November Commissioner Newsletter

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Friends and neighbors,

November has been a busy month! Here are a few things the Commissioner has been up to over the past few weeks:

Touring Local Businesses:

I was pleased to have to have toured Alternative Solutions Marijuana Cultivation Center last week alongside Woodridge South Civic Assn. President Carlos Davis and fellow Commissioner Treadway. The secure facility is just one of the many businesses nestled in light industrial areas in 5C02.

Fall Leaf Collection Program in 5C02:

The District Dept. of Public Works will be collecting leaves in 5C02 from November 23 to 28 during its first cycle of leaf collection and December 28 to January 2 (2016) during its second cycle of leaf collection. The Department asks that residents have their leaves ready by the Sunday of each collection week.

Free compost is also available at Fort Totten on Saturdays from 8am to 3pm. For more information, call 311.

Public Safety on Public Transit:

Bus and Metro riders can now contact Metro Transit Police by TEXT. Remember to include your 4-digit railcar or bus number & location if you do.

DCPS Rising:

I was proud and honored to recommend Vanessa Ford, a resident of 5C, for the Shell Science Teacher Award earlier this month.

Quick Updates:

Commissioner Deleon joins O’Malley Leadership Team

Hypothermia Alerts
By law, all people who are homeless must be housed when the temperature falls below 32° Fahrenheit between November 1 and March 31. If you or someone you know needs shelter, call the hotline at 1-800-535-7252 or 311.

Lend a Helping Hand
As we approach the holiday season – the season of giving – the District can use a helping hand to help those in need. Here are two easy things you can do to get involved:

  1. Register to take the ‘Hands on Hearts’ CPR training provided by DC Fire and EMS.  By taking this free, 20 minute hands-only training, you may save a life one day.  You can register at
  2. Sign up to help your elderly neighbors or those with disabilities clear snow from their front walkways and sidewalks this winter season. Become a DC Resident Snow Team Volunteer by signing up at


As always, thank you for reading and for your support. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you or your part of the neighborhood. All the best and Happy Thanksgiving,

Walter Deleon
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner | 5C02
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