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CCM show "Council in Brief" features three key priority issues of the Montgomery County Council

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 13, 2017

Latest edition of CCM show

‘Montgomery Council in Brief’

features parks in proposed

Bethesda Downtown Plan,

County’s five-year plan on Food Insecurity,

Urban Agricultural Tax Credit


ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10, 2017—The latest edition of the County Cable Montgomery show Council in Brief features quick, but detailed, looks at three timely issues before the Montgomery County Council.  The five-minute video, which began airing today, looks at parks and activities aspects of the proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan; the County’s five-year strategic plan to end “food insecurity”; and the recently approved Urban Agricultural Tax Credit.

The show can be seen at various times throughout the next two weeks on County Cable Montgomery (CCM), which can be viewed on Cable Channels 996 (high definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast; Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN; and Channel 30 on Verizon.


Council in Brief also can be viewed on the Internet at: .

The segment on parks and activity plans for the Bethesda Downtown Plan includes Council President Roger Berliner talking about his proposal to have a community building included the plan that would provide a wide variety of recreational and activity opportunities in an area that will become more dense due to future development plans.

Good progress is being made on Council President Berliner’s proposal for the County to develop a five-year strategic plan to provide food for the adults and children whose life circumstances currently often leave them without the ability to have a full day of meals. Councilmember George Leventhal, who chairs the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, also is featured talking about the importance of the plan.

On March 7, the Council approved Bill 31-16 that will allow owners of certain properties in the County ranging in size from one-half acre to less than three acres to be granted a tax credit if the property is used for urban agricultural purposes. Talking about the bill is Councilmember Tom Hucker, the lead sponsor of the legislation that will provide a credit equal to 80 percent of the property tax otherwise due on the property.

Susan Kenedy of CCM was the producer and reporter for Council in Brief. Mike Springirth was the videographer and editor. Miles Joyner provided graphics and editorial support.


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Release ID: 17-078
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939