February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Denounces Storming of U.S. Capitol; Vows to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Council unanimously adopted a resolution Feb. 23 that reaffirms the county’s commitment to combat hate and extremism, especially in light of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “A domestic terrorism incident at the United States Capitol caused incredible pain, fear and stress for many Montgomery County residents who were working […]

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July 22, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Resolution Aims to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Councilmember Nancy Navarro introduced a resolution Tuesday that would officially recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Currently that day on the calendar is known as Columbus Day. October 12, 2020 would officially be the first celebratory day if the bill is passed. The resolution also directs all official calendars to be […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Introduces Resolution Urging Maryland Lawmakers To Replace State Song

Amid a time of fighting for racial equity and social justice, the Montgomery County Council has introduced a resolution urging Maryland State Lawmakers to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song and refrain from playing it during all official Montgomery County sponsored events for the time being. Council introduces resolution to urge Maryland lawmakers […]

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June 2, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Jawando to Introduce Legislation Declaring Racism a Public Health Emergency

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando plans to introduce a resolution this week that will declare racism a public health emergency in the county. In a tweet, he stated, “We are failing our communities of color & must act to change these systems. I hope you’ll join me in advocating for this declaration of racism as […]

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February 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Glass to Introduce Resolution Supporting D.C. Statehood

Councilmember Evan Glass will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s Montgomery County Council meeting, showing Montgomery County’s support for Washington D.C.’s statehood. This will be the first time Montgomery County has put forward a resolution formally supporting D.C. statehood. Glass’ resolution will be introduced on the same day the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is […]

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February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz Emotionally Denounces Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz led an emotional press conference denouncing the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 “public charge” immigration decision. The 5-4 decision was voted on along party lines—the four judges appointed by Democratic presidents all voted “no.” It will make it more difficult for immigrants, who have used benefits like Medicaid and food stamps, […]

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March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Passes Resolution Condemning Gun Violence

On the same day of national protests where students gathered in Washington D.C. to protest gun violence, the Takoma Park City Council passed a resolution condemning actions of violence and supporting the “march for our lives” rally. The resolution, introduced by Takoma Park City Councilmember Kacy Kostiuk, is a push for state lawmakers and Congress […]

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October 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Resolution Condemning Acts of Gun Violence Introduced

After the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 50 people dead and 500 injured, a resolution was introduced Tuesday by the Montgomery County Council condemning acts of gun violence. Under the resolution, sponsored by Councilmember George Leventhal, the council promises to work collaboratively with health, social services and criminal justice systems to address […]

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July 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

To Berliner, ‘Second Crossing’ Is A Bridge Too Far (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner is asking his fellow County Council members to sign on to a resolution that spells out the county’s opposition a bridge across the Potomac River that would connect the Intercounty Connector to Virginia routes to Dulles Airport. The Transportation Planning Board, part of the multijurisdictional Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, will […]

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May 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Approves Fossil Fuel Divestiture Resolution

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution Tuesday urging the boards managing county employee pension plans to minimize investments in companies with the largest fossil fuel reserves. The vote was 8-1, with Councilmember Nancy Floreen the only nay vote. The resolution has no binding effect. Council President Roger Berliner sought the measure to encourage the […]

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