Emergency Meeting Monday 8/19 7:00 pm re: Cobb Park

2nd/Massachusetts Ave, NW

A reader sends word of an email regarding the growing safety concerns in Cobb Park:

“There’s an emergency meeting Monday at 7:00 pm between the Department of Parks and Recreations, MPD, elected officials, local residents and businesses, and other city officials to discuss the issue. We’ll meet at 7:00 pm in front of the Sonata, at 301 Mass Ave, do a short walk-through of the park and then proceed to the Sonata rooftop to discuss the issue.”

And from the Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association:

“Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association invites residents to discuss the safety/security/sanitation issues surrounding Cobb Park TONIGHT Monday, August 19th.

Mayor’s Office, DC Council, MPD, ANCs, local residents, MVTCID, and city agencies such as DPR, DMH, DHS, and APRA are scheduled to attend.

Date: Monday, August 19th
Time: 7:00pm walk park – meet at 301 Mass lobby
7:15pm meeting – on roof at 301 Mass (rain location at
MVT CID office at 901 4th St NW)

3 Comment

  • I’m imagining the park malingerers staging a Ferris Bueleresque cover up for the “inspection” that convinces city leaders that there’s nothing to see here.

  • DC CapHill

    Very interested to hear what comes of this meeting. Undeniable situation, hopefully the correct actions are taken.

  • Those of us that work at the Douglas building have also complained and called the MPDC and the mayors office. It is unacceptable that our nations capital allow such trash to accumulate in the park. Hopefully it will be dealt with as in the last few weeks. We have observed drug transactions, public urination and criminal assaults. It is a hotbed waiting for the right spark to cause an even bigger issue.

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