New Hearing Dates, Deadlines Set for Clarksburg Case

October 14, 2005

SILVER SPRING, MD — The Montgomery County Planning Board announced today the
important dates and hearing schedule for the Clarksburg case.

In a memo to community members and developers, Acting Deputy Director Bill Mooney requested
all written material from the Clarksburg Town Center Advisory Committee to be sent to the Board
detailing the alleged violations by the close of business on Tuesday, October 18.

Mooney said the information would be shared with developers – and the rest of the public — to
ensure the developers and builders have enough time to respond to the allegations from the citizens.

On Thursday, October 20, the Commission will release a preliminary staff report detailing the
alleged violations. The report will be available on the agency’s website at
www.mcparkandplanning.org.

The Montgomery County Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 25 and
will set aside six hours to allow the Clarksburg citizens to present their case to the Board for its
consideration.

The Board will hold another public hearing on Thursday, November 3 and will set aside six hours
to allow the developers to respond to allegations brought by the citizens.

The public record on the issue will remain open until Friday, November 18. Staff will continue to
investigate the allegations and review all testimony and evidence submitted to the Planning Board.
Staff will then prepare a final report on the allegations. The Planning Board will review the final
staff report and schedule a public hearing to issue rulings on the alleged violations.

Should new allegations of site plan violations be made, the Planning Board will schedule additional
hearings to consider those matters as well.

The Planning Board will also schedule future public hearings and work sessions to determine
possible sanctions for site plan violations. The hearings on sanctions have not yet been scheduled.