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Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Monthly Archives: November 2010

Staff Package for Final Council Action on White Flint Financing

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Tomorrow at 2:45PM, the Montgomery County Council is expected to finish its consideration of the financing plan for infrastructure to implement the White Flint Sector Plan. At its meeting last week, the Council worked through most of the staff recommendations for changes to the County Executive’s proposal.

Montgomery County Council

The Council staff, which had disputed significant portions of the Executive’s analysis, has prepared a final package of materials implementing the Council’s November 23 decisions, and discussing three remaining questions: a) exempting four existing apartment buildings (earlier, the Council had agreed to exempt condominium buildings) from new taxes; b) denying tax credits for those who pay the new development district taxes; and c) “the Council must adopt a financing plan, with certain questions answered, before the special taxing district can be required to repay funds advanced by the County.”…

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Changes in FLOG Registration

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It’s a sad day for the FLOG. We have always had an open registration process, where readers could register themselves to comment or post freely on the FLOG. More than 500 people have registered on the FLOG. 

Unfortunately, as many of you may have noticed over the last few months, we have attracted the attention of spammers, who use specialized programs, known as “bots,” to repeatedly register and spam the FLOG.…

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Staff Recommendations for Council Hearing on White Flint Financing

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At its meeting tomorrow morning, the Montgomery County Council will again consider proposals to finance needed infrastructure in White Flint. The proposals now include the County Executive’s plan, which was worked out with members of the White Flint Partnership.

Montgomery County Council

The big issue now is changes suggested by the County Council staff, which has traditionally gone its own way on many of the White Flint proposals.…

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County Executive Infrastructure Financing Plan – White Flint

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county-executive-white-flint-financing-proposal.pdf

Attached is a pdf of the County Executive’s proposal for infrastructure financing in White Flint.  This proposal is the culmination of months of work to understand the costs and potential revenue sources for infrastructure in White Flint.  The County Council debated the proposal at last Tuesday’s work session within the PHED and MFP committee’s. …

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White Flint Partnership Supports County Executive Financing Plan for White FLint

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The White Flint Partnership endorses the financing plan as proposed by the County Executive at the joint PHED/MFP Work-session on White Flint financing November 16, 2010.  We believe that the proposal is a fair and equitable negotiated solution to the $100 million funding gap.  The solution proposed by the County Executive shifts the burden for approximately 50% of the funding gap onto the private sector by extending the life of the special taxing district.…

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White Flint Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled to Nov. 22 7:30PM

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The new White Flint Advisory Committee has a new first meeting date and time: Monday, Nov. 22, at 7:30PM at the MNCPPC headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. Nkosi Yearwood, Montgomery Planning Board Planner for White Flint, reports that “Topics on the draft agenda will include the committee structure and updates on financing, submitted sketch plans and staging.”…

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