League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD
ELECTION INTEGRITY COMMISSION
League Statement on Trump's "Election Integrity Commission"
"President Trump’s 'Election Integrity Commission' is an unnecessary distraction from the real work to protect against foreign hacking and interference in our electoral process. The real purpose of this effort is to justify President Trumps' false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections." Click here to read more.
LANDMARK AWARD 2017
National Planning Landmark Award Goes to Montgomery County Planning Board for Agricultural Reserve
Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve, created in 1980, is one of the “most famous, most studied and most emulated programs of its kind in the U.S.” The Planning Landmark Award recognized the Ag Reserve’s success at preserving more than a quarter of Montgomery County as a contiguous rural area, while providing an economic benefit to farmers by allowing the sale of density through a transferable development rights program (TDRs and BLTs). The LWVMC lays claim to a small measure of this award because of its 20-year history in advocating for and monitoring actions to make the TDR and BLT programs successful and testifying before the Planning Board and County Council in support of agricultural land preservation. Click here to read more.