July 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich to Discuss Preliminary Police Audit Report at Virtual Community Meeting Wednesday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will discuss a recently-released preliminary audit report of the county police department (MCPD) during a virtual community forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Elrich will discuss recommendations from the report, released June 30, as well as other reimagining public safety implementation updates. He commissioned the independent audit as part of the […]

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June 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Audit Recommendations Address Mental Health Response, Use of Force, Training

Montgomery County leaders released recommendations from a preliminary audit of the county police department (MCPD) during a press conference Wednesday. County Executive Marc Elrich commissioned the independent audit as part of the Reimagining Public Safety initiative he launched in 2020. It aims to improve public safety in the county with an emphasis on equity. The […]

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April 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Complete Nonsense’: Hogan Responds to Audit Faulting Purchase of Test Kits From South Korean Company

After an audit found that 500,000 COVID-19 test kits that the state bought from the South Korean company LabGenomics were not purchased in accordance with state regulations, Gov. Larry Hogan scoffed at the report. “It was complete nonsense. I’m still very happy with the tremendous success of acquiring these test kits. It was probably one […]

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Financial Irregularities’ Discovered by PTA, Letter Says

“Significant financial irregularities” have occurred with the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, according to a letter posted on the MCCPTA website. The letter says the irregularities were discovered since July 1, “including the apparent theft of a substantial sum, most likely by someone inside MCCPTA.” Police spokesperson Rick Goodale confirmed a police report was […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Office of Procurement Recovers Wages for Over 300 Workers (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Procurement has announced the recovery of over $300,000 in unpaid wages for 318 people employed by five different service contractors engaged in contracts with the county. Find out more in this interview, below: You can find out more about Bill 43-15, here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to […]

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December 17, 2014 | Krista Brick

Study of Woodmont Avenue Underway for Pedestrian Safety

Jut how safe it is to walk along Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda? A group of researchers are taking a look today and Thursday. An audit group is taking a walk down Woodmont Avenue to see how safe it is to be a pedestrian there. The pedestrian safety audit includes Woodmont Avenue between Old Georgetown Road […]

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September 24, 2014 | Krista Brick

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BOE Candidate Jill Ortman-Fouse Outlines Her Priorities If Elected

Jill Ortman-Fouse, candidate for a seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education, said she wants the school system to be more responsive to parent inquiries and she is calling for an independent audit of the system’s budget to make sure taxpayers get the best out of the funding levels. She talks about her priorities […]

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