Last night, January 12, 2009, the Montgomery County Planning Board held a public hearing on the Public Hearing Draft of the White Flint Sector Plan. More than 40 people spoke, including representatives of County Executive Ike Leggett (“don’t duplicate my authority”), WMATA/Metro (“don’t take our bus facility, but increase the value of the land”) and the Housing Opportunities Council (“add more affordable housing”).
The video is not yet available on the Planning Board’s site, but should be available soon at:
The main January 12, 2009, hearing page, with agenda, sound and video options, is here:
The hearing record will stay open until January 26, 2009, and Chairman Hanson said that the Planning Board would accept additional written material “of any length.” The Board stressed to many witnesses last night that they wanted additional specific materials, and several witnesses who simply complained about the plan or about problems were asked to provide solutions or more specifics instead.