County Council votes to approve FY18 budget savings plan

Photo from Pexels The County Council yesterday approved a resolution calling for $53.4 million in cuts to the FY18 operating budget and $9.3 million in cuts to the Capital Improvements Program. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed a FY18 savings plan that included $58.7 million in operating budget savings and $13.5 million in current revenue capital budget savings to reduce … Read More

Upcoming Events Jan. 31-Feb. 8

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, February 1 Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery Tour, 9504 Brunett Ave., 9:15-9:45 a.m. Carpe Diem Arts’ Jump Start Family Fun Night Out, benefit for Jump Start Arts Outreach Fund, El Golfo, 8739 Flower Ave., Adults $5, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. Screening, “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” Takoma Park … Read More

County executive to hold budget forum Tuesday night

Montgomery County graphic Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold a Fiscal Year 2019 budget forum and briefing from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 30 in the Silver Spring Civic Building. The forum, one of a series of five being held around the county beginning last week, is intended to get input from residents about FY19 operating budget priorities.  “Public forums … Read More

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Chase Spahr

“Because I usually get a lot of presents that I don’t really need, so instead I thought I could give it to people who couldn’t afford it (plus it was my mom’s idea). To be honest, I wasn’t super excited about it until I went to meet Max [Levitt, executive director] at Leveling the Playing Field.”

Community meeting to look at state of homelessness in county

Community meeting to look at state of homelessness in county

Photo from Wikimedia Commons Councilmember George Leventhal will host a community meeting on “The State of Homelessness in Montgomery County” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, January 29 in the Silver Spring Civic Building. Leventhal, who chairs the council’s Health and Human Services Committee, will be joined by: Uma Ahluwalia, director of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services; John Mendez, … Read More