Councilman Hans Riemer

March 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Residents Rally to Protect Black Children

Silver Spring area residents marched from East Silver Spring Elementary School to the Silver Spring Civic Center March 21 to send a message to Montgomery County officials that they must protect Black children. Several councilmembers, state delegates and community leaders addressed the crowd. The protesters zeroed in on a Jan. 14, 2020 incident in which […]

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March 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Football is Back After Unanimous Vote by County Council

Football in full gear is back. Friday afternoon, members of the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved guidelines that let the already-shortened three-season high school season go on, although it is considered a “high-risk” sport. Players must wear masks, participate in contact tracing and observe social distancing as much as possible. But according to two football […]

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February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Some MCPS Middle School Staff Will be Trained in Restorative Justice

Montgomery County Councilmembers unanimously approved Feb. 23 spending $750,000 to train middle school teachers and staff in restorative justice with the goal of reducing disproportionate discipline and arrests. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer want to oust Student Resource Officers out of Montgomery County Public Schools. While this training won’t accomplish that, it is also […]

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February 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Holds Public Hearing Thursday on Fate of School Resource Officers

A virtual public hearing concerning whether to prohibit the Montgomery County Police Department from having officers in public schools is set for Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer sponsored the bill that calls for the removal of school resource officers (SRO). There are 23 such officers stationed in county schools. […]

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December 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Overrides Elrich’s Veto on Lowering Impact Taxes

Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to override County Executive Marc Elrich’s veto of legislation concerning changes to the county impact taxes for transportation and public school improvements. The legislation decreases impact tax revenue with the goal of bringing more housing and business to the county, explained Councilmember Hans Riemer. During the council’s meeting on Tuesday, […]

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October 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmembers Allowed to Campaign For Ballot Questions

Montgomery County councilmembers are permitted to openly advocate and tweet about their preferences on the ballot questions in the November 3 election even if the results could affect their jobs if they choose to seek reelection. Voters are being asked to decide on the future size of the county council and whether to continue to […]

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