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    ANNAPOLIS – The 32-member Montgomery County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly today announced its 2016 legislative accomplishments for the County. Overview The 2016 Session was one of the busiest ever, with a record breaking number of bills introduced. Lots of bills passed and progress was made on many policy fronts. However, a number of high profile initiatives did not advance and will be carried over into the 2017 Session as “unfinished business.” The Montgomery County Delegation played a leadership role in numerous budget and legislative matters that will have immediate and longer term positive impacts on our residents and businesses. For the first time in a number of years, both the operating and capital budget bills were passed early with little fanfare. Overall, State aid directed to Montgomery County will increase by about $38 million, from $721 million to $759 million. This increase is driven al ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County Law Enforcement Agencies and DHHS to Participate in
    DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    On Saturday, April 30, 2016 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Montgomery County law enforcement agencies and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Office will be participating in the Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This is a safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs. This initiative is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide. There will be eleven drop-off locations throughout Montgomery County. These locations will accept prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications only. Liquids, illicit drugs, needles, sharps and syringes cannot be accepted as part of the take-back program. Officers will staff collection boxes in the parking lots of the following facilities or in their lobbies:
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  • MCDOT Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Four More Garages The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in four more County-owned parking garages. The four locations will each have one station providing service to two parking spaces. “One of MCDOT’s guiding principles is to be innovative and forward-thinking, and one of the many ways we are working to create a more sustainable transportation system is by encouraging the use of electric and alternative-fueled vehicles,” said MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh. “We are promoting healthier and greener options by upgrading our infrastructure to accommodate the use of these cleaner, smarter vehicles and meet the increasing demand for EV charging stations.” The new locations are: Wayne Avenue (Garage 60), Town Square (Garage 61) and Bonifant-Dixon (Garage 5) garages in Silver Spring; and the Auburn-Del Ray Garage (Garage 36) in Bethesda. This ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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