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: March 2011

A Painful Cut

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Faced with Montgomery County’s massive $300 million budget deficit, County Executive Ike Leggett took decisive action to close one leak in the County coffers: according to the Washington Post, as soon as he heard that County employees were receiving $400,000 to obtain Viagra and other forms of relief for erectile dysfunction, “I looked at it.…

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White Flint Implementation Guidelines to go to Planning Board Roundtable Discussion on March 31.

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The White Flint Sector Plan requires the Planning Board to come up with guidelines for a “transportation approval mechanism and monitoring program” by July 13, 2011. The Planning Board has been drafting these guidelines, and will hold a roundtable discussion next Thursday, March 31 on them. A worksession is scheduled for April 14.…

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How Much Does It Cost to Get People to Talk About White Flint?

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Not much, actually.

We run this blog for pennies a day. And we reach thousands of readers every month.

Over the five years it took to develop and approve the White Flint Sector Plan, Friends of White Flint and other groups held hundreds of meetings with thousands of residents and other interested stakeholders.…

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What’s in a Name? March 14 Meeting of WFIC Has Big Debates

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So, what to call the new advisory group formed by the Montgomery County Planning Board as directed by the White Flint Sector Plan? The Planning Board called it the “Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee.” The letterhead used for the group’s agendas said “White Flint Sector Plan Advisory Committee.” A recent letter to the Planning Board about the City of Rockville’s plans for its section of Rockville Pike called it the “White Flint Advisory Committee.” When I wrote about it here in the FLOG, I called it the “White Flint Implementation Committee,” to avoid confusion with all the earlier White Flint advisory groups, steering committees, and so on (and because what’s different about this group is that it is focussed on implementing the Sector Plan, rather than drafting or approving it).…

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Next WF Implementation Committee Meeting Monday March 14

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Nkosi Yearwood, chief staffer for the White Flint Implementation Committee, has announced the next meeting of the WFIC, for Monday, March 14, at 7:30PM, in the multipurpose room of the Montgomery Aquatic Center (MAC) at Wall Park.

White Flint Implementation Committee meeting on Jan 10, 2011

“The light agenda includes an update on the County’s proposed public facilities charette and staging allocation.”

Barnaby Zall…

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Oops

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Alex Ruoff has a nice article in today’s Gazette about the differing plans for Rockville Pike in White Flint and Rockville. He mixes interviews with people who live and work along the Pike with a description of the Pike’s role in the new White Flint and evolving Rockville.

Unfortunately, he also mixes up my role, calling me the co-Chair of the White Flint Partnership, which I’m not.…

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Letter to City of Rockville on Pike Plans

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At its February meeting, the Friends of White Flint Board voted to send a letter to the City of Rockville praising it for reviewing its plans for Rockville Pike north of White Flint, but asking it to consider whether its plan was compatible with that adopted by the Montgomery County Council for White Flint.…

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Marc Elrich – Dancing With the Stars?

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When I read the headline on Sunday’s Washington Examiner piece on Montgomery Councilmember Marc Elrich, “MontCo Councilmember likes to Boogie at 9:30”, I blinked. It was kind of like seeing a story that Bill Gates likes to hit the dance floor with Britney Spears.

Councilmember Marc Elrich

I mean, last time I saw Marc Elrich “off the clock” (meaning in a non-political, non-official capacity), it was in the food court at Montgomery Mall. …

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Senior Employment Expo May 17

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On May 17, 2011, the Jewish Council for the Aging is holding its annual Senior Employment Expo, offering opportunities for persons over 50 to connect with potential employers. The Expo will be held at the Conference Center from 10-3. The event is free to all.

This is a big event, especially in these uncertain times.…

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