Councilmember Jawando

February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Council Confirms First Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Council has confirmed Tiffany Ward to be the county’s first ever Chief Equity Officer. “Our first order of business is to really get people trained and informed as to what racial equity is,” said Ward. Ward received a unanimous vote from the council early on Tuesday. “To have you shepherding us is an […]

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February 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Firma Ley contra la Discriminación por Peinados Naturales

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery firmó la Ley de la CORONA o “CROWN” el jueves, que hace ilegal discriminar los peinados naturales. La Ley CROWN (Creación de un mundo respetuoso y abierto para el cabello natural) fue patrocinada por los miembros del Concejo Will Jawando y Nancy Navarro. Prohíbe la discriminación basada en peinados […]

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February 7, 2020 | Veronica Canales

CROWN Act Becomes Law in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council signed the CROWN Act into law on Thursday, making it illegal to discriminate against natural hairstyles. The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) was first introduced as Bill 30-19 and sponsored by Councilmembers Will Jawando and Nancy Navarro. It prohibits discrimination based on natural and protective […]

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December 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker Wants to Install Cameras to Catch Distracted Drivers

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker wants the Maryland General Assembly to pass a bill that would install road cameras to film and catch distracted drivers in the county.  Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher introduced the bill on Hucker’s behalf.  MC 24-20 would let the county put “distracted driving automated monitoring systems” on highways, and the systems would […]

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October 23, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

County Council Honors 6-Year-Old Anti-Bullying Activist

The Montgomery County Council presented a proclamation Tuesday to recognize October as National Bullying Awareness month. During the proclamation, Councilmember Will Jawando honored Cavanaugh Bell, a 6-year-old from Gaithersburg, for his anti-bullying activism. Bell, a first-grader, has made time in his schedule between his school and nonprofit work to raise awareness about bullying prevention to help seniors and the homeless. He has been […]

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June 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Bill Introduced to Help Improve Tenants’ Health and Safety

Councilmember Will Jawando recently introduced a Bill that would require landlords to make a relocation payment if rental housing is condemned as unfit for human habitation. Bill 18-19, Landlord Tenant Relations-Relocation Expenses, would also give tenants the right of first refusal to re-occupy housing after repairs are made. The goal of this bill officials say […]

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