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County Executive Ike Leggett joined Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez (at podium) and Rev. Msgr. John J. Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, to address the crisis of children fleeing violence in their native countries. Catholic Charities hosted a training event that same morning for the local legal community to provide pro bono support to the unaccompanied minors in Montgomery County. Visit the Catholic Charities website for more information.
County Executive Isiah Leggett Invites You to Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Forums. Five budget forums are scheduled. All meeting time are from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Download FY16 Operating Budget Forum Briefing (pdf). Free and open to all. Watch video of January 14 forum.
County Executive Ike Leggett welcomes the county executive of Goryeong-Gun, South Korea Mr. Yong Hwan Kwak and his delegation to discuss issues of agriculture, tourism, and cultural exchange.
County Executive Ike Leggett and Council Member Hans Riemer (not pictured), joined by Victoria Lewis, dataMontgomery project manager and Lenny Moore, Montgomery County controller, formally announce the launch of spendingMontgomery, a website offering interactive features to help users better understand how the County spends public funds. See News Release for more info.
Taping of the inaugural episode of “Young Montgomery”, the County’s new youth oriented television show. Pictured (left to right): Bisrat Arega, Yonatan Mengesha, participants in the Gandhi Brigade, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering the leaders of tomorrow through community activism and Alicia Escoto and Daniel Menéndez, show hosts. See Press Release for more info: English I Spanish.
New Ride On Service Improvements Begin on January 11; Enhancements to Affect 25 Routes – One of the Largest Upgrades in the Last 10 Years. Press Release
County Executive Isiah Leggett (seated center), Recreation Department Director Gabe Albornoz (seated left) and Acting Fire Chief Scott Goldstein (seated right) recently highlighted several fire department initiatives aimed at keeping seniors in the County safe while reminding residents of the life-saving benefits of working smoke alarms. Evelyn Schwartz (podium) spoke about her experience with the County's “Home Safety Check” program for seniors. See the Media Advisory for more info.
County Executive Ike Leggett joined (left to right) Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent Josh Starr and Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance at the recent Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity breakfast in Bethesda to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his birth.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and members of the 18th Montgomery County Council were sworn in on Monday, December 1 for a four-year term. Pictured above, front row, left to right: Hans Riemer, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Tom Hucker. Back row, left to right: Roger Berliner, Sidney Katz, Leggett, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice and Marc Elrich.
“Ban the Box,” or the Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Law, assists in the successful reintegration into the workforce people with criminal records by removing improper barriers to employment. The law helps to make sure that employers make hiring decisions based on relevant work qualifications without improperly considering a person’s criminal record. The law does this by restricting when during the application process an employer can inquire about someone’s criminal history. Visit website for more information.
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Welcome to spendingMontgomery
A website offering interactive features to help users better understand how the County spends public funds.
Provides you with an intuitive way to understand how our budget is structured and get the answers you need. The new publication is mobile friendly, translatable into 90 languages, and contains rich content such as charts, graphs and maps to view our budget from different levels.
Information About the County's Automated Traffic Enforcement Programs
Find information here including the locations of safe speed and red light cameras, how to pay a speed camera citation on line and who to contact (MCP Local Designee) for questions or concerns about the program.
Property Tax Account Information and Bill Payment System
View property tax records to view and/or make payment on-line by credit card or automatic deduction from your bank account as appropriate.
Emergency & Disaster Information
Vital Information to help individuals, families, and businesses prepare for emergencies and remain safe in the event of a storm, disaster or other emergency.
County Urges Preparedness for Summer Storm Season
School Construction Funding
Montgomery, Baltimore and Prince George's counties call on the State for increased school construction funding. See website. Testimony of Isiah Leggett Regarding HB1323/SB 927: Supplemental Public School Construction Matching Fund Program.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Montgomery County government ensure accessibility in all of their programs and services. Find out what the County is doing to ensure programs and services are accessible.
Welcome to Animal Services and Adoption Center
Are you considering adding a new pet to your household? Come visit the Adoption Center and meet our wonderful dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, turtles and other animals waiting for new puppyhomes!
Montgomery County's Commitment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans and Their Families
Montgomery County recognizes the important contribution veterans have made to this Nation and is committed to supporting veterans of the Armed Forces and their families. Montgomery County Veterans’ Affairs | Veterans Network Directory | Contacts & Resources | Serving Together | Sign-up to e-mail list
Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center
The proposed Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center is a three-tiered, urban, multi-modal, state of the art transit facility proposed for downtown Silver Spring. Read more
Watch "Seniors Today" online
Austin Heyman learns about new technology to help seniors suffering from hearing loss, and meets the winners of this year’s Neil Potter Path of Achievement Awards for lifetime volunteer service.
Innovation Program - County's Laboratory for Civic Improvement.
Primary objectives are; building organization capacity, leveraging ongoing initiatives and resources, facilitating continuous improvement and change management, and communicating ideas and lessons learned. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/innovate for more information.
Montgomery County will be a community for a lifetime, a place for older adults to live safe, healthy and vital lives.
Panhandling... It's not safe. It doesn't help.
Montgomery County government is joining together with homeless advocates and social service providers throughout the County to urge you to give a hand-up, not a hand-out. The question isn't whether to help. See Press Release.
Serving Together - a project of MHA
Serving Together knows Montgomery County, Maryland and will provide clear guidance for military service members and their families on how to access the information and resources they deserve. Visit servingtogetherproject.org for more informationn.
Montgomery County has taken another significant step forward in its open government efforts, launching a new openMontgomery website that will significantly improve government transparency. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/open
Direct access to County datasets in consumable formats is available here, offering the public an opportunity to review and analyze raw data, and the opportunity to use it for a variety of purposes. Visit data.montgomerycountymd.gov.
Helping to Protect Workers' Health and Safety
This website provides links to important information about occupational safety and health issues. There is also a link to Maryland Occupational Safety and Health to lodge complaints as well as links to other organizations working to protect worker safety and health. Download flyer in English (pdf) and Spanish (pdf) for upcoming public hearing.
Carryout Bag Law
Information for residents and retailers about Montgomery County's carryout bag law.
Keeping your reusable bags clean is as important to your health as washing your kitchen towels, dish rags, and sponges. Learn more.
Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)
Get information on the realignment of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to Naval Support Activity Bethesda and Fort Belvoir and the impact on local communities and ongoing efforts by the County to address impacts of the changes. Also find helpful relocation information...more