County Executive Marc Elrich

August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Elrich to Host Virtual Town Hall Aug. 26, Submit Questions Online

Submit Questions Online for County Executive Marc Elrich Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a “virtual” town hall meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 via the Montgomery County website. Residents are invited to submit questions directly to Elrich before and during the chat online at Live Discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich. […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Identify One-Third of County Apartments as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Troubled’

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference Thursday to announce the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection project. During the two-year initiative, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) inspected 22,199 apartment units. Overall, they discovered 31,000 violations—96% of which were corrected. Violations were given one of three labels based […]

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July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Despite Olney Protests, Council Approves 10 New Radio Towers

The Montgomery County Council approved a plan Tuesday to install 10 new radio towers in the county, which completes a new emergency communication system. In total, the county will have 22 radio towers. One of the towers will be built in Olney on Georgia Avenue near the Intercounty Connector. Before the vote, State Sen. Ben […]

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July 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 30 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 30 and we are celebrating three random holidays: International Day of Friendship, National Cheesecake Day, and National Father-in-Law Day. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Night One of CNN’s Democratic Debate: The first of CNN’s two-night Democratic primary debate is tonight at 8 p.m. […]

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July 24, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Republican Party Calls Elrich’s Executive Order ‘Political Stunt’ That Risks Safety of Residents

The Montgomery County Republican Party showed dissaproval for County Executive Elrich’s recent executive order, calling it a “political stunt.” On Monday, Elrich issued ‘The Promoting Community Trust Executive Order,’ which reaffirms current policy that prohibits county agengies from asking people about their immigration status or cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to a statement […]

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July 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, July 24. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich to Address Media: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will address the media this morning at 11 a.m. to discuss the impact of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget and investments that were made this year about housing. 2. Protecting Seniors from […]

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July 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Signs Order on Immigration

County Executive Marc Elrich signed an executive order Monday that spells out the county’s rules in dealing with immigrants. For example, county employees cannot ask residents their immigration status. And a county employee cannot investigate an immigration case unless provided a court order.  

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July 22, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich anunció orden ejecutiva para proteger a los inmigrantes en el condado

La Orden Ejecutiva “Promoting Community Trust”, que promueve la confianza en la comunidad, busca reafirmar la política actual del Condado de Montgomery, y mejorar la seguridad de la comunidad al garantizar que las comunidades inmigrantes y vulnerables puedan participar en los departamentos del Condado, incluidos los departamentos de seguridad pública, con la confianza de que […]

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July 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elrich Announces Community Trust Executive Order to Protect Immigrants

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich briefed the media and signed the Promoting Community Trust Executive Order Monday. Elrich was joined by County Council President Nancy Navarro; other members of the County Council; and other community leaders. The Promoting Community Trust Executive Order reaffirms current County policy and improve community security by ensuring that immigrant and […]

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July 18, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Search for New Police Chief Could Be Down to One

County Executive Marc Elrich might have a pick to be chief of police. He’s just keeping the name to himself … for now. In a Thursday letter to Elrich from Council President Nancy Navarro, she writes that Elrich wrote the council during the week saying he intends to nominate a woman to the position. Navarro’s […]

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