Hans Riemer

October 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Riemer Calls Unions’ Charges ‘Outrageous and Frivolous’

County councilmember Hans Riemer called recent charges by three local unions that he had not disclosed his wife’s employment at Pfizer “ludicrous” and said that her income from that company will not change whether or not Montgomery County mandates its employees be vaccinated. The presidents of the International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1664, […]

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October 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Unions Demand Riemer Disclose Income Connected to Wife’s Pfizer Employment

Following councilmember Hans Riemer’s backing for mandatory vaccinations of county employees, three local unions have demanded he “disclose the full extent of his financial connection to Pfizer Inc. through stock ownership and family employment – which he fails to mention while promoting vaccine-related legislation.” The presidents of the International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF Local […]

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September 29, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Proyecto de Ley Requeriría que Todos los Empleados del Condado Estén Vacunados

Los concejales del condado de Montgomery, Hans Riemer y Will Jawando, presentaron un proyecto de ley que requeriría que todos los empleados del condado estuvieran completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 o enfrentarían la pérdida de empleo, con excepciones por razones médicas. El proyecto de ley requeriría que los empleados muestren prueba de vacunación o soliciten […]

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September 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Bill Would Require All County Employees to be Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated

Montgomery County Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Will Jawando introduced a bill that would require all county employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face losing employment, with exemptions for medical reasons. The bill would require employees to show proof of vaccination or apply for a medical accommodation within seven days after being notified by […]

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Urge Elrich to Support ‘Viva White Oak’ Development Project

Members of the Montgomery County Council want County Executive Marc Elrich to support “Viva White Oak,” a major development project in the area. They reference a Washington Business Journal article quoting Elrich’s skepticism of the project. In a statement Monday, Council President Tom Hucker, Vice President Gabe Albornoz, and Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz, Nancy […]

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September 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Emite Declaración en Apoyo al Desarrollo del Proyecto Viva White Oak

La concejal Nancy Navarro participó este lunes en la reunión semanal para la prensa del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, en la que explicó por qué apoya el desarrollo del proyecto Viva White Oak, lo que esto significa para la economía del condado, la inyección de nuevos empleos, los recursos para las comunidades de color […]

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August 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Vetoes Silver Spring Business District, Claims it Favors ‘White Wealthy Landlords’

This story has been updated Aug. 11 to include video remarks by County Executive Marc Elrich. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on Tuesday vetoed Montgomery County Council’s efforts to set up a Silver Spring Business Improvement District(BID). He called council’s bill “a poorly conceived and poorly executed project.” However, seven of the council’s nine members […]

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July 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

5G Small Cell Antennas Coming to a Pole Near You

By a vote of seven to two, Montgomery County Councilmembers approved a change to its zoning ordinance that will increase 5G access throughout the county by allowing small cell antennas on existing or new poles. Councilmember Hans Riemer, the moving force behind bringing 5G to more areas, cited federal studies on the safety of 5G […]

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July 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Hucker Forms Exploratory Committee Before Expected Entry into County Executive Race

Council President Tom Hucker announced Thursday night that he has formed an exploratory committee and plans to speak with residents and business owners to see if he should run for county executive. His speech before a friendly crowd at Kaldi’s Social Hall in Silver Spring made it seem like he had already decided to run. […]

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June 17, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo de Montgomery Amplía la Elegibilidad para el Crédito Tributario

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó el martes, por unanimidad, un proyecto de ley que amplía la elegibilidad para el crédito tributario local sobre la renta del condado: el Suplemento de Ingresos para Familias Trabajadoras (WFIS). La enmienda permite a los residentes, que califican para el crédito tributario por ingreso del trabajo (EITC) federal […]

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