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Public Hearings on Oct. 1 and Oct. 15

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 18, 2019


The Montgomery County Council will hold public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. on the following bills:

Expedited Bill 26-19, Bond Authorization, would authorize the County to issue certain bonds; and authorize the bonds and bonds previously authorized to be issued to be consolidated for sale and issued, sold and delivered as a single issue.

Expedited Bill 28-19, Technical Corrections, would correct technical, typographical, grammatical, reference, and codification errors in, and make stylistic, clarifying, and conforming amendments to, various provisions of County law.

The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. on the following bill:

Expedited Bill 25-19, Contracts and Procurement - Local Business Preference Program - Established, would establish a price preference for local businesses on County contracts; establish a Local Business Preference Program for certain County contracts; and generally amend the law governing County procurement.

The public hearings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building, which is located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30. It also will be available live via streaming through the Council website at

Those interested in testifying at the public hearings can start signing up on Thursday, Sept. 19 online at or by calling 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up for Expedited Bills 26-19 and 28-19 is Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. The deadline to sign up for Expedited Bill 25-19 is Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. Call 240-777-7910 to obtain a copy of the bill or go to

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Release ID: 19-298
Media Contact: Anne Brown 240-777-7925