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Posted on: September 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Town Officials Testify on County's Subdivision Staging Policy

Mayor Scott Fosler and Councilmembers Mary Flynn and Barney Rush testified at the Montgomery County Council's September 13 public hearing on the County's 2016-2020 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP). The purpose of the policy is to evaluate individual proposals for development and determine if the County's transportation network and schools have sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional demand.

The Town's goal is to promote and ensure responsible and sustainable development for the long term while protecting residential neighborhoods. To that end, the Town's official testimony, which was presented by Mayor Fosler, supports many of the recommendations in the SSP but takes exceptions or suggests modifications to others. The Town's written testimony is available here, and the Town's full position paper is available here. Barney Rush's written testimony is available here. Mary Flynn's written testimony is available here.

The video of the County Council public hearing is available here. Mayor Fosler's testimony begins at 3:50. Barney Rush's testimony begins at 53:48, and Mary Flynn's testimony begins at 1:33:35.

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