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Montgomery County Council President Berliner to meet with media at 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, March 13.

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 10, 2017

Montgomery Council President Berliner

to meet with media on Monday, March 13

Among the issues he will address are the

recommended FY18 County operating budget,

the ‘Future of Transportation’ presentation,

the joint meeting on BRT,

update on the Tobytown cemetery, Bethesda Plan


ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10, 2017—Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner will meet with members of the media at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, to discuss key issues concerning the Council and its respective committees. At the meeting, he will offer his thoughts regarding the County’s Fiscal Year 2018 recommended operating budget that County Executive Ike Leggett will release on March 14.


Council President Berliner on Monday also will offer details on a special presentation that will be made to the Council on Tuesday afternoon, March 14, on the “Future of Transportation.” Several significant presenters will talk about transportation innovations that are just ahead and how they will impact life for communities such as Montgomery.


Council President Berliner’s meeting with members of the media will be held in the SIXTH FLOOR Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.


Council President Berliner will offer his thoughts on the meeting on March 9 updating the County’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan. The County Council met with the elected officials of the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville to discuss the proposed public transit line along Route 355 that would greatly impact both cities.


An update on the state of the Tobytown cemetery also will be provided by Council President Berliner. A recent video produced by the County’s cable station on Tobytown included a segment showing neglect of the cemetery in the small, historically black section of Potomac. Since then, Council President Berliner has been among those trying to find a solution to have the condition of the cemetery improved.


Council President Berliner also will address the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee’s continued worksessions on the Bethesda Downtown Plan. The committee is meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss several aspects of the proposal, including the future of two properties along Wisconsin Avenue.




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Release ID: 17-076
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939