County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 29

Montgomery County Councilmembers have two committee meetings Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.

The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Oct. 29:

  • The Public Safety (PS) committee will meet with the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee at 11 a.m. to review a resolution that would allow the Conduit Road Fire Board, Inc. to secure a 0.261-acre parcel of County-owned land. The parcel is adjacent to the Glen Echo Fire Station located at 5920 Massachusetts Ave. in Bethesda. The land is needed for the renovation of Glen Echo Fire Station. The Council is scheduled to vote on the resolution on Oct. 30 based on the recommendations from the committees. View the Council staff report here.
  • The Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee will meet at 11:15 a.m. with three items on their agenda.
    • First, they will review OLO Report 2018-4, Reverse Auction Purchasing. The Council asked the Office of Legislative Oversight to prepare a report that describes the use of reverse auctions in County purchasing, identifies the benefits and drawbacks and discusses potential future use by the County Government. The term “reverse auction” refers to a purchasing method in which vendors compete to sell goods or services to a buyer. View the Council staff report here.
    • Second, the committee will review a $95,600 special appropriation for communications outreach and information technology support. Council staff’s communications outreach efforts are divided into three main categories: improving access to information, publicizing the ways in which residents can express their views, and providing data access and reports. This funding would provide resources for the following: a social media/visual information specialist; a paid internship program in partnership with Montgomery College for help desk support; and contractual assistance for community outreach. View the Council staff report here.
    • Finally, the committee will review Bill 30-18, Finance – Accessibility Features Supplement. Councilmember George Leventhal is the lead sponsor. The goal of this bill is to make home improvements that provide accessibility more affordable and available to seniors and those who have differing abilities. Bill 30-18 would provide a supplement to a non-profit organization for meeting a Level I (visit-ability) or Level II (livability) accessibility standard on a single-family residence. View the Council staff report here.

For more information about the Council committees, visit the Council’s website.

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