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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 Council expands funding for mental health crisis and intervention services to help meet rising demand related to COVID-19
07/28/20 Council approves resolution initiated by Councilmember Navarro to recognize second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day
07/28/20 Montgomery County Council calls for general election to be held primarily by mail in Maryland
07/28/20 Council introduces resolution initiated by Councilmember Jawando urging Governor Hogan to extend prohibition of evictions for tenants suffering financial loss due to COVID-19
07/28/20 Council approves $2,025,000 in funding to provide short-term assistance for financially distressed, affordable common ownership communities
07/28/20 Montgomery County Council calls on Maryland General Assembly to replace “Maryland, My Maryland” as state song and discourage its use at official Montgomery County events
07/27/20 Council to vote on Fiscal Year 2021 Savings Plan and appoint members to the Policing Advisory Commission, at virtual meeting on July 28
07/24/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Education and Culture Committee hold virtual meetings on July 27
07/24/20 Minimum wage, Reopen Montgomery grants and literacy are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
07/22/20 Public Safety Committee, Education and Culture Committee and Health and Human Services Committee hold virtual meetings on July 23
07/22/20 Council President Katz to host eleventh weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, July 24 at 12:30 p.m.
07/22/20 Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice selected to serve as vice chair of National Association of Counties Human Services and Education Steering Committee
07/21/20 Council unanimously approves funding to expand Health and Human Services’ mobile crisis response capacity
07/21/20 Council public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m.
07/21/20 Council expands mission and duties of Interagency Commission on Homelessness
07/21/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development and Transportation and Environment Committees Hold Joint Virtual Meeting on July 22 at 9:30 a.m.
07/21/20 Council introduces changes to Public Campaign Financing system
07/21/20 Council approves $3 million in funding to provide assistance for primary care medical and dental providers who serve Montgomery County residents and are struggling financially
07/21/20 Montgomery County Council calls for general election to be held primarily by mail in Maryland
07/20/20 Councilmembers to introduce $7.5 million special appropriation to deploy culturally competent health resources, testing and public education in areas of Montgomery County hardest hit by COVID-19
07/20/20 Council to vote on Use of Force Policy bill and Board of Health regulation to require free, Countywide COVID-19 testing and introduce special appropriation to create new public health model in areas hardest hit by virus, at virtual meeting on July 21
07/20/20 Transportation and Environment Committee calls on the Federal Highway Administration to extend public comment period for I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement
07/20/20 Council public hearings on July 21 at 7:30 p.m.: Potential County Charter amendments for the 2020 general election ballot
07/20/20 Councilmember Nancy Navarro introduces Council resolution to recognize second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day
07/17/20 Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on July 20
07/17/20 End of Maryland moratorium on evictions and Covid-19 effects on the Latino community are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo”, today at 2 p.m. on Radio America
07/16/20 Council virtual town hall meeting scheduled for July 23 at 7 p.m.
07/16/20 Councilmembers to introduce special appropriation to deploy culturally competent health resources, testing and public education in areas of Montgomery County hardest hit by COVID-19
07/16/20 Council meets virtually for Policing Advisory Commission interviews, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.
07/16/20 Councilmember Nancy Navarro recognized by the Montgomery County Board of Education with the Distinguished Service to Public Education Award in the category of Individual Pioneer
07/15/20 Virtual town hall with arts and humanities sector on Thursday, July 16
07/15/20 Montgomery Council Seeks Applicants for County Board of Appeals
07/15/20 Council President Katz to host weekly business and economic development briefing with Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz, Friday, July 17 at 12:30 p.m. on Microsoft Teams
07/15/20 Health and Human Services Committee, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on July 16
07/14/20 Council introduces $2,025,000 in funding to provide short-term assistance for financially distressed, affordable common ownership communities
07/14/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on July 15
07/14/20 Montgomery County Council calls on Maryland General Assembly to replace “Maryland, My Maryland” as state song and discourage its use at official Montgomery County events
07/14/20 Councilmember Jawando to be joined by Author of Antiracist Baby and How to be Antiracist, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on a special virtual storytime for young children, on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
07/13/20 Council to introduce a Board of Health regulation to require free, Countywide Covid-19 testing, special appropriation to support housing for veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness and resolution to replace official state song, at virtual meeti
07/10/20 Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, Education and Culture Committee and Public Safety Committee hold virtual meetings on July 13 and July 14
07/09/20 Childcare, early education and Medical Coverage are the focus of prerecorded “The Civic Moment/El Momento Cívico,” tomorrow at 2 p.m. on Radio America
07/09/20 The Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee holds virtual meeting on July 10
07/08/20 Public Safety Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and Transportation and Environment Committee hold virtual meetings on July 9
07/08/20 Public hearings on special appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget and Expedited Bill 30-20, Administration - Executive Branch - Chief Digital Officer
07/07/20 Montgomery County Council statement on July 1 Ethics Commission agreement with Chief Administrative Officer Kleine
07/07/20 Councilmembers introduce “more housing at metro stations” legislation
07/07/20 Council President Katz to host ninth weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m.
07/07/20 Council creates $14 million Reopen Montgomery Business Assistance Program
07/07/20 Council approves $3,250,000 in assistance for creative professionals and arts and humanities organizations struggling financially during the pandemic
07/07/20 Council introduces $3 million in funding to provide assistance for primary care health and dental providers who serve Montgomery County residents and are struggling financially
07/06/20 Council introduces LGBTQ Bill of Rights and legislation to generate more housing at Metro sites and holds public hearing on Use of Force Policy, at virtual meeting on July 7
07/06/20 Councilmember Evan Glass Introduces LGBTQ Bill of Rights
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