What do ANCs do? Why should I care?
ANCs hold regular meetings and make decisions to advise the DC Council and government about many important community issues, such as parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, restaurants and businesses, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District's annual budget. Their recommendations are often very influential.
Your ANC commissioners also control grant money of several thousand dollars (or more) for the general purpose of improving their area and hiring staff. Learn more about ANC authority and budget.