Join us Tuesday, June 20, in Beltsville
Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and I will be meeting with Beltsville residents at MLK Jr. Middle School on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 pm to report on the 2017 Maryland legislative session. The meeting will include residents from Beltsville Civic Association, Calverton Citizens Association, and other nearby homeowners associations. The event starts at 7 pm and will be held at MLK Jr. Middle School. We invite you to share your views on important state and community issues as we discuss local issues and answer questions.
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Legislation was introduced earlier this year to address the ongoing problem of poor notice and hefty fines for toll violations. For example, if a commuter drives daily on the ICC but one day their transponder malfunctions, that person is unaware of this problem until they suddenly receive a bundle of 20-something violation notices, all at once, and with a $50 fine for each in addition to the basic toll costs. Drivers can easily rack up more than $1,000 in civil penalties before they receive any notice. In 2015, approximately 890,000 ICC toll violations were issued, and the courts have been overwhelmed by challenges. While this year’s legislation was unsuccessful, please contact us if you’re facing a problem like this, and we will advocate on your behalf for a fair resolution.
Join Council Member Mary Lehman and AG Brian Frosh —Wednesday, June 7
Council Member Mary Lehman will be hosting a District 1 town hall on Wednesday, June 7, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Center (7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD). You’ll have the opportunity to receive an informative budget update and speak with representatives from many state and county agencies. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will be the special guest speaker. Contact Dora Myles-Moore with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.952.3887.
Questions? Issues? Feel free to contact us at 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301.858.3141.