Council President Nancy Floreen to Meet With Media on Monday, Feb. 8
She Will Address Mid-Year Savings Plan Including Transportation Changes, Upcoming CIP Hearings, Kensington Sector Plan, Snow Removal Analysis
ROCKVILLE, Md., February 5, 2010—Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will meet with members of the media on Monday, Feb. 8, 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 County Executive’s mid-year savings plan that would reduce current-year spending by about $70 million. That plan, which the full Council will address on Tuesday, Feb. 9, includes increases some RideOn bus fares, reductions in service to some RideOn routes and an increase in parking ticket fines.
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. Other arrangements may be made if the snow storm predicted for the weekend lingers into the next week.
Council President Floreen also will discuss the Capital Improvements Program (CIP), the six-year planning program for major projects that will be the subject of public hearings on Feb. 9 and 10. She also will discuss the importance of the Kensington Sector Plan, which was the subject of a Feb. 4 public hearing, and how the County did on its weekend snow removal efforts in the wake of a major storm.
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.