Montgomery County Council and Committee Meetings on January 23, 2023

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County: Council will review state legislation; Committees will receive briefings on economic development in the County, review monthly financial reports for Montgomery County Public Schools, and discuss legislation on affordable housing feasibility study requirements and voting requirements for map amendments and zoning text amendments
The Council will meet on Monday, Jan. 23, at 12:30 p.m. to review local and bi-county bills for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly and may choose to take positions on the bills.

The Economic Development (ECON) Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. to receive a presentation from the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) on economic development strategies that have been determined to establish and maintain a business-friendly environment in the County. In addition, the committee will receive a briefing from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) on the County’s economic indicators. The members of the ECON Committee include Chair Natali Fani-González, Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe, Council President Evan Glass and Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles.

The Education and Culture (EC) Committee will also meet at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Monthly Financial Reports and receive an update on the MCPS Requested FY24 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY23-28 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The members of the EC Committee include Chair Will Jawando and Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Kristin Mink.

The Planning, Housing and Parks (PH) Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Bill 33-22 Capital Improvements Program – Affordable Housing Feasibility Study – Required and Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 22-11, Technical Corrections. The members of the PH Committee include Chair Andrew Friedson and Councilmembers Fani-González and Jawando.

More detail on each agenda item is provided below.



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