Five Things to Know for Oct. 15 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1.County Council in Session: Montgomery County Council will be in session today starting at 9:30 a.m. Click here to view the agenda.

2. Affordable Housing and School Construction Legislation Introduction: Councilmember Evan Glass will hold a press conference discussing his new bill, the Housing Impact Fairness Act, which would raise $100 million for affordable housing and school construction over the next decade. This will take place at the Montgomery County Council Building (100 Maryland Avenue, 3rd Floor Hearing Room in Rockville) at 12:30 p.m.

3. Press Conference on CROWN Act: Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Nancy Navarro will hold a press conference on Bill 30-19, the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act at 1:00 p.m. at the Council Office Building (100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville). The CROWN Act would prohibit discrimination against certain types of natural hairstyles, including braids, locks, afros, curls and twists, and would ensure that individuals who are discriminated against because of the appearance of their natural hair can seek a civil penalty of up to $5,000 through the County’s Office of Human Rights.

4. In Case You Missed It: A MCPD Officer died on Monday in Silver Spring. View this story for more information.

5.  Read to a Dog: School-age children, especially beginners learning to read and those who want to improve their confidence in reading skills, are invited to practice reading aloud in short (10-15 minute) semi-private sessions with a certified therapy dog. This event will take place at the Potomac Library (10101 Glenolden Drive) Sign up begins 15 minutes before program. First-come, first-served. Click here for more information.

One more thing, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Continues! Tomorrow, on October 15 grab your dancing shoes and enjoy a night of live music and dancing under the stars!  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Montgomery Parks will be hosting “Salsa in the Park” at three locations throughout the county from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – click here for more information. Click here to watch Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s statement on Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Jordan Lindsay

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