Councilmember Nancy Navarro

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 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presentará Resolución para Priorizar Presupuesto Operativo

El martes, la concejal Nancy Navarro presentará una resolución para solicitar al Concejo del Condado de Montgomery que “ejerza moderación de gastos” en las partidas del presupuesto operativo que no están relacionadas con la salud pública o las necesidades de recuperación económica relacionadas con la crisis del coronavirus, según un comunicado de prensa de la […]

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March 23, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Navarro to Introduce Resolution Calling for Operating Budget Restraint

On Tuesday, Councilmember Nancy Navarro will introduce a resolution calling on the Montgomery County Council to “exercise spending restraint” on operating budget items that are not related to public health or economic recovery needs related to the coronavirus crisis, according to a press release from Navarro’s office.  The resolution calls for councilmembers’ staff to create […]

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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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February 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Condena Nueva Regulación de Trump contra Inmigrantes

“Es una decisión devastadora que obliga a varias familias de aquí, en el condado de Montgomery y en todo el país, a tomar la decisión de tener que elegir entre acceder a los servicios, que ellos y sus familias necesitan tan críticamente, o no”, dijo el Concejal Gabe Albornoz en una reunión del Concejo anoche. […]

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February 26, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Condemns New Trump Regulation Against Immigrants

As President Trump’s public charge regulation goes into effect, the Montgomery County Council voted to condemn the new regulation and urge immigrant families to access local services.  The new regulation, called the public charge rule, would prevent immigrant families who have used public assistance programs from receiving permanent residency status. This regulation went into effect […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Interviews Appointee for Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Racial Equity Program Manager Tiffany Ward was interviewed by the County Council Tuesday for a position as the county’s Chief Equity Officer (CEO). Ward was appointed by County Executive Marc Elrich and the council will vote on her appointment on Feb. 25.  Today as the County Council celebrates Black History Month, it is […]

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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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