December 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Newly Elected BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Looks Forward to Serve (VIDEO)

Newly elected Montgomery County school board member Jeanette Dixon was sworn into office on Dec. 1. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dixon said she is looking forward to serve the district. ICYMI VIDEO: @mocoboe swearing in ceremony w @RebeccaOnBoard @dixon_jeanette @ShebraEvans. @mymcmedia @MCPS — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) December 2, 2016 New @mocoboe member @dixon_jeanette […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Rockville Residents Oppose Carver Bus Depot Site (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council held a meeting today about the relocation of the Shady Grove Bus Depot. In the audience were members of the Carver Coalition who oppose parking school buses at the Carver Educational Services Center. The residents were not allowed to testify at today’s meeting but they carried signs and wore yellow t-shirts […]

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February 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Hogan Administration Announces Support for Video Streaming of Legislative Floor Sessions

Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today at a Board of Public Works meeting announced the Hogan administration’s support for HB 316 – Live and Archived Video Streaming of Meetings. This bill requires the Maryland General Assembly to provide live streaming and archived video of floor and voting sessions in the House of Delegates and Senate. […]

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June 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

McCarthy Changes Approach to In Custody Death Investigations (VIDEO)

Montgomery and Howard Counties have launched a new partnership when it comes to handling cases involving county police agencies use of force that end in death. State’s Attorney John McCarthy explains how this partnership will work and why he believes it is a step in the right direction for transparency and community trust. Visit our […]

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February 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Unveils New Website that Spotlights Spending Data (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials have unveiled a new website designed to provide residents and businesses with unprecedented access to raw spending data. It’s called spendingMontgomery and local leaders said the website is a national model for financial transparency in government. “We are committed to open government, and to transparency, in everything we do,” said Montgomery County […]

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April 29, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Trachtenberg on Key Issues in District 1 Council Race (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Duchy Trachtenberg describes what she believes the key issues are in the District 1 Montgomery County Council race. “I’m in it to win it,” Trachtenberg said. Trachtenberg is running against incumbent Councilmember Roger Berliner in the June 24 primary. You can find out more about her campaign here.   Related:

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December 6, 2012 | Merlyn Reineke

There’s A Right Way & A Wrong Way

We saw announcements this week from two government entities heading in completely opposite directions when it comes to open government and social media. First, there was our own Montgomery Council announcing a new cross-government initiative. Called “Open Montgomery”, its goal is to allow residents to open up the hood on the county government and not […]

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