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Council Committee Meetings for July 18

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 18, 2019

The following committee meetings are scheduled for Thursday, July 18. 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 tinyurl.com/CountyCouncilMeetings or by calling the Council’s Communications Office at 240-777-7931.

Meeting: Joint Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee and Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Hans Riemer (Chair), Andrew Friedson (Lead for Parks) and Will Jawando
HHS Committee: Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz (Chair), Evan Glass (Lead for Homelessness and Vulnerable Communities) and Craig Rice
Topic:
OLO Report 2019-4: Inventory of Rent Subsidy Program in Montgomery County
The PHED and HHS Committees will meet jointly to review OLO Report 2019-4. The Council asked the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) to prepare this report on the rent subsidy programs in Montgomery County and the populations served by these programs. This report inventories 29 programs administered in the County that provide rent subsidies on behalf of households (individuals or families) who would be otherwise unable to obtain or retain permanent housing due to low income and/or a disabling condition.

The Council staff report can be viewed here.

Meeting: Joint Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee and Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
GO Committee: Council President Nancy Navarro (Chair), Councilmember Andrew Friedson and Council Vice President Sidney Katz
HHS Committee: Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz (Chair), Evan Glass (Lead for Homelessness and Vulnerable Communities) and Craig Rice
Topic:
Community Grants Process
The PHED and HHS Committees will meet jointly to develop a vision and strategy for the community grants process. On February 9, the Office of Management and Budget transmitted a memo to the Council President indicating that fiscal year 2020 (FY20) is the final year that the County Executive will implement a separate County Executive community collaboration grants process. Beginning in FY21, the Office of the County Executive and County Council will collaboratively develop a more robust approach to community grants that will be targeted to specific outcomes.

The Council staff report can be viewed here.

The Council committee meetings will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The channel can be viewed on Cable Channels 996 (high definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast; Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN; and Channel 30 on Verizon.

The meetings also will be available live via streaming through the Council web site at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/ondemand/index.html.

# # # Release ID: 19-252
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926 , Juan Jovel 240-777-7931