Just an hour before concerned residents will descend upon the County Administration Building for today's press conference and rally against CR 62-2017, we learn that Governor Hogan's Ethics filing shows financial interest in two (2) proposed development in Brandywine, Maryland. No wonder he was present for the ground breaking on the new construction of the overpass at Route 5/301 and Brandywine Road (we missed him at the MD 210 pre-construction ground breaking).
Here's what Maryland Matters revealed after reviewing the Ethics filings of the Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan.
There is no indication that the governor deliberately took an official action to benefit himself financially, considering the road improvement project was on state transportation planners' books for several years.
But the $55.7 million overpass on Maryland Route 5, complete with a roundabout, sidewalks and a 247-space rideshare parking lot, is a stone's throw from a proposed 310-apartment residential development the governor partially owns on 12.5 acres behind the Xscape Theater complex at Brandywine Crossing, near the border of Prince George's and Charles counties.
Hogan's company subsequently established a second, 75-acre development, proposing town houses, garden apartments, medical office space and an assisted living center, less than a mile up the road from the planned new overpass project, expected to be completed by the summer of 2019. (Tamara's note: District V Coffee Club was briefed on this proposal)
They are two of at least nine active land deals the governor has taken a financial interest in since he took office, according to his financial disclosure form.
STAY WOKE - FOLKS!!
So today's potential vote on CR-62-2017 by the County Council (sitting as the Committee of the Whole) could directly enrich Gov. Hogan himself and his financial holdings in several LLCs.
The Council may put on the vote on hold again today, but we'll be there and watching. The Council's last opportunity to vote on the measure will be next Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at noon in the First Floor Hearing Room. We'll be there again!
Our press conference and rally just got more interesting. I'll see you in 45 minutes!
Press Conference and Rally TODAY outside the County Administration Building at
11:00 a.m. (facing the courthouse) to protest against this disastrous resolution that would bring unfettered mixed use development without transportation and other infrastructure improvements to eight areas in District 9, including over 2000 acres in the rural tier.
Please continue to call the Council members:
Chair Danielle Glaros - 301-952-3060
Vice Chair Todd Turner- 301-952-3094
Mary Lehman - 301-952-3887
Andrea Harrison - 301-952-3864
Mel Franklin - 301-952-3820
Obie Patterson - 301-952-3860
Karen Toles - 301-952-3690
Deni Taveras - 301-952-4436
Derrick Davis - 301-952-3426
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