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07/03/20 Transportation and Environment Committee and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee to hold virtual meetings on July 6
06/26/20 Childcare, early education and community-police relations are the focus of “The Civic Moment/El Momento Cívico,” today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
06/25/20 Council President Katz to host eighth weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m.
06/25/20 Statement from Council President Sidney Katz and Transportation and Environment Committee Chair Tom Hucker about the Purple Line
06/24/20 Council meeting on June 25 is canceled; Council committee work continues as scheduled
06/24/20 Public hearings on special appropriations for Covid-19 economic relief funding and Mobile Crisis Response
06/23/20 Council approves $10.3 million special appropriation for the Montgomery County Food Security Fund
06/23/20 Transportation and Environment and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committees meet on June 24 at 9:30 a.m. for a briefing on Open Streets initiative
06/23/20 Council approves bill establishing Local Business Preference Program
06/23/20 Council introduces special appropriation to expand Health and Human Services’ mobile crisis response capacity
06/23/20 Council votes to approve a $565,706 special appropriation for Positive Youth Development Program
06/23/20 Council introduces $3,250,000 special appropriation to provide assistance to creative professionals and arts and humanities organizations that have been struggling financially during the Covid-19 pandemic
06/22/20 Council to introduce funding to support the creation of Reopen Montgomery and assist arts and humanities on June 23
06/19/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Education and Culture Committee hold virtual meetings on June 22
06/17/20 Montgomery County Council Wants to Find, Rename Streets and Facilities Named for Confederate Soldiers
06/17/20 Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Will Jawando, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice partner with Montgomery County Recreation to host virtual Youth Town Hall
06/17/20 Council President Katz to host seventh weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m.
06/16/20 Council Committee Meetings on June 17 & 18
06/16/20 Councilmember Jawando to be joined by five-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky on his daily virtual storytime for young children, on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m.
06/16/20 Council introduces $10,500,000 special appropriation for the Montgomery County Food Security Fund
06/16/20 Council approves $10 million in emergency funding for Early Care and Education Initiative Recovery Fund
06/16/20 Montgomery County Council passes resolution declaring racism a public health crisis
06/15/20 Council to review local order to move to Phase 2 reopening on June 19 and introduce police use of force policy at virtual meeting on June 16
06/15/20 On June 16, Council to review, hold a public hearing and vote on Local Order 082-20 on Phase 2 Covid-19 Recovery
06/15/20 Council introduces legislation spearheaded by Councilmembers Jawando, Rice, Navarro and Albornoz to help eliminate excessive use of force by police
06/15/20 Statement from the Education and Culture Committee on the Montgomery County Board of Education's resolution to evaluate modifying or ending the School Resource Officer program
06/12/20 Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee to receive update on implementation of Racial Equity and Social Justice Act on June 15 at 9:30 a.m.
06/12/20 Preventing Covid-19 in the workplace, Men’s Health Month and MCPS summer programs are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
06/11/20 Council Vice President Hucker partners with SHA and Silver Spring Urban District to offer expanded outdoor dining on Georgia Avenue
06/10/20 Health and Human Services Committee and Education and Culture Committee hold virtual meetings on June 11
06/10/20 Public hearing on special appropriations for Coronavirus Relief Fund and Early Care and Education Initiative Recovery Fund
06/09/20 Council introduces $10 million in emergency funding for Early Care and Education Initiative Recovery Fund
06/09/20 Council President Katz to host sixth weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, June 12 at 12:30 p.m.
06/08/20 Council will introduce a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis and receive an update on Covid-19 public health planning and recovery, at virtual meeting on June 9
06/08/20 Council will introduce resolution identifying racism as a public health crisis on June 9
06/05/20 Planning Housing and Economic Development Committee and Education and Culture Committee hold virtual meetings on June 8
06/05/20 Resources for Covid-19 and summer are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
06/05/20 County Council Seeks Applicants for Policing Advisory Commission
06/04/20 Statement from Council President Katz on the passing of Kelli Robinson
06/04/20 Council President Katz to host fifth weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
06/03/20 Statement from Council President Sidney Katz on the passing of Michael James O'Connor
05/30/20 Mensaje de solidaridad del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery en momentos en los que nuestra nación sufre
05/30/20 Montgomery County Council Statement As our nation mourns: a message of solidarity
05/29/20 Council approves executive order to ease stay-at-home restrictions and begin phased reopening of Montgomery County on June 1
05/29/20 Senior services, the Crisis Center, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and June 2 election are focus of “The Civic Moment/El Momento Cívico,” today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
05/28/20 Council meets on May 29 at 1 p.m. to introduce, hold a public hearing and vote on Executive Order to ease stay-at-home restrictions and begin phased reopening of Montgomery County
05/28/20 Council President Katz's statement on phased approach to reopening Montgomery County
05/26/20 Councilmember Jawando to be joined by Olympic gold medalist gymnast Dominique Dawes on his daily virtual story time for young children, Thursday, May 28 at 11:30 a.m.
05/22/20 Council to host virtual discussion with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on Wednesday, May 27
05/22/20 Covid-19 information and resources are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
05/21/20 Montgomery County Council approves FY21 Operating Budget and FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program that provides continuity of services for residents
05/21/20 Council President Sidney Katz's Statement about the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget
05/20/20 Council will meet virtually on May 21 for final vote on County’s $5.8 billion operating budget and $4.4 billion six-year capital budget
05/20/20 Montgomery County Council calls on Maryland's State Board of Elections to hold emergency meeting to protect voting rights
05/20/20 Council President Katz to host fourth weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom this Friday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m.
05/19/20 Department of Environmental Protection and Councilmember Will Jawando inform community on Covid-19 preventable measures for cleaning and disinfecting reusable bags
05/18/20 Statement from the Montgomery County Council on the passing of County leader Odessa Shannon
05/18/20 Council funded grants support local businesses to pivot to PPE, emergency response
05/15/20 Upcoming County Latino Forum, workers’ rights and June primary election are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
05/15/20 Council President Katz to host third weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, today at 12:30 p.m.
05/15/20 Council approves $1,250,000 special appropriation spearheaded by Councilmember Friedson to provide further funding for Telework Assistance Program
05/14/20 Council reaches preliminary agreement on FY21 Operating Budget and FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program
05/14/20 Notice of Council meeting on Friday, May 15
05/14/20 Council President Sidney Katz's Statement about the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget
05/14/20 Councilmember Jawando to be joined by Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo on his daily virtual story time for young children, this Friday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m.
05/14/20 Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils sent a joint letter to MDOT in defense of WSSC ratepayers
05/14/20 Council President Katz to host third weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15
05/13/20 Public Hearing
05/13/20 Council will meet virtually on May 14 to reach preliminary agreement on the County's capital and operating budgets, receive an update on the County’s Covid-19 response efforts and review several bills
05/13/20 Los concejales Nancy Navarro y Gabe Albornoz organizan Foro Virtual en Español del Concejo de Montgomery para el Sábado 16 de mayo a las 4 p.m.
05/13/20 Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz host a Virtual Forum in Spanish on Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m.
05/12/20 Council will meet virtually on May 13 at 9:30 a.m. to continue reviewing the County’s FY21 Operating Budget
05/11/20 Council will meet virtually on May 12 at 1:15 p.m. to receive operating budget updates and hold public hearing on special appropriations for Montgomery County Public Schools
05/08/20 Council will meet virtually on May 11 to continue Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget work
05/08/20 Covid-19 resources and information and 2020 Census are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
05/07/20 Joint Statement from the Montgomery County Council, Montgomery County Board of Education and Montgomery County Superintendent on Gov. Hogan’s Veto of The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future
05/07/20 Council President Katz to host second business and economic development briefing on Zoom tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
05/06/20 La Concejal Nancy Navarro es honrada por su dedicación al servicio público por el Centro Latinoamericano de la Juventud
05/06/20 Councilmember Nancy Navarro is named honoree of Latin American Youth Center Our Youth Matter Gala
05/06/20 Council will meet virtually on May 6 to continue its review of the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget
05/05/20 Council President Katz to host second business and economic development briefing on Zoom on Friday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m.
05/04/20 Council will meet virtually on May 5 to continue its review of the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget
05/04/20 Council Vice President Tom Hucker hosts virtual Town Hall tonight with U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes at 7 p.m.
05/02/20 Mensaje del presidente del Concejo, Sidney Katz, sobre el Día de los Héroes de la Salud
05/02/20 Statement from Council President Katz on Healthcare Heroes Day
05/01/20 Covid-19 resources and information are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
04/30/20 Council approves $250,000 in additional emergency funding for Telework Assistance
04/30/20 Council approves $5 million special appropriation to provide low-income households with additional financial assistance
04/30/20 Council approves $750,000 special appropriation to feed Montgomery County residents and families
04/30/20 Councilmember Jawando partners with Kingdom Fellowship Church, others to provide Grab ‘n Go groceries for families in need
04/30/20 Council President Katz to host business and economic development briefing on Zoom on Friday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m.
04/29/20 Virtual Tenant Townhall Today, April 30 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Councilmembers Evan Glass and Will Jawando
04/29/20 Council sends letter spearheaded by Councilmember Jawando to Governor Hogan requesting additional data on processing of unemployment claims
04/29/20 Council will meet virtually on April 30 to receive update on Covid-19 and public health planning and vote on additional emergency funding
04/28/20 Council Approves Two Million Dollars in Funding for Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
04/28/20 Council continues to accept testimony for FY21 Operating Budget Transportation Fees, Charges, and Fares
04/28/20 Council introduces $5 million special appropriation to provide low-income households with additional financial assistance
04/28/20 Public hearings on Special Appropriations for Covid-19 emergency response
04/28/20 Council introduces $750,000 special appropriation to feed Montgomery County residents and families
04/28/20 Council introduces $250,000 in additional emergency funding for Telework Assistance Program
04/27/20 Council will meet virtually on April 28 to vote on $2 million in funding for housing stabilization and rental assistance
04/24/20 Recursos e información sobre la emergencia de salud pública COVID-19 será el enfoque de “En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado”, hoy a las 2 p.m. por Radio América
04/24/20 Covid-19 resources and information are focus of "En Sintonía con el Concejo", today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
04/23/20 El Concejo Aprueba el Acta de Alivio Para Inquilinos COVID-19
04/23/20 Council Enacts Covid-19 Renter Relief Act
04/22/20 Council will meet virtually on April 23 to vote on the Covid-19 Renter Relief Act and receive an overview of compensation and benefits for all agencies
04/22/20 Public hearing on Special Appropriations for COVID-19 Human Services Response and Community Assistance for Housing Stabilization and Rental Assistance
04/21/20 Council calls on Federal and State Delegations and Governor Hogan to work to provide additional emergency food security funding for Montgomery County residents
04/21/20 Council unanimously approves $350,000 in emergency funding for personal protective equipment and face coverings
04/21/20 El Concejo de Montgomery aprueba una asignación especial de $ 5 millones adicionales en fondos de emergencia para restaurantes y tiendas minoristas del condado
04/21/20 Council approves $5 million in additional emergency funding for local restaurants and retail shops
04/21/20 Council Introduces Two Million Dollars in Funding for Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
04/20/20 Council will meet virtually on April 21 to provide additional financial assistance for Covid-19 response and hold public hearings on budget items and Covid-19 Renter Relief Act
04/17/20 Council will continue to hold public hearings by telephone during virtual Council meetings
04/17/20 COVID-19 resources and information are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
04/17/20 At-large Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando and Hans Riemer to host virtual town hall meeting
04/17/20 Council introduces $350,000 in additional emergency funding for personal protective equipment and face coverings
04/16/20 Montgomery County Council asks Governor Hogan for additional safeguards for gun stores
04/16/20 Statement from Council President Katz on the passing of Montgomery County employee Michael Miller from Covid-19
04/16/20 Public Hearing for a Special Appropriation and Expedited Bills
04/15/20 Councilmember Jawando Finds Alternative Solution to Bag Tax Suspension Bill
04/14/20 Council meets remotely on April 16 to hold virtual public hearings at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget
04/14/20 Councilmember Will Jawando to hold press availability on COVID-19 Renter Relief Act
04/13/20 El Concejo de Montgomery presentará una asignación especial de $ 5 millones adicionales en fondos de emergencia para restaurantes y tiendas minoristas del condado
04/13/20 Council introduces $5 million in additional emergency funding for local restaurants and retail shops
04/13/20 Council meets remotely on April 14 at 9:30 a.m. to introduce additional financial assistance for local restaurants and store owners and receive Covid-19 update
04/10/20 Montgomery Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Gabe Albornoz praise County Health Officer Dr. Gayles on health order requiring face coverings
04/10/20 Councilmember Friedson to host Virtual Friday With Friedson on April 10
04/09/20 Lanzamiento del sitio web del Programa de Subvenciones de Emergencia de Salud Pública del Condado de Montgomery
04/09/20 Montgomery Council seeks public input on Board of Health Regulation requiring face coverings in public spaces
04/08/20 Council Vice President Hucker to host business webinar with Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz
04/08/20 Council to hold operating budget public hearings on April 16 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.
04/08/20 El Concejo llevará a cabo audiencias públicas para el Presupuesto Operativo este próximo 16 de abril a la 1:30 y 7 p.m.
04/08/20 Council to hold operating budget public hearings on April 16 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.
04/08/20 Montgomery County leaders commend Gov. Hogan’s leadership and requested release of demographic information for Covid-19 cases in Maryland
04/07/20 Councilmembers to Introduce Regulation Requiring Face Coverings in Public Spaces to Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus
04/06/20 Declaración del presidente del Concejo, Katz, en relación resultado positivo de dos miembros del personal del programa de repartición de alimentos y nutrición de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery
04/06/20 Statement from Council President Katz on Montgomery County Public Schools food and nutrition staff members testing positive for Covid-19
04/06/20 Statement from Council President Sidney Katz on Department of Correction and Rehabilitation employee testing positive for COVID-19
04/05/20 Council holds virtual meeting on April 7 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss issues related to Covid-19 and Council operations during state of emergency
04/03/20 Council’s economic relief package for Covid-19 emergency is focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
04/02/20 Statement from Council President Katz on deaths of four Montgomery County residents related to Covid-19 and new cases
04/01/20 Statement from Council President Katz on death of Montgomery County resident related to Covid-19
04/01/20 Public hearing on Expedited Bill 17-20, Carryout Bag Tax Suspension
04/01/20 Council approves emergency relief package for local employers and vulnerable residents
04/01/20 Council approves funding to provide hotel rooms to nurses, critical workers
04/01/20 Council approves $10 million special appropriation to support Montgomery County hospitals facing influx of Covid-19 patients
03/31/20 Expedited Bill 16-20, Economic Development Fund - Public Health Emergency Grant Program - Established (unsigned copy)
03/31/20 El Concejo aprueba paquete de ayuda de emergencia para empleadores locales y personas vulnerables
03/31/20 Council approves emergency relief package for local employers and vulnerable residents
03/31/20 Council approves funding to provide hotel rooms to nurses, critical workers
03/31/20 Council approves special appropriation spearheaded by Councilmember Rice to support food security for children and families
03/31/20 Councilmember Jawando Introduces Legislation to Suspend Carryout Bag Tax During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
03/31/20 Council scheduled to vote on COVID-19 emergency relief package for local businesses and vulnerable residents and introduce and vote on special appropriation to support Montgomery County hospitals on March 31
03/31/20 Council to introduce and vote on $10 million special appropriation to support Montgomery County hospitals
03/30/20 Council scheduled to vote on COVID-19 emergency relief package for local businesses and vulnerable residents and introduce and vote on special appropriation to support Montgomery County hospitals on March 31
03/30/20 Council to introduce and vote on $10 million special appropriation to support Montgomery County hospitals facing influx of Covid-19 patients
03/27/20 Practical information about COVID-19 pandemic is focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo", today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
03/26/20 Deadline Extended: Montgomery Council seeks applicants for Montgomery County Planning Board
03/26/20 Public Hearing on Expedited Bill 16-20, Economic Development Fund - Public Health Emergency Grant Program
03/25/20 Montgomery Council Introduces Bill Sponsored by Councilmember Will Jawando Creating Greater Opportunity to Remedy Workplace Sexual Harassment
03/25/20 Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Community Reinvestment Act
03/24/20 Council President Katz’s remarks from COVID-19 briefing
03/24/20 Council Approves Bill Sponsored by Councilmember Friedson to Limit Closures of Public Rights-of-Way and Protect Pedestrian Safety and Quality of Life
03/24/20 Council to introduce Special Appropriations to Support COVID19 Response Today, March 24
03/24/20 Councilmember Rice to introduce Special Appropriation to FY2020 Operating Budget to Support Food Security for Children and Families
03/24/20 El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery presentará un paquete de ayuda de emergencia para empleadores y residentes vulnerables
03/23/20 Council to introduce Emergency Relief Package for local employers and vulnerable residents
03/23/20 Council to introduce COVID-19 emergency relief package for local businesses and vulnerable residents and resolution calling for immediate spending restraint not associated with response and recovery efforts on March 24
03/23/20 Concejal Nancy Navarro presentará una resolución que pide una restricción inmediata de todos aquellos gastos del presupuesto operativo del año fiscal 2021 que no estén asociados con la emergencia de COVID-19
03/23/20 Statement from Council President Katz on death of Montgomery County resident related to COVID-19
03/23/20 Councilmember Navarro to introduce Council resolution calling for immediate spending restraint on operating budget items not associated with COVID-19 emergency response or economic recovery efforts
03/20/20 Practical information about COVID-19 pandemic is focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo", today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
03/20/20 Statement by Council President Katz and County Executive Elrich on Maryland’s General Assembly session
03/18/20 El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery pide a bancos, instituciones financieras y servicios públicos que establezcan una moratoria de 60 días sobre los impagos de los clientes
03/18/20 Council calls for banks, financial institutions and public utilities to institute a 60-day moratorium on customer defaults
03/17/20 Councilmember Will Jawando to host daily virtual story time for young children beginning March 18
03/16/20 Montgomery Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 is postponed
03/16/20 Statement by Montgomery County Council President Katz and Councilmembers Albornoz, Friedson, Glass, Jawando, Navarro, Rice and Riemer on the County Executive’s Fiscal Year 2021 $5.9 Billion Operating Budget Recommendation
03/13/20 Statement from Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz on Council operations
03/13/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee postpones meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16
03/13/20 Councilmember Gabe Albornoz and others join “En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado” to share information about COVID-19 virus today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
03/12/20 Council Committee Meetings on March 12
03/11/20 Council introduces bill sponsored by Councilmember Will Jawando to increase availability of affordable housing
03/11/20 Public hearing on March 31
03/10/20 Transportation and Environment Committee cancels tonight’s public forum on state transportation priorities letter
03/10/20 Council enacts legislation aiming to increase transparency and accountability in community policing
03/10/20 Council to review Capital Improvements Program for Health and Human Services, Fire and Rescue and more on March 10
03/10/20 Councilmembers Albornoz and Navarro hold press conference on bill to establish Small Business Matching Grant Program for Child Care
03/06/20 Montgomery County Council postpones senior town hall meeting scheduled for March 11 at Leisure World
03/06/20 Guidance for growing women-owned businesses and importance of filing taxes are focus of prerecorded “The Civic Moment/El Momento Cívico,” today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
03/05/20 Montgomery Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee holds public forum on state transportation priorities letter on March 9 in Rockville
03/05/20 Montgomery County Council President Katz to meet with media on March 9
03/05/20 Council Committee Meetings on March 5
03/04/20 County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Nancy Navarro Introduce Small Business Matching Grant Program for Child Care
03/03/20 Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz introduces bill to establish operating requirements for low-speed electric scooters
03/03/20 Council to receive briefing on the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 3 at 2p.m.
03/03/20 Councilmember Evan Glass Accepts Vision Zero Award from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association