Westbard Sector Plan

April 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Residents Protest Westbard Sector Plan (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

UPDATED On a rainy and cold Saturday morning, dozens of Bethesda residents held umbrellas and protest signs as they marched along Westbard Avenue. It was the second day in a row that many of them took to the streets to protest the Westbard Sector Plan. “Hey-hey, ho-ho! Density has got to go,” they chanted. “We […]

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April 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 11, in Montgomery County

Don’t leave the house without the umbrella. Rain is in the forecast today. Here are five more things to know today, April 11, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s down to the wire for Noah’s Law. State lawmakers have until midnight to pass the legislation named for fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. Police Chief […]

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April 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Vice President Roger Berliner on Westbard Sector Plan (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner said his office is hearing from lots of constituents with concerns about the Westbard Sector Plan, and that pains him because of all the work that has gone in to scale back the current plan. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Berliner said he knows […]

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April 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Meet to Save Westbard (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

More than 250 Westbard area residents turned out for a community meeting at the Washington Waldorf School on April 3 to discuss the much debated Westbard Sector Plan. A group of volunteer residents called “Save Westbard” hosted the meeting. The group posted the following on their Facebook page invite to community members: As you may know, […]

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March 21, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Council President Nancy Floreen on Proposed 2017 Budget “Everything is on the Table” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen held her weekly news conference on Monday, March 21. Floreen discussed a range of issues including County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended $5.3 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017.  She also said a proposed property tax increase in Executive Leggett’s budget was “on the table.” Other topics included funding for the […]

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March 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Westbard Sector Plan on PHED Committee’s Agenda

The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee is scheduled to continue its review of the Westbard Sector Plan at 2 p.m. today. The plan would bring significant changes to the section of southern Bethesda near Friendship Heights. The PHED Committee, which is chaired by Nancy Floreen and George Leventhal and Hans […]

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March 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, March 14, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) prekindergarten and Head Start registration begins today. 2. Olney Library will be hosting a Voter Empowerment Drive today. Board of Elections representatives will be available to discuss voting equipment and voter registration. 3. The Montgomery County Planning, Housing, […]

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March 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmember Rice on Schools and Boundary Lines (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice participated in a Town Hall event in Clarksburg on March 2. MyMCMedia caught up with Councilmember Rice after the meeting and in this Extra video, he talks about boundary lines and why it shouldn’t matter which school students attend. Councilmember Rice discussed boundary lines in more detail at a County […]

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March 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda

Westbard Sector Plan and MCPS (VIDEO)

The Council’s PHED Committee discussed the Westbard Sector Plan and the impact on transportation and schools at a meeting on Feb. 29th. During that meeting, Council President Nancy Floreen stressed that officials were looking at a 20 year plan. Take a look:

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March 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Elrich on Westbard Plan: “It Is Probably One of the Worst Planning Decisions Ever Made” (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia caught up with Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich at a recent Town Hall meeting in Clarksburg. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Elrich talks about why he thinks the current proposed Westbard Sector Plan is not a viable option.

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