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November 2005

Heather Mizeur presents a commemorative plaque to a new TakomAfrica neighbor.

TAKOMA PARK, MD—With five city council seats uncontested, all eyes are on Ward 2, where three candidates are jockeying for votes in the run up to the November 8 election. In a surprise turn of events, candidates Eileen Sobeck and Colleen Clay will be joined on the ballot by former Ward 2 council member Heather Mizeur... (read more)

Michael Brown
Michael Brown comes to Takoma Park with a national record in storm water management.

TAKOMA PARK, MD—Michael D. Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, now has a new job—director of Takoma Park’s Public Works Department.

“We are unbelievably lucky to get such a high-profile person to take over our public works department,” said Mayor Kathy Porter... (read more)

Gehry's Design
Architect's rendering of the Community Center's Phase Two addition.

TAKOMA PARK, MD—In a stunning move the Takoma Park City Council voted unanimously to endorse the hiring of renowned architect Frank O. Gehry to design the next phase of Takoma Park’s new Community Center. The council's endorsement places the final decision in the hands of Takoma Park voters in the form of a referendum in the November 8 election. Critics decry the vote as a way to minimize the controversy that has mired the community center project over that past few years—the latest setback being the delay of the grand opening ceremony. City Manager Barbara Burns Matthews disagrees. “You see, Mr. Gehry had a design without a site and we had a site in need of a design—Phase Two of the new community center, that is.”  (read more)

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