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Media Advisory

Weekly Media Briefing with Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Other County Officials Set For Wednesday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Reporters interested in asking Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich questions will have the opportunity to do so during this week’s virtual media briefing starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8.

The County Executive will be joined by Councilmembers Will Jawando and Kristin Mink to discuss and answer questions about their rent stabilization measure the HOME Act, which was introduced on Tuesday. The legislation, Bill 16-23, caps rent increases at 3 percent, builds in exemptions for landlords that remain in good standing and establishes an excise tax on rental units that remain vacant for more than a year.

Chief of Public Health Services Dr. James Bridgers, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Earl Stoddard, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager Sean O’Donnell will also join the County Executive to discuss community fentanyl concerns and the latest COVID-19 news.

The weekly media briefings offer reporters an opportunity to discuss timely and important issues with the County Executive, key members of the County Government and community leaders invited to the Zoom call. Members of the media who wish to participate in the virtual media briefing should RSVP to Tracy O’Connor at tracy.o' by 9:30 a.m. on March 8. Login information will be provided after receipt of the RSVP. Login information for the media briefing remains the same from week to week. There is no need to RSVP each week unless you are new to the call.

If you are not a member of the media and/or cannot gain access to participate, the briefing can be viewed live on the County's Facebook page and County Cable Montgomery at Comcast/RCN Channel 6 and HD Channel 996 or Verizon Channel 30. 

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Media Contact: Joe Dominguez 240-743-8865