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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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council Recognizes Montgomery College’s 70th Anniversary (VIDEO)

The 70th anniversary of Montgomery College (MC) was recognized by the Montgomery County Council today as College President DeRionne Pollard and members of the faculty and staff joined the tribute. County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice led the ceremonies. “[The College] has helped to change our community, our society, our world,” said Rice. MC […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Executive Leggett: “Make No Mistake About It, There is Fear” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council members and County Executive Ike Leggett are addressing community concerns about safety and possible discrimination, harassment and hate crimes. On Tuesday, the elected leaders held a news conference and passed a resolution, reaffirming the county’s tradition of respect for all residents. “Make no mistake about it, there is fear, and there is […]

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March 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Wants to Pare Back Westbard Sector Plan (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner shares his plan to pare back the Westbard Sector Plan. The Montgomery County Council Planning, Housing & Economic Development (PHED) Committee is scheduled to hold a work session for the Westbard Sector Plan with a focus on Parks and Open Space on March […]

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February 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Hucker Introduces Resolution to Oppose Oil and Gas Development in the Atlantic Ocean

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker today introduced a resolution that would have the Council formally opposed to offshore drilling and/or seismic airgun blasting off the east coast of the United States. “I have introduced a resolution to oppose the Obama administration’s unwise offshore drilling proposal,” said Hucker. “Opening up our Atlantic shores to drilling would […]

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June 29, 2015 | Staff Writer

Ad Hoc Committee to Introduce Resolution on Liquor Control

The Montgomery County Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control will introduce a resolution at 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, that asks Maryland lawmakers to change State law to permit the wholesale distribution of special order beer and wine products in Montgomery County by private wholesalers. According to a news release, amending Maryland law […]

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April 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council Unanimously Passes Resolution About Proposed Exelon Pepco Merger (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a resolution on March 31 that urges the Maryland Public Service Commission to mitigate what officials called serious risks to the public interest by insisting, at a minimum, on commitments by Exelon to hold down costs to ratepayers and to strive for national leadership in clean, renewable, distributed energy […]

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