Saturday, March 11, 2006

County Council axed Kendale funding

As this blog predicted on March 7, the Montgomery County Council had the votes to kill the Kendale project.

Steve Silverman and Michael Subin were the only council members who attacked the Inspector General report and stood by the Kendale project.

"The Montgomery County school system ceded to pressure from the County Council and civic activists, agreeing yesterday to reconsider its proposal to tear down and relocate Seven Locks Elementary School," the Washington Post reports on March 11.

"The decision came after council President George L. Leventhal (D-At Large) informed School Superintendent Jerry D. Weast that a majority of the council would vote to block the $17 million project. The council's rebuke was a rare setback for Weast and underscored tension between the council and Board of Education."