Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Trachtenberg Office Attends Up-County Citizens Advisory Board

Last night Naomi Bloch attended a monthly meeting of the Up-County Citizens Advisory Board, which took place at the Up-County Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1000 Germantown, MD 20874.

There was a presentation by the Commander Tom Didone and Officer Marcus Dixon of the 5th Police District and the 5th District Advisory Committee.

Commander Didone told us that he had established the 5th District Advisory Committee as a way to enhance regular communication between the police and the communities in the Up-County areas.

Together they presented information about their in-school teen programs; the goal of re-establishing some sort of awareness programs for elementary 5th graders; and the success of the community policing programs; the bike patrols being one of the most successful programs.

These presentations were followed by a vigorous discussion concerning the West Gaithersburg Master Plan during which Ms. Diane Jones, from the County Executive office answered questions from the Board and the citizens who where present for this discussion.

The Board will be presenting two letters, one to the County Council and County Executive with their concerns and suggestions.

The next Full Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 15th at the Up-County Regional Services Center. For more information: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/upcounty

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