charter review commission

April 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Charter Commission Recommends No Change in County Council

The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission will not recommend a change in the constitution of the County Council, despite months of consideration that the current set up is less than ideal. In a Facebook message posted Wednesday, the commission’s chairman Paul Bessel said the panel’s recommendation is to keep the current council structure of four […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Witnesses Say Eliminate At-Large Seats on Council

Some 20 people offered Wednesday night how they would restructure the Montgomery County Council, many of them suggesting that the county should eliminate the four at-large seats and make the council have all district seats. “I would love to have a council member who understands the needs of my community,” said Pat Fenati of Damascus. […]

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July 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Charter Commission Ponders Change in Council Setup

The Montgomery County panel tasked with reviewing the mechanics of county government is mulling proposals to scrap the County Council’s current setup of four at-large members and five district members. “It will affect the county in a really big way if these changes take place,” said Paul Bessel, who chairs the Charter Review Commission. Part […]

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July 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Members Sought for Board of Appeals and Other County Panels

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants for a four-year term on the county Board of Appeals. And County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking new members for the Board of Social Services, the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs and the Charter Review Commission. The term of Board of Appeals Chair Carolyn Shawaker will expire in September […]

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August 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Speaks Out Against Term Limits at Charter Review Commission

UPDATED Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner testified against term limits at the Charter Review Commission meeting on Aug. 24, and afterwards he posted a copy of his statement, online. According to Berliner’s statement, all nine members of the Council agree that “term limits would not be in the best interest of our county.” He […]

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August 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Police are investigating an overnight death in Burtonsville as a homicide. 2. Shop at any Whole Foods Market in Montgomery County today and five percent of all purchases will go to Manna Food Center. 3. The Montgomery Charter Review Commission meets at […]

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August 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Charter Review Commission to Discuss Term Limits on Aug. 24th

The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission (CRC) is scheduled to discuss a proposed Charter amendment to limit County Councilmembers and the County Executive to three consecutive terms at a meeting tomorrow. The County Council asked the CRC to consider the merits of the proposed amendment, and on Aug. 2 adopted a resolution placing it on […]

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