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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Receives Update on Planning Board’s Confederate Street-Renaming Project

On June 15, the Montgomery County Council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate soldiers “or those who otherwise do not reflect Montgomery County values.” The letter calls for a public process to rename the streets and public facilities […]

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November 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, Nov. 17, and it is National Transgender Awareness Week. The week aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by the transgender community. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes recognizing NIH researcher Dr. […]

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November 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Passes CE Elrich’s Order to Reinstate Capacity Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Montgomery County Councilmembers unanimously voted to end alcohol sales in restaurants and bars after 10 p.m. and to reduce gathering sizes from 50 to 25 people, citing increasing cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the county’s Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program will be suspended but take-out orders will be permitted, the council agreed at […]

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November 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘That’s Called Failure’: 311 Call Abandonment Skyrockets During Pandemic

In Montgomery County, residents are abandoning hundreds of 311 calls per day on average, according to county personnel. 311 is the customer service number for the county. Residents can get information about government services and other related topics. At a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee meeting, members were frustrated that the county still […]

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November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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November 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Both Ballot Questions Supported by Council Appear to Have Passed

Although not all votes have been counted, it appears that Montgomery County voters opted to change the way property taxes are determined and also increase the size of the council from the current nine to 11. Councilmember Andrew Friedson, who wrote Question A, said if the final count supports this measure, it will be “a […]

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October 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Additional Plastic Products Added to Banned List in Montgomery County

Councilmembers unanimously voted Tuesday to strengthen Montgomery County’s ban on polystyrene food service products by adding those marked with the recycling number six – including the familiar bright red Solo plastic cups and certain packaging materials. For the past six years, much of the polystyrene materials often used in food service, especially takeout, have been […]

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October 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Food Insecurity Remains Growing Problem in Montgomery County

Nourish Now recently opened its 17th food distribution site in Bethesda, one of the wealthiest cities in America. The distribution site, which is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., is located in the parking lot of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad on Battery Lane. “Sometimes people think of the Bethesda community as a place […]

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September 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Friedson: ‘Votes Are Starting to Be Counted Beginning October 1’

Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson spoke to MyMCMedia Friday in Bethesda about how Marylanders are starting to receive their ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election. Friedson said the county council has been pushing for secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. He noted that voting is officially underway and, “for the first time ever,” […]

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