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ABC & Public SafetyAlcoholic Beverage Control and Public SafetyName of ANC 1C committee
https://anc1c.org/index.php/committees/abc
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ABC BoardAlcoholic Beverage Control BoardIndependent body which administers and enforces alcoholic beverage laws
https://abra.dc.gov/page/abc-board
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ABRAAlcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
https://abra.dc.gov/
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ADUAccessory Dwelling Unit
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ANCAdvisory Neighborhood Commission
https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/sections/1-309.10.html
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BEGABoard of Ethics and Government Accountability
https://bega.dc.gov/
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BIDBusiness Improvement DistrictNon-profit aimed at growing and supporting local business; several neighborhoods throughout DC have BIDs, not to be confused with the DC Main Streets program
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By-rightZoning classification where property owner does not need governmental approval to make changes to buildingAlso referred to as "matter of right"
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BylawsRules specific to each ANC determining how it functions
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BZABoard of Zoning Adjustment
https://dcoz.dc.gov/bza/about
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C of OCertificate of OccupancyDocumentation needed to legally occupy any building other than single family homes
https://dcra.dc.gov/service/certificate-occupancy
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ChairpersonANC commissioner who leads general meetingsThe chair is expected to convey neutrality while facilitating meetings, though they are permitted to vote on a given motion like all other commissioners; committees similarly have committee-specific chairs who may or may not also serve as the general ANC chairperson
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Class AOff-premises consumption liquor licensebeer, wine and spirits
See Misc sheet for specific license types
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Class BOff-premises consumption liquor licensebeer and wine only
See Misc sheet for specific license types
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Class COn-premises consumption liquor licensebeer, wine and spirits
See Misc sheet for specific license types
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Class DOn-premises consumption liquor licensebeer and wine only
See Misc sheet for specific license types
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CommitteeSub-ANC group focused on a specific issue or issuesTypically composed of some but not all commissioners from full ANC
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Comp planComprehensive plan
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DC CouncilCouncil of the District of ColumbiaSometimes mistakenly referred to as City Council
https://dccouncil.us/
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DCMRDistrict of Columbia Municipal Regulations
https://www.dcregs.dc.gov/
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DCRADepartment of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
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DDOTDistrict Department of Transportation
https://ddot.dc.gov/
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DGSDepartment of General Services
https://dgs.dc.gov/
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District of Columbia RegisterOfficial publication detailing official actions by DC governmentPublished online every Friday
https://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Common/DCR/SearchIssues.aspx?AgencyID=1
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DPRDepartment of Parks and Recreation
https://dpr.dc.gov/
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FLUMFuture land use map
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FOIAFreedom of Information Act
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Friendly amendmentSuggested change to a proposed resolution that is accepted by all present commissioners
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Great WeightAmount of influence ANCs have in DC affairsThis is the official language used in DC code (§ 1–309.10)
https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/sections/1-309.10.html
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HPRBHistoric Preservation Review Board
https://planning.dc.gov/page/historic-preservation-review-board
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IZISInteractive Zoning Information System
https://app.dcoz.dc.gov/login.aspx
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Matter of rightZoning classification where property owner does not need governmental approval to make changes to buildingAlso referred to as "by-right"
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MOCRSMayor's Office of Community Relations and ServicesIndiviual ward liaisons are occasionally referred to as being a "MOCR"
https://mocrs.dc.gov/
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MOLAMayor's Office on Latino Affairs
https://communityaffairs.dc.gov/mola
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MotionGeneral term to describe actions officially taken by commissioners during a meeting using Robert's Rules of Orders
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NOINotice of IntentNotification sent in advance of zoning cases to an ANC and property owners located within 200 feet of the lot in question
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NPSNational Park Service
https://www.nps.gov/index.htm
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OANCOffice of the ANC
https://anc.dc.gov/agency/office-advisory-neighborhood-commissions
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OPOffice of Planning
https://planning.dc.gov/
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OPCOffice of the People's Counsel
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OZOffice of Zoning
https://dcoz.dc.gov/
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PSEPublic Services and the EnvironmentName of ANC 1C committee
https://anc1c.org/index.php/committees/public-services-the-environment
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PUDPlanned unit developmentProject-specific zoning action takes precedence over development allowed by right; must be "not-inconsistent" with Comp Plan/Small Area Plan(s)
https://planning.dc.gov/page/planned-unit-development-process
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PZTPlanning, Zoning, and TransportationName of ANC 1C committee
https://anc1c.org/index.php/committees/abc
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QuorumMinimum number of commissioners needed to be present for ANC to take actionQuorum is established with over half (>50%) of commissioners present
https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/sections/1-309.11.html
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Rent controlRental Housing Act of 1985Limits how much tenants can be charged for renting an apartment or house in some properties
https://dhcd.dc.gov/service/rent-control
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SCORPStatewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation PlanRequirement for select funding from National Parks Service
https://dpr.dc.gov/page/statewide-comprehensive-outdoor-recreation-plan
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Section 8 housing
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Small Area PlanDetailed guidance for developing at the city block, corridor, and/or neighborhood levelsThese plans are non-binding and intended to supplement DC-wide development plans/goals
https://planning.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/op/publication/attachments/Small%20Area%20Plans%202020.pdf
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TOPATenant Opportunity to Purchase Act
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WMATAWashington Metro Area Transit Authority
https://www.wmata.com/
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ZCZoning Commission
https://dcoz.dc.gov/zc/about
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