Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Washington Post columnist exhorts county to 'stand up' against residents

Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher wrote a column January 11 criticizing the Montgomery County Council for not being up-front about its plans to demolish Seven Locks Elementary School and replace it with what he calls "subsidized housing."

Fisher argues that county leaders should fight hand-to-hand combat with the people who work hard to live in nice and safe neighborhoods.

He concludes that the subsidized housing forces will win "Only if elected officials stand up to their own constituents, one project at a time."