May 2017

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Marketing Help for Fenton Village

Marketing Help for Fenton Village

Councilmember Hucker meets with Fenton Village businesses, Transportation & Planning officials Many merchants in Silver Spring’s Fenton Village have taken a hit from the construction of Studio Plaza, a major new mixed-use project in downtown Silver Spring. The loss of parking spaces, combined with heavy construction equipment and trucks in the streets, is taking its toll, merchants say. read more

Tom Hucker fights to keep Silver Spring nighttime parking free

Tom Hucker fights to keep Silver Spring nighttime parking free

A new budget proposal by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation would extend fees charged for weekday parking in downtown Silver Spring until 10 p.m.  In a letter to his fellow councilmembers on the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment Committee, which considered the administration’s recommendation on April 27, Councilmember Tom Hucker fought back against t… read more

On International Workers’ Day, custodial workers get justice

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, an annual celebration of workers around the world. With help from Councilmember Tom Hucker, local custodial workers were able to mark the day with a victory. Certified Building Services of Derwood, which for a decade has provided custodial services to buildings from Rockville south to Silver Spring and Chevy Chase under a $3 million county contract, agreed… read more

Hucker spearheads crackdown on unmaintained vacant properties

Hucker spearheads crackdown on unmaintained vacant properties

Today, the County Council unanimously passed the second piece of Councilmember Tom Hucker’s effort to crack down on empty, deteriorating houses that drag down a neighborhood’s property values and quality of life. The bill, which the Council passed on May 2, would require owners of vacant houses to register with the county. It would also require owners of unmaintained homes to pay inspection… read more

By Authority: Friends of Tom Hucker, Dennis Desmond, Treasurer.