October 4, 2017
Your voice is needed on several important issues over the next few weeks. I know everyone is extremely busy, but strongly encourage you to take the time to comment in person or in writing on one or more of these items, all of which will directly affect us for years to come.
On Thursday, October 5, Prince George's County Public Schools is holding a discussion on the utilization of northern area high schools,
including Bladensburg, Laurel, High Point, Northwestern, Parkdale, Duval, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The meeting will take place at Northwestern HS in the cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. Review the presentation and learn more at
The County Council has charged the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development with developing a Comprehensive Housing Strategy.
This process will set a vision, define our challenges, identify our assets related to housing, and develop new or modified approaches to ensure we can offer affordable, high-quality, housing options for a range of income levels, preferences, and phases of life. The County's Comprehensive Housing Strategy (CHS) will help guide the County's and its partners' housing investments over the next 10 years. The first public meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Oxon Hill High School. Please fill out the
answer the call if you are randomly selected for a telephone survey, or join a focus group. Learn more: http://mypgc.us/housingstrategy
WSSC is holding three public hearings on establishing a new rate structure.
This is the first consideration of a new rate structure in 25 years and five proposals are under consideration. The Prince George's County Public Hearings will be held on
Monday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
at Prince George's College and on
Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
at WSSC's headquarters. Written comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 31.
The Prince George's County Department of Public Works & Transportation has launched a Transit Vision Plan
to develop and implement a five-year plan for improving and expanding transit within the County. Please fill out the survey
. Learn more:
If you live, work, pray, or play anywhere along the Purple Line alignment, I strongly encourage you to sign up for construction updates and other notices from the MD Transit Administration. Construction notices and other updates will be posted regularly on
. Sign up
to receive construction updates directly. You can select portions of the 16-mile route. For specific construction questions, you can call the Purple Line Hotline at
240-424-5325. If you see or experience an emergency, always call 911.
The Maryland Transit Administration has also created
Community Advisory Teams (CATs)
, made up of members of the community, for each segment of the Purple Line.
The CATs will start to meet soon and those meetings will be additional opportunities for community outreach and communication. Please make sure your civic association has a representative on a Community Advisory Team.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to make your voice heard on one or more of these important topics.
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