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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

CAO Firestine Sends Memo to County Directors About Budget Reductions

In a memo sent out this week, Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine informed Montgomery County directors that fiscal year (FY) 2018 “operating budget reductions will be necessary to produce a balanced budget next year.” According to the memo, the December Fiscal Plan update projects a gap of $130 million compared to the current approved budget. […]

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September 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Council Briefed on Flower Branch Apartments Explosion (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Council received a briefing from officials involved during and after the tragic on Flower Branch Apartments explosion today. Earl Stoddard, Director, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, (OEMHS), Chief Scott Goldstein, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), Chief Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), Clarence Snuggs, Director, Department of […]

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November 25, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Memo Surprises Council (VIDEO)

A Nov. 21 memo from Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett’s office warns of spending limits. The memo is addressed to Council President Craig Rice and reports that the November income tax distribution was $96 million less than estimated by the Department of Finance. That’s “significant,” according to Leggett. “The volatility of these revenues and the […]

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May 30, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Silver Spring Transit Center Update

The Silver Spring Transit Center will not be opening this year. In a memo dated May 29, Tim Firestine, Montgomery County’s chief administrative officer, has provided County Council President Craig Rice with an update on the status of  remediation work at the Transit Center. “After a series of meetings between the County, WMATA, Parsons Brinckerhoff […]

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February 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo Steve Lohr

Council Confirms Appointment of Fire Chief (Photo)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of Fire Chief Steve Lohr at its Feb. 4 meeting. Chief Lohr had his family with him for the appointment and reflected on his long career that took him back to his first structure fire some 43 years ago. Lohr will be paid a salary of $205,000. […]

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May 3, 2013 | Staff Writer

Photo Nancy Floreen

“This is a Really Big Issue” (Video)

During a discussion with officials from the County Executive’s office, Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen said the point of the May 1 Silver Spring Transit Center briefing was to find out what is happening with Metro. Watch the conversation here.

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May 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo George Leventhal

“That Was the Wrong Answer” (Video)

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal addresses Tim Firestine, Montgomery County’s chief administrative officer, at a May 1 briefing to discuss the status of the Silver Spring Transit Center. The nine-member Montgomery County Council called the meeting after learning from The Washington Post that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) sent an important letter about […]

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April 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Transit Center Meeting Set for May 1 (Photos)

The Montgomery County Council will meet with representatives of the County’s Executive Branch at 2 p.m. on May 1 for a briefing on the status of the Silver Spring Transit Center. Tim Firestine, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer, and David Dise, the director of General Services, are expected to be among those meeting with the […]

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