County Executive, Council reaffirm community values

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Editor’s Note: The Source does not normally post press releases verbatim, especially when there’s no real news involved. However, due to the recent extraordinary events and the large number of immigrants in our coverage area, we decided to post this just as it came to us in the hope that it may ease some concerns. Montgomery … Read More

Libraries, affordable housing major concerns at budget forum

Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) addressed the issue of raising the county’s minimum wage at Wednesday budget forum as County Executive Isiah Leggett listens. Photo by Trish Rimo. Library funding and affordable housing were residents’ two biggest concerns at a Jan. 25 FY18 operating budget forum held in the silver Spring Civic Building. The budget, which will be released March … Read More

County executive to hold public budget forum tomorrow night

A public forum on the county budget will be held tomorrow night at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Photo from Christopher Consultants Ltd. County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold a public forum on the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget Wednesday night from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza. “Public forums are the residents’ opportunity to … Read More

Riemer appointed to FCC advisory commission

In his position on an FCC advisory commission, Councilmember Hans Riemer will advocate for sensible ways to increase broadband services, among other issues. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At-Large) of Takoma Park has been appointed to the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee of the Federal Communications Commission by Chairman Tom Wheeler. The IAC advises the commission on telecommunication issues for … Read More

Riemer elected council vice president

Councilmember Hans Riemer (left) shakes hands with newly elected County Council President Roger Berliner. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Council. Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park has been elected to a one-year term as vice president of the Montgomery County Council. Vice President Riemer, the council’s lead member for digital government, is beginning his seventh year on the council … Read More

Rally supporting diversity, inclusion planned in Silver Spring

Graphic courtesy of Montgomery County. Montgomery County is sponsoring a Silver Spring rally titled “Stand Up for the Montgomery Way” Nov. 20 to reaffirm “the values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all that have made Montgomery County special,” according to a flyer circulated by the Public Information Office. The rally will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Plaza … Read More

Upcoming Events Nov. 16-24

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Nov. 16 Benefit for Blair Crew rowing team, Middle East Cuisine, 7006 Carroll Ave., 4-9 p.m. Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. Celebration of Partnerships, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 5-7:30 p.m. The Great Pacific Race 2018 Benefit Happy Hour, All Set Restaurant & Bar, 8630 Fenton St., 5:30-7:30 … Read More