Category: County Executive

Some Ride On shelters now illuminated by solar power

Photo  from Wikimedia Commons More than 40 Ride On bus shelters around the county now are illuminated after dark via newly installed solar-powered panels. The panels were installed by Clear Channel Outdoor and are located in areas where there were no nearby electrical connections. “Providing lighting at all of Ride On’s bus shelters has been a priority for Ride On for many years, but the technology just wasn’t available to make this a reality,” said Al Roshdieh, director of the county’s Department of Transportation said in a press release. “Now, with the latest advancements in solar technology, we are...

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Zoning change, budget hearings to highlight council’s week

Stella B. Werner Council Office Building. Montgomery County photo. A change in zoning regulations to attract large companies and a series of operating budget hearings highlight this week’s County Council business. County Executive Ike Leggett requested that the council introduce Zoning Text Amendment 18-05, Uses, Use Standards, and Regulatory Approvals – Signature Business Headquarters, which would revise the review process for large businesses. “It’s a proposal that would allow any large employer come in and build under certain terms,” said Council President Hans Riemer (D-At Large) in a video posted by Montgomery Community Media. “So it’s something that would...

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County officials announce crackdown on distracted driving

Montgomery County graphic County officials today announced a crackdown on distracted driving in April and May in an additional effort to reduce severe and fatal collisions among vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians. The “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” campaign is part of the county’s adoption of a Vision Zero initiative. The program’s goal is a 35 percent reduction in severe injuries and fatalities caused by distracted driving or walking by November 2019, and no traffic deaths by 2030. “Montgomery County remains focused on efforts to reduce severe and fatal traffic collisions on our roadways,” said County Executive Ike Leggett in...

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Democratic executive candidates address forum questions

Forum moderator Mayor Kate Stewart of Takoma Park, Rose Krasnow, Councilmember Roger Berliner, David Blair, council members George Leventhal and Marc Elrich, and state Del. Bill Frick (from left). Photo Mike Diegel. The six Democratic candidates for Montgomery County executive had a chance to address what is likely to be uppermost in voters’ minds at the June primary: How are you different from the other candidates? The six appeared last week at a forum sponsored by the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County, held in a packed Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall in the Silver Spring Civic Building. Businessman David...

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County dedicates Silver Spring hall to honor Buffalo Soldiers

County Executive Ike Leggett speaks in front of the Buffalo Soldiers flag. Photo by Mike Diegel. A number of county officials, led by County Executive Ike Leggett (D) and Council President Hans Riemer (D-At Large), last night dedicated The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall in the Silver Spring Civic Building. The hall recognizes the Buffalo Soldiers, a segregated unit of African-Americans in the U.S. Army created by Congress after the Civil War. The group was given the nickname by Native Americans during the Indian Wars of the 19th century. Buffalo Soldiers later went on to fight in World War I...

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