Taxing Current Residents of White Flint is Not the Answer
Although I still do not know what County Executive’s proposed financing plan will look like when it comes over to the Council for our review, one thing is certain:
I cannot and will not support a plan that taxes the current residents of White Flint.
A robust financing plan is necessary if we are to ensure that the needed infrastructure in White Flint is built in a timely, reliable manner. However, this plan must not come at the expense of the approximately 2,000 current residents — people who live in places like The Forum ((note: the surrounding older residential neighborhoods like Luxmanor and Garrett Park Estates outside the proposed development district are totally unaffected by the County Executive’s proposal).
Taxing the current residents was never part of the public conversation surrounding the White Flint Sector Plan and doing so would, in my view, break faith with our residents.
Councilmember, District 1