Roger for Ward 3

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

I have a healthy balance of idealism and pragmatism, vision and attention to detail.  Takoma Park has spent too much time recently on narrowly focused projects and issues.  We need to devote our attention intelligently to the big-picture questions that will determine our future in the long term. 

 

TOP WARD 3 ISSUES

1. Development at Takoma Junction 

Fine-tuned, not fast-tracked; responsive to neighborhood input.  (Download Roger's Position Statement)

2. Street Restoration

WSSC must clean up its mess - we need impeccable repairs, done without delay.

3. Passable Sidewalks

Walkability supports public safety, sustainability, and the local economy.

4. Spring Park

Erosion, crumbling trails, decaying sculpture, and waterlogged field call for a makeover. 

5. New Play Space in Pinecrest

This diverse neighborhood deserves a safe place to build community.

6. Public safety

More pedestrian and bike patrols will help strengthen a collaborative approach.

7. Underused and Vacant Properties

Address these as opportunities to create a sustainable future.

 

TOP CITY ISSUES 

1. Create a Program Budget 

Stop wasting money - set objectives and evaluate progress annually.

2. Climate change

Move on from demonstration projects – catalyze City-wide sustainability. 

3. Underfunded County reimbursement

Target this legally as unconstitutional double taxation.

4. Quality of Service

Going to the Council should never be a step needed to get responsive service. 

5. Income Diversity

Keep Takoma Park affordable for all people.

Roger Schlegel

ABOUT ROGER

I’m a DC native who has lived in Takoma Park for eleven years on Allegheny Avenue.  I am married with two children: we enjoy our street and love our neighbors.  We’ve moved just once, and it was directly across the street.  

Roger's Family

WE MUST DO MORE

We live on a tree-shaded lot and would love the opportunity to participate in a solar-energy cooperative.  I see climate change as the biggest issue of our time and want our city to lead the nation in effective municipal innovation.

 

SPECIAL ELECTION

The Ward 3 special election will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at the Takoma Park Fire Station, 7201 Carroll Avenue. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 PM

EARLY VOTING

Early voting will take place at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, on the following dates: Sunday, April 6 - 12 noon to 4:00 PM Monday, April 7 - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 PM 

For other information related to this Special Election:

http://www.takomaparkmd.gov/2014-ward-3-special-election-notice#Forms