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Our members are your friends and neighbors. We are people just like you. We have jobs, families, shop in the neighborhood, dine in the neighborhood, we love our neighborhood, and we are fully committed to work to address the needs of our fellow residents.

BREAKING NEWS:  ABC Board limits seats at Dacha Beer Garden to 200 persons, including those seated in the public space cafe.  The application originally requested 600 persons.  The board also rejected a subsequent request by the applicants for 50 additional seats.  This request was made after the first ruling was rendered by the board.  The board ordered the sidewalk cafe to close at 11 pm on weeknights and 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Mark your Calendars!

February 27, 2018.

The Federation of Citizen Associations will hold a panel discussion on the Comprehensive Plan with some of the most informed people in the city. The discussion will be held at 441 4th Street from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM.

March 20, 2018


Bill 22-663, Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act of 2018

2:00 p.m., Council Chamber, John A. Wilson Building

April 14, 2018

The Federation will host an At-Large Candidates Forum from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM at the Masonic Temple, 1000 U Street NW. Come out and hear what, if elected, they will do as councilmembers.


Tired of all the Sandwich Boards obstructing the sidewalks?

SDCA Takes action!

Recently SDCA filed a series of complaints with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) regarding the increased presence of A-frame signboards obstructing the public sidewalks, intersections and crosswalks in our neighborhood. DDOT is the District Regulatory agency responsible for issuing permits for the use of the public space, and the agency responsible for enforcing the laws that govern its use.

As a direct result of SDCA’s intervention, 4 of the 5 establishments listed in our initial complaint have been issued Violation Warnings and made to move or completely remove their illegally placed signboards. The 5th establishment happened to be in compliance on the date of the DDOT Inspections. After the initial issuance of the Violation Warnings, citations for any further infractions will be issued to establishments who do not comply with the regulations that govern the placement of these signboards.

If any SDCA member, or members of our immediate community have any complaints about signboards obstructing the public sidewalks and intersections, please contact SDCA for assistance in getting help to clear the public walkways of these hazardous obstructions to our pedestrian population.


Plan to attend a Special Panel Discussion of the upcoming revisions to the Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 441 4th St NW  at 6:30pm.  Panel members are citizen activists familiar with zoning-related issues.  Bring your questions and concerns.

Citing a lack of constituent services,  candidates Boese and Parker announce their campaigns to oppose CM 2018.  Read more…


To join SDCA, go to the Membership Tab to download and fill out our application form.


Our next Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. at CORK Restaurant located at 1720 14th Street NW.  


  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • ABC Committee

New Class “C” Tavern License
Dacha Beer Garden
1740 14th Street NW
Applicants have been invited to discuss this application

  • Community Announcements
  • Next Meeting TBD


Proposed location of Dacha Beer Garden 1740 14th Street NW



CANCELLED:  June 21–hearing on “Small Business Parking Permit Act of 2017,” Bill 22-0125.  The bill has been withdrawn by its originator, CM Robert White.  (The bill would   provide for the issuance of parking permits to small businesses that are based in the district, have only one location and ten email, and do no have controlled parking).

Submit your amendments to the Comprehensive Plan by June 23, 2017.  Visit for more information on this process.

Focus Issue: Nightlife noise in the Old City

Other Community Topic Info:

Crime Stats:  (by the Wash DC Police Union)

Crime Stats: (Wash DC Metropolitan Police Crime Stats)

File On Line Police Report:

ABRA Denies Moratorium: ABRA Ruling






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