Delegate Jane Lawton has endorsed Rob Enelow and Linna Barnes for reelection to the Chevy Chase Town Council:
I am writing to urge your support for the re-election of Mayor Linna Barnes and Councilman Rob Enelow. I have worked closely with both Linna and Rob, and I know firsthand of their intelligence and leadership, as well as their commitment to the Town and its residents.Delegate Lawton served on the Council for many years and received extremely strong support in the Town in her campaigns for the state legislature.
As you know, the Council had many challenges over the past few years. There are issues that demanded careful consideration and decision. Linna and Rob have made every effort to provide an open and fully participatory process. They have welcomed the input of residents and other stakeholders, and each has worked to find the best solutions for our Town. . . .
Linna Barnes has served ably as the Council's liason to the Construction Committee and to the current Land Use Committee. As Mayor, her first term has been distinguished by her commitment to improve communications with residents and her desire that more residents be involved in decision-making. She was instrumental in hosting various Town Meetings, including one on the Li property and another with state and county officials regarding the serious storm water problems. Now it appears the Town will receive county funding for storm water drainage! Linna has increased e-mail alerts to improve safety and support a strong sense of community through improved communications.
Rob Enelow has worked tirelessly with the Traffic Committee to improve traffic, pedestrian safety, and more recently, with the Town's Environmental Committee. Rob has recently led the successful effort to strengthen our laws that protect our tree canopy and to limit the impact of new construction on water drainage. Rob is also working with the Climate Protection Committee to support the national effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gases. In my own capacity as your State Delegate, I work on envirionmental issues and thus, greatly value Rob's leadership in this area.
It is not easy to represent all the diverse interests in a Town like ours, but both these Council Members have earned our support. . . .