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Council President Albornoz to Hold Media Availability on Nov. 14 to Preview Tuesday’s Council Meeting

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 10, 2022

Discussion will include Council interview and vote on the appointment of Dr. Kisha Davis to the County Health Officer position, as well as legislation up for vote that prohibits individuals from carrying weapons within 100 yards of places of public assembly, and legislation instituting a property tax credit for County first responders 

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 10, 2022On Monday, November 14 at 11 a.m., Council President Gabe Albornoz will hold a media availability to discuss upcoming Council matters, including the Council’s scheduled interview and appointment vote of the County’s Public Health Officer nominee, Dr. Kisha Davis.

Additionally, he will discuss two pieces of legislation that the Council is expected to vote on this Tuesday. The first, Bill 21-22, Weapons – Firearms In or Near Places of Public Assembly, is sponsored by Council President Albornoz and aims to help crack down on guns in Montgomery County by prohibiting individuals from carrying weapons within 100 yards of places of public assembly. The second, Bill 39-21, Taxation – Public Safety Officers – Public Safety Emergency Communications Specialist – Property Tax Credit, is sponsored by Councilmember Hucker and Council President Albornoz and would establish a property tax credit for County first responders, with the aim of boosting recruitment and retention efforts. 

Montgomery County Health and Human Services Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager Sean O’Donnell will join the media availability to provide a public health update. 

The media availability will be held via Zoom and is for credentialed members of the media.  

The public can watch on the Council’s Facebook page (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil). 

Members of the media must RSVP before 10 a.m. on November 14 to Lucia Jimenez at to receive the Zoom login information.  

For more information contact: Lucia Jimenez, public information officer, at Lucia.Jimenez@montgomerycountymd.govor 240-777-7832 or Joy Nurmi, chief of staff, Office of Council President Albornoz at or 240-777-7801. 

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Release ID: 22-386
Media Contact: Lucia Jimenez 240-777-7832, Joy Nurmi 240-777-7801
Categories: Gabe Albornoz