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Special RCA Meeting: Thrive Montgomery 2050

WHEN: Thursday, January 9th, 8pm
WHERE: Veirs Mill Park Activity Building, 4425 Garrett Park Road
RSVP on Facebook or Nextdoor

Please join the RCA on Thursday, January 9th at the Veirs Mill Park Activity Building (4425 Garrett Park Road) for a special General Meeting to discuss and develop a community position on Thrive Montgomery 2050 (https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/master-plan-list/general-plans/thrive-montgomery-2050/). Thrive Montgomery 2050 is a future General Plan. General Plans include long-term vision with broad policies that will guide future, more detailed land use planning, public investments in infrastructure and communities, amenities, and private development.

Montgomery County Planning has provided a toolkit called a Meeting-in-a-Box (https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/master-plan-list/general-plans/thrive-montgomery-2050/thrive-montgomery-2050-meeting-in-a-box/) for civic associations like the RCA to provide targeted feedback to help inform and shape the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan. We will follow the County’s suggested meeting format. We plan to discuss the RCA community’s priorities related to equity, environment, economy, transportation, housing, parks and open space, design, arts, and culture, and our overall top priorities among the aforementioned categories.

After the conclusion of the RCA General Meeting, the RCA intends to combine all community input and submit comments on Thrive Montgomery 2050 on behalf of our community. If you would like to provide input to the RCA but are unable to attend, feel free to email your priorities directly to josh@randolphcivic.org by January 20, 2020. Individuals can also submit their own comments (https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/master-plan-list/general-plans/thrive-montgomery-2050/thrive-montgomery-2050-meeting-in-a-box/#worksheet).

 

2020 Membership Benefits Cards are in!

The new Membership Benefits Cards for 2020 have arrived. Find out more here or check them out at the next RCA meeting this week.

 

County Council At-Large Forum, March 7

Important neighborhood meeting Thursday, March 7th at 8 pm at the Viers Mill Rec Center (map).

We have invited our 4 At-Large Council Members to hear us present our neighborhood priorities and for them to provide an update on their agenda for the coming year. We are looking forward to hosting Council Members Hans Reimer, Will Jawando, Evan Glass and Gabe Albornoz. Council Members Jawando, Glass and Albornoz were recently elected to their first term on the Council. It is important for them to understand and appreciate our neighborhood priorities. Having all four At-Large Council Members at our community meeting is a special and unusual opportunity. This is our chance to show our Council Members that we have a strong community who should be considered as they grapple with the budget. To do that, we collectively need to show up to the meeting. Let’s fill the room with neighbors! We’ve long maintained strong relationships with our elected officials, and it has served us well over the years. Let’s show our Council Members how great and dedicated our community can be. If you come to one meeting this year, this should be the one.

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/572075203261500/

RSVP on Nextdoor here: https://nextdoor.com/events/2752269/

 

Meet & Greet for County Council and State District 18 Candidates

Please come out for what will be our biggest and highest profile meeting in years!

On Thursday, May 3, we will feature candidates for County Council District 4, County Council At-Large, State District 18 Senate, and State District 18 Delegate races- over 50 candidates in all! Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet all the candidates in one evening ahead of the June primary. As always, we will meet at the Viers Mill Rec Center, 4425 Garrett Park Road, and the meeting will begin at 8pm.

When:  Thursday, May 3, 8pm
Where:  Viers Mill Rec Center, 4425 Garrett Park Road

This event is free and open to the public.

 

RCA General Meeting Thursday, 2/1/2018

Please join us this Thursday (2/1) 8pm at the Viers Mill Rec Center for our February General Meeting.

This will be an “open mic” meeting at which the board will be ready to discuss and answer questions about RCA-related topics of interest to you, our members.

4425 Garrett Park Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

 

RCA General Meeting This Thursday- Three Speakers!

Please join us this Thursday (12/7) 8pm at the Viers Mill Rec Center for our December General Meeting.

We will feature three guest speakers- one from the police department to address our concerns about crime and other issues, then a representative from Montgomery Parks on plans to preserve green space in our community, and finally real estate agent Nurit Coombe will give a short talk on Radon in the home.

Coffee and donuts will be provided, courtesy Nurit Coombe.

 

Watch the October RCA meeting here!

Were you unable to attend the October general meeting? Watch the meeting in its entirety here. Learn about the upcoming Garrett Park Road Bridge and Montrose East projects, and meet your District 18 State Delegates.

 

RCA October Meeting- District 18 State Delegation + Montrose East Project Manager

After a restful summer break, the RCA hits the ground running with our October general meeting featuring our own District 18 delegation: Senator Rich Madaleno, and Representatives Jeff Waldstreicher, Al Carr, and Ana Sol Gutierrez. This is a pretty big deal, getting all of them here at once ready to address our concerns. Let’s pack the house and show them our neighborhood matters.

We will be discussing Montrose Parkway East, the Garrett Park Road bridge, and a new MARC station and pedestrian crossing at Wyaconda Road in addition to your other state level concerns.

Also, Jon Hutchings, the project manager for the Montrose Parkway East project will be on hand to give a brief overview of the planned roadway and will answer any questions.

Please join us Thursday, October 5th, 8pm at the Veirs Mill Park community center located near the corner of Garrett Park Rd and Beach Drive.

 

April RCA Meeting

Many in the community have been quite understandably concerned following the Ashley Drive house explosion of March 17. There remain many unanswered questions on issues including interior and exterior natural gas leaks, clean up and security at the explosion site, and remediation of damage to surrounding homes.

This coming Thursday, April 6 we will be hosting representatives from the Fire Department, Police Department, Washington Gas, Councilmember Navarro’s office, and the county Regional Services center to help answer questions on these and many other important issues .

Please plan on coming out- this is an exceedingly rare opportunity for access to so many sources of information in one place, and right here in our community.

Date: April 6, 2017 8:00-9:30pm

Location:
Viers Mill Rec Center
4425 Garrett Park Road
(Intersection of Garrett Park Road and Beach Drive)

 

General Meeting, February 2

Join us on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 8pm when we welcome County Councilmember Nancy Navarro to speak and answer questions on topics of concern to our community.

Meetings are held at the Veirs Mill Park recreation center.