Daily journal, 11-21-11
November 22, 2011
Today started in the Takoma-Langley Crossroads area for a meeting with Erwin Mack. He runs a small business improvement effort in that area and they are working on the Purple Line, the sector plan, and many issues. Erwin is also head of the county’s pedestrian and bike safety committee. We discussed the recent T&E committee meeting about safety for kids walking to school and some follow up that I am considering.
Then, a Gov Ops committee meeting at 1030 focused on technology issues.
The rest of the day went to a collection of items I’m working on. Economic development, particularly. I was surprised to see another multi-million dollar economic incentive request on my desk from the county executive.
I’m also getting ready for my first town hall type event, on December 12 at Richard Montgomery High School, at 730pm. Please mark your calendar!
The photo is from a quick meeting today with a group of Webelos. My favorite moment: in response to Nancy Floreen’s challenge to correctly say how many people live in Montgomery County, we had a very thoughtful and persuasive young man pronounce, FIVE thousand!! “NO,” the next one said, “NINE thousand!“
Now I am on the couch… Emailing and watching MCPS TV, trying to get a better sense of what we offer through our county cable channels.