See this 11-20-2013 message from Bloomingdale resident Mat Bader:
At the ANC meeting last night, Commissioner C. Dianne Barnes submitted a request letter of support for the Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) Master Plan to move forward to the Mayor's Agent based on recommendations made by the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). No letter was provided to the Commissioners prior to, or during, the vote so its contents are unclear. Such a letter was likewise not made available to the public either before, during, or after the meeting.According to Article VII, Section 8 of the ANC bylaws that govern a meeting: "Commissioners shall seek the support/non-support of their respective civic association(s) prior to requesting placement of a developer or anyone seeking ANC 5E support on the ANC 5E agenda for a vote."
I am personally concerned both as a MAG representative and as a member of the BCA that the interests of the community were ignored for this particular vote. It sets a precedent for other issues which impact the neighborhood to be ignored if the ANC so chooses.