Since returning to the Town, I have been active on Town committees. I currently serve on the Purple Line Mitigation Committee, and on the Long Range Planning Committee. Previous assignments have included the Town’s Special Committee on the Bethesda Sector Plan, the Land Use Committee, and the Climate and Environment Committee.
The Town is facing some
serious issues. The implementation of the Bethesda Sector plan
and the construction of the Purple Line create continuing
challenges. I was
against the Purple Line project from the beginning, because of
concerns that I have for the environment generally, and for
quality of life in our Town.
Now, as the project goes forward, we must focus on
holding the powers that be to the letter of the law, with
respect to environmental protection.
I favor slowing development
in Bethesda, preserving some of the surface level parking
behind the Farm Women’s Market and Tudor shops, and converting
the parts of those lots closest to our Town to green space
planted with trees, a linear park. I would like to see
the Tudor Shops marked for historic preservation, to help
preserve the buffer between downtown development and our Town.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss these
and other issues with voters in the course of this campaign.
Deborah A. Vollmer
7202 44th Street