Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Montco Budget Hearing Today - Trails and Parks On the Line

The Bicycle Coalition will be at today's budget hearing in Norristown at 10am in the County Courthouse (Courtroom A). Please join us!

County Commissioners must adopt a budget by December 21st and we will ask that funding for the Parks and Planning Department be restored. Having generated over 1500 emails sent to the County Commissioners, we will ask the Commissioners to listen to their constituents and act responsibly. Both the Parks and Planning departments are proposed to be eliminated.

Montgomery County built one of the best trail systems in southeast PA and has the most completed section of the Schuylkill River Trail, which is visited by hundreds of thousands of users annually. The Commissioners have a duty to protect and maintain the investment made by their predecessors, the State and the federal government to build the county's parks and trail systems.