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Montgomery Council President Craig Rice to Meet With Media on Monday, July 14 At 12 Noon on Monday, Topics He Will Discuss Include the Meeting of Council and Board of Education, Planning Board Chair Selection, Disparity Study in County Procurement

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 14, 2014

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice will meet with members of the media at 12 noon on Monday, July 14, to discuss key items that will be facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. At the briefing, he will discuss the Education Committee meeting earlier Monday morning that is scheduled to involve most members of the Council and the County Board of Education. That meeting will focus on the Office of Legislative Oversight report on the performance of County high schools.

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

Council President Rice also will talk about the selection process to select a new chair of the County Planning Board. On July 8, the Council interviewed the five finalists for the position and the Council will select the new chair at its meeting of Tuesday, July 15. He also will address the recently completed Disparity Study of the County Procurement System. The County retained consultant Griffin & Strong to analyze its procurement records to determine if there is evidence of discrimination against businesses owned by minorities, women or disabled persons sufficient to justify the continuation of an affirmative action program. The study found evidence of discrimination.

Council President Rice intends to hold regular briefings to help explain and expand on upcoming issues facing the Council and the County in general.

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Release ID: 14-202
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939, Delphine Harriston 240-777-7931