Voice to council – “very much alive!”

JUNE 8: There is indeed a local news source, this publication’s managing editor told the Takoma Park City Council. Managing Editor Bill Brown was given a few moments to correct the misstatements he said the council made at the June 1 meeting.  Councilmembers stated that there are no local news sources reporting on important community issues, and that since ceasing its print edition The Takoma Voice was a wisp of its former self. The comments were part of a discussion about allowing more city newsletter news coverage to fill the alleged “vacuum.”

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Brown pointed out that The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Voice’s monthly online content is equal to or exceeds the Voice’s former monthly print edition, that over a dozen people contribute to the publication and that the Voice is a local business.

The Voice hopes that the council will acknowledge and support it as it would any other local business of importance to the community.

Above is video of The Voice’s managing editor addressing the council June 8, courtesy the Takoma Park city website.

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