Thursday, January 3, 2013
Two new faces are Georgetown University students.
On Wednesday, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) members from across the District were sworn in at the Washington Convention Center. Though much of the makeup of the Georgetown ANC is unchanged, two new faces will be seated behind the table at the monthly community meetings: Peter Prindiville and Craig Cassey, Jr. Cassey and Prindiville, both Georgetown University students, were elected in November to serve student-dominated sections of the community. Prindiville received more votes than any other Georgetown student ANC candidate in a decade. ANC commissioners serve two-year terms.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Peter Prindiville garnered 243 votes in his student-dominated single member district.
Georgetown University Student Peter Prindiville received more votes than any other Georgetown student Advisory Neighborhood Commission candidate in a decade. Craig Cassey, Jr. will join Prindiville on the ANC, after a successful write-in campaign. "I think the turnout shows that students are engaged in the community and that they care about our local political leadership," said Prindiville about the significance of the turn out in his student-dominated voting district. Prindiville said he was glad to see such strong results at the end of his seven-month campaign to be one of two Georgetown students serving on the ANC. "Student voters are happy with the results. For many of them, this was the first time a student appeared on their ballots. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Education, enforcement are key to ending unsafe and unsightly rental properties.
The Georgetown community is taking on the sticky problem of unsafe, unsightly and unlawful rental properties often owned by negligent landlords, rented to inexperienced tenants and inspected by what some consider an inefficient system. The new Georgetown Community Partnership (GCP), composed of neighborhood leaders, students and University officials, formed a committee to address these problems at the GCP steering committee’s first meeting on Nov. 6. Renting Headaches About 1,600 Georgetown undergraduate students live off-campus, and approximately 1,200 of them call West Georgetown and Burleith home, according to university spokesperson Rachel Pugh. Many of these students are renting for the first time. Nearly a thousand inexperienced …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Peter Prindiville appeared on the ballot and Craig Cassey, Jr. ran a write-in campaign.
Two Georgetown University students were elected Tuesday to serve on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) for a two-year term starting in January. Redistricting earlier this year created a second student ANC district; on the current commission there is just one student, Jake Sticka. Junior Peter Prindiville's name appeared on the ballot for ANC2E08, a student voting District. Unofficial results that do not include the many provisional ballots cast by Georgetown students Tuesday, show Prindiville securing his seat with 61 votes. Sophomore Craig Cassey was unable to gather enough signatures to appear on the ballot prior to the deadline, so he ran a write-in campaign for ANC2E04, which is made up of Georgetown University student housing…
Friday, July 20, 2012
With the exception of the student-held seats, the full slate of sitting commissioners plan to appear on the November ballot
The role of an advisory neighborhood commissioner (ANC) is not always an easy one: long meetings, heated debates and unending responsibility for problems from trash collection to traffic lights. Yet each of Georgetown's current non-student commissioners plans to appear on the ballot once again in November. ANC commissioners serve two-year terms. Current commissioners Bill Starrels, Ron Lewis, and Tom Birch have all picked up their ballots, according to the DC Board of Elections & Ethics (DCBOEE). So have students Craig Cassey, Jr. and Peter Prindiville. As Georgetown Metropolitan pointed out, when Prindiville filed his petition with signatures July 13, he was the second ANC candidate in the entire city to do so. Commissioner Charles Eason …