2021 | News

Housing official’s hire sparks ethics concerns over real estate contracts

Plus: Legislators accuse MDOT of delaying highway financing study; Former Damascus football player starts bike ride across country

share this

Housing official’s hire sparks ethics concerns over real estate contracts

A top Montgomery County housing official has accepted the role of CEO at a development firm after his agency gave more than 30 property management contracts to its closely affiliated sister company.

Stacy Spann, the executive director of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, announced on June 8 he plans to leave the agency to become CEO of MidCity, effective July 30. [BisNow]

Legislators accuse MDOT of delaying highway financing study

Two Montgomery County lawmakers suggested on Tuesday that an analysis of the state’s controversial Capital Beltway/I-270 proposal is being withheld by top transportation officials to make it harder to stop the project.

And a legislative budget analyst said Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan’s oft-repeated claim — that the state lacks the resources to widen the two highways and replace the American Legion Bridge — has never been put to the test. [Maryland Matters]

Former Damascus football player starts bike ride across country

On Saturday, Wil Armstrong, a 2016 Damascus High School graduate, started a cross-country bike ride from Rehoboth Beach, Del.

He is expected to finish 2 1/2 months later in Seattle. [The MoCo Show]

Today’s weather

Sunny, with a high around 97 and a low around 73

In case you missed it…

Montgomery County deputy cleared after fatally shooting man who attacked him

Freight train fatally strikes person in Gaithersburg

Former teacher placed on probation for child pornography possession