Wednesday, January 27, 2010

District 18 Delegation Opposes Ride-On Cuts

The District 18 Delegation - Senators Rich Madaleno and Delegates Ana Sol Gutierrez, Jeff Waldstreicher and Al Carr - have joined the District 16 Delegation in opposing the County Executive's cuts to Ride-On service. But the District 18 letter contains a twist - the delegation alleges that the Chevy Chase Land Company, owner of a future development site along the Purple Line alignment, owes the county $1 million in lieu of making intersection improvements at Connecticut Avenue at Jones Bridge Road. The delegation asks that that money be collected from the company and used to subsidize Ride-On. This is the first that your author has heard of this debt and it will be interesting to see the county's response. We reprint the delegation's letter to County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Nancy Floreen below.

Disclosure: Your author is the Treasurer of the District 18 Democratic Team and had no knowledge of this letter prior to its release.