Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kensington / Garrett Park Area Town Hall Meeting

I was pleased to join my County Council colleagues at last night’s Town Hall meeting at the Housing Opportunities Commission Office Building in Kensington.

We had a broad ranging conversation that included discussion of the County Executive’s recommended FY11 Operating Budget, the MC311 system, the Noyes library, ambulance fees, and proposed redevelopment issues in Wheaton.

Regarding the County’s fiscal situation and FY11 budget, I expressed the view that these were extraordinary times that would require extraordinary choices regarding how we support the priorities of public safety, education, and aid to the most vulnerable. I encourage all County residents to contact me with their suggestions about County fiscal and budget issues.

The meeting allowed residents to voice their opinions on these issues asked questions of the Council members in an organized, but informal, setting.

The meeting was taped for later broadcast on County Cable Montgomery (CCM-cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). Susan Kenedy, a producer for the county station, moderated the meeting. This was the second Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Council in 2010.

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