Green Towson Alliance Calls For A Single Councilmanic District To Represent Towson

Green Towson Alliance has sent this letter to the Baltimore County Councilmanic Redistricting Commission

 August 20, 2021

The Councilmanic Redistricting Commission
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, MD  21204
Dear Councilmanic Redistricting Commission,

 

The Green Towson Alliance unites Towson area environmentalists to achieve a greener, healthier, more beautiful community through collaboration and activism.  We represent citizens in the greater Towson area who identify Towson as their downtown center.

 We are writing you today to express our support for a single councilmanic district more closely resembling our own organization’s boundaries for Towson. This area is currently divided among four councilmanic districts.  The urban center of Towson and its dense surrounding neighborhoods have unique concerns with regards to sustainable land use that are very different from the more suburban and rural areas which currently share the districts with Towson.  Uniting the Towson neighborhoods in one district will give our citizens a more cohesive voice to address our unique environmental challenges such as flooding, overburdened sanitary sewers and the heat island effect.

The Charter of Baltimore County calls for councilmanic districts that are compact, contiguous, and in which due regard is given to natural, geographic and community boundaries.  Please restore these qualities to the Towson district.

 We appreciate your consideration of our request.

Best,

John Alexander, Roger Gookin, Ray Heil, Patty Mochel, Beth Miller, Dr. Carol Newill, and Lauren Stranahan
The Executive Committee of the Green Towson Alliance