Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on the bill Jan. 17.
At its Thursday meeting, the Montgomery County Planning Board will review a tree canopy conservation bill proposed by the Montgomery County Council in November. Bill 35-12 would protect existing tree canopy, create a fund to plant new trees, and "establish procedures, standards, and requirements to minimize the loss and disturbance of tree canopy as a result of development," according to the language proposed. Planning staff has recommended that the Planning Board support the bill with amendments. The county council will hold a public hearing on Bill 35-12 on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, in Rockville.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Rollin Stanley called detractors "rich, white women."
Update, 3:25 p.m.: Planning Board Chairwoman Françoise Carrier addressed Director Rollin Stanley's remarks before a meeting Thursday, saying they in no way reflect the opinions of the board. Carrier said in a prepared statement that the Planning Board encourages public participation in its process, and Stanley's comments fall out of line with the department's values. "While we are grateful to Mr. Stanley for the work he has done on behalf of the agency and for this county to date, we did not sanction his interview with (Bethesda Magazine), nor do we condone the views he expressed," she said. "This board does not take lightly the potential implications of his words, and we will be taking appropriate corrective action." Original post, 1 p.m…