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Press Conference Set For Monday, February 13 to Introduce Late Night Business Safety Plan for Montgomery County

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 10, 2023

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Councilmember Kate Stewart, Chief Marcus Jones, and other community leaders will gather Monday February 13, 2023 to announce the introduction of legislation to improve safety for businesses and residents throughout the County. 

The Late Night Business Safety Plan legislation will be introduced to the Council on Tuesday, February 14. It would establish new rules for nighttime businesses in areas with higher calls for service during certain late night hours to develop Safety Plans in conjunction with the Montgomery County Police Department. Many businesses have already complied with these changes voluntarily and those changes have seen significant reductions in calls for service in and around their facilities.  

These changes would broaden safety protocols for all businesses which stay open late as we work to strike a balance between having a vibrant nightlife and a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. 

WHAT: Introduction of the Late Night Business Safety Plan Legislation 

WHEN: Monday, February 13, 2 p.m. 

WHERE: Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910  


  • Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich 
  • Kate Stewart, Montgomery County Councilmember 
  • Chief Marcus Jones, Montgomery County Police Department 
  • Jane Redicker, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO 
  • Jason Miskiri, Restauranteur: The Society and Lounge, The Angry Jerk, The Breakfast Club 


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Media Contact: Barry Hudson 240-300-7348