Nine Districts for MoCo

November 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Both Ballot Questions Supported by Council Appear to Have Passed

Although not all votes have been counted, it appears that Montgomery County voters opted to change the way property taxes are determined and also increase the size of the council from the current nine to 11. Councilmember Andrew Friedson, who wrote Question A, said if the final count supports this measure, it will be “a […]

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Grass Roots Group Determined to Eliminate At-Large Council Seats

Kimbyln Persaud, chair of Nine Districts for Montgomery County, said that even if County voters don’t eliminate all at-large council districts, “We’ve already won,” because the county councilmembers had to fight back. She pointed out it took several elections to get term limits approved, so she said if her group is not successful, “This will […]

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May 27, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

graphic of the Montgomery County Council Districts

Grassroots Group Wants To Abolish At Large Council Seats

A push to abolish all at large seats on the council is being led by some of the same people who spoke out concerning the county’s Charter Review Commission. Concerned that so many of the nine council members live in and around the Bethesda-Silver Spring area, a group calling itself Nine Districts for MoCo seeks […]

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