December 1, 2015

At a regular monthly meeting, the Montgomery County Council has elected a new council president and vice president for the 2016 year.

   At the meeting held Tuesday, Dec. 1, the County Council unanimously selected long-time Council Member Nancy Floreen as the new president of the Montgomery County Co...

October 7, 2015

The Montgomery County Council has approved, what Councilmember Roger Berliner called the “strongest anti-pesticide measure of any major jurisdiction in the United States.”

   At Tuesday’s Council meeting, the Council passed Bill 52-14 by a six to three vote. The legislation bans the use of EPA-regist...

September 29, 2015

Councilmember Craig Rice will meet with Germantown residents on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Northwest High School at 6:30 pm to discuss issues affecting the Germantown area. Among the issues he will provide updates on are schools, the increased attention to crime prevention, traffic and the impact of futu...

August 17, 2015

The Montgomery County Council is considering a bill, proposed by Germantown-area (District 2) Councilmember Craig Rice that would require the seller of a single-family home to test for Radon and give the buyer a copy of the radon test results.

   Radon is a radioactive gas found in the air that comes...

July 13, 2015

Less than a month after the County Council approved the FY2016 operating budget; County Executive Ike Leggett has proposed funding cuts to that budget. The cuts would affect almost every department of County government at some level.

   The County Council must review the proposed $51 million in reduc...

July 6, 2015

Last week, the Montgomery County Council approved County Executive Ike Leggett’s plan to privatize the County Department of Economic Development. It is hoped that the move will boost business attraction and retention and strengthen the growth of good jobs in the County.

   The bill, which was approve...

June 30, 2015

Last Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a bill requiring all employers to provide employees with sick leave and time off.

   The Bill, which was introduced in November 2014, is one of the strongest paid sick leave laws in the country because it will apply to all workers in the...

June 17, 2015

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the appointment of four county wide department heads.  

      In May, County Executive Ike Leggett announced that he would appoint Scott E. Goldstein as the new fire chief, Robert L. Green as head of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, C...

May 22, 2015


Yesterday, the Montgomery County Council adopted a $5.08 billion total County operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget reflects a 1.7 percent increase over the approved budget for FY 2015.

   “This budget effectively addresses the top priority concerns of County residents while holding the...

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