How many city council meetings have you attended prior to February 2014?
I honestly have no idea. I have certainly not been a regular attendee; however, I have attended more times than I can recall when the council was discussing various things of interest to me. When I do attend even for a limited reason, I usually stay the whole meeting instead of attending just for the agenda item that drew me that night.
I have attended approximately 25 city council meetings prior to February 2014. Beyond that, I have attended approximately 60 Takoma Park task force or committee meetings.
Over my almost 20 years in Takoma Park, I have attended city council meetings on city safety issues and to support the efforts of local students. I have spoken to nominate candidates for city office and in support of voting rights for 16- and 17-year-olds in city elections.
I have also been regularly engaged with local elected officials to sponsor programs, pass ordinances, and ensure that community needs are being met on a variety of issues.