ANC4A Wrongfully Censure Commissioner

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Meeting Date: Aug. 20, 2014

Published on: Aug. 20, 2014

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ANC4A01 Commissioner Wrongfully Censured and Disciplined




Washington, D.C.,  August 20, 2014.  ANC4A Commissioners Karrye Braxton, Martha Mitchell, and Dave Wilson, joined with ANC4A02 Commissioner Dwayne M. Toliver to wrongfully Censure & Discipline ANC4A01 Commissioner Anderson at the ANC4A public meeting on May 6, 2014.  Commission Toliver prepared the Motion to Censure & Discipline Commissioner Anderson following the April 2014 meeting.  Commissioner Anderson questioned Commissioner Toliver’s ethics during the meeting.  ANC Executive Director Gottlieb Simon was present at the meeting and served as the camera man to record the action against ANC4A01 Commissioner Anderson.  The vote was five in favor and three no votes.


Several citizens in the audience was applaud and disgusted about the action.  Gerri Simons and several other prominent community advocates left the meeting with disgust following the ANC4A vote. 


Commissioner Acqunetta Anderson host monthly meetings to discuss issues such as the former Walter Reed Development, Crime Summit, jobs, economic development, street repair and re-pavement and Kalmia Road.  Anderson is constantly attacked by Toliver and other ANC commissioners at the monthly meetings.  Toliver and other Commissioners rarely support Anderson on the Commission and usually vote no on Commissioner Anderson’s motion.


Commissioner Anderson has challenge Commissioners Toliver, Braxton and Whatley on matters involving the budget and spending.  Toliver negotiated the Douglas Corporation Rental Contract between the ANC4A and Douglas in 2013.  Commissioner Anderson questioned if Commissioner Toliver violated the law since Commissioner Toliver works for the Attorney General’s office as a lawyer who negotiate contracts with big companies such as Douglas Corporation.  Commissioner Anderson also questioned the $2000.00 per month Douglas Corporation in-kind contribution to the ANC4A and if the in-kind amount violates the ANC laws.  Executive Director Gottlieb Simon has not responded the Commissioners Anderson questions regarding this matter.  Commissioner Anderson and other ANC4A Commissioners  has questioned spending and expenditures on the commission.