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


Category Archives: Montgomery County Government

More on the budget

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Normal life continues in some ways — and one of those ways is the county budget. Before you reach the end of the internet in a mostly futile attempt to entertain yourself, take a minute and read up on this year’s budget. There’s a lot going on with this budget — including a rise in the property tax proposed by the County Executive and already dismissed by 8 of the 9 council members.…

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Battle of the Budget Letters

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First, here’s the letter the eight of the nine County Council members issued early yesterday afternoon.

Statement by Montgomery County Council President Katz and Councilmembers Albornoz, Friedson, Glass, Jawando, Navarro, Rice and Riemer on the County Executive’s Fiscal Year 2021 $5.9 Billion Operating Budget Recommendation

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 16, 2020—Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Andrew Friedson, Evan Glass, Will Jawando, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice and Hans Riemer, made the following statement on County Executive Marc Elrich’s proposed 3.18…

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Advancing the Pike District

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The Planning Department is starting an assessment of  the White Flint Metro Station area. You can read the staff memo here .

This study is envisioned as a Planning Department work product, with a 12-18-month timeline. Following the presentation of the scope, staff will update the Planning Board in fall 2020 and deliver a final briefing in spring 2021.…

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County Council T & E Committee votes to fund half a second metro entrance and pedestrian improvements on Route 355!

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Here are some of our tweets from Thursday’s T &E meeting:

“T&E committee on @MoCoCouncilMD voted yes for funding for Rockville Pike pedestrian safety improvements in the @Pike_District. THANK YOU!”

“T&E Committee @MoCoCouncilMD votes for funding for half the cost of 2nd entrance with design being forward funded. Hopefully @wmata will pay its half.…

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Thrive Montgomery 2050 Issues Report Presented to the Planning Board

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Thrive Montgomery 2050 is the County’s chance to figure out how Montgomery County can be a great community over the next 30 years.  But first, we need to determine what we want our community to be in the decades ahead so we can create the future we want.

Through Thrive Montgomery 2050, Montgomery County will identify and examine the changes occurring, consider what we want for tomorrow, then develop a shared vision that allows us to keep what we love about Montgomery County while taking the actions needed to thrive over the next 30+ years.…

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Will you be at the WMATA Town Hall Monday night?

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The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee (Tom Hucker, Evan Glass, Hans Riemer) is hosting a public forum on WMATA’s FY21 Operating Budget. The committee will be joined by WMATA Board Member Michael Goldman to listen to community feedback. Please join us and share your feedback on WMATA’s current operating budget proposal.…

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Update of Josiah Henson Renovation Project

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Did you know the Pike District/White Flint area is the home of an important and fascinating piece of our nation’s history?

Josiah Henson Park is the former plantation property of Isaac Riley where Reverend Josiah Henson was enslaved. This park is a historic resource of local, state, national and international significance because of its association with Reverend Henson, whose 1849 autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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No — don’t click away. There is some really interesting data in this Subdivision Staging Policy presentation.

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The Planning Department gave a fascinating presentation about the Subdivision Staging Policy at our community meeting earlier this month. I encourage you to grab a cup of coffee and peruse these PowerPoint slides.

The Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) is the set of policy tools that guides the timely delivery of public facilities to serve existing and future development, and defines adequacy and how we measure it.…

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Rally for Safe Streets – a plea for pedestrian improvements

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On Saturday, dozens of pedestrians, bicyclists, concerned community members, and elected officials gathered to remember a man who died last month crossing Rockville Pike near Federal Plaza and TGIFridays restaurant.

After Action Committee for Transit read the long list of all the pedestrians who had died in the last year, Councilmember Evan Glass said, “Pike District must be liveable and walkable; that’s the bottom line.”…

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes Project began installation of a bike lane between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive in Rockville this week.

Learn more at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/Resources/Files/ExecutiveBlvd/Executive_POSTCARD_Const_%20July%2025_2019.pdf

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