One year and one day ago George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin, who at the time was a Minneapolis police officer.
Chauvin, who had a history of abusing his power as an officer of the law, was convicted on all counts earlier this year. That conviction though does not suddenly ‘fix’ the issues that allowed, and even enabled, a person such as Derek Chauvin to be a menace to those he was supposed to protect.
I submitted my consolidated testimony regarding the Lakeforest Master Plan to the City Council this past Friday (5/21/21). It's 8 pages long so instead of making you read it all I'll summarize it here.
The reimagining of the Lakeforest Mall property represents Gaithersburg’s most significant opportunity to affect the feeling and direction of our city for the next several decades.
Centrally located on the East side of Gaithersburg, the property can support new jobs and new affordable and market rate housing. With green spaces and green buildings, the property can represent a hallmark environmental initiative.
On Mother's Day we take a moment to honor our moms and special people in our lives that nurture and support us. Hopefully we have been giving them the love and adoration that they deserve all year long and just heap on some extra today. There are people who may not have the opportunity or ability to be mothers. Even without children of their own, they too deserve our thanks and recognition for the care they give others.