November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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October 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmembers Allowed to Campaign For Ballot Questions

Montgomery County councilmembers are permitted to openly advocate and tweet about their preferences on the ballot questions in the November 3 election even if the results could affect their jobs if they choose to seek reelection. Voters are being asked to decide on the future size of the county council and whether to continue to […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Board of Education Seeks Comment on Four Education Policies

The Board of Education wants to know what Montgomery County residents think about four education policies. Indeed, the policies range from the board’s ethical practices to student rights regarding engaging in political activities during school hours. Here’s an overview of the policies for which they are seeking feedback. Board Policy BBB, Ethics This policy aims […]

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April 22, 2013 | Staff Writer

Council Ooffice Building

Montgomery County Council Meets on April 23

A bill that would revise the provisions of Montgomery County’s five-cent excise tax on disposable bags will be introduced before the County Council during the Council’s general session that will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Bill 10-13 would limit the tax to bags distributed at food stores. It also would repeal the […]

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