Sunday morning, former Governor Larry Hogan says he won’t seek the Republican nomination for President in 2024. Read his statement here. Today is Monday, March 6 and here are five things to know happening in Montgomery County.
1. Council President Briefing: Council President Evan Glass will meet with the media today at 1:30 p.m to discuss the Council’s recent appointments to the Planning Board, recent rental assistance legislation and other council matters. The briefing will be streamed on the Council’s Facebook page here.
2. Municipal Monday: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight for a regular session. The meeting agenda and information packet is available online. The Rockville Mayor and Council meet at 7 p.m., in-person and virtual. The agenda with supporting documents is available online.
3. Glenmont Metro Station: Phase two of construction work on the Glenmont Metro Station is scheduled to start today and last about three months. Bus Bays C and D will be closed.
4. Council Work: There are numerous committee meetings today. Committees will receive briefings on police use of force and home ownership equity and affordability in the County; review legislation to make climate change mitigation and adaptation a prominent focus of the Montgomery County Green Bank’s mission; discuss the County’s Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit Financial Assurance Plan and the capital budget for the Outdoor Firearms Training Center and Public Safety Training Academy. Learn more here. (Follow the links to the live stream of the meetings.)
5. Join the Conversation on Fentanyl: The synthetic drug fentanyl has created a youth crisis here in the county and all around our region. According to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), there has been a 120% increase in fatal teen overdoses since 2021. Just this school year, five students have died from fentanyl overdose. On Tuesday, March 7, ‘Fighting Fentanyl: A Call to Action’ debuts at 7:30 p.m. followed by a live virtual question and answer period with Laura Mitchell from Montgomery Goes Purple and Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Pete Piringer. Watch both on Comcast cable channels 21 and 995, MyMCM’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Let us know your questions for the Q&A sessions by using #MCMFentanylForum on social media.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.
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