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SILVER SPRING – A bill that gives the Office of the Montgomery Inspector General oversight over the much-maligned Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) gained the unanimous support of a county delegation subcommittee Jan. 18. The bill now goes to the full county delegation on Jan. 25. If approved there, it will be presented […]

Montgomery County Poilce Department Sgt. C.S. Hackley reads a pre-arrest warning for the third and final time as protesters continued to disru…

KENSINGTON – County police evicted four people from January’s Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) meeting for disrupting the session as they tried to convince commission members to memorialize a historically black cemetery that lies beneath the parking area of the Westwood Tower apartments in Bethesda. After receiving a citation for disorderly conduct, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, chair of the […]

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Still following the wake of a revenue shortfall from last fiscal year, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released his savings plan last week. The savings plan details a proposed $45.6 million in budget cuts to county agencies across the board, with the largest cut coming to Montgomery County Public Schools; $25 million in proposed cuts. […]

County Executive candidates talk housing issues PHOTO BY NICKOLAI SUKHAREVKENSINGTON — With just weeks until the June 26 primary election, five candidates vying to succeed the term-limited Isiah Leggett as the next County Executive explained their agendas on housing issues to voters at a forum Thursday evening.

While expressing commitment to the County’s housing needs, the candidates outlined differing approaches to issues such as land use, public housing, and rent regulation.

“This consistently never seems one of the top issues in the County of great concern, but that’s because the people that most need it are not the people most involved in our political process,” said current Montgomery County Planning Department deputy director Rose Krasnow as she opened the event.