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Council Committee Meetings on Jan. 16

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 16, 2020

The following committee meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16. 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 240-777-7832.

Meeting: Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) 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
Topic:
Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan
The PHED Committee will continue its review of the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan. This updated plan reevaluates land use and transportation strategies as part of the long-term visioning process for the area, including an analysis of existing traffic conditions to help improve transportation conditions. Specific topics to be discussed include the following:

  • traffic congestion standards;
  • intersection improvements at Forest Glen Road and Georgia Avenue, Seminary Road/Columbia Boulevard and Georgia Avenue and 16th Street and George Avenue;
  • extending Woodland Drive;
  • a kiss-and-ride lot at the Forest Glen Medical Center property;
  • access to the Metro Station and the Forest Glen Passageway;
  • public school adequacy; and
  • the fiscal impact statement for the plan.

The Council staff report can be viewed here.

Meeting: Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
GO Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Navarro (Chair), Andrew Friedson and Council President Sidney Katz
Topic:
Bill 35-19, Personnel - Collective Bargaining - Certified Representative - Duty of Fair Representation
The GO Committee will review Bill 35-19, which would amend the duty of fair representation for a certified representative of County employees and authorize a certified representative to impose the reasonable costs of filing a grievance or pursuing arbitration on an employee who does not pay membership dues or the equivalent. Councilmember Tom Hucker is the lead sponsor. Bill 35-19 also would require a certified representative to file a grievance or pursue arbitration for an employee who does not pay membership dues or the equivalent only if the employee pays the reasonable costs imposed; and generally amend the duty of fair representation of a certified representative of County employees.

The goal of this legislation is to permit a union to receive payment for filing grievances on behalf of an employee who chooses not to pay union dues.

The Council staff report can be viewed here.

#FairRepresentationMoCo is being used for this bill on social media.

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: 20-013
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926 , Juan Jovel 240-777-7931