Councilmember Roger Berliner

November 30, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Montgomery County Council Passes Landlord-Tenant Law (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council passed Bill 19-15 early Tuesday, which revises the Landlord-Tenant Law aimed at improving the quality of rental housing through increased inspections. The bill was sponsored by County Councilmember Marc Elrich and co-sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Navarro.   Bill 19-15, as introduced, would:  Provide for annual inspection of certain residential rental properties […]

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November 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council to Discuss Revising Landlord-Tenant Law

The Montgomery County Council is expected to take action on Bill 19-25 , which would revise the Landlord-Tenant Law, according to a press release. The amendments made by the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee fit into three categories: leases and landlord-tenant obligations; licensing and data collection, including inspections; and rent adjustments. The […]

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October 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event featuring Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and state Comptroller Peter Franchot at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotels & Conference Center this morning. 2. Montgomery County Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Roger Berliner are hosting […]

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June 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Officials Celebrate Ramadan at Muslim Community Center Annual Iftaar (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Nancy Navarro, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal, Maryland State Delegate Eric Luedtke and commissioners from the County’s Office of Human Rights attended th Muslim Community Center’s (MCC) annual iftaar dinner on Thursday night. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Fire Chief Scott Goldstein also attended […]

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May 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ride On to Operate Proposed Tobytown Shuttle Service (PHOTOS)

UPDATED At a meeting held by officials on Monday, Tobytown residents highlighted concerns that they have with the current proposed shuttle service that is being considered by the Montgomery County Council. Representatives from Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz’s office, Ride On and Delegate Aruna Miller outlined the proposed plan in detail for residents and […]

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April 19, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Councilmember Roger Berliner Plans to Fight Proposed Pepco Rate Increase (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, Pepco filed rate hike request with the Maryland Public Service Commission. The proposed rate hike would cost the average customer about $15.80 per month.  In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, who is the Chair of the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, promised to fight Pepco’s proposed rate […]

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April 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Berliner Announces Potential Transit Service for Tobytown Residents at HOC Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED More than a week after Tobytown resident James Martin made the case for bus service at a Montgomery County Council budget hearing,  the community received a response from local leaders at a Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) meeting held at the Tobytown recreation center Monday night. Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner stopped by the meeting […]

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April 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

UPDATED: Six Councilmembers Ask Leggett to Test Artificial Turf Fields for Toxic Substances

UPDATE April 6, 3:00 p.m. Montgomery County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield says that the County Executive will be responding to the Council’s request in a letter next week. Lacefield told MyMCMedia in an email that “the direction would be establish a baseline on [field] levels,” and also independent monitoring every five years. ORIGINAL March 31, 4:49 p.m. […]

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April 5, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Bill to Help Seniors with Property Taxes Introduced by County Council

The Montgomery County Council introduced a bill that would provide seniors with tax relief and assist them with meeting their property tax obligations to the County. According to a news release, the Expedited Bill 10-16 would allow seniors aged 65 and older, with an individual or combined income of $80,000 or less to defer increases […]

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April 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Senior Forum and Resource Hosted by Councilmembers Katz and Berliner Fair Planned for April 8

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz will host a senior resource fair and forum on April 8. The event is focused on educating seniors about consumer protection and will serve as a way to connect residents with resources in the community. Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg will host the event. The resource fair aims to […]

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