WRAC will hear an update about the Wheaton Library and Recreation Center project at its Wednesday meeting.
The Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee usually meets the third Wednesday of every month, but because of the Thanksgiving holiday, its November meeting was rescheduled to Wednesday, Nov. 28. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Services Center at 2424 Reedie Drive.
At its first meeting, the new Wheaton Public Safety Work Group discussed how to counteract damaging perceptions about crime in Wheaton.
“Wheaton is not a dangerous place,” said Fourth District Police Commander John Damskey at the first meeting of the Wheaton Public Safety Work Group on Nov. 19. “But the perception is horrible," he added. The new Wheaton Public Safety Work Group is tasked with finding ways of “improving public safety, quality of life, and perceptions of downtown Wheaton as it relates to revitalization efforts." At the Nov. 19 meeting, attendees talked about the changes Wheaton has undergone. They also discussed improving appearance and safety in Wheaton with more street lights, cameras at pay stations and median landscaping. In an Aug. 8 memorandum, Montgomery County councilmembers Hans Riemer (D–At Large) and Nancy Navarro (D-District 4) outlined the work …