this brief campaign cycle for the election of the Town Council for the
For a more detailed description of my positions on a variety of issues of concern to the Town, I invite you to review my position paper on the issues, which I have posted on my website. The link to that particular page is http://www.deborahvollmer.com/council%20issues.htm.
have lived in the Town since 1997, but in a sense I have lived in the
Town all of my life. I was born on January 15, 1948, at
I find that in my situation, at least, the newly enacted building code is really no protection at all, that trees and greenspace are threatened, that the prePAC (Prepermit application consultation) that we went through was a joke, and that the building ordinance contains nothing to protect me, or any other homeowner in my situation, from building plans that would impede one’s access to one’s own garage via a shared driveway. I realize that many good people spent many hours crafting the new building code, and in general I view it as a positive step forward. But it simply does not go far enough. I have some particular recommendations for amending the building code, which I have set forth in more detail in the position paper on my website.
I also discuss a variety of other issues in that position paper, and I invite you to take a look. Issues that I discuss in that paper include these topics: Historic designation, appointment of a commission to study and make recommendations regarding affordable housing, revising the eligibility requirements for voting in Town elections, my thoughts on the issue of dog parks, saving the Trail (we must!), anticipated problems with the switch to digital television, and a need to regulate the use of LPG and/or propane heaters at construction sites.
I look forward to meeting with as many of you as I can within the next few days, before the election. I am willing to meet with individual Town residents or with groups, just by myself, or along with the other candidates for Town Council. These meetings could be at individual homes, in nearby parks, at the Town Hall, or at local restaurants. If you would like to arrange such a meeting, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at (301) 652-5762.
Deborah A. Vollmer
Candidate for Town Council