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.

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Wed Feb 14 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
ABC and Public Safety Committee
Kalorama Park Recreation Center
1875 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC

Agenda for January 10 meeting: 
 
Police Report. Officers from Police Service Area 303 will provide their monthly update. 
 
Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone. The Committee will conduct community discussions regarding the Sept. 2, 2018, expiration of the alcohol beverage license moratorium.
 

Discussion of the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone. A limit exists on the number of alcoholic beverage licenses that can be issued in the Adams Morgan neighborhood through September 2, 2018. The current rules are as follows: 

● The Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone extends approximately 1,400 feet in all directions from the intersection of Belmont Road and 18th Street, NW.
● No new licenses can be issued for taverns and multipurpose facilities within the zone.
● No nightclub licenses are permitted in the zone.
● No more than 10 licenses issued for taverns and multipurpose facilities within the zone.
● A restaurant holding a license within the zone is prohibited from changing its license class unless there are fewer than 10 taverns and multipurpose facilities within the zone.
● A license holder outside of the zone is not permitted to transfer its license to a location within the zone unless it is a restaurant, hotel or off-premise retailer.

The following are exempt from the terms of the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone:

● Restaurants
● Hotels
● Off-premise retailers (class A and B)