Dear Concerned Anonymous Resident,
Thank you for bringing up these questions regarding my residency and my involvement in the College Park Redistricting Commission and the Bowie Race Track Task Force. I'd like to provide some clarification on these matters.
First and foremost, I acknowledge that I still own a property in College Park, Maryland. However, this property has remained vacant since my family, and I moved to Bowie in mid-May of 2022. My primary residence has been in Bowie since that time, and I have not claimed any property tax exemptions associated with my College Park residence. The decision not to rent out the College Park property was due to unforeseen circumstances related to a possible tenant. My intention is to sell the property.
Regarding my participation in the College Park Redistricting Commission and the Bowie Race Track Task Force, it's important to note that I served on these bodies after moving to Bowie. At the time of selection to serve on the Redistricting Commission I was a resident, as I had previously served in that capacity and wished to see through the work I had started. My involvement in these organizations demonstrates my commitment to serving both College Park and now my Bowie community, to which I proudly dedicated my time and effort.
Furthermore, I reached out to my District 4 City Councilmember in Bowie to reflect my eagerness to be actively engaged in the Bowie community. Regrettably, there was no response from the Councilmember, which led me to seek opportunities to contribute to the city in other ways.
It's essential to consider all available information and understand that individuals may have valid reasons for their actions and decisions. I, Robert W. Day Sr. acted in good faith, with a commitment to serving the interests of both College Park and now my Bowie community. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out for additional clarification.
Robert W. Day Sr.