Montgomery Council

May 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Approves FY20 Operating Budget, Amendments to FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program

The Council unanimously approved the County’s $5.8 billion FY 2020 Operating Budget and amendments to the FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program on Thursday. Education, early child care, and equitable services for community members are among the top priorities according to officials.  Below is a chart of how the funding will be allocated. Watch the video for […]

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March 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. This week’s guests are Charlotte Davis, Fred Evans, Grace Rivera Oven, and Jeanne Braha. Cordier and the panel discuss numerous topics during the show, including: Rural Maryland Council’s Charlotte Davis talks about the current Maryland legislative session. Fred Evans discusses the county operating budget […]

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May 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Approves Recordation Property Tax Increase

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that would raise an extra $200 million for the County Executive’s proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.   The Council is seeking to fund nearly $1.72 billion in construction projects for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Expedited Bill 15-16 would allocate an additional $200 million for Fiscal Years […]

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April 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Zika Virus Update (VIDEO)

Dressed for mosquito season, Dr. Ulder Tillman, health officer for Montgomery County, provided an update on the Zika virus at Tuesday’s County Council meeting. According to Tillman, there are eight cases of the Zika virus in the state of Maryland and they are all travel related. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Tillman tells us […]

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January 5, 2014 | Staff Writer

District 5 Appointment Process

Just last month, Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice outlined the process to appoint a new Councilmember for District 5. As you may remember, on Dec. 10, Councilmember Valerie Ervin announced that she was resigning from the Council effective  Jan. 3, 2014 to become executive director of the Center for Working Families. As provided in Sections […]

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April 19, 2013 | Staff Writer

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County Council Approves Water Protection Charge Bill (Video)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 34-12 to expand the Water Quality Protect Charge to all properties not otherwise exempt under state law on April 16. The bill implements in the county a state law approved in 2012. Councilmember Roger Berliner comments. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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July 21, 2012 | Staff Writer

Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham

“I Think You Meant the Opposite” (Video)

Pepco has been under fire for some of its communication with customers following recent power outages and on July 19 in front of the County Council, Pepco President Thomas Graham himself struggled with his opening statement that included some double negatives. Council President Roger Berliner tried to help Graham before the crowd responded with a […]

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