If you are wanting to hear from the city's mayoral candidates about issues of interest to Near Southeast and Southwest, a mayoral forum is being held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 pm, in the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage.
Co-sponsored by ANC 6D, the Navy Yard Neighborhood Association, and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, the event is billed as your chance to get answers on the pressing neighborhood issues of the day, such as: "Van Ness School and DCPS boundary realignment issues, how to get our long promised Community Center
off the ground, how to improve Metrorail, the Circulator, timing of an M Street streetcar, parking solutions, cleaning up the Anacostia, how to attract more community serving retail, better coordination during major construction projects, pace of development and concentration of new apartment units, CSX
, possible big box stores, the $1 billion South Capitol Street
reconstruction project ... "
The organizers also promise to get you home before the Nats game that night, though I fear that's a political promise that maybe should have been kept in the quiver until the full NLDS schedule is known
. (The Redskins game that night doesn't start until 8:30, at least.)
And, speaking of elections, watch this space next week for the now-traditional JDLand ANC Candidate Questionnaires.