Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 11, in Montgomery County
1. The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, Education Committee and Public Safety Committee will hold a joint worksession on the impact of children fleeing from violence on the County today at 2 p.m. The worksession will be live-streamed on the County Council’s website.
2. Montgomery College is hosting a discussion on the legacy of Malcolm X today at 2 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center in Theater One on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. The keynote speaker of the event is lyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X.
3. The Montgomery County Council will hold the second part of its public hearing on County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended FY 2017 budget and the FY2017-22 CIP. The hearing will be live-streamed on the County Council website.
4. The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.5 billion Operating Budget request for fiscal year 2017.
5. Docs-In-Progress will screen the film “Doeville” at the Takoma Park Community Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and will feature a Q and A session with director Kathryn Pasternak after the screening.
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted its ban on flying unmanned aircrafts in parts of Montgomery County.
- Two Montgomery College campuses are closing its childcare centers.
- Officer Noah Leotta’s parents and Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger joined Mother’s Against Drunk Driving in Annapolis to advocate for stronger DUI laws.
- Montgomery College students made a trip to Annapolis to advocate for affordable tuition and quality classrooms.