Archive for March 2014

Questions sent to Ms. Carrier in advance of the meeting of March 27, 2014

Questions sent to Ms. Carrier in advance of the meeting of March 27, 2014: Topic:   ”Are we Truly Planning for the Future of Montgomery County″ Speaker:  Francoise Carrier, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board   1. Master Plans are suggestions or guidelines, not laws or codes.  How useful are Master Plans in predicting county growth…

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“Montgomery Co. is poised to spend money on schools that it will regret”

From the The Washington Post of March 22, 2014: “Under pressure from the schools and teachers as he campaigns for reelection, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) has proposed a budget for fiscal 2015 that would shift $26 million more to the public schools than required by the state’s so-called maintenance of effort law.” Read the…

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President Fidler Testifies in Annapolis

MCTL President Joan Fidler testified in Annapolis against a proposal to create a special taxing district to finance transportation needs along Rockville Pike. The League opposes this bill because it is just another way for the county to bypass the voter-approved limitations on the budget. Her testimony on HB 1279 was given on March 6,…

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