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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Council Unanimously Passes Police Accountability Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, or the LETT Act, on Tuesday. Will Jawando, the lead sponsor, said that the bill addresses a “need for community trust and input in all policing matters.” The LETT Act requires, that if a police officer is involved in the death of […]

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April 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Calls for Increased Police Presence at Mosques During Ramadan

Councilmember Will Jawando calls for the police to increase security at mosques during Ramadan, which is the Muslim holy month. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and continues through Tuesday, June 4. The Muslim community has contacted Jawando to express concerns following the recent anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic attacks in San Diego and New […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Councilmember Will Jawando Named One of Nation’s Rising Leaders

County Councilmember Will Jawando has been named one of 20 leaders nationwide to join the NewDEAL: Developing Exceptional American Leaders. The network has a membership of about 170 leaders from 45 states, chosen from more than 1,500 nominations in its eight-year history. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner from Virginia and former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell lead […]

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March 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Public Safety Committee Meets About Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee met Monday to make recommendations on the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act — a bill that would require an independent investigation performed on each officer-involved death. The council report states that the bill was introduced due to generations of racial profiling by police in the United States, […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Faith Leaders Attend Interfaith Event at Gaithersburg Mosque

Montgomery County Councilmembers, County Executive Marc Elrich, and faith leaders showed support for the Muslim community Sunday by attending an interfaith event at the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg. According to Councilmember Evan Glass, over “two dozen religious institutions” came to this interfaith event to show support for the Muslim community, days after the attack […]

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February 19, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Commission Established to Honor 19th-Century Lynching Victims

Almost 140 years after at least three black men were lynched in Montgomery County, the county council has called for a commission to memorialize the victims and promote a better understanding of the community’s racial history. Councilmembers Will Jawando, Craig Rice and Hans Riemer introduced a resolution on Jan. 22 to form the Remembrance and […]

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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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December 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich, Council Take Oaths of Office

Marc Elrich pledged not to raise taxes, improve early childhood education and told Gov. Larry Hogan he opposed widening the Capital Beltway in his remarks Monday morning shortly after being sworn in as the county’s seventh county executive. Elrich and the nine County Council members took the oaths of office Monday morning inside the Music […]

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December 3, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Inaugurates County Executive Marc Elrich and 19th Council

The inauguration of County Executive-elect Marc Elrich and the 19th Montgomery County Council took place Monday morning. The ceremony was broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 in the standard format, Channels 996 and 1056 in high definition on Comcast and RCN; Channel 30 on Verizon) and streamed live on County Cable Montgomery Facebook […]

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December 1, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Executive and Council Inauguration Set For Dec. 3 at Strathmore

The inaugural ceremony for Montgomery County Executive-elect Marc Elrich and the 19th Montgomery County Council is set for Monday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Music Hall at Strathmore. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. Tickets will be provided immediately before the event starting at 9:30 […]

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