The Montgomery County Council at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, will receive an update from the Executive Branch on remediation plans for the Silver Spring Transit Center. The center has been delayed due to construction problems and differing opinions on remediation plans that are being considered.
The worksession on the transit center, and the Council’s regular weekly session that will begin at 9:45 a.m., will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The morning and afternoon sessions—including seven public hearings scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.—will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). The broadcast also will be streamed through the County Web site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov
It will be repeated starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.
David Dise, the County’s director of the Department of General Services, will present the status report to the Council on the Silver Spring Transit Center. Representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) also are scheduled to be present.
During the morning session, the Council will receive the report of the County’s Food Recovery Work Group. The work group will present a roadmap for establishing a streamlined process for collecting unused, edible food and distributing it to non-profit providers who serve the hungry. Councilmember Valerie Ervin brought together all of the partners in a Council-appointed work group, which met for eight months to develop recommendations on how to create a food recovery program in the County.
Also during the morning session, a resolution will be introduced calling for Congress to restore Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was declared unconstitutional earlier this year by the Supreme Court. Council President Nancy Navarro’s “Right to Vote” resolution would “affirm the Council’s commitment to expanding participation in elections and protecting voting rights for all of our residents.”
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