Montgomery County Council

January 16, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Reaction Mixed to Elrich’s Proposed Budget

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled his 2021-2026 budget during his first State of the County address on Wednesday, stressing affordable housing as one of his top priorities. To prove it, he recommended adding a record $132 million to the capital budget for affordable housing projects over the next six years. Elrich says money will […]

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January 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bill Aims to Help Local Small Businesses Thrive

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando recently introduced the Local Small Business Reserve Program and Direct Purchase Enhancement Act [Bill 39-19]. The goal of the bill is to open up more opportunities for local small businesses including non-profits. Officials say 95% of businesses in Montgomery County have 50 or less employees and this legislation is aimed […]

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January 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Officials Holding Two Community Forums on State of Education in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council Education and Culture Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard, and The Universities at Shady Grove Executive Director Stewart Edelstein are hosting two community meetings to present the state of education in the county. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss academic […]

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Seeking Solar Panel Requirements on All New Single-Family Homes in 2022

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants to pass a bill that would require new single-family houses to have solar panels on their roofs starting in 2022. The environmentally-conscious solar panels would turn sunlight into electricity. Elrich wants to officially introduce the bill this year, according to The Washington Post.  In 2017, the Montgomery County Council […]

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December 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

2019 in Review: A Tumultuous Year for Montgomery Police

It was a tumultuous year for Montgomery County police and Montgomery County crime news. Here are nine of the biggest stories of 2019. 1. The Police Chief Saga Chief Tom Manger announced his retirement in January after 15 years leading the county police force. Marcus Jones, who had held several top positions, said he wanted […]

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December 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Passes Resolution to Help Prevent Nuclear War

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution to join the “Back from the Brink” campaign that calls on the Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress to exercise global leadership in preventing nuclear war. The resolution was recently passed without opposition in a 8-0-1 vote by the Council. The legislation was supported by Maryland Peace Action, […]

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December 10, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Wraps Up Last Meeting for the Year

Tuesday marked the last Montgomery County Council meeting for the year. Key items on the agenda included an update on county revenue estimates, MCPS FY 20 supplemental appropriation for school security systems funding, and the Addition of Great Seneca Science Corridor Minor Master Plan Amendment. Each December, the council receives an update about the county’s […]

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December 10, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 10. 1. Council Session: Montgomery County Council will be meeting today at 9:30 a.m. Click here to view the council agenda and staff reports. This is the last council session of the year. 2. International Human Rights Day: The point is to honor the adoption […]

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December 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Minority Legislative Breakfast Focuses on Community Issues

It was a packed room at the Annual Minority Legislative Breakfast in Bethesda on Wednesday. Federal, state, and local elected officials as well as member organizations attended the event marking its 19th year. Topics of discussion included the upcoming legislative agenda and its impact on the minority community. The event was jointly hosted by the […]

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December 4, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Ejecutivo Firma Nueva Ley de Equidad Racial y Justicia Social

El ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, firmó el martes la nueva Ley de equidad racial y justicia social del condado. Los elementos clave de esta legislación incluyen el establecimiento de un programa de Equidad Racial y Justicia Social y el Poder Ejecutivo. La nueva ley también requerirá que cada Departamento y Oficina desarrolle […]

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