TAKOMA PARK — With the City Council set to vote on the Takoma Junction redevelopment proposal on July 25, some residents are mounting a partial recall of the city’s elected officials over the project.
“There are those of us and there are many of us, who feel as though our council is basically ignoring us,” said Byrne Kelly, a Ward 3 resident who is leading the recall effort. “When we go before the council and we get our three minutes at the podium … they look at us with blank faces.”
Kelly explained that he was mounting the effort in response to what he called “gross silence” from the Council in response to a portion of the residents opposing the development proposal.
“We’re doing this for the Co-op, the public land, and the city,” he said.