Yesterday the Montgomery County Council heard a briefing from the County Executive’s staff on options for financing the infrastructure necessary to implement the White Flint Sector Plan. At 5:36PM the night before, the Executive sent proposed legislation and a cover letter to the Council, but several Councilmembers noted that they had not had time to consider the material before the briefing.
Here is the Executive’s letter. The Executive is proposing a development district for White Flint, as had been recommended by the Planning Board, but includes the triple tax increase discussed in some posts below.
The White Flint Partnership, www.whiteflintpartnership.com, immediately issued a response. The WFP letter rejected the Executive’s proposal, saying that businesses would find it too costly to invest in White Flint: “it will send another signal to the business community that Montgomery County is simply not open for business.”