Gaithersburg Endorses Greater Washington 2050 Compact
The Mayor and City Council of Gaithersburg formally endorsed the Greater Washington 2050 Compact via resolution at its meeting on April 19, 2010.
This regional initiative, led by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) in partnership with public, business, civic and environmental stakeholders, is designed to improve the quality of life for area residents in the next 50 years. COG’s Board of Directors formed the Greater Washington 2050 Coalition in 2008 to create a comprehensive vision for the National Capital Region.
The Coalition’s report, Region Forward – A Comprehensive Guide for Regional Planning and Measuring Progress in the 21st Century, includes nine regional goals in four themes: accessibility, sustainability, prosperity, and livability. The goals and targets outlined in the document are designed to help guide COG policy committees when making decisions about such things as energy, the environment, land-use, housing, transportation, health, and public safety.
“We are proud to be part of this ground breaking regional effort,” said Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz. “By signing the compact Gaithersburg agrees to incorporate these regional goals and consider regional impacts as we make decisions at the local level.”
For more information please visit the COG website at http://www.mwcog.org or contact the Gaithersburg Planning and Code Administration at 301-258-6330.