Monday, May 08, 2017
Westbard cemetery protest set for Tuesday 11 AM at MoCo Council office building
Their efforts have resulted so far in County Executive Ike Leggett offering to pay for two anthropologists selected by the church to conduct an independent study, instead of the private firm hired by the developer, Regency Centers. However, that can only happen if the Planning Board stops the current investigation, and postpones its June 9 agenda item on that site in Regency Centers' larger Westbard redevelopment plan.
County Councilmember Marc Elrich is trying to get his colleagues who have so far ignored the issue, and the institutional racism displayed by the Planning Board and Planning Department towards the church, to sign on to a letter to the Board. That letter will ask them to table the June 9 agenda item, and begin negotiations with the church on the cemetery investigation.
Let's have a HUGE turnout tomorrow at 11:00 AM outside the Council building. The rally will then move into the Council meeting, for a silent vigil.