The Montgomery County Council passed Bill 52-14 by a 6 to 3 vote on Tuesday. The legislation, commonly known as the pesticide bill, bans the use of EPA-registered pesticides in lawn care for most uses in the county including public and private playgrounds, mulched recreation areas, child care centers, and county property. Advocates and opponents of […]
The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in August was 3.8 percent, down from 4.6 percent last August. According to a Montgomery County news release, almost 10,000 more county residents had jobs compared to 2014. County Executive Isiah Leggett welcomed the news and said the latest figures are […]
Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters Monday morning for a news briefing, which he discussed his proposed bill to ban pesticides, County’s Board of Elections decision to eliminate two popular early voting centers, police body camera program on school ground, and more. You can watch the news conference here:
A recent report from the Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) has found that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) only used about two thirds of state money earmarked for programs for low income students. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order rescinding the state of emergency in the 15 counties and Baltimore City that were at risk for flooding due to recent heavy rain. There are currently no jurisdictions in Maryland under a state of emergency. “I want to thank the state agencies and emergency personnel that […]
In this MyMCMedia Extra, Jennifer Quinn, a volunteer with Safe Grow Montgomery, explains who she thinks is opposed to Bill 52-14, the pesticide bill, and she says Montgomery County Councilmembers have heard from supporters more than opponents. Take a look: The Council has scheduled an Oct. 6 vote on the bill. Related:
Montgomery County officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Progress Place- a homeless shelter- on Oct. 1 in Silver Spring. The new facility is a public-private partnership between the county and Bethesda-based developer Washington Property Company. “I am proud of the people of Silver Spring for their commitment to this constructive approach to assisting homeless […]
The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) investigates and solves consumer complaints. In this consumer alert, OCP Director Eric Friedman provides important information about towing practices in the county: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Contact Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection by phone at 240.777.3636.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order rescinding the state of emergency in eight Maryland counties: Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s. Based on the current weather projections and recommendations from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the remaining 15 Maryland counties and Baltimore City will remain under the […]