Former Late Night with David Letterman Trumpeter Al Chez will headline this year’s Silver Spring Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 12. Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band was formed in 2008 and features 15 talented musicians offering up original eclectic jazz. The annual festival kicks off at 3 p.m. with a lineup of many jazz genres including straight ahead, smooth, Latin and other popular jazz forms. (press release)
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett invites the community to express their thoughts about what they would like to see in the County’s library buildings and services in the future. The Executive will host his second “Library of the Future Summit” on September 24 in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg to hear directly from library customers on what’s important to them for their libraries.
Register for fall classes & check facility availability at activemontgomery.org.
Find out more about the County’s Bus Rapid Transit plans. www.montgomeryrapidtransit.com
- BRT vehicles run frequently in their own dedicated lane.
- BRT vehicles move swiftly, getting passengers to their destination quickly.
- BRT is the most affordable way to expand transportation options and can be built more quickly and cheaply than other alternatives.
- BRT can connect more people to more jobs.
- BRT would run on routes such as Veirs Mill Road, Routes 355 and 29, and the Corridor Cities Transitway to Shady Grove Metro.
The Six Point Economic Plan is part of a larger effort to plan for the County’s long-term economic success: the Comprehensive Economic Plan. Find more at Montgomery County’s Economic Priorities website.
Local liquor control has served Montgomery County well. It contributes $30 million in annual profit to the County – helping us to fund schools, transportation, help for the vulnerable in our midst, and more. It helps to keep taxes lower. We have lower alcohol consumption and higher revenue for public purposes than other jurisdictions. There are not liquor stores on every corner. Our system makes it harder for underage individuals to purchase alcohol and provides more education for the public and for servers as well. It better protects the public health, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Click here to see the benefits of local control. Click here to see the public health benefits. Presentation of Privatization: What the research literature says (pdf) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Visit Department of Liquor Control for more information. (Press Release)
Boards, Committees, and Commissions Calendars
The Boards, Committees, and Commissions (BCCs) online application process. Follow the instructions on the BCC web page. For more information, visit montgomerycountymd.gov/boards
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Welcome to spendingMontgomery
A website offering interactive features to help users better understand how the County spends public funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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