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Another voice steps to the forefront in the Government Center debate

The community will have its say this Thursday April 10th with the developers and attorneys that represent them

Another voice joint the fray in the Government Center debate.
Another voice joint the fray in the Government Center debate.
Myia Biggs is a Dundalk realtor and one the first candidates to enter the Baltimore County Council race in the 7th District.

After careful reflection Ms. Biggs decided to withdraw from the race.

She maintains her role as a community activist.

I received this e-mail from Ms. Biggs and it is published as written.

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Baltimore County, The Hunger Games

Do you ever feel like living in Baltimore County is like living in Panem from the Hunger Games, but instead of there being 13 districts there are only 7.  Out of the 7 Baltimore County Districts, Dundalk “District 7” is much like Katniss Everdeen’s district 12.  Dundalk “has the distinction of being one of the poorest districts, if not the outright poorest”. Dundalk is the laughing stock of Baltimore County; much like Katniss’ district is to Panem.  However, we are not a poor coalmining town, but a poor, jobless steel town! 

Our Districts are controlled by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz whose character is tyrannical and manipulative and he has “no qualms about using intimidation in pursuit of his own agenda” much like that of President Coriolanus Snow.  However, Mr. Kamenetz doesn’t kill our children he only takes away and sells their public parks and sources of recreation to private investors!

The County Administration sold the North Point Government Center for 2.1 million dollars, the property appraised for 8.75 million. In additional, the County Administration closed one of its smallest magnet elementary schools, Eastwood Elementary School.  The school is planned to house the police department.  The police department was formally housed at the NPGC.  This renovation and move is estimated at 5 plus million dollars. 

This estimate does not include the cost of lost jobs for the Principal and staff from Eastwood nor does it provide the cost to bus children to a new school location.  Any way you look at this there is a minimum of a 2.9 million dollar deficit.  This also does not include the loss of land, athletic space for indoor and outdoor sports, theater space, July 4th fireworks display and much more.

This sale affects every resident of Dundalk and every Baltimore County tax payer.  This can happen in your backyard too.  It is time to help us take a stand!   

If you feel this way please join me Thursday at 5:30pm at the "new" Dundalk High School Auditorium to learn what Mr. Kamenetz plans to allow the new owners of the NPGC to do with what was once OUR park!  

Please share this with every Baltimore County resident and/or tax payer; you are all affected by this sale!  Also, don't think this can't happen in your Community.  Keep this in mind for the 2014 Elections.

Regards,

Myia Biggs

 





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cary quintana April 14, 2014 at 10:32 AM
The vacancy of Merrit park has more to do with the choices the owner of that property has made. I chose to not judge peoples "class" by their appearance. Ever see Sam Walton when he would tour his stores? Very plain old guy in overalls, beat up truck, his cap in his back pocket. As for those who use IC, yea, there are quite a few of them, but if you continue to look you will find more who do not use them. I see how many people use the golds Gym, how many people are using disposable income for swimming school, martial arts day care, Dance classes, sports... I have taken note of the new house construction and the fact that they are selling out to families spurring the construction and sales of yet more row and single family homes. I see Angel's concert's in the park drawing more and more crowds each time. I see homes in the neighborhoods upgrading their homes, improving fencing, and landscaping leading to more pride of ownership. ... I see a lot that many, for some reason, do not want people to know about when it is positive.
Ashley Virginia April 14, 2014 at 08:35 PM
Cary, you are just pissed that you got owned by a woman.
Ashley Virginia April 14, 2014 at 09:49 PM
Cary, my boyfriend is a mechanic....being a mechanic this day and age is not a livable wage job at all. Most shops pay flat rate. My boyfriend and I make the same amount of money a year and he has been a mechanic for longer than I have been at my current job. That is telling you something. If you are a mechanic you cannot live on your own or survive.
Ashley Virginia April 14, 2014 at 09:52 PM
We aren't the next white marsh and I don't think many of us want to be or want anything like it in the heart of our city. We would all rather keep our police force centralized in our town instead of moving it to the edges. We would rather be safe than have a gift shop in walking distance. This isn't a tourist spot. We don't need a gift shop.
Buzz Beeler April 15, 2014 at 12:24 AM
cary MD has the second highest foreclosure rate in the country. Remember the last bubble and the reason behind it? The government. There is an ole saying that goes you judge a book by it's cover. How many of those people using Golds are making a living wage and not relying on the government. We also have the highest number of Title One Schools in Dundalk. Look at the school budget.

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