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Jun 27, 2013

“MoCo planning board appoints independent counsel to investigate Farm Road dispute” – The Washington Post

“The Montgomery County Planning Board has hired a prominent Bethesda real estate attorney to investigate possible wrongdoing in the 1999 approval of a Sandy Spring housing development that resulted in an access road used by a predominantly elderly African-American community being dropped from state tax maps.

The board announced Thursday that Douglas M. Bregman will serve as an independent counsel in what has become known as the “Farm Road” case. The road’s disappearance from maps effectively landlocks the community, and leaves property owners with land that has little market value.”

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