Council President Sidney Katz

July 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, July 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Business Briefing:  Council President Sidney Katz hosts the ninth in a series of business briefings at 12:30 p.m. Los Chorros restaurant owner Omar Lazo and Tusculum Farm’s Trish Schechtman join Katz for the zoom based briefing. The briefing will focus […]

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July 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

County’s Chief Administrative Officer Facing Ethics Violations

Montgomery County Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Kleine is facing ethics violations for allegedly maintaining conflicts of interest through business relationships with outside companies while serving as a government employee. On Tuesday, Council President Sidney Katz made the following statement on behalf of the Montgomery County Council about the July 1 Ethics Commission agreement with Kleine: “Our system of […]

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June 26, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery County Officials Urge Leaders to Resolve Purple Line Disputes

County Council President Sidney Katz and Council Vice President Tom Hucker urged Maryland officials to resolve ongoing conflicts with purple line contractors in a statement released Thursday.  The announcement comes as Purple Line Transit Partners, the company tasked with constructing the more than $2 billion light-rail project, announced that it would lay off at least […]

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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, June 26, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. LGBTQIA Webinar: The county planning department will hold a webinar called “Community Connectedness for LGBTQIA Youths and Seniors: From Coming Out to Growing Old, Still We” from 12-1:30 p.m. 2. Business Briefing: Council President Sidney Katz will hold his […]

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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Local Business Owners Will Accompany Katz During Friday’s Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next Business Briefing on Friday, June 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be accompanied by Connie Pawloski, owner of Rockville’s ComForCare Home Care as well as Mark Rittenberg, Principal at AMR Commercial, LLC. Similar to last week’s Business Briefing, the group will discuss […]

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June 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Considers Hiring Civilian Police Chief

The County Council introduced a bill on June 16 that would create a new assistant chief of police position which would be filled by a civilian. The job of the fifth assistant police chief will be to “focus on community relations and evidenced-based policing,” according to the proposed bill. County Executive Marc Elrich proposed the […]

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June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Katz, Local Business Owners Will Team up for Friday’s Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next Business Briefing Friday, June 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be accompanied by Brendan and Bailey O’Leary, owners of Rockville’s True Respite Brewing Company as well as Shannon Gorman, owner of Olney’s Gorman’s Garments and Gear. Throughout the meeting, the group will […]

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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, June 3. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Free COVID-19 Testing: Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro is offering free COVID-19 testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment necessary! As part of our state’s long-term testing strategy, and after the record volume of #COVID19 testing completed Friday […]

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June 2, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Katz, Rockville Mayor to Host Virtual Coffee and Conversation Meeting Wednesday

Local residents and elected officials will have the opportunity to discuss important community issues with Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and the mayor of Rockville, Bridget Newton, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. through a virtual meeting. Tomorrow morning I will be joined by the mayor of Rockville @Bridget4Mayor for a virtual Coffee & Conversation meeting […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich to Announce Reopening Plans for Montgomery County Thursday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will hold a press conference Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with other officials to announce reopening and recovery plans for the county. A statement from the county says he will be joined by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, Director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Dr. […]

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