County Council

July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Council Passes Controversial Zoning Measure to Increase Housing

The County Council unanimously passed a zoning amendment Tuesday that reduces restrictions in building accessory dwelling units, known as ADUs, on the properties of single-family homes. With this measure, homeowners are capable of building a separate housing unit on properties as small as 6,000 square feet provided they meet the requirements, when detached ADUs previously […]

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June 24, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Hogan, County Council Call on Elrich to Improve Public Safety Radio

In a letter sent on Friday to County Executive Marc Elrich, all nine Montgomery County councilmembers advocated for the public safety radio system to be replaced by the fall of 2020. The council cited a point during Mother’s Day weekend, claiming that 75 percent of the radio system channels temporarily went down then, preventing quick […]

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June 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s July SBN Features Councilmembers Albornoz, Friedson, Glass and Jawando

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Andrew Friedson, Evan Glass, and Will Jawando were the featured guests for Montgomery Community Media’s July Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event took place Thursday, July 18 at our studios in Rockville. July topic: “Montgomery County is Open for Business.” Watch host Kelly Leonard and the Councilmembers discuss business […]

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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Council Members Undertake Transit Challenge

Five members of the County Council are participating in the Transit Challenge this week. They are tasked with either walking or using public transportation like the Ride On, Metro, or carpooling to get wherever they need to go. All four of the at-large members⁠—Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando, and Hans Riemer⁠—as well as District […]

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May 28, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Councilmember Rice’s Chief of Staff Loses Battle With ALS

County Council President Nancy Navarro released a press statement expressing her condolences over the death of Steve Goldstein, the chief of staff to Councilmember Craig Rice. Goldstein passed away at his home on May 27 after battling ALS. He worked in politics with Rice since the councilmember’s election to the House of Delegates in 2006, […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Respond to Council’s Call for More Body Camera Footage

Montgomery County police released a statement May 16, in response to the county council’s letter requesting more information about the May 9th incident involving an officer using a racial slur in Silver Spring. All nine councilmembers signed a letter on May 15 calling for the police to release body camera footage from all officers involved […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Councilmember Will Jawando Named One of Nation’s Rising Leaders

County Councilmember Will Jawando has been named one of 20 leaders nationwide to join the NewDEAL: Developing Exceptional American Leaders. The network has a membership of about 170 leaders from 45 states, chosen from more than 1,500 nominations in its eight-year history. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner from Virginia and former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell lead […]

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April 11, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Funding for Problem Solving Courts Discussed for FY20 Budget

A joint Health and Human Services Public Safety Committee hearing was held on Thursday. Officials discussed updates and recommendations on the FY20 budget. Key topics included possible funding for the Adult Drug Court, the Mental Health Court, and the Exchange and Supervised Visitation Center. For the Adult Drug Court, officials say they need funding for […]

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March 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Executive Marc Elrich Presents His Recommended FY 2020 Budget March 15

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is scheduled to present his proposed fiscal year 2020 operating budget today, March 15,  at 10:30 a.m. His presentation was broadcast live on local public, education and government television stations – Comcast/RCN Channel 6 HD 996/1056, Verizon 30. The event can also be viewed live on County Cable Montgomery at montgomerycountymd.gov/CCM/ccmlive.html and […]

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March 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Leaders to Host Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice Tomorrow

The Montgomery County Council, County Executive Marc Elrich, and several other county leaders are hosting the first Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice tomorrow night. The purpose of this meeting is to allow county residents to engage with the county government and voice opinions and experiences on the topics of race, racial equity […]

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