Monday, February 25, 2008

Getting Started

Here goes. The point of this blog is to allow us (not just me) to have an extended conversation about the issues that come before the Montgomery County Council. I really want to find ways to improve our ability to work with one another. In order to keep us all on the same page when it comes to information and context, I will try to keep you updated as to our ever-changing schedules, and I'll include links to related staff work so you can know what I know around the time I know it. No doubt you know way more than I do on many subjects, and I'm looking forward to learning from you.

6 comments:

Marc said...

Welcome to cyberspace. I hope more of your colleagues will do the same. Thank you for working to keep your constituents informed.

-Marc Korman

Anonymous said...

It is time to impose a freeze on all wage and salary increases for county and school employees until a balanced budget can be achieved while maintaining the Charter Limit on property tax increases. It is outrageous to give 4.5 percent Cost-of-living increases plus 3.5 percent step increases in a declining economy.

williamjacobs said...

Very impressive, Ms. Floreen.

I'll be very curious to watch people weigh in on issues countywide.

Anonymous said...

I was pleased to see this blog. This morning I helped deliver petitions to urge the county NOT to cut back on funds for mental health. I believe that this is an extremely important investment of our county's funds.

I have been repeatedly approached this election year by persons promising to cut my taxes or not to allow any increases. I always ask them "what would you cut?" there is never an answer. I believe that such uses of our funds - even if my taxes go up - are the wise way to go, and I will continue to support this county in this effort.

Fritz Hirst said...

Nancy- I think it's terrific you started a blog! You do great job communicating with your constituents, even when you may disagree.

As T&E Committee Chair, I'm sure you'll cover many transportation issues here. I also invite you and your readers to check out a blog I started concerning our residential streets in Montgomery County that were degraded by "micro pave" resurfacing: www.sosmontgomery.com

Best- Fritz Hirst

Derron said...

Councilmember Floreen:

Thank you for engaging in the conversation. I look forward to being a part of it. I look forward to the blog addressing some of the "pocketbook" issues facing middle-class, or those struggling to get into the middle-class, Montgomery residents.