Thursday, January 18, 2007

Proposed Site For Montgomery County Day Laborer Center Draws Criticism

Written by Nancy Yamada 9NEWS

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) -- Come Thursday, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to announce his choice for a controversial day laborer site, an organized gathering place for people looking for day-jobs, mostly construction work.

Brad Botwin, a member of the Greater Shady Grove Civic Alliance claims the site is near the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Crabbs Branch Way. He said he learned of the Leggett's decision from staffers from the Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning...
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Help Save Maryland and Susan Pain with Citizens Above Party (CAP) scooped the Ike Leggett Day labor Story Wednesday evening with its brodcast on WUSA9 News.

It appears that Ike Leggett has a greater concern for Day Labor Centers than our Children and their education. Ike’s second act in office will be to replace a planned library in Derwood, part of the Shady Grove Sector Plan, with a day labor center. Tell Ike we do not need day labor centers replacing libraries.
We have a real problem with the process use to advance this project (Up-County Day Labor Center) This project has moved into the construction stage last Thursday without public input, cost benefit analyses, or review by Maryland Parks and Planning. May be the Dean of the Howard University Law School Ike Leggett has a new definition for the phrase “Open Government”

Does Ike want to insure we have ample low paying unskilled jobs awaiting our children when they graduate. Demand that Ike Leggett respects the Shady Grove Sector Plan.

Call County Executive Ike Leggett at 240-777-2500 and tell Ike and his trailers to “take a hike” OR Emai Ike Leggett at


Anonymous Paul said...

Good job, Brad & Susan!

This is a travesty and an abuse of power by Leggett. Clearly, Leggett puts real estate developers (who need cheap labor) and ethnic special interest groups (who need more constituents) ahead of the average Montgomery County citizen.

It needs to be stopped.

11:54 AM, January 18, 2007  

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