Hi neighbors,

Due to concerns that the process for voting on historic designation was moving too quickly, the Eckington Civic Association board has decided to postpone the community opinion survey.

Instead, we will hold a vote at the next ECA meeting (Monday, June 6, from 7-9pm) on whether the community wants to continue exploring historic designation.

A “yes” vote means that we would next gather community opinion via a survey or other means and then vote on whether to apply for historic designation. A Yes vote does not necessarily mean that we apply for Historic Designation status.

A “no” vote means that Eckington stops exploring Historic Designation. Nothing further would happen on this issue unless the community wants to revisit it at some future date.

Only dues-paying members are eligible to vote. Each membership applies to only one person, not a household, so each person who wants to vote must join the Civic Association separately. If you would like to join the Civic Association, you can do so at the meeting or online (see below).

Given the importance and wide-reaching effect of this vote, the ECA decided to allow ECA members to vote on this issue even if they are not able to attend the meeting.

If you cannot attend the June 6th meeting, you must submit an absentee ballot no later than Sunday, June 5, 9pm. If you mail your ballot, please do so no later than Tuesday, May 31st.

To submit an absentee ballot:

Eckington Civic Association

P.O. Box 26430

Washington, DC  20001.

You can learn more about Historic Designation and read notes from past meetings here: https://eckingtoncivicassociation.org/historic-designation/

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Putman at eckingtoncivic@gmail.com