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March 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County to Spend $500,000 to Accommodate Two Additional Councilmembers

Members of the Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee unanimously agreed Monday to allocate an additional $92,000 so that the council offices can accommodate the two new members who will be seated in 2022. The county already set aside $408,000 from excess appropriations for the work. Residents approved a charter amendment during […]

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April 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Launches Petition Drive to Limit Taxes — Again

Robin Ficker — the Montgomery County attorney famous for running for office and trying to amend the county charter — has a new plan for eliminating tax increases. He is proposing a charter amendment that would allow the Montgomery County Council to raise taxes only to the rate of inflation. Currently, the council can raise […]

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September 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Judge Greenberg Rules Term Limits Charter Amendment Can Go on Nov. Ballot

In a decision entered today, Judge Robert Greenberg has ruled that the term limits charter amendment petition that was certified by the Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) last month can be placed on the Nov. 8th ballot. This decision is good news for local attorney and community activist Robin Ficker, who organized the petition […]

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March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Sidney Katz on Leggett’s Recommended Budget (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz said he has always believed that raising taxes is a last resort. But that doesn’t mean he won’t support County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended $5.3 billion operating budget, which includes a property tax hike. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video: Katz said that budget decisions are some of […]

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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Floreen on Executive Leggett’s Recommended Budget (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen describes Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended fiscal year 2017 operating budget, which includes a property tax hike, as “pretty aggressive.” Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video: Floreen is also encouraging residents to provide input about the proposed budget by sending an email or speaking up at a public […]

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March 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President Leventhal on Executive Leggett’s Recommended Budget (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal is asked for his reaction to County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended fiscal year 2016 operating budget. Related:

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November 7, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Charter Amendment For Merit System Passes Easily

Unofficial Election Results For Question A: Charter Amendment For  Merit System – Hiring Individuals with Disabilities For                                299,791                    80.39% Against                         […]

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August 14, 2012 | Staff Writer

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County Charter Amendment (Video)

The County Council moved forward to include a charter amendment in the November ballot. This amendment will allow the county to hire qualified disabled individuals directly into open county positions. Council member Phil Andrews has been the leading supporter of this amendment. Listen to his commens in this video. Learn more in this article.

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