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Council Committee Meetings for the Week of March 5

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Council Committee Meetings
for the Week of March 5

The following Committee meetings are scheduled for the week of March 5. Individuals interested in attending a Committee meeting should confirm the information on the day of the meeting by visiting the Council’s web page at https://tinyurl.com/CountyCouncilMeetings or by calling the Council’s Legislative Information Office at 240-777-7931. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building (100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Md.), unless otherwise noted.

Meeting: Joint Public Safety (PS) Committee and Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee
Date/Time:  Monday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Location:    Third floor conference room
PS Committee:     Councilmembers Marc Elrich (chair), Tom Hucker and Sidney Katz
HHS Committee: Councilmembers George Leventhal (chair), Roger Berliner and Craig Rice
Topic(s)

  • Amendment to FY18 Operating Budget, designation of entity for non-competitive contract award: Catholic Youth Organization – Strong Families Initiative
    This budget amendment would establish a new program with Catholic Charities that would promote family strengthening. The organization is an initial point of contact for recently arrived immigrant youth through the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC) and other immigration legal services. The staff report can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y7uwxp2n 

Meeting: Public Safety (PS) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
Location:    Third floor conference room
PS Committee: Councilmembers Marc Elrich (chair), Tom Hucker and Sidney Katz
Topic(s)

  • Resolution to approve 2017 Emergency Operations Plan
    The Montgomery County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is a multidiscipline, all‐hazards plan that establishes a single, comprehensive framework for the management of major emergencies and disasters in the County. The staff report can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/ya856thc
  • Automated Traffic Enforcement Initiatives (red light, speed and school bus cameras and police)
    The PS Committee will receive an update on these traffic enforcement initiatives. The staff report can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/ybs54aja

Meeting: Joint Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee and Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
Location:    Third floor conference room
HHS Committee:    Councilmembers George Leventhal (chair), Roger Berliner and Craig Rice
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Floreen (chair) and George Leventhal
and Council President Hans Riemer

Topic(s)

  • Wheaton Community Recreation Center and Library
    This project will provide a combined facility to include the new Wheaton Library, a used book store and the Wheaton Community Recreation Center. Included in the scope of this project is the development of a Program of Requirements (POR) and conceptual design followed by full design services and construction of the facility. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-2018. The staff report can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/ychogh5s

Meeting: Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Location:    Third floor conference room
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Floreen (chair) and George Leventhal
and Council President Hans Riemer

Topic(s)

  • Bill 41-17, Economic Development Fund - Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Matching Grant Program – Established
    Councilmember Leventhal is the lead sponsor of Bill 41-17. All other Councilmember are cosponsors. Bill 41-17 would establish a Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Matching Grant Program and define eligibility for the Program. The staff report can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/ybrtatuf
  • Bill 34-17, Housing - Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDU) Amendments
    Councilmember Floreen is the lead sponsor of Bill 34-17. Councilmember Rice is a cosponsor. Bill 34-17 would add flexibility to the MPDU program to bring it in line with current needs. It would confirm the Council’s authority to increase the required percentage of MPDUs, on a community by community basis, during each master plan review. The staff report can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/ybjfmvmv

Meeting: Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m.
Location:    Third floor conference room
T&E Committee: Councilmembers Roger Berliner (chair), Nancy Floreen and Tom Hucker
Topic(s)

  • Transportation
    The T&E Committee will review the transportation element of the Executive’s recommended FY19-24 CIP. The staff report can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/yajpup9y

Meeting: Joint Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee and Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m.
Location:    Third floor conference room
T&E Committee:  Councilmembers Roger Berliner (chair), Nancy Floreen and Tom Hucker
GO Committee:    Council Vice President Nancy Navarro (chair), Councilmember Sidney Katz
and Council President Hans Riemer

Topic(s)

  • Review - Energy and Environmental Design Property Tax Credit
    This tax credit, introduced as the Green Building tax credit, may be granted against the General County real property tax and special service area taxes, based on a building achieving one of ten qualified ratings for energy efficient buildings. The link on Council headliner will be available by March 6.


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Release ID: 18-060
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926