County Council President Roger Berliner

September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner spoke with reporters Monday and the topics included Gov. Larry Hogan’s traffic relief plan for I-270 and the Capital Beltway, the Purple Line, gang legislation and Montgomery County’s bid for Amazon’s new headquarters.  

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September 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Left Out of Candidates Debate

Republican county executive candidate Robin Ficker is objecting to a Nov. 15 forum hosted by The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce because the event includes only the three Democratic candidates for the position. The event got an attack from a second front — that the chamber was seeking $50 from chamber members and $70 from […]

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September 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates March in Labor Day Parades (VIDEO)

Monday was the unofficial end of summer, and it was the unofficial start of the political season. With parades in Kensington and Gaithersburg, politicians were out in full force. Here’s what the four declared candidates for county executive have to say about what voters are telling them at this early stage of the campaign: We […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets with Reporters on Monday (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday to discuss the Purple Line, the minimum wage, the “second crossing” for the Potomac River and a host of other topics. You can watch the briefing in its entirety, below:

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Planning Board Moves Forward with Potomac Bridge Study

Consultants for the Transportation Planning Board will study a northern Potomac River crossing over the objections of some of the board’s Montgomery County members. The county officially has opposed a new span for years. “We are not dictating to jurisdictions what they must do,” said Bridget Donnell Newton, the Rockville mayor who serves at the […]

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July 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils County’s Largest Solar Project (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

County leaders gathered in Boyds to celebrate a new stride towards gaining energy independence. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined County Council President Roger Berliner and County Councilmember Marc Elrich to unveil the largest solar project to date at a County facility. “This facility virtually, [is] independent of the grid during emergencies so when there […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Katz Finds Common Ground with Dogs

A bill offered by Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz would create canine freedom at dog parks established by county municipalities. Katz introduced the bill at the council’s meeting June 20. Dogs now can be off-leash (technically “at large”) in dog parks in Montgomery County established and overseen by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission […]

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June 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Formally Enters County Executive Race

County Council President Roger Berliner said Wednesday he would work to bring prosperity for all county residents. “Not just some, but all. Extending the ladder of economic opportunity up and down,” Berliner said at an event announcing his campaign to become Montgomery’s next county executive. About 70 people attended the announcement, at Owen’s Ordinary. Berliner […]

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June 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Announces Bid for County Executive

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner will announce his 2018 bid for county executive at an event in North Bethesda on Wednesday, June 7, his campaign announced Thursday. The event, at 7 p.m., will be at Owen’s Ordinary, 11820 Trade St, inside the Pike & Rose community. The campaign says it will release the names […]

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May 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, May 15, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 15, in Montgomery County: 1. School budget: The County Council has a 1:30 p.m. meeting set to go over the spending plan for Montgomery County Public Schools. The session takes place in the Third Floor Hearing room. 2. Meeting the press: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner meets […]

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