Montgomery County Council Press Releases & Statements

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10/31/2014 Montgomery County Council to Hold Public Hearing on Tues., Nov. 25, on Special Appropriation for Economic Development Speakers Can Now Sign Up to Testify
10/31/2014 Impact Silver Spring Lead Community Organizer Carmen Hernandez Will Be Guest on ‘En Sintonia’ Council Radio Show At 2 p.m. TODAY on Radio America WACA 1540 AM
10/31/2014 Berliner and Feldman Call on Public Service Commission to Halt Potomac Tree Cutting Letter Calls Pepco's Efforts ‘Destructive, Unreasonable,’ Asks for PSC to Investigate Further
10/30/2014 Montgomery Council Committee to Discuss County’s Animal Services Adoption Center Also on Thursday, Oct. 30: Update on Revised Police Disability Retirement Program, Affordable Care Act Update, Banning Styrafoam for Food Packaging
10/29/2014 3 Bills Addressing Taxicab Regulations Introduced Before Montgomery Council. Regulations Would Impact Current System and Prepare County for New Services Such as Uber and Lyft
10/28/2014 Montgomery County Council Unanimously Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Law Law Addresses When Certain Employers Can Ask Applicant About Criminal Background During Job Application Process
10/28/2014 Montgomery County Council Seeks Applicants for 2 Task Forces on the County Procurement Process Deadline for Applications Is Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m.
10/28/2014 Montgomery County Council Receives Office of Legislative Oversight Report on Trends in Developmental Education Report Focuses on Montgomery College’s Remedial Assistance to Prepare Students for College-level Courses
10/28/2014 Montgomery Councilmembers to Join County Police in Pedestrian Effort On Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Silver Spring, Officials Will Be Part of Safety Enforcement Action as Police Seek to Protect Pedestrians with End of Daylight Savings Time
10/28/2014 Montgomery Council to Take Action on ‘Ban the Box’ Bill Regarding Hiring Process On Tuesday, Oct. 28: Property Tax Credit for Seniors, Taxicab Regulations, Task Forces on Minority / Female / Disabled Procurement Practices, Open Data Implementa
10/28/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Leventhal to Introduce Bill That Would Prohibit Retaliation for Revealing Wage Information Bill to Be Introduced on Tuesday, Oct. 28, Seeks to Help All Employees Earn Equal Pay for Equal Work
10/27/2014 Montgomery County Officials to Say ‘Rest in Peace’ to Old Zoning Regulations On Thursday, Oct. 30, Ceremonies Will Formally Bury Old Ordinance That Has Finally Been Revised After 37 Years
10/27/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Leventhal to Introduce Bill That Would Prohibit Use of Certain Pesticides on Lawns, County Property Bill to Be Introduced on Tuesday, Oct. 28, Addresses Pesticides That May Have Harmful Effects with Long-term Use
10/27/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Leventhal to Introduce Bill Prohibiting Pet Stores from Selling Dogs or Cats From ‘Puppy Mills’ Bill Seeks to Encourage Finding Pets Through Reputable Breeders and Through Rescue Organizations
10/27/2014 Montgomery Council President Craig Rice to Meet With Media on Monday, Oct. 27 Topics He Will Discuss Include Property Tax Credit for Seniors of Limited Income, Next Steps to Improve County’s Procurement Process, ‘Ban the Box’ Bill
10/27/2014 Montgomery Council Committee to Discuss Implementation of Open Data Initiative Also on Monday, Oct. 27: Designing Streets in Urban Areas to Limit Speed and Make It Safer for Pedestrians
10/24/2014 Councilmember Nancy Floreen Guest on ‘En Sintonia’ Council Radio Show At 2 p.m. TODAY on Radio America WACA 1540 AM, Focus Will Be Housing Availability in Montgomery County, Future Development of White Oak Area, Increasing Voter Turnout
10/24/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Nancy Floreen to Receive Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award
10/23/2014 Montgomery County Council’s HHS Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Thursday, Oct. 23, on Before and After School Child Care Programs in Schools
10/21/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Phil Andrews to Participate in League of Women Voters Panel on Increasing Voter Participation On Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Potomac, He Will Talk About Initiatives That Can Induce More Residents to Get Involved
10/21/2014 Montgomery County Council Approves Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan Proposed by Councilmember Hans Riemer. Plan Would Define Who Is Responsible for Clearing Snow From High-Volume Pedestrian Routes and Would Create Digital Map That Residents Could Easily Access
10/20/2014 Montgomery Council to Hold Hearings on 2 Bills Regarding HOAs on Tuesday, Oct. 21 On Tuesday, Oct. 14: Procurement Policies Involving Local Small Businesses, Minorities, Female and Disabled Contractors; Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan
10/20/2014 Montgomery Council President Craig Rice To Meet With Media TODAY, Monday, Oct. 20
10/20/2014 Montgomery Council Committee to Discuss Bill That Would Provide Additional Property Tax Credit for Seniors of Limited Income Also on Monday, Oct. 20: Bill That Would Create Tax Credit for Landlords Offering Reduced Rent for Seniors or Disabled
10/17/2014 Montgomery Council President Craig Rice To Meet With Media on Monday, Oct. 20 Topics He Will Discuss Include Ebola Patients at NIH, Planned Changes at the Department of Liquor Control, Minority/Female/Disabled Contracting Procedures
10/17/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Navarro to Host ‘Ready for Tomorrow: Education and Workforce Summit’ on Saturday, Oct. 18
10/17/2014 County Council President Craig Rice Will Be Guest on ‘En Sintonia’ Council Radio Show At 2 p.m. TODAY on Radio America WACA 1540 AM, Focus Will Be on School Bus Cameras, Youth Town Hall Meeting and Small Business Development in the County
10/17/2014 County Councilmembers Rice, Leventhal and Navarro to Join Re-opening of Montgomery County Archives On Wednesday, Oct. 22, They Will Help Celebrate New Location of Keeper of County’s Historical Materials
10/16/2014 Montgomery Council Committee to Receive Update on Liquor Control Strategic Plan Also on Thursday, Oct. 16: Committee Meeting With Chairs of HHS-related Boards and
10/15/2014 Montgomery Council and Staff Join Together for Community Service Project to Help Feed Local Families. Annual Project Is Collecting Food Through Oct. 21 as Part of ‘Helping Kids Eat Backpack Weekend Meal Program’
10/15/2014 Montgomery County Council to Host Town Hall Meeting for Students TODAY, Oct. 15, in Rockville.
10/15/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Hans Riemer Joins Free Law Founders Nationwide Coalition Seeks to Upgrade How Governments Make Laws and How Residents Can Access Them
10/13/2014 Montgomery County Council to Receive Update from County Health Officer On Tuesday, Oct. 14: Ebola Preparedness, Whooping Cough Among the Topics to be Discussed; Also: Public Hearing on Styrofoam Food Packing Materials, Drones
10/10/2014 Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer Announces Placemaking Initiative in Downtown Silver Spring
10/10/2014 Montgomery County Council Committees to Discuss School Resource Officers, School Bus Cameras, Right to Vote Task Force on Monday, Oct. 13
10/10/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Leventhal, New Planning Board Member Natali Fani-Gonzalez to be Featured Guests on TODAY’S ‘Tuned In’ Radio America Show
10/10/2014 Montgomery Council President Craig Rice to Meet With Media on Monday, Oct. 13 Topics He Will Discuss Include the New Member of the Planning Board, Town Hall Meeting for Students, ‘Ban the Box’ Bill, Community Meeting in Clarksburg
10/10/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Roger Berliner’s Statement on Taxi Service, Uber and Lyft ‘Our County should not be driving Uber and Lyft out’
10/10/2014 Councilmember Navarro to Host ‘Ready for Tomorrow: Education and Workforce Summit’ on Oct. 18. Free Event at White Oak Community Recreation Center Will Focus on Closing the Achievement Gap and Preparing Young People for the Jobs of the Future
10/9/2014 Montgomery County Council Committees to Discuss ‘Ban the Box’ Law and Taxis and Uber on Thursday, Oct. 9
10/8/2014 Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice to Hold Community Meeting for Upcounty TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 8
10/8/2014 Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro to Receive ‘Outstanding Elected Official Award’ from Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs
10/7/2014 Montgomery Council President Craig Rice to Join Kingsview Middle School Community to Urge Safety for Pedestrians
10/7/2014 Statement of Council Vice President George Leventhal on Appointment of Natali Fani-Gonzalez to Montgomery County Planning Board
10/7/2014 Montgomery County Council Appoints Natali Fani-Gonzalez to Planning Board
10/7/2014 Montgomery County Council to Host Town Hall Meeting for Students On Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Rockville
10/7/2014 Montgomery County Council Scheduled to Appoint New Member of Planning Board Also on Tuesday, Oct. 7: Semi-Annual Report of Planning Board, Deer Management Update, Online Budget Demo
10/6/2014 Montgomery County Now Publishing Freedom of Information Requests as Open Data
10/6/2014 Montgomery Council Committee to Review County’s Economic Development Report
10/3/2014 Montgomery County Council to Hold Public Hearing on Expedited Bill Designating Executive Director of Commission on Women as Non-merit Position Speakers Can Now Sign Up to Testify
10/3/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Hans Riemer Asks FCC to Consider Changes to E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries
10/3/2014 Montgomery Council President Craig Rice to Meet With Media on Monday, Oct. 3 Topics He Will Discuss Include the Council’s Meeting With the Board of Education, OLO Report on Diversity in Montgomery Public Schools Students and Staffing
10/3/2014 Montgomery Councilmember Nancy Navarro to be Featured Guest on TODAY’S ‘Tuned In’ Radio America Show At 2 p.m. on WACA 1540 AM, Focus of Show Will Include Workforce and Education Summit, New Minimum Wage Law
10/3/2014 Montgomery County Council Seeks Applicants for Grants Advisory Group Deadline to Submit Applications Is Thursday, Nov. 6
10/3/2014 Council President Craig Rice to Hold Community Meeting for Upcounty on Wednesday, Oct. 8 At Rocky Hill Middle School in Clarksburg, He Will Discuss Roads and Mass Transit, Schools, New Hospital in Germantown, Development, Future Outlet Mall
10/3/2014 Montgomery Council Committees to Discuss Drone Policy, Pedestrian Safety Program Also on Thursday, Oct. 2: Services for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Kiosks That Would Allow Resale of Phones
10/2/2014 Montgomery Council Committees to Discuss Drone Policy, Pedestrian Safety Program on Thursday, Oct. 2: Also Services for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Kiosks That Would Allow Resale of Phones
10/1/2014 Montgomery County Council Unanimously Enacts Plan for Public Financing of County Council and Executive Candidates First Measure of its Type in Washington Region and Maryland, Which Was Proposed by Councilmember Andrews, Will Limit Contributions to $150 fo
10/1/2014 Montgomery Council President Craig Rice Lauds Montgomery College for Being Part of $15 Million Cyber Technology Careers Grant for Maryland Community Colleges Montgomery College to Receive $5.4 Million
10/1/2014 Montgomery County’s New Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect on Wednesday, Oct. 1 At Event at National Labor College in Silver Spring, Councilmembers, County Executive and Advocacy Groups Will Unite in Support of First Day of Wage Reform