Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C considers a wide range of policies and programs affecting the Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District's annual budget.
In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC legislation is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods that are directly affected by government action. The ANC is the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in the neighborhood.
ANC 2C presents its positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch, and the Council. It also presents testimony to independent agencies, boards, and commissions, usually under the rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANC may also present its positions to Federal agencies.
-Adapted from the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions' website.