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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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April 9, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Launches Public Health Emergency Grant Website

Montgomery County has launched the website for the $20 million Public Health Emergency Grant program for businesses with 100 employees or less. The PHEG program’s website contains information for businesses on the grant applications, updates on the program and a link to the application. The program will benefit both for-profit and non-profit businesses as well […]

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November 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council HHS Committee Meets Monday Nov 26

Montgomery County Council Health & Human Services Committee meets Monday. All committee meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Nov. 26: The Health & Human Services (HHS) committee will meet at 2 p.m. to hold a discussion on a Workgroup on Meeting […]

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October 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 29

Montgomery County Councilmembers have two committee meetings Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Oct. 29: The Public Safety (PS) committee will meet with the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee at 11 a.m. to review a resolution […]

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October 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 15

Montgomery County Councilmembers have a busy schedule of committee meetings Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Oct. 15: The Health and Human Services (HHS) committee will meet with the Public Safety (PS) committee at 9:30 a.m. to consider […]

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September 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 1

Two Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. to review a zoning amendment (ZTA 18-11) on small cell towers. View […]

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September 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Sept. 24

Several Montgomery County Council committees meet Monday, Sept. 24. On the agenda, carbon monoxide alarms, suicides in the county’s two jails, pedestrian safety, landlord-tenant relations, and county health disparities. Below is the committee schedule: The Public Safety committee meets at 9:30 a.m. to review Bill 23-18 which would require homeowners to install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm, […]

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September 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Monday. On the agenda, National Philharmonic update, County procurement laws, interagency pesticide use, and the bicycle master plan. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. to receive an update from the National Philharmonic. Also at 9:30 a.m., […]

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