Week Ahead: Sunny, Hot Week Predicted; County Council Likely to Vote on Sick Leave Bill
Plus: County fire chief to testify at Metro safety hearing; Mormon Tabernacle Choir stops at The Music Center at Strathmore
Sunny with a chance of showers all week – Bring an umbrella and some sunglasses with you this week. The National Weather Service is predicting a hot week—with temperatures ranging from a high of 95 to 82 degrees Monday through Friday—and a 40 percent to 50 percent chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Nighttime lows drop into the mid-70s each night. It’s expected to be mostly sunny Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to the weather service, and Friday is predicted to be the coolest day of the week with a high near 82 on a mostly cloudy day.
County Council likely to approve sick leave measure – The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to vote on a bill Tuesday that will require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The measure is aimed at employees on the low-end of the salary spectrum, primarily hourly workers who aren’t provided paid time off. Local business organizations such as the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce expressed reservations about the bill, while community and national workers’ rights groups said it will help vulnerable employees when they get sick.
Montgomery County fire chief to testify at safety hearing – Chief Scott Goldstein is scheduled to testify at the first day of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigative hearing into the L’Enfant Plaza smoke and electrical arcing accident in January that killed one person and left more than 80 injured. Goldstein will testify with Washington Metro Area Transit Authority officials as well as D.C. fire officials. The Red Line tunnel in the Bethesda area is particularly prone to arcing insulator incidents. The speakers are scheduled to begin testifying at 2 p.m. Tuesday and plan to talk about emergency response and communication issues inside Metro’s tunnels. The two-day investigative hearing is scheduled to wrap up Wednesday.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Strathmore – The 150-year-old, 360-person choir takes the stage Thursday night at The Music Center at Strathmore. Known for uplifting performances, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform an approximately two-hour show starting at 8 p.m.