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12/04/20 Newly elected Council President Tom Hucker and Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz are featured guests of “En Sintonia con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
12/04/20 Newly elected Council President Tom Hucker and Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz hold media availability on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. to share priorities for 2021 and discuss winterization assistance for businesses and new legislation
12/03/20 Montgomery County Council Seeks Applicants for County Charter Review Commission
12/02/20 Council to continue interviews for the Commission on Redistricting on Dec. 3
12/02/20 Councilmember Katz to hold fifteenth business and economic development briefing with special guest James Chung on Friday, Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m.
12/02/20 Council President Tom Hucker's statement on behalf of the Council on the passing of Jerold Jay Samet
12/01/20 Councilmember Evan Glass, Essential Workers and Labor Unions Call on WMATA to halt proposed service cuts
12/01/20 Council to hold public hearings on two special appropriations and Expedited Bill 48-20 on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m.
12/01/20 Council enacts Legislation Spearheaded by Councilmember Navarro to Promote Racial Equity and Social Justice in County Zoning
12/01/20 Council to begin interviews for the Commission on Redistricting on Dec. 2
12/01/20 Montgomery County Council Elects Tom Hucker as President and Gabe Albornoz as Vice President
12/01/20 Montgomery County Council’s outgoing President Sidney Katz shares Council accomplishments for 2020
11/30/20 Council will elect new officers and Councilmember Katz to provide remarks about his year as Council president at virtual meeting on Dec. 1
11/27/20 Montgomery County Council Seeks Applicants for County Board of Appeals
11/25/20 Council continues reviewing local bills for the 2021 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly at virtual meeting on Nov. 30 at 12 p.m.
11/20/20 Council virtual town hall meeting scheduled for Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.
11/20/20 Council to discuss local and bi-county bills for the 2021 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly at virtual meeting on Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
11/19/20 Farm Solar Stakeholder Workgroup to meet in December to discuss potential amendments to ZTA 20-01
11/18/20 Public Hearings on Special Appropriations
11/18/20 Health and Human Services Committee holds virtual meeting on Nov. 19
11/18/20 Councilmembers Jawando and Riemer introduce legislation to prohibit School Resource Officers in schools
11/17/20 Council introduces bill spearheaded by Councilmember Jawando to improve transparency and data gathering in the police department
11/17/20 Health and Human Services Committee and Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee hold virtual meetings on Nov. 18
11/16/20 Council to introduce bills that would remove school resource officers from Montgomery County Public Schools and require disclosure of policing data to enhance transparency at virtual meeting on Nov. 17
11/16/20 Council unanimously approves 2020-2024 Growth and Infrastructure Policy and related legislation
11/13/20 Council meets on Nov. 16 to vote on the 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy and related bills
11/13/20 Media availability with Councilmembers Jawando and Riemer on new legislation to remove school resource officers from Montgomery County Public Schools
11/13/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee holds virtual meeting on Nov. 16
11/12/20 Deadline Extended: Montgomery Council Seeks Applicants for County Commission on Redistricting
11/11/20 Council continues work on 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m.
11/10/20 Council enacts “Ban the Box” bill spearheaded by Councilmember Jawando to help prevent workplace discrimination, promote fair screening standards
11/10/20 Public Hearings on Special Appropriations
11/10/20 Montgomery County Executive and Council reiterate support for MD-200 Diversion Alternative for I-495 and I-270 congestion relief
11/09/20 Airpark Liaison Committee to hold virtual meeting on Nov. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m.
11/09/20 Council scheduled to conduct oversight meeting on COVID-19 differential pay, hold a public hearing and vote on Executive Order 122-20 AM, COVID-19 Local Order, and vote on fair criminal record screening standards at virtual meeting on Nov. 10
11/07/20 Montgomery County Council statement on the election of Joseph Biden as president of the United States of America
11/06/20 Public Hearing Notice: COVID-19 Local Order
11/06/20 Council calls for immediate Executive action to stop improper differential pay and an independent investigation across Montgomery County Government
11/06/20 Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on Nov. 9
11/06/20 Montgomery County Seeks Applicants for Merit System Protection Board
11/06/20 Impact of the 2020 General Election on Montgomery County’s immigrant community is focus of “En Sintonia con el Concejo,” today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
11/04/20 Council meets virtually on Nov. 5 on Executive Order 122-20, COVID-19 Local Order, which would maintain existing child care capacity limits for child care providers, limit gatherings to 25 people, allow indoor food service, retail, personal services...
11/04/20 Council President Katz to hold business and economic development briefing on Friday, Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m.
11/03/20 Montgomery County Council Seeks Applicants for County Charter Review Commission
11/03/20 Corrected Release: Public hearing on Executive Order 122-20, COVID-19 Local Order on Thursday, Nov. 5
11/03/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee’s Nov. 4 virtual meeting postponed to later date
11/02/20 Montgomery Councilmember Craig Rice to host Montgomery Village Public Safety Town Hall on November 9
11/02/20 Council Announces Additional Stakeholder Engagement for Community Solar in the Agricultural Reserve Zone
11/02/20 Public hearing on Executive Order 122-20, COVID-19 Local Order, on Thursday, Nov. 5
10/30/20 Education and Culture Committee holds virtual meeting on Nov. 2
10/29/20 Montgomery Councilmember Craig Rice to host Montgomery Village Public Safety Town Hall on November 9
10/29/20 Council meets on Oct. 30 to continue deliberations on the 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy
10/28/20 Public Hearings on Special Appropriations for COVID-19 Response
10/28/20 Public Safety Committee meeting and joint Health and Human Services and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting on Oct. 29
10/27/20 Council overrides veto of the More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act which provides incentives to build essential, high-rise housing at Metro
10/27/20 Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and Joint Planning, Housing and Economic Development and Education and Culture Committees hold virtual meetings on Oct. 28
10/27/20 Council introduces $334,500 special appropriation for additional arts and humanities emergency relief funding
10/26/20 Council to introduce COVID-19 response, consider overriding veto of Bill 29-20 that would provide more high-rise housing at Metro, and continue its review of the 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy at virtual meeting on Oct. 27
10/26/20 Council introduces $1.8 million in special appropriation to expand Educational Equity and Enrichment Hubs in County elementary schools
10/26/20 Councilmember Evan Glass to introduce legislation that increases composting in Montgomery County
10/26/20 Deadline Extended: Montgomery Council Seeks Applicants for County Commission on Redistricting
10/23/20 Council's Transportation and Environment Committee reviews I-270/I-495 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement
10/23/20 Education and Culture Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on Oct. 26
10/23/20 Council Announces Additional Stakeholder Engagement for Community Solar in the Agricultural Reserve Zone
10/23/20 Flu shots, food assistance and mental health during the holiday season are focus of “En Sintonia con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
10/23/20 Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice Co-Chairs National Broadband Task Force to Bridge the Digital Divide
10/22/20 Council to host virtual Youth Town Hall meeting with Montgomery County Board of Education President Shebra Evans and Student Member of the Board Nick Asante on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
10/21/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Joint Government Operations and Fiscal Policy and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee hold virtual meetings on Oct. 22
10/20/20 Transportation and Environment Committee holds virtual meeting on Oct. 21
10/19/20 Council to review 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy and conduct public hearings on legislation to strengthen ethics law and require racial equity and social justice impact statements for zoning changes, at virtual meeting on Oct. 20
10/16/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee to hold virtual meeting on Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
10/14/20 Public Safety Committee and Joint Health and Human Services and Education and Culture Committee hold virtual meetings on Oct. 15
10/14/20 Council to recognize Councilmember for a Day applicants on Oct. 20
10/13/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee hold virtual meetings on Oct. 14
10/12/20 Sidney Katz’s Student Advisory Group for 2020-2021 Kicks Off Tonight
10/12/20 Council to receive briefing on the Coronavirus Relief Fund at virtual meeting on Oct. 13
10/09/20 Montgomery Council Seeks Applicants for County Commission on Redistricting
10/09/20 Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on Oct. 12
10/08/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee hold virtual meetings on Oct. 9
10/08/20 Councilmember Nancy Navarro presents Council proclamation to recognize October 12, 2020 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day
10/07/20 Council President Katz's business and economic development briefings to be held on first Friday of each month on Zoom
10/06/20 Council approves changes to Public Campaign Financing system
10/06/20 Committee meetings for Oct. 7 and Oct. 8
10/06/20 Council enacts the More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act
10/06/20 Montgomery Council Enacts Bill Sponsored by Councilmember Will Jawando Creating Greater Opportunity to Remedy Workplace Sexual Harassment
10/06/20 Montgomery County Council Passes LGBTQ Bill Of Rights Spearheaded by Councilmember Evan Glass
10/05/20 Council scheduled to vote on legislation to expand harassment protections in the workplace, broaden legal protections for LGBTQ+ residents, create incentive for housing on Metro station properties and improve the County's public campaign financing system
10/02/20 Montgomery County Councilmember Navarro, Council President Katz and Councilmember Albornoz Host Council's Hispanic Heritage Month Commemoration
10/02/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Education and Culture Committee hold virtual meetings on Oct. 5
10/02/20 Council President Katz to host business and economic development briefing on Zoom today at 12:30 p.m.
09/30/20 Council to receive briefing from the Board of Elections on preparations for the Nov. 3 General Election and hold a public hearing and vote on Executive Order 117-20 to begin Late-Night Alcohol Sales Permit Program, at virtual meeting on Oct. 1
09/29/20 Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee hold virtual meetings on Sept. 30
09/29/20 Council approves $15 Uniform Trader’s License Fee to Provide Financial Relief to Hard-Hit Retail Businesses
09/29/20 Council Approves Green Building Tax Credit Legislation to Meet Climate Targets
09/29/20 Council approves legislation spearheaded by Council Vice President Tom Hucker to ban balloon releases
09/29/20 Council approves $7,687,000 special appropriation to increase access to licensed full day school-age child care throughout virtual learning
09/29/20 Council President Katz to host business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m.
09/29/20 Montgomery County Seeks Applicants For Merit System Protection Board
09/28/20 Montgomery County Councilmember Navarro, Council President Katz and Councilmember Albornoz Host Council’s Hispanic Heritage Month Commemoration
09/28/20 Council Introduces Legislation Spearheaded by Councilmember Navarro to Promote Racial Equity and Social Justice in County Zoning
09/28/20 Councilmember Friedson to Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Ethics Law, Safeguard Public Trust
09/28/20 Public hearing on Executive Order 117-02, COVID-19 Local Order on Thursday, Oct. 1
09/25/20 Montgomery Council Seeks Applicants for County Commission on Redistricting
09/25/20 Public hearing on Special Appropriation for Early Care and Education
09/25/20 Community services, adult literacy and the Latino Civic Project are focus of “El Momento Cívico / The Civic Moment,” today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
09/22/20 Council introduces $7,687,000 special appropriation to increase access to licensed full day school-age child care throughout virtual learning
09/21/20 Public hearing on Executive Order 114-02, COVID-19 Local Order on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 10:15 a.m.
09/18/20 Public Hearing Notice: COVID-19 Local Order
09/17/20 Statement from the Montgomery County Council and County Executive Elrich in support of Dr. Travis Gayles and denouncing hate speech and harassment
09/16/20 Public Safety Committee and Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee hold virtual meetings on Sept. 17
09/15/20 Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on Sept. 16
09/15/20 Council approves $1,550,000 in special appropriations to support the Youth Sports Initiative
09/14/20 Councilmembers Friedson and Glass Seek to Provide Financial Relief to Hard-Hit Retail Businesses
09/14/20 Council to receive briefing from the Maryland Department of Transportation on the Purple Line, vote on funding for Youth Sports Initiative and introduce legislation to provide financial relief to retailers and restaurants, at virtual meeting on Sept. 15
09/11/20 Transportation and Environment Committee holds virtual meeting on Sept. 14
09/11/20 Rent relief, Montgomery Parks, 2020 election and courses for residents who want to start child care centers are focus of “En Sintonia con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
09/10/20 Councilmember Jawando to hold town hall meeting this evening on reimagining policing in Montgomery County
09/09/20 Council President Katz to host business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
09/03/20 Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar (For Our Health and Wellbeing) Initiative is focus of prerecorded “En Sintonia con el Concejo del Condado,” Friday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. on Radio America
09/01/20 Council public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Tuesday Sept. 22
09/01/20 Deadline Extended to Friday, October 16: Montgomery County Council and County Executive seek public input on the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement
08/27/20 Health Resources through Proyecto Salud, resources for victims of domestic abuse and senior programs in Spanish through Senior Planet Montgomery is focus of “En Sintonia con el Concejo del Condado,” this Friday, August 28 at 2 p.m. on Radio America
08/21/20 County Council Seeks Applicants for Nominating Committee for Board of Trustees of Montgomery College
08/21/20 Council meeting on Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m. to introduce, hold a public hearing and vote on Executive Order 098-20, COVID-19 Local Order
08/21/20 Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar (For Our Health and Wellbeing) Initiative is focus of "En Sintonia con el Concejo del Condado," today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
08/20/20 Council to hold public hearing on Subdivision Staging Policy and related bills on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
08/19/20 Council Vice President Hucker calls on Maryland Insurance Administration to direct auto insurance companies to partially refund premiums to consumers to provide COVID-19 economic relief
08/18/20 Montgomery County Council and County Executive seek public input on the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement by Monday, Sept. 14
08/14/20 Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program resources are the focus of prerecorded "En Sintonia con el Concejo del Condado," today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
08/12/20 Montgomery County Council statement on resignation of Chief Administrative Officer Kleine
08/06/20 Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program resources are the focus of "En Sintonia con el Concejo del Condado" on Friday, August 7 at 2 p.m. on Radio America
08/04/20 Council unanimously approves $3.3 million special appropriation to support African American Health Program Executive Committee’s Targeted COVID-19 Response Program
08/03/20 Council to introduce and vote on special appropriation to support African American Health Program’s Targeted COVID-19 Response, at virtual meeting on August 4
08/03/20 Council public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 at 11:15 a.m.
08/03/20 Council to introduce vote on $3,354,084 special appropriation for African American Health Program Executive Committee Targeted COVID-19 Response, Aug. 4, 2020
07/31/20 COVID-19 testing and scams, "Care for Kids" children’s health care and upcoming election are focus of "El Momento Civico - The Civic Moment" today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
07/29/20 Council enacts legislation spearheaded by Councilmembers Jawando, Rice, Navarro and Albornoz to help limit excessive use of force by police
07/29/20 Councilmember Jawando introduces bill to help prevent workplace discrimination, promote fair screening standards
07/29/20 County Council Seeks Applicants for Nominating Committee for Board of Trustees of Montgomery College
07/28/20 Council to introduce legislation on criminal record screening standards and vote on Expedited Bill 27-20 that requires the Montgomery County Police Department to adopt a use of force policy, on July 29 at 1:30 p.m.
07/28/20 Council approves $72 million Fiscal Year 2021 Savings Plan
07/28/20 Council appoints members of the Policing Advisory Commission to improve oversight of the Montgomery County Police Department
07/28/20 Council approves $5.59 million special appropriation to deploy culturally competent health resources, testing and public education in areas of Montgomery County hardest hit by COVID-19
07/28/20 Council reappoints Gerald Cichy to Montgomery County Planning Board
07/28/20