As mentioned in a prior post (available here), Local 16 has asked to amend their 2 existing Voluntary Agreements with the ANC into 1 new Settlement Agreement. The ANC voted to authorize these discussions at our May 2014 meeting.
Commissioner Noah Smith (representing 2B09, across New Hampshire Ave from Local 16) and I had a publicly-noticed meeting with Local 16 owner Aman in mid-May. In addition to simply combining the agreement into one document, Local 16 seeks three changes: (1) including live music in the existing entertainment endorsement; (2) extending the time a DJ is allowed to perform (on the second floor interior only); and (3) explicitly pre-authorizing the holiday hours extensions that are allowed under current ABRA laws (rather than needing to file a separate, specific approval from ABRA each time).
We will be working up a draft combined VA to negotiate with Local 16, and the goal will be to have it ready for final ANC review at either our July or August 2014 ANC meeting.