Press Release: Local Activist, Bill Cook, To Take On Establishment in District 1 Council Race

Press Release: Local Activist, Bill Cook, To Take On Establishment in District 1 Council Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Montgomery County — Local activist and business owner, Bill Cook, is pleased to announce he is running for the District 1 seat on the County Council. “Montgomery County needs leaders with solutions and integrity,” he said. “I look forward to being an independent voice on the council who will represent the residents of our county, not the corporations or special interests. That’s why my campaign only accepts money from individuals — actual people.”

Cook’s campaign is focused on reforming land-use decisions that he says, …

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Bethesda Development Plan Doesn’t Offer What the Residents Want

Bethesda Development Plan Doesn’t Offer What the Residents Want

Like many Bethesda area residents, I share the frustration described in this article (no relation to the author). The development plans in Bethesda, Westbard, and elsewhere offer little more than taller buildings and more traffic. We need land use decisions that provide what the residents actually want: more parks, public spaces; development plans that reflect the personality, and diversity of our community.

From the article: “We are told the Montgomery County Planning Board has a “Master Plan.” As best as I can tell, the Master Plan is …

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