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Transportation Payments Is No Substitute for Making Actual Improvements

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District 9 Councilman Mel Franklin has submitted a letter to the Prince George’s County delegation opposing a bill submitted by Senator Doug Peters that would allow developers to make a payment to a general transportation fund instead of paying for specific infrastructure improvements needed for their projects. I agree with Councilman Franklin’s position, and he has requested that the bill be amended by excluding all of Council District 9 from the “infrastructure payment in lieu of building necessary roads.” We don’t need more clogged roads and traffic due to urban sprawl throughout District 9, and developer payments to a general transportation fund instead of making infrastructure improvements is sure to lead to that outcome. Please support my Councilman’s position on this bill, and make your opinion known to your legislators by contacting them as soon as possible.


Written by pgd9politico

January 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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  1. I’ve been going through planning documents related to our development. It is interesting to see how many traffic improvements have been implemented in our area as a result of the conditions set for our developer. I have a hard time believing that a payment into a fund in lieu of actual improvements would lead to as much actual infrastructure construction.


    January 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

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