Thank you to everyone who participated in last night's design charrette to learn about MD 198 and discuss solutions for improving it. We received a lot of ideas from the small group sessions, and more importantly, we saw a lot of enthusiasm for this campaign.
We were joined by staff from two Montgomery County councilmembers (Brian Anleu of Tom Hucker's office, and Kathleen Mitchell of Hans Riemer's office) and the SHA project manager for the 28/198 Corridor Improvement Study, Jeremy Beck.
Athough many members of the group expressed concerns about the project's delays, long-time residents, gave us some perspective and were even able to joke about it.
There was also a lot of enthusiasm and excitement at the opportunity to form an advocacy group to persuade our county and state to prioritize all kinds of improvements in Burtonsville, not just fixes on MD 198.
Throughout the meeting, we emphasized the importance of consensus-based decision-making, which was the focus of the previous blog post.
In the coming days, we are going to digest the feedback gathered at last night's meeting and then provide a summary on our next blog post.
In the meantime, please help us get the word out and encourage your neighbors to sign up for our emails at www.fix198now.com and "like" our facebook page.