHRIS O.    
362. CHRIS O.    
363. ERIC B.    20009
364. GERI G.    20007
365. VANESSA F.    20001
366. SOPHIA C.    20001
367. TERRA D.    22311
368. OLIVIA G.    20009
369. GRETA M.    20009
370. MOHIT SINGH R.    20009
371. ALYSSA O.    20009
372. JULIA  M.    20009
373. BENJAMIN H.    20009
374. KATHRYN  M.    20009
375. NEHA K.    20002
376. CHARLOTTE S.    20009
377. GEN W.    20002
378. JUDITH L.    20001
379. MISHA D.    20009
380. EMILY H.    20008
381. ALAYNA S.    20002
382. ALEXIS B.    20009
383. CHRIS S.    20010
384. SIMON E.    20011
385. EMMA H.    20009
386. SHAN  K.    20009
387. DANIEL C.    
388. RAUL P.    20910
389. ISABELA K.    20008
390. LAUREN B.    20009
391. MADISON K.    20009
392. ELANA R.    20001
393. MABINTY  L.    20774
394. SHEREEN P.    20002
395. RON M.    19312
396. EVAN H.    20010
397. JULIA T.    20010
398. W C.    20016
399. CHRIS K.    20001
400. LAUREN W.    20010
401. ABHISHEK S.    20009
402. JACINTA  A.    20009
403. AUBREY H.    20009
404. EMILY  G.    20009
405. FRANCES V.    20009
406. VERONICA  V.    95014
407. LOURDEZ C.    28880
408. KIMBERLY M.    16030
409. SHEDRICK P.    20009
410. MONICA C.    29200
411. CHANEL R.    29142
412. HANNAH N.    20910
413. LIZ R.    20712
414. OMID B.    20009
415. TRINITY R.    29070
416. PERI E.    20721
417. ISAIAH C.    20009
418. ARMANDO  B.    29080
419. JUNE A.    94122
420. ARRISSA T.    2907
421. ANDREA M.    
422. ARTHITTIYA M.    90045
423. ERIC R.    20008
424. CECILY C.    32751
425. CELENA U.    11237
426. CELENA U.    11237
427. ISABELLA S.    1562
428. ARIANA S.    20010
429. HAMZA B.    20008
430. ABRAHAM Z.    20005
431. CAROL M.    20009
432. ERIK M.    29070
433. SABRINA G.    29080
434. DALIA U.    85033
435. BAUDELAIRE C.    2072
436. SAMMI A.    20010
437. ANN Y.    20009
438. MARGARET W.    22207
439. NATALIE S.    22207
440. ELIZABETH P.    20001
441. REX W.    20009
442. JOHN S.    20009
443. KAY P.    20001
444. EMMA L.    22201
445. JENNA R.    20009
446. SAMUEL C.    20001
447. CATHERINE W.    20001
448. SABRINA C.    20906
449. WENDY S.    22302
450. MUHAMMAD E.    20009
451. CATHERINE  X.    20009
452. ILSE H.    20009
453. STORIE  C.    20009
454. TAYLOR O.    20001
455. NICOLE B.    20009
456. PATRICK S.    20010
457. ANNE D.    20010
458. REBECCA G.    20010
459. BRIAN L.    20010
460. COLEEN S.    20010
461. NICK W.    97339
462. ALICE  R.    20009
463. WES T.    20009
464. AMINTA D.    20009
465. MITCHELL P.    20009
466. BRENNAN W.    SILVER SPRING, MD
467. ALEX S.    20009
468. NOAH  M.    20009
469. HANNAH F.    20009
470. HANNAH R.    20001
471. ASHLEY  B.    20009
472. LAUREN K.    20001
473. JULIENNE K.    20009
474. BEN L.    20009
475. KAYLA C.    20009
476. ERIC B.    20009
477. WILLOW F.    20009
478. JEFF P.    20009
479. MADALYN M.    20009
480. DAVID K.    20009
481. BLAIR B.    20009
482. CHUCK M.    20009
483. JACOB F.    20009
484. PAIGE W.    20009
485. ALEX T.    20009
486. SKYLAR F.    20009
487. ARIEL L.    20009
488. JACOB S.    20009
489. ANNA H.    20009
490. MADELEINE W.    20009
491. ANDY L.    20009
492. NORA H.    20009
493. SHAMEIKA A.    20009
494. BEN S.    20009
495. BOHIYYIH K.    20010
496. NANCY F.    20009
497. ELYSE H.    20009
498. NATALIE B.    20009
499. LAURIE D.    20009
500. ASHUIN B.    20009
501. ANGELIA S.    20009
502. NICOLE K.    20009
503. BRENT  T.    20009
504. BENJAMIN S.    20009
505. BEATRIZ S.    20009
506. SOFIA  G.    20009
507. KARMEN F.    20009
508. JORGE T.    20009
509. MORGAN C.    20009
510. SOPHIE R.    20009
511. ADAM C.    20024
512. LAUREN C.    20009
513. ALEX C.    20009
514. ELIZABETH L.    20009
515. SARAH  T.    20009
516. PERRY K.    20009
517. DAN G.    20009
518. TAYLOR D.    20009
519. MARCIA W.    20009
520. BIZ W.    20009
521. LILY L.    20009
522. VALERIA SOSA G.    20009
523. ARAMIS S.    20009
524. HOWARD R.    20003
525. JASON F.    20003
526. ASHLEIGH F.    20003
527. ROSE M.    20003
528. ARIEL G.    20009
529. EMBER S.    20008
530. BEYOND D.    20008
531. TRICIA D.    20016
532. SWATI J.    20009
533. KASEY R.    20009
534. CHENOAH S.    20009
535. FRANCINE L.    20009
536. MANE L.    20001
537. IBRAHIM S.    20009
538. JENNIFER  D.    20009
539. JOSH P.    20009
540. WILLIAM K.    20009
541. CHARLES T.    20009
542. KARA H.    20009
543. CORDELIA O.    20009
544. LIZ T.    20009
545.  .    20009
546. MICHELLE O.    20009
547. BEN D.    20009
548. VINCENT N.    20009
549. CAMILLA G.    20002
550. MARK R.    20009
551. MARY I.    20009
552. BODI Y.    20009
553. TESANIA J.    20009
554. JILL R.    20009
555. CESAR M.    20009
556. GAIL T.    20009
557. LOUIS H.    20009
558. BINIYAM W.    20009
559. AIDA E.    20009
560. ROBERT B.    20009
561. KATRINA G.    20009
562. VALERIE B.    20009
563. MARGARET S.    20009
564. AMELRA S.    20009
565. KATIE W.    20009
566. LUIS O.    20009
567. ANGELA M.    20009
568. EMILY S.    20009
569. KRISTAN L.    20009
570. ANNA M.    20009
571. BERNHARD M.    20009
572. SAUL M.    20011
573. MARY P.    20009
574. ROBERT C.    20009
  • We can provide more complete petition data upon request and discretely to ensure privacy and control of the information shared.

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