5 Things to Know Today, Feb 27, In Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Feb. 27 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Pedestrian Safety Announcement: Council President Evan Glass will announce legislation to create safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists today. The Safe Streets Act of 2023 will enhance walk times at crosswalks, prohibit right turn on red at busy intersections in downtown areas, and requires infrastructure reviews following incidents in school zones.

2. Municipal Monday:  The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight for a closed work session to discuss the purchase of property for a public purpose. The meeting agenda and information packet is available online. The Rockville Mayor and Council meet at 6:30 p.m., in-person and virtual. The agenda with supporting documents is available online. Discussion on expanding voting rights in the city is expected to continue at this meeting.

3. Election Disinformation: The League of Women Voters hosts a virtual webinar tonight at 7 p.m. The panelists will discuss how misinformation targets non-English speakers during elections. A question and answer session follow the panelists’ presentations. Watch live on Facebook.

4. Speak Up: Do you use the ActiveMONTGOMERY website to learn about and register for the myriad of programs, classes, activities and special events offered through Montgomery County Recreation and Parks? If so, the county wants your feedback in a short survey.

5. Black History Month: The City of Rockville caps off Black History Month with a livestreamed conversation with Deputy City Manager¬†Barack Matite and Tyree Davis IV, Rockville‘s advisor to the city manager for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Watch the conversation live on Facebook and YouTube Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.

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