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November 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Years After Amazon Rejection, Leaders Discuss White Flint Metro Station Development

In Nov. 2018 the White Flint area was rejected as a second Amazon headquarters location. Two years later, Metro has potential ideas for development of its White Flint station in order to be better equipped for future opportunities. The three concepts for the station property are: urban neighborhood, corporate campus and entertainment/innovation district, said Metro […]

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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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November 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Says Further Restrictions Needed ‘Ultimately to Curb the Numbers’

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the county continues to look at contact tracing data and may reinstate further COVID-19 restrictions. “I cannot emphasize enough the seriousness of where we stand in terms of the numbers,” Gayles said at a county council meeting Tuesday, “and in terms of the potential actions that may […]

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November 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 11, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11 and it is Veterans Day. Today, Americans honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. What’s Open and What’s Not: Find out which facilities are closed or have schedule changes today. What’s Open, What’s Closed on Veterans Day […]

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July 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 29 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 29, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Youth Sports Discussion: Three council committees will meet jointly at 9:30 a.m. to discuss youth sports in Montgomery County. 2. COVID-19 Update from Dr. Gayles: At 1:30 p.m. the Montgomery County Council will hear its weekly COVID-19 update from County […]

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July 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

As Eviction Hearings Can Resume, Council Approves $20 Million in Relief

The Montgomery County Council approved $20 million in funding for rental assistance and eviction and homelessness prevention.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will administer the funds, which will be used toward programs that help tenants at risk of homelessness or eviction due to COVID-19, according to council documents. The prevention programs […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 22 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Sandy Spring Museum Series: Sandy Spring Museum is holding virtual conversations on race each Wednesday in July. Today’s 6 p.m. panel will discuss creating change in police departments and includes Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones. 2. Commission Meeting: The City […]

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June 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Introduces Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Emergency

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a resolution to declare racism a public health emergency at a council meeting Tuesday.  He discussed the killings of black people, like George Floyd, by police officers.  “It’s long past time we focus on the direct link to these deaths and these poor outcomes: racism,” Jawando said. He brought […]

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May 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Phase 1 Order, Denounces Offensive Language from Residents

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved County Executive Marc Elrich’s new executive order to enter Phase 1 of reopening. On Thursday, Elrich held a press conference to announce that the county will begin a slow reopening starting Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. He was met with booing and name-calling protesters, who believe the process […]

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May 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Discusses Postponing Renovations for South Lake Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve several changes to the FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Tuesday.  Funding was reduced in areas including road rehabilitation and minor sidewalk projects as recommended by the county Department of Transportation and the Josiah Henson Park in FY21, as recommended by the Department of […]

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