County Council

December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County Council elects its new President and Vice-President; Executive Ike Leggett takes on the airwaves on “Montgomery al Dia” Radio show; Montgomery County Council hosts its 7th annual youth town […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County and Prince George’s County authorities sign a Purple Line Community Agreement; Department of Transportation unveils the design for Bus Rapid Transit stations; The first phase of construction of the […]

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November 24, 2017 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. First, Lorna Virgili reports on County Executive Ike Leggett’s request for more funding for a program that connects frequent 9-1-1 users with services. Next, Susan Kenedy reports on the retirement of Delegate Shiela Hixson (District 20), the […]

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November 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Only Four GOP Candidates Have Filed to Run in County Council and County Executive Races

More than three dozen Democrat have filed to run in the 2018 county council and county executive races in Montgomery County. That’s compared to only four Republicans who have done the same so far, according to the Washington Post. The Post notes that it has been 15 years since a Republican won a seat on […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. First, County Executive Ike Leggett signs the minimum wage bill into law earlier this week. The minimum wage increases to $15 by 2024. Next is a report by Susan Kenedy on a job fair at the East […]

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November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the County Council vote to increase the minimum wage in the County to $15 per hour by 2024. The show includes a report on the Council passes a bill to require Planning Department to develop a list of burial sites in […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Paper Parking Permits Are Back, MCDOT Makes Changes

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is going back to issuing physical parking permits to vehicles registered in the Residential Parking Program. The move was initiated by several county council members after they received concerns from residents about the online permitting program that was rolled out in 2015. “I am pleased that MCDOT has agreed […]

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August 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 for Aug 18-24

With students returning to school in just over a week, it is no surprise that our story on the new mobile application offered by Montgomery County Public Schools was the top story based on web traffic. Our coverage on the solar eclipse, the expansion of a Gaithersburg based biotechnology company, and the sale of Lakeforest […]

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August 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Councilmember Sidney Katz Files For Re-Election (VIDEO)

With his wife Sally by his side, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, a Democrat, filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections Wednesday as he prepares to run for re-election to his District 3 seat in 2018.  A former mayor of Gaithersburg, Katz is finishing his first term on the County Council and it’s a […]

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August 7, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stepped Up Housing Code Inspections Unrelated to Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

Nine new housing code specialists are being hired to increase the frequency of inspections at multi-family dwellings in Montgomery County. The County Council approved a new Landlord-Tenants bill in November, a little more than three months after a natural gas explosion and fire killed seven people at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. The […]

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