Week Ahead: Montgomery County Council to reconvene after monthlong break

Week Ahead: Montgomery County Council to reconvene after monthlong break

Plus: Rockville to discuss possible changes to city election law; Planning Board to discuss Bethesda Metro Center Development

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Public hearing scheduled for air conditioning requirements in rental housing

The Montgomery County Council will reconvene for a meeting on Tuesday after a monthlong break. One agenda item will address air conditioning requirements for rental housing.

The public hearing, connected to a bill filed in July, would require landlords in Montgomery County to provide and maintain air conditioning from May 1 and Sept. 30. The item is scheduled for the afternoon portion of the meeting, which begins at 1:30 in the council hearing room at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville.

Rockville to discuss possible changes to city election law

The Rockville mayor and council will meet on Monday to discuss possible changes to the city’s election codes.

One proposed amendment would delete provisions limiting the total amount of contributions by a donor in any election cycle. The second would regulate ballot collecting and revise practices on mail-in and absentee ballots.

The discussion is scheduled for the later part of the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in Rockville City Hall at 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville.

Planning Board to discuss Bethesda Metro Center Development

The Montgomery County Planning Board will discuss a second request to extend the review period for the 4 Bethesda Metro Center development from Sept 12 to Oct. 24.

The 500,000-square-foot development project is on Wisconsin Avenue at the intersection with Old Georgetown Road and would add up to 489 new dwelling units.

The item is scheduled for the morning portion of the meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. in MRO Auditorium at 8787 Georgia Ave in Silver Spring.

Public health festival begins Friday

The 2019 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival begins Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival will provide free dental services to adult patients in need. Other health services including blood pressure checks, flu shots, vision exams, and HIV screening.

The festival runs Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland Xfinity Center, 2001 Paint Branch Drive, College Park.

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