Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters on Sept. 21st and discussed a variety of topics including Bus Rapid Transit, a recent meeting with faith leaders and the continued need for affordable housing, the pesticide bill, the potential government shutdown, the Pope's visit to Washington, D.C. and more.
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Montgomery Council President Leventhal’s Remarks on Rapid Transit
Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, speaking in Rockville about Rapid Transit at the Rapid Table Roundtable sponsored by the White Flint Partnership, said, “I believe BRT offers great promise, but we must take a step-by-step approach to new projects or risk losing the already tenuous public support for transit.”
Council President Leventhal went on to say, “Fundamentally, we must restore the public's confidence that we have a government that works. I am optimistic that we can get there, but we must lead with results that improve our constituent's day to day lives, not with talk of tax increases from which the public does not perceive a benefit.” Read more...
Public Discussion of Montgomery County's New Public Campaign Finance System
On Monday, June 15 at 7:00pm, the County Council will join with both the Democratic and Republican Central Committees to sponsor A Public Discussion of Montgomery County’s New Public Financing System for County Elections. Last year the County Council passed a law instituting a new campaign finance system that provides matching public funds for candidates who follow new rules about accepting campaign donations.
The goal of the event is to educate the public on the new rules and provide a forum for questions to be asked and answered. On the panel will be former Councilmember Phil Andrews, who sponsored the new law, Jared DeMarinis of the State Board of Elections, and Bob Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney for the County Council. All are welcome to attend the event, which will be held in the 3rd floor hearing room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville.