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George Leventhal


Councilmember George Leventhal

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On October 10, Councilmember Leventhal convened a Townhall meeting at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus to discuss issues that impact individuals with developmental differences and their families.

Councilmember Leventhal and senior leaders from the county's Department of Health and Human Services heard from individuals with developmental differences, their families and service providers on topics that included housing, education, job skills training, health care and transportation. In response to the many concerns raised at the meeting, Councilmember Leventhal intends to introduce a Council resolution to establish a working group on meeting the needs of residents with developmental differences.

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Council Reaffirms Climate Goals After U.S. Withdrawal

In light of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate accord, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution that reaffirms Montgomery County's support for the goals contained in the Paris climate agreement.

“Montgomery County should take justifiable pride in the abundant work we have done to minimize our own carbon footprint” said Councilmember Leventhal. “We get all of the electricity used by county government from renewable sources and we purchase further offsets to pay for the carbon generation that comes from our fuel use.”

Montgomery County has been a leader when it comes to energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction. In 2003, the county began the process of purchasing its energy from renewable sources. And in 2006, Councilmember Leventhal introduced and the Council passed legislation which what was at that time the strongest green building legislation in America. The resolution builds off of previous efforts that the county has undertaken and commits the county to reducing County-wide greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2005 levels.

The full text of the resolution is available here.

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