councilmember gabe albornoz

April 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Albornoz Shares Video Celebrating Healthcare Worker

On Saturday, Councilmember Gabe Albornoz filmed a touching tribute for his neighbor, Moira McCarthy, a nurse who works at Surburban Hospital. On her way to work, neighbors lined the street to cheer her on, waving and holding signs with encouraging messages. Albornoz posted the video to both Twitter and Facebook, where it got thousands of […]

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April 20, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Introduces Legislation to Provide Grants for PPE, Masks

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to fund two programs aimed at providing the community with opportunities to purchase and procure face coverings on April 16. The two programs would provide a total of $350,000 to purchase the masks for local businesses and residents, according to a press release from the county council. The first […]

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April 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 17 in Montgomery County

Cloudy today with a high temperature near 60 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, April 17. 1. Council Tele-Town Hall: Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando and Hans Riemer are hosting a remote town hall today at 1 p.m. Click here to register […]

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April 16, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmember Albornoz Updates Council’s Efforts to Support Residents

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz gives an update about what the county council is doing to help support the residents of Montgomery County during the coronavirus crisis. The council has passed $20 million in funding for small businesses to receive grants and legislation to provide $5 million in direct cash family assistance. In addition to this, the […]

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April 1, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Jawando Introduces Bill to Suspend ‘Carryout Bag Tax’

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to suspend the “carryout bag tax,” until the end of the COVID-19 health crisis.  Grocery stores and other establishments are currently prohibiting customers from bringing and using their own reusable bags in stores, due to health concerns for workers. This bill allows residents to use plastic, disposable bags provided […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Residents Encouraged to Respond to Census by April 1

The 2020 Census count is currently underway. Homes will receive in the mail an invitation to participate in the census from March 12-20. The questionnaire may be completed online, by phone, or by mail. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the census online. Montgomery County Executive Marc […]

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March 9, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Propone Subsidios para Financiar Cuidado Infantil

El 3 de marzo, los concejales Gabe Albornoz y Nancy Navarro propusieron una legislación para otorgar subvenciones a las empresas locales para ayudar a compensar el costo del cuidado infantil. La propuesta crea el Programa de Subsidios de Cuidado Infantil de Negocios Locales con la esperanza de expandir el acceso a cuidado infantil de calidad […]

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March 9, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Councilmembers Propose Grants for Funding Childcare

On March 3, councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Nancy Navarro proposed legislation to provide grants to local businesses to help offset the cost of childcare. The proposal creates the Local Business Child Care Grant Program in the hopes of expanding access to quality child care in Montgomery County. The bill would provide local businesses with the […]

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March 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich and Albornoz Read to Children to Celebrate Read Across America Day

County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Gabe Albornoz visited the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center Monday to celebrate Read Across America Day. They read to young children to demonstrate the importance of encouraging literacy at a young age. Albornoz provided a Spanish translation of the books.

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February 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Good morning! Today is Thursday February 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Town Hall Meeting: Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities” to discuss safety and security issues in the local community. The […]

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