April 29, 2019 - Montgomery County, MD - The LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County invite you to a public forum to hear from candidates for the Montgomery County Planning Board. The forum will be held on Monday, June 3, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center and moderated by Adam Pagnucco, opinion columnist for Bethesda Magazine. RSVP or provide feedback for candidate questions here.
The five-person Montgomery County Planning Board plays a major role in the land use decisions throughout Montgomery County ––from zoning, building heights and density to creation of new parks and developments affecting the 1.1 million county residents.
There are two vacancies on the Planning Board and a total of 24 applicants. In June, the County Council will narrow the field of candidates and then select two appointees.
Prior to the Council making their final selection, the Montgomery County LGBTQ Democrats want to educate the public on the critical role the Planning Board plays in shaping our communities and future growth of the county. We believe that it's important to hear directly from candidates about their goals for zoning, development and other planning issues –– especially as they relate to LGBTQ people.
To give feedback to the event organizers so they can tailor questions to community concerns, and to RSVP, please complete this form.