Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tommy Wells Office Hours at SOVA, Thursday, Dec. 17, 8-9:30 am

Ward Six Councilmember Tommy Wells will host H Street Community Office Hours this Thursday, December 17, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at SOVA (1359 H Street).

This event recurs the fourth Thursday of each month, but is being held a week early this month because of the holiday schedule. Councilmember Wells office provided the following update for those unable to attend.

• A new "reimbursable detail" has been started for the east end of H Street, NE. The "detail" works by having businesses partner to hire off-duty MPD officers to add to the existing MPD patrols in the area – putting more officers on the streets. PSA 102 volunteers, with support from Tommy and ANC 6A, worked with business owners to create the new "detail." The "detail" will add officers on Friday and Saturday nights, between 11:30 pm and 3:30 am, in the areas between 11th and 15th Streets.

• Councilmember Wells has successfully worked with the Mayor's office to secure funding to continue the H Street NE Shuttle. The shuttle, which runs an express route between Gallery Place and Minnesota Ave Metro stations, is critical to providing alternative transportation options to the H Street corridor during the disruptive streetscape construction project.


  1. I like Tommy, but I'd like to see him do more here. H Street could really be a legacy for him if he took it a little more seriously. There are just so many opportunities to take something good and make it great, that it would be awesome to see him take the bull by the horns and really lead on a few key issues.

  2. The Hill is Home has a post that Tommy will participate in a community meeting on NE Capitol Hill crime on Monday, December 21, at 6:30 at the Options Charter School (1375 E Street NE). http://www.thehillishome.com/2009/12/carjackings-frustrate-and-frighten-residents/
    The meeting is organized by ANC6A-05 Commissioner Mary Beatty and will focus on carjackings on Capitol Hill.