Daily journal, 11-1-11

[I posted a journal yesterday but it hasn’t appeared yet..]

Today’s highlights included meeting with a large group of members from the Women’s Suburban Democratic Club. I talked a bit about my passion for responsive and progressive government and why it is such a privilege to be part of the Montgomery County Council.

Then in council session we passed the economic development bill that I have been working on with my colleagues, by a margin of 8-1. This bill will help investors preserve capital for making investments by deferring (not reducing) their taxes until the end rather than the beginning of the development process.

The real fireworks though came tonight during the public hearing about the big box bill (see photo). More on that soon.