ABC and Public Safety Committee

ANC1C has three Committees to help assess matters that are brought before the Commission. The ABC and Public Safety Committee has jurisdiction over matters such as alcoholic beverage control, policing, and fire and emergency services.  One of the key roles of the ABC and Public Safety Committee is to monitor the alcohol licenses that are in operation in Adams Morgan’s commercial district.  Matters that are currently under review by the Committee and  matters that were previously addressed by the Committee can be found by clicking here

If you would like ANC1C to consider a matter for which the ABC and Public Safety Committee has jurisdiction, please provide all relevant materials to the Chair of the ABC and Public Safety Committee at least three weeks prior to the date of the Committee meeting at which you would like the matter to be considered.  Any recommendations made by the ABC and Public Safety Committee with respect to your matter would typically then be scheduled for deliberation and voting by the full Commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the full Commission.

The next meeting of the ABC and Public Safety Committee is: 

Wed Apr 12 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
ABC and Public Safety Committee
Kalorama Park Recreation Center
1875 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC


Matters addressed at the March 8 meeting:

Police Report. Officers from PSA 303 delivered their monthly update.

Incarceration to Incorporation Entrepreneurship Program (IIEP). The Committee heard a presentation from Kevin Smith of the IIEP about their proposal for funding to support entrepreneurship for returning citizens.

District of Columbia Department of Health. Arian Gibson from the Department of Health discussed the District's regulation of hookah establishments, specifically what is allowed, and what procedures are in place to get non-complying operators within the regulations.

The Movement. The Committee heard a presentation from members of The Movement about their letter to Mayor Bowser and other efforts outlining the qualities they would like to see in the District’s next police chief.

Phoenix Restaurant Lounge. The Committee voted 3-0 to recommend that the full ANC 1C protest a new restaurant license to serve wine and beer at 2434 18th St. NW, with the intent to reach Settlement Agreement.