Planning

November 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council to Discuss Revising Landlord-Tenant Law

The Montgomery County Council is expected to take action on Bill 19-25 , which would revise the Landlord-Tenant Law, according to a press release. The amendments made by the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee fit into three categories: leases and landlord-tenant obligations; licensing and data collection, including inspections; and rent adjustments. The […]

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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council Takes Straw Vote on Subdivision Staging Policy (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council has taken a straw vote on the proposal that amends the county’s development impact tax for transportation and school improvements. Susan Kenedy has more on the subdivision staging policy. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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August 12, 2016 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

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The Best Financial Tool for Business Owners

What if there were a tool that helped you create crystal-clear plans, provided you with continual feedback about how well your plan was working, and that told you exactly what’s working and what isn’t? Well, there is such a tool. It’s called the Budget vs. Actual Report and it’s exactly what you need to be […]

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July 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week. This week’s show includes reports on transportation funding for Montgomery County, a town hall meeting on police and race relations, new legislation allowing food trucks in the agricultural reserve, a local planning meeting about online vacation rentals, MCPS’ givebacks campaign, the ACES program […]

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July 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Designing Montgomery (PHOTO)

The winners of the first Montgomery County Planning Department’s Design Excellence Award were honored by the Montgomery County Council on July 12 for their projects in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. At the ceremony in Rockville were, left to right: Ernie Lunsford and Greg Ossont of the Department of General Services for representing for […]

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July 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Heat Wave: Montgomery County officials have posted some online health and safety tips to beat the heat during this week-long heat wave. For more information about staying cool, visit the county’s Summer of Safety website. 2. Power Outages: Pepco officials say they are […]

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June 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Civic Building Welcomes Home Architect Rodolfo Machado (VIDEO)

The architect of the Silver Spring Civic Building, Rodolfo Machado, discussed the public space at a recent presentation. Take a look: During his lecture, Machado explained how architecture can relate to its surroundings to strengthen a neighborhood, a campus or a city. He presented past and recent designs, including a new mixed-use complex in Cairo, […]

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May 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Unanimously Approves Westbard Sector Plan (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council approved new zoning for the Westbard community of Bethesda on May 3rd. The vote was unanimous, 9-0, for the Westbard Sector Plan. “It has been, to say the least, a bumpy ride,” said Council Vice President Roger Berliner, who worked to reduce the density in the plan and who also found […]

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April 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Marc Elrich Addresses Save Westbard Group (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich addresses the residents at the “Save Westbard” rally outside the Council Office Building on April 26th. Elrich said he shares the residents’ anxiety about the planning process. Take a look: The rally comes one week before the Montgomery County Council is slated to vote […]

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 6, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold two public hearings on the proposed fiscal year 2017 operating budget today. 2. Watch Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard deliver her State of the College address live, beginning at 11 a.m., today. 3. The […]

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