County Council

June 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Rice: ‘Trust The Vaccine. Please Get It.’

Not only are the number of new coronavirus cases dropping steeply among Montgomery County residents, the vaccines are showing they are effective. Ninety seven percent of the recent cases in Maryland are arising in unvaccinated people, according to Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles Also, Gayles noted that 89% of hospitalizations and deaths related […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

County Board Of Appeals Seeks Applicants For New Appointee

The Montgomery County Council is accepting applicants to serve on its Board of Appeals, the five-member quasi-judicial panel which settles land zoning and development disputes. The open position can be filled by a Democrat, Republican or a voter not affiliated with any political party. Current board member Caryn Hines’ term expires in September, creating an […]

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June 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El programa de Calles Compartidas Continuará Durante todo el Verano en Montgomery

El programa de calles compartidas del condado de Montgomery continuará durante todo el verano, anunció el condado en un comunicado el 11 de junio. El Departamento de Transporte (MCDOT) inició el programa de Calles Compartidas cuando comenzó la pandemia de COVID-19. Cerró algunas carreteras a los automóviles para permitir actividades al aire libre como caminar […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County’s Shared Streets Program Will Continue Throughout Summer

Montgomery County’s Shared Streets program will continue throughout the summer, the county announced in a June 11 statement. The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) began the Shared Streets program when the COVID-19 pandemic started. It closed some roads to cars to allow outdoor activities like walking and dining. Areas like the Bethesda Streetery offer outdoor in-street […]

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June 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Morales Looks to ‘Take Baton’ from Navarro, Announces Run for County Council District 4 Seat

Maricé Morales, former state delegate for Maryland District 19, formally announced her candidacy this week virtually for the 2022 District 4 Montgomery County Council election. The District 4 seat is currently held by Councilmember Nancy Navarro whose term ends in 2022 and who also attended to the virtual campaign announcement on Tuesday night. Morales talked to […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Commemorates National Mental Health Awareness Month in May

During the pandemic, mental health issues and drug overdoses rose as did calls for help to Montgomery County’s mobile crisis team. Dr. Raymond Crowel, director of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, told members of the Montgomery County Council May 19 as part of a presentation for this month’s Mental Health Awareness month […]

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May 4, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Rice Hosts Film Festival, Will Announce Councilmember for a Day Winner

Councilmember Craig Rice will announce the winner of the Councilmember for a Day Challenge Wednesday at the conclusion of a screening of the top five videos entered into this year’s competition. The screening will be broadcast live on Wednesday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. on County Cable Montgomery (Comcast channel 6 and Verizon channel 30), […]

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April 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Council Passes Second Resolution in Support of D.C. Statehood

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday in support of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (MWCOG) latest resolution calling for statehood for the District of Columbia. The resolution was first introduced on April 20. The county had originally expressed its formal support for D.C. statehood in February with a resolution spearheaded by […]

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March 31, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Council to Hold Budget Public Hearings April 6-8

The Montgomery County Council will hold four public hearings on County Executive Marc Elrich’s proposed fiscal 2022 budget from April 6 through April 8. Elrich presented his recommended operating budget to the council on March 15. Over the next two months, the council and its six committees will analyze the recommendations and will take action […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Approves Limited Number of Spectators at Sporting Events

The Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed on Friday to allow two spectators for each athlete, up to a maximum of 50 people, at sporting events as long as those spectators are in an area with a barrier between them and the athletes and coaches. The new recommendations take effect on April 2 at 5 p.m. […]

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