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Date: March 14, 2023

Place: Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue

Time: 7:30 PM

Present: Pat Xeller, Josh Galper, Philip Giordano, Maryann Luongo, Ashley Kavanaugh, Captain Jason Cokinos, Sergeant Mike Pratt, and 2D Lieutenant Ari Elkin as well as about 25 residents. Greg Chernack joined by phone.

Agenda Item: Greetings and Introductions

Chairman Greg Chernack called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance.

Agenda Item: Review and Approval of February Council Meeting Minutes

Chairman Chernack moved that the minutes from the February meeting be approved; there was a second, and the motion passed.

Agenda Item: Community Discussion with Section 5 Police Officers

In lieu of our regular March Council meeting, Section 5 hosted a community discussion with our part-time police officers, Captain Jason Cokinos and Sergeant Mike Pratt. They were also joined by 2D Lieutenant Ari Elkin. The meeting was held at the Chevy Chase Village Hall. We had about 25 residents attend. The officers led a wide-ranging question and answer discussion regarding current area crime trends, traffic concerns, and policing.