How is our night life?
April 25, 2013
Montgomery County has marvelous suburban neighborhoods that are the envy of our region. We have set aside a huge reserve as countryside dedicated to farming and we have one of the nation’s best park systems. In so many ways, we are ahead of the curve.
But there is a new trend shaping this country — the rebirth of our cities. We are witnessing first hand, for example, DC’s remarkable turnaround.
That’s why I have worked with County Executive Leggett and Councilmember Marc Elrich to establish a night-time economy task force. We’d like the county to be a great place to live for every age group – kids, young people, parents and seniors. Part of that challenge is to establish attractive, fun and safe options for nightlife right here in Montgomery County.
How can we get more great options for dining out? Are our liquor regulations a hindrance?
Can we make it easier for business owners to open restaurants or entertainment venues in our business districts?
How can we fund improvements to the streets so that they are safer for walking?
Where and how can we build public spaces for concerts, markets, festivals and other community events?
Do you have a great idea that we should consider, or just a thought to share on this topic? I’d love to hear it. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please take the poll I have designed to help me understand your perspective on these issues.