Wednesday, July 27, 2011

" ... at about 2:00 p.m. on April 28 ... the Superintendent's recommendation changed ..."

From a July 18th letter from John Robinson, President, Rock Creek Hills Citizens' Association, to Valerie Ervin, President, Montgomery County Council, included in the official packet for the July 25th joint meeting of the Council's Education (ED) and Planning, Housing & Economic Development (PHED) Committees:
"... the School Board failed to provide an adequate opportunity to comment. ... It was only at about 2:00 p.m. on April 28, 2011 that the Superintendent's recommendation changed to include the Rock Creek Hills Local Park ... Given the lack of any notice of this possible change in plans, the County Executive wisely urged in his April 28, 2011 letter to School Board President Barclay that a decision be delayed until Rock Creek Hills had a chance to present its views. However the School Board chose to proceed with the decision to select the Rock Creek Hills Local Park, even though there was more than passing recognition by several of its members that notice had been at least practically, if not legally, inadequate."

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