Update on City Budget

Dear Neighbors,

Moments ago the Gaithersburg City Council unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which takes effect July 1. I wanted to share with you a few highlights that will benefit our Washingtonian Woods neighborhood:

The Capital budget allocates $1.4 million over the course of the next couple years to develop a city park on the 10-acre Consumer Product Safety Commission site. We are just at the beginning of that process and will be soliciting lots of community input over the coming months before any plans for the site are finalized. I encourage you to send me your thoughts and ideas for the future park. But I am looking forward to celebrating the opening of this great community amenity in the next couple years.

Additionally, available funds of $134,500 will support the design of infill lighting along Midsummer Drive, to improve nighttime safety and visibility, as requested by our HOA leadership.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments.

Ryan Spiegel
Gaithersburg City Council
203 Midsummer Drive

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