Council President Nancy Navarro

May 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo llega acuerdo preliminar sobre presupuesto de 5.8 mil millones de dólares

La Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, declaró públicamente su satisfacción sobre el acuerdo preliminar del presupuesto operativo del condado, para el año fiscal 2020 y las enmiendas al Programa de Mejoras de Capital del año fiscal 2019- 2024. El presupuesto está programado para ser aprobado formalmente por el Concejo el próximo 23 […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Council Plans to Fund Collective Bargaining Agreement for County Employees

Montgomery County Councilmembers met to review renegotiated compensation and benefits for the Municipal and County Government Employees’ Organization (MCGEO) in the fiscal year 2020 operating budget. The council voted, 7-2, to adopt a resolution that indicates “its intent to approve the renegotiated collectively bargained contracts with MCGEO and to fund the compensation and benefits provided […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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April 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Pledges to Fully Fund Schools Budget

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich — joined by members of the County Council and school officials — pledged Wednesday to fully fund the Montgomery County Public Schools budget. Last month, Elrich released his 2020 budget request that provided about $2.6 billion for the school system. The figure was $14.5 million shy of the MCPS request. […]

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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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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmembers Meet with Senator Van Hollen

Montgomery County councilmembers met with Sen. Chris Van Hollen Friday afternoon. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson had high praise for Van Hollen. “Our state and county are so lucky to have someone as gifted and highly-respected as Senator Van Hollen fighting for us. There are so many things happening at […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Invited to Racial Equity Forum in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County students are invited to share their thoughts on the county’s initiatives to create a policy for stronger racial equity and social justice in the schools. Students interested can attend a meeting on Monday, April 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Gaithersburg High School’s Cafeteria; any student who attends can earn SSL hours. […]

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Navarro Meets the Media

Council President Nancy Navarro talks about Montgomery as the healthiest county in Maryland, getting feedback on the public election fund, the racial equity effort, the fiscal 2020 budget proposal and meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn about widening I-270 and I-495.

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Navarro Describes Council’s Work Ahead on 2020 Budget

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro described the work she and her fellow council members will undertake to complete work on the fiscal 2020 budget proposal from County Executive Marc Elrich. In addition, she talked about the $10 million that Elrich left for council members to use as they saw fit.

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