Council member Hans Riemer

April 20, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Introduces Legislation to Provide Grants for PPE, Masks

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to fund two programs aimed at providing the community with opportunities to purchase and procure face coverings on April 16. The two programs would provide a total of $350,000 to purchase the masks for local businesses and residents, according to a press release from the county council. The first […]

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February 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reunión Comunitaria Abordó el Tema de Seguridad Peatonal

Alrededor de 200 personas llenaron el auditorio de Wheaton High School, el domingo por la tarde, para ofrecer sus opiniones y sugerencias sobre las mejores opciones para reducir los accidentes de peatones y bicicletas en el condado de Montgomery. Los miembros del Concejo del condado, junto con los funcionarios del Departamento de Transporte de Maryland, […]

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February 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Pedestrian, Bicycle, Traffic Safety Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns

About 200 people filled Wheaton High School auditorium Sunday afternoon to offer suggestions on the best ways to reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Montgomery County. County council members, along with officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, held a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall as part of the county’s goal to eliminate […]

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January 16, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Reaction Mixed to Elrich’s Proposed Budget

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled his 2021-2026 budget during his first State of the County address on Wednesday, stressing affordable housing as one of his top priorities. To prove it, he recommended adding a record $132 million to the capital budget for affordable housing projects over the next six years. Elrich says money will […]

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November 5, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Lynching Victim Is Honored With Soil Collection Ceremony in Poolesville

The Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project collected soil Sunday at the site of a lynching of a 22-year-old African American man in 1880 as part of the Equal Justice Initiative in Poolesville.   George Peck, who had been accused of assaulting a white girl without trial, was attacked by a mob and hanged from a […]

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July 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In White Oak, Community Participates in Racial Equity Forum

Dozens of people came out to the Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at the White Oak Recreation Center on Wednesday. MyMCMedia spoke to Council President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Evan Glass about why Montgomery County has been organizing these forums. Here’s a look at how the event went down. Seven of the […]

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July 9, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Riemer discutirá la creación de una Comisión Asesora de Policía

El Concejal Hans Riemer ofrecerá una conferencia de prensa esta noche a las 7 p.m. en el edificio de las oficinas del Concejo, sobre obre su proyecto de ley para crear una Comisión Asesora de Policía El Concejal Hans Riemer es el principal patrocinador del proyecto de ley 14-19. Los concejales Will Jawando, Tom Hucker […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Ride On Flex Launches Wednesday

Ride On Flex, the region’s first on-demand public transit service, will officially launch on Wednesday. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich along with Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer will join Al Roshdieh, the director of Montgomery County Department of Transportation, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Rockville Town Square to debut the new ridesharing service. […]

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June 11, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Disparities Have ‘Real Life Consequences’

Councilmember Jawando got choked up at a Montgomery County Council meeting Tuesday after presentations about racial equity. He told the story of a friend’s death to gun violence over 20 years ago, and how he could connect the killing to the disparities described. “These things have real life consequences for many people,” he said, adding […]

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April 24, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Approves Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan

The Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan on Tuesday. The goal of the plan is to improve the safety of Veirs Mill Road and develop the land around it in the roughly four miles between Rockville and Wheaton. “I’m very proud of this plan, which responds to the […]

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