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November 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

County Council Enacts Renter Relief Act

The Council voted unanimously, on Tuesday, November 2, to enact Bill 30-21, Landlord-Tenant Relations – Restrictions During Emergencies – Extended Limitations Against Rent Increases and Delayed Rates, led by Councilmember Will Jawando. .@MoCoCouncilMD heard from renters just how burdensome the situation would become and offered relief. Thank you to Bill Sponsor @WillJawando & everyone who […]

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October 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Go Beyond Political Games’: Elrich Urges Council to Consider Public Safety Consequences of Vaccine Mandate 

County Executive Marc Elrich on Wednesday said he hopes to work with the county council to come to a solution regarding a proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for county employees, without jeopardizing public safety operations – a concern shared by public safety leaders. “I took an oath to protect the health, safety and welfare of the […]

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September 27, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Council to Hold African Heritage Month Commemoration Celebrating Resilience of African Businesses

The Montgomery County Council will hold its inaugural African Heritage Month commemoration Tuesday at 9 a.m. prior to the Council meeting, according to a press release. The virtual commemoration will be hosted by Councilmember Will Jawando, whose father is Nigerian, and Council President Tom Hucker. The event will feature a video segment and a proclamation […]

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August 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando ‘Thankful’ Police Officers Out of Schools, Ready for Next Steps

Montgomery County Public Schools opened without School Resource Officers (SROs) for the first time in 19 years. MyMCM spoke to Councilmember Will Jawando about what this means for students and families and what’s next. At last week’s Board of Education meeting, it was announced that instead of SROs, community engagement officers will be assigned to […]

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July 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Piloting ‘SolarAPP+’ Platform to Instantly Approve Solar Permits for Residents 

Montgomery County wants to help residents get solar panels installed faster and the jurisdiction is joining a pilot to meet that goal. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined Councilmember Will Jawando, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and homeowner Laura Morales at Morales’ Silver Spring residence to announce the county will pilot ‘SolarAPP+.’ The online […]

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July 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando Presenta un Proyecto de Ley para Ampliar los Límites Contra los Aumentos de Alquiler

El martes, el concejal del condado de Montgomery Will Jawando presentó un proyecto de ley para extender los límites a los aumentos de alquiler, después de que finalice el estado de emergencia de COVID-19. Si se aprueba, el proyecto de ley ampliaría la prohibición de aumentar los alquileres por encima de las pautas voluntarias hasta […]

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July 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Introduces Bill to Extend Limits Against Rent Increases

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a bill to extend limits on rent increases after the COVID-19 state of emergency ends. If passed, the bill would extend the prohibition against raising rents above voluntary guidelines until one year after the state of emergency ends, and would prohibit charging fees for late rent payments […]

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July 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando to Celebrate 100th Storytime at Rockville Memorial Library

Since the start of the pandemic, Councilmember Will Jawando has held 99 virtual storytimes, where he reads children’s books aloud to families. To mark his 100th storytime reading, Jawando will read books aloud to families at 10 a.m. on Saturday outside the Rockville Memorial Library. This celebration will be Jawando’s first time holding the program […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Concerned Proposed Prerequisite Training for Police Academy May Have Consequences 

This post has been updated to include comments from Councilmember Will Jawando. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has concerns with a proposed council bill that would require prospective police officers to complete a 30-hour community-informed policing program prior to acceptance into the academy, said County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Caroline Sturgis, who testified on Elrich’s […]

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May 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Pollard Introduce Community Informed Police Training Act

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando, joined by Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, introduced the Community Informed Police Training Act to require police to work with local academic partners on recruitment and training. The council bill would require a 30-hour training program, developed in collaboration with Montgomery College, about community services and social justice for […]

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