Council President Hucker and Councilmember Friedson Announce Major Climate Energy Bill “Montgomery County Green Buildings Now Act”
On Tuesday, November 16 Council President Tom Hucker and Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced major Climate Energy Bill 44-21 otherwise known
“We needed this budget to build a Montgomery County that is stronger, healthier, more prosperous, more equitable and more sustainable than the one we have today, and that’s exactly what we did,” Council President Tom Hucker said.
“The pandemic has pushed more people to recreate and socialize outdoors,” Council President Tom Hucker said. “And we have responded to residents’ demands for safer streets in their neighborhoods with the popular Shared Streets and Open Streets programs. My hope is that these great public spaces become permanent fixtures in our communities beyond the pandemic.”
Hey East County: Free vax clinic today at Paint Branch High School till 7 pm! No waiting now. Get your shot to stay healthy and keep your family safe! Go Paint Branch Panthers Panthers! Thanks to the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services, the African American Health Program, and to East County Regional Services Center Director Jewru Bandeh.
“Ms. Patterson is committed to affordable, attainable housing and access to reliable transportation for all residents,” said Council President Tom Hucker. “Her values are matched by her professional background and expertise. For all those reasons, we look forward to having Ms. Patterson’s leadership on the Planning Board for another four years.”
Hucker’s body-camera bill comes after Montgomery officers were seen on video loudly berating and handcuffing a 5-year-old boy who had wandered away from school. The incident, which happened in January 2020, became public a year later only when lawyers for the boy and his mother announced that they were suing the county. The footage was released in March.
Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker (D) said the decision to drop most of the Beltway from the plan reflected the “growing public awareness of how they’ve fast-tracked this wildly unpopular project.” Hucker said the state’s decision to drop a large piece of the original plan appeared to be an acknowledgement that President Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have a vastly different philosophy than the prior administration.
Each officer that was deployed to D.C. to help law enforcement during the violent attack on Jan. 6, individually received a certificate of thanks for their service on behalf of the county council, said Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council President.
On Monday, December 3, I had the honor of being sworn in for a second term as your Montgomery County