City Council Letter to the Maryland Higher Education Commission
The Takoma Park City Council sent a letter to the Maryland Higher Education Commission on March 1, 2016 voicing concerns regarding Montgomery College’s Facilities Master Plan process and asking it to postpone consideration of the 2013-2023 Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan until the required local stakeholder and municipal government consultation takes place.
Montgomery College is legally required to consult with the community and local jurisdictions. The City Council does not believe that consultation occurred in the latest Facilities Master Plan process. The Council shares its concerns about the development of the master plan in the letter addressed to the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Excerpt from the full letter to the Maryland Higher Education Commission:
The Takoma Park-Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College is an important part of the Takoma Park community, both as an educational institution and as part of our physical landscape.
Because changes to the Montgomery College campus can have significant impacts on the greater Takoma Park community, it is important that the College, in its role as a neighbor, work with the residents and local jurisdictions in developing a long range vision of the campus,