Council schedules hearing on deportation legal assistance funding

Photo from Wikimedia Commons The County Council has scheduled a public hearing on a special appropriation that would provide funding for legal assistance to “Residents Detained for Deportation Proceedings,” according to a press release. The hearing will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. on the proposal to appropriate $374,957 from the general fund’s undesignated reserve. The special … Read More

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 … Read More

Test of Wireless Emergency Alert system scheduled for Thursday

Montgomery County graphic. Montgomery County is one of 20 jurisdictions in the region, including the City of Takoma Park, that will participate in a test of the national Wireless Emergency Alert system. The test will be conducted Thursday, April 5, between 10-11 a.m. At that time, WEA-enabled phones and other mobile devices will vibrate and produce a loud warning signal. … Read More

Arts council issues call for works on paper to bolster public collection

Arts council issues call for works on paper to bolster public collection

Graphic from Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Public Art Trust have issued a call for art to reactivate The Contemporary Works on Paper Collection with new acquisitions from artists living in the county and the Washington metropolitan area. The county owns the artwork in this collection … Read More

MNCPPC issues request for proposals for Nolte Park building

Nolte Park activity building, MNCPPC photo The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has issued a Request for Proposals for the adaptive reuse of the park activity building at Nolte Local Park, located at 200 Denver Rd. Proposals must include a business plan and financing structure that meets the commission’s general goals for adaptive reuse, which includes enhancing the park’s … Read More