Date: THURSDAY, November 15th, 2018
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Potomac Community Center
If schools are closed because of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
Speaker: Brad German, Co-Chair – Citizens Against Beltway Expansion (CABE)
Topic: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proposed a Beltway and I-270 widening to make room for four high-cost privately-owned, for-profit toll lanes (aka Lexus Lanes). A coalition of citizen organizations have joined voices to oppose the project. WMCCA is among the opposition because these Lexus Lanes threaten to cut a destructive swath through our neighborhoods, destroy businesses, parklands, and vital stream watersheds causing untold environmental damage. The daily toll cost to use the additional lanes could reach $45 a day. A study identifying various alternatives is currently under way. An alternative could be chosen early in 2019 when the MD Department of Transportation completes the alternative study. The decision will rest with the Maryland. State Legislature and Governor Hogan. We need to know the health, noise, environmental, and community impacts. For more information, go to www.CABE495.org. Please plan to attend and learn what we are facing.
As always, the public is welcome
When farmers bartered for supplies at Perry Store in Offutt’s Crossroad in 1880, Potomac was an agricultural community where transportation relied on the C&O Canal and horse-drawn wagons on dirt roads. Today, we see something far different.
Yet much remains constant. Great Falls, the Potomac River, and the Canal still draw us. Forested stream valleys, rural roads, and Potomac Village still define our community. The look and feel of Potomac today is no accident. Much of what we hold dear is due to the vigilance of volunteers working to preserve what is best here – a community that values our history, the environment, and our role as “Green Wedge” in the overall vision of county planners.
We invite you to become one of the team to insure the continued beauty of this area. If you are interested in preserving the beauty of Potomac, please become a member.