A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
Maryland requires that school board elections in the Old Line State be non-partisan contests. But a new state law allows the executive in Prince George’s County to appoint officials to the board there, and one recent candidate with party connections boasted about it on the campaign trail. Now a group of activists is demanding a return to a fully elected board of non-partisan officials. Kojo explores the role partisan politics plays in local school board races and what’s at stake in the debate in Prince George’s.
- David Cahn Co-Chair, Citizens For An Elected Board
- Cheryl Landis Candidate, Prince George's County Board Of Education; Chair, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee
- Segun Eubanks Chair, Prince George's County Board of Education
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