Council President Nancy Floreen to Meet With Media on Monday, Feb. 1
She Will Address Tuesday’s Meeting With Planning Board as County Approaches Several Critical Land-Use Decisions, Proposed RideOn Fare Increase, Public-Private Partnerships
ROCKVILLE, Md., January 29, 2010—Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will meet with members of the media on Monday, Feb. 1, to discuss key items that will be facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. Among the issues she will discuss is the informal lunch meeting the Council will have on Tuesday, Feb. 2, with the County Planning Board. The Council may be making decisions on several proposed large-scale projects that would have long-term impact on the County’s future.
Council President Floreen’s meeting with media members will begin at 11 a.m. in the SIXTH Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.
Council President Floreen also will discuss the Feb. 4 public hearing the Council will hold on proposed fare increases for RideOn bus users. She also will talk about a report released this week by the Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight on “An Overview of Public-Private Partnerships in Road, Parking and Transit Projects.” The report, which will be subject of a worksession on Feb. 4 of the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee that is chaired by President Floreen, looks at the possibility of having private entities build / manage County needs—such as parking garages—under partnership agreements.
Other topics on which President Floreen will comment include the 30th Annual Women’s Legislative Briefing on Sunday, Jan. 31. She will be one of the main speakers at the sold-out event in Rockville. She also will talk about the County’s scheduled vote on Tuesday on Bill 46-09 that would establish hiring preferences for persons with disabilities in regard to certain County jobs.
Council President Floreen intends to hold regular briefings to help explain and expand on upcoming issues facing the Council and the County in general. Most briefings will be on Monday mornings.