Montgomery County Council

September 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Wants To Change How Council Does Business

A 58-year-old money manager running for Montgomery County Council said he wants to change the way the council makes decisions. “Somebody has got to take the time to put the citizens in the drivers seat,” Republican Ed Amatetti said. Amatetti, who lives in North Potomac, said he’s been to lots of hearings and he’s found […]

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September 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Recreation Director Running To Be At-Large Member of Council

Gabe Albornoz has entered the crowded at-large race for Montgomery County Council, becoming the second member of County Executive Ike Leggett’s cabinet to enter the race. Albornoz, 41, lives in Kensington and is the county’s recreation director. “I love the entire county. Because of my day job I’ve been able to build relationships and I […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates Who Want to Represent Montgomery County

Here is the latest list of the candidates who want to represent Montgomery County in Congress, the State House, County Council, Board of Education, the courthouse and the central committees taken from the Maryland State Board of Elections website. Candidates have until Feb. 27, 2018, to file a candidacy. The primary election is June 26, 2018. The general […]

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September 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 14 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 14, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Planning: The Montgomery County Planning Board meets. Up for discussion is a preliminary plan for a Jiffy Lube in Olney, a list of school and transportation priorities and the consolidation of lots at the Cabin John Shopping Center. 2. Legal: […]

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September 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Sept. 13 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 13, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Rockville State of the City Address: Rockville City Mayor, Bridget Donnell Newton,  and City Manager, Rob DiSpirito, will talk about the state of the City of Rockville in an event hosted by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce at the F. Scott […]

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September 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 12 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 12, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Lyons Sisters: Lloyd Lee Welch goes on trial in Bedford County, Virginia, for the deaths of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, who were last seen leaving the Wheaton Plaza in 1975. 2. Re-entering the Work Force: One of four seminars that […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council to Consider Airbnb Regulations

The Montgomery County Council holds a public hearing Tuesday night on short-term rentals, an effort to regulate Airbnb and similar services that allow homeowners to rent out portions of their homes for short periods. The council is considering changes to the county’s hotel regulations and licensing to bed-and-breakfast establishments. The hearing takes place at 7:30 […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council Seeks Applicants for Airpark Liaison Committee

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants to fill positions on the Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee. The council authorized the re-establishment of the committee on June 13. The committee was established to provide a forum for increased communication among interested groups and individuals concerned with the operations of the Montgomery County Airpark. Applicants are […]

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September 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hucker on DACA: ‘People Need to Know County Government Has Their Back’ (VIDEO)

In response to a statement issued by the White House to end the program established by the Obama administration which protects undocumented children from deportation and eligible for work permits, local officials are speaking out. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, allowed people who came to the United States as […]

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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett, Council Blast Trump Decision on DACA

County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council issued statements Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Last week, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard issued her own statement urging Trump to continue the program. Here are the statements: Montgomery County Council Statement The Montgomery County Council denounces […]

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