The March 25 in-person meeting has been cancelled, but a streamed educational briefing is available:
The Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020
In lieu of in-person committee meetings, Decriminalize Nature DC is hosting an educational briefing for ANC commissioners on the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020, proposed ballot Issue 81.
During the policy briefing, you will hear from DC residents who have used plant medicines to improve their well being as well as testimony from experts familiar with the science behind entheogens.
In addition, there will be some discussion about how civil society can sustain forms of democratic participation during a medical pandemic.
Zoom meeting link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6890140469
Meeting ID: 689 014 0469
Actions taken at the Februrary 26 meeting:
- Recommend that the full ANC support a Resolution in Favor of Emergency Legislation to Complete the 9th Street NW Protected Bike Lane. (3-0-0)
The DC Department of Aging and Community Living highlighted services available to seniors in our community including:
- DC Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credit
- Safe at Home Program, which provides in-home preventative adaptations to reduce the risk of falls, such as handrails, shower seats, chair lifts, etc. Call 202-724-5626 for information on eligibility and how you can apply.
- Community Transition Program for returning to your community after a nursing home stay
- Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Waiver Program, which provides services to help qualified older adults and people with disabilities live in their own home.
The DC Department of Aging and Community Living Budget Town Hall for Wards 1, 2, 5, and 6 is on Wednesday, March 25 at Prince Masonic Hall (1000 U St NW) at 12:00-1:30 pm. Lunch and limited transportation will be provided. Please contact Mark Bjorge at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in attending.