Council to hold hearing on funding to address gang suppression

Image from Wikimedia Commons The County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 3 to consider supplemental funding for gang suppression activity. The supplemental appropriation to the FY 2018 budget would grant $596,920 to the Montgomery County Police Department and $246,773 to the States Attorney’s office. In a July briefing before the council’s Public Safety Committee, the council staff … Read More

Public comments due soon on proposed regulation of vacant properties

Public comments due soon on proposed regulation of vacant properties

Proposed regulations would help deal with properties like this one, long abandoned on Silver Spring Avenue before demolition. Photo by Mike Mowery.  Public comments are due in three days for the Department of Housing and Community Affairs draft regulations to better address unmaintained vacant properties in the county. The proposed regulations follow the passage of a bill enacted in May … Read More

Upcoming Events, Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, September 28 Silver Spring Timebank new member orientation, Catylator Makerspace, 8121 Georgia Ave., Suite LL1, 7-8:30 p.m. Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Transportation Safety Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m. Friday, September 29 Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30 Sligo Creek Sweep with Friends of … Read More