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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Round Two: Council to Reconsider Increasing Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Increasing the minimum wage is back on the table for the Montgomery County Council to consider. In January, the council voted 5-4 to increase the minimum wage increase to $15 an hour by 2020. County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed the measure. In a memorandum addressed to the council about his decision, Leggett stated that the […]

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November 30, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Montgomery County Council Passes Landlord-Tenant Law (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council passed Bill 19-15 early Tuesday, which revises the Landlord-Tenant Law aimed at improving the quality of rental housing through increased inspections. The bill was sponsored by County Councilmember Marc Elrich and co-sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Navarro.   Bill 19-15, as introduced, would:  Provide for annual inspection of certain residential rental properties […]

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November 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council to Discuss Revising Landlord-Tenant Law

The Montgomery County Council is expected to take action on Bill 19-25 , which would revise the Landlord-Tenant Law, according to a press release. The amendments made by the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee fit into three categories: leases and landlord-tenant obligations; licensing and data collection, including inspections; and rent adjustments. The […]

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October 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Planning Celebrates The Best in Design (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Planning Department recently hosted its second annual Design Excellence Awards Ceremony. Bridget Schwiesow has more in this report. For more on the winners, visit here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Receives Briefing on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

On August 10th, an explosion ripped through the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring resulting in dozens of injuries and seven deaths. The Montgomery County Council recently received an overview of the incident. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 19, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Council President Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen meets with the media today for the first time since the Council’s summer break. 2. Gaithersburg Meeting: The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council members are meeting at City Hall tonight and on the […]

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September 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council President Floreen to Meet with Reporters on Monday

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen is scheduled to meet with reporters at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Floreen is expected to discuss her bill to allow small cell towers and the Council’s meeting with MCEDC President David Petr. She is also expected to talk about the forthcoming Bethesda Downtown Plan that will update the 1994 […]

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August 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Supports Two Senior Transportation Initiatives (VIDEO)

Montgomery County approved two initiatives to enhance senior transportation. One lowers the eligibility age for the Call-n-Ride program from 67 to 65 years of age. The second extends the seniors ride free on Ride On and Metrobus to include Saturdays.

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July 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Jobs and Road Improvements Coming to I-270 Corridor (VIDEO)

As many as 100 new jobs will be created in Montgomery County from development of new vaccine by the Novavax company in Gaithersburg. The vaccine still in clinical trials could help prevent one of the major causes of respiratory infections in infants, children and older adults. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made the company’s labs one of […]

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July 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Grade County on Race Relations at Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

More than 200 residents packed the room at the BlackRock Center for the Arts for a town hall meeting on police and race relations hosted by the County on Wednesday night. It was the second town hall held this week. Panelists included, Police Chief Tom Manger, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen, Montgomery County branch of […]

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