County Releases Balancing Act Tool to Gather Budget Input

The county’s Office of Management and Budget has released “Balancing Act,” a new online tool designed to gather additional public input in the FY20 budget process now underway. The tool is an interactive simulation of the county’s estimated income sources and expenditures for FY20. Examples of incoming revenue include income, property and other taxes, state and federal aid contributions, and … Read More

County Personnel Moves This Week as Administration Transition Continues

Several high-level personnel moves took place in the county this week as the transition to County Executive Marc Elrich’s administration continues. First, Police Chief J. Thomas Manger announced that he would retire in April after 15 years of service in Montgomery County and 42 years as a police officer. “Chief Manger has set the bar high for police leadership, outstanding … Read More

Upcoming Events, Feb. 1-8

Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 1 Yoga for the Animals benefit for Compassion Over Killing, UP — Healing, Wellness, Adventure, 8083 Georgia Ave., 2ndFloor, minimum donation $25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live Local Music, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7 p.m.-midnight Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 B&O Railroad Station Open House, … Read More

County Issues Cold Emergency Alert

The county has issued a cold emergency alert until 1 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 31. Wind chill temperatures during this time are expected to dip to below zero, which can cause frostbite within 30 minutes, or lead to hypothermia, or both. The county recommends that residents stay indoors as much as possible. Anyone who must work or be outdoors for any … Read More

Resource Fair Set Tomorrow for Those Affected by Shutdown

Furloughed government workers, contractors and others affected by the government shutdown can learn about assistance available to them during a resource fair tomorrow (Jan. 26). Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large) convened and will co-sponsor the fair, along with Our Voices Matter. The event will be hosted by Reid Temple AME Church at 12101 Tech Rd. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. “County … Read More