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Montgomery County Council President Berliner to meet with media at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 27, 2017

Montgomery Council President Berliner

to meet with media on Monday, Jan. 30

Among the topics he will discuss the fire

at Dickerson recovery facility,

upcoming briefing on hate crimes,

fossil fuel divestiture for County retirement board


ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 27, 2017—Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner will meet with members of the media at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, to discuss key issues concerning the Council and its respective committees. Among the issues he will talk about are the upcoming review of the recent long-in-duration fire at the County’s Resource Recovery Center in Dickerson. He also will announce the date and details of a future briefing on the Montgomery County model for combatting hate crimes and extremism in the County.


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


On Thursday, Feb. 2, the County’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee, which is chaired by Council President Berliner, and its Public Safety Committee will hold a joint meeting that will examine details of the long-burning fire at the County’s Resource Recovery Facility (incinerator) at Dickerson. On Monday, Council President Berliner will talk about what he wants to learn from that briefing.


Also on Feb. 2, the T and E Committee and the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee will meet jointly to discuss Bill 44-16 that would call upon the County’s Board of Investment Trustees and the Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust Board of Trustees to divest from individual stocks of the 200 highest carbon intensive companies as long as doing so is consistent with their fiduciary responsibility. The bill also would require both boards to research and adopt a socially responsible policy for investing. Council President Berliner is the lead sponsor of Bill 44-16.


Council President Berliner also will address the date and purpose of an upcoming briefing the Council will receive on the Montgomery County model for combatting hate crimes and extremism in the County. County Police Chief Tom Manger and representatives from the faith community and the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE) are scheduled to be among those on the panel.


On Jan. 26, the Health and Human Services Committee, which includes Council President Berliner, and the Education Committee, held a worksession with representatives of the New York City school system on that city’s implementation of a program to move to “Pre-kindergarten for All.” Council President Berliner will discuss the Council’s interest in having a plan developed that could lead to universal Pre-k in Montgomery County.


Council President Berliner will meet regularly with members of the media. Most meetings will be on Mondays.


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Release ID: 17-021
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 , Delphine Harriston 240-777-7931