Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Monthly Archives: August 2010

Reminder: Self-Nominations for Advisory Group Due 8/13

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Just a reminder: nominations are due this Friday, August 13, for the White Flint Sector Plan Advisory Committee. This is the new group called for in the White Flint Sector Plan to advise the Montgomery County Planning Department. The Planning Department expects to nominate up to 18 individuals, including residents, property owners, and representatives of civic, advocacy and community organizations.…

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Talking Out of Both Sides of the Mouth?

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An unexpected blow-up in Montgomery County politics has County Councilmember Phil Andrews criticizing County Executive Ike Leggett for “talking out of both sides of his mouth” “for saying that employee furloughs have harmed government services while at the same time moving forward with plans to provide more paid vacation to county workers”, the Gazette newspaper reports.…

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Alaska Plane Crash Touches White Flint

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Most of the news about Monday’s airplane crash in Dillingham, Alaska, was about the loss of former Senator Ted Stevens and the survival of former NASA chief Sean O’Keefe. But for some in the White Flint area, the more hurtful news was tucked in a small paragraph near the end: William “Bill” Phillips, a constant presence around Georgetown Prep football, also lost his life in the crash.…

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What Was She Thinking?

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An unverified report from one of the “stakeholder” meetings being held by County Executive Ike Leggett’s staff on the “very rough and virtually unvetted” proposal to impose new taxes on White Flint residents has one of the most committed opponents of the White Flint Sector Plan saying that the residents SHOULD pay new taxes: “They’re getting the benefits.…

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Staff: Kill the Golden Goose

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How real is the threat of a tax increase on White Flint residents?

If you listen to County Councilmembers, not very. According to his senior staff, County Executive Ike Leggett agrees and won’t propose a tax on residents. Diane Jones called the proposal “very rough and virtually unvetted” (translation: she didn’t write it, and she’s in charge of the staffing on this issue for Ike).…

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Financing Update

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A quiet week is predicted. The biggest question for the White Flint Sector Plan remains the Montgomery County Executive’s proposal to raise taxes on all White Flint residents to pay for needed infrastructure (the Planning Board had recommended a far different proposal, with most funds coming from a special tax levied only on new commercial development in the area and no new residential taxes).…

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