While some area governments have asked Congress to initiate a U.S. freeze on nuclear weapons, the Town of Riverdale believes it has taken a more even-handed approach.
The Town Council recently called for a U.S. freeze but also sent a letter to the Soviet embassy in the District asking that the Kremlin impose a similar ban.
"Everyone is talking about the U.S. imposing a freeze but no one is talking about Russia," said Town Administrator Patrick Prangley. "The council was reaching out to the Soviet Politburo and asking that it also halt further construction of nuclear weapons."
Prangley said the council is anxiously awaiting a Soviet reply.
Other Washington area jurisdictions have passed similar resolutions. These include Brentwood, Garrett Park, College Park and Takoma Park and the Montgomery and Loudoun county councils.
The Alexandria City Council recently defeated a similar proposal.
In other town business, the council scheduled a hearing for June 14 on the proposed annexation of a bordering area, where a housing and commercial center is planned.
The 65-acre area, to be known as the Good Luck Center, is northeast of town at the corner of Good Luck Road and Kenilworth Avenue.
Prangley said the project will contain 132 town houses, 359 apartments and 162,800 square feet of commercial office space.