March 14, 2011

Council President Valerie Ervin to meet with media today

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 14, 2011—Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin will meet with members of the media TODAY, Monday, March 14, to discuss key items that will be facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. Among the items she will discuss are the recommended Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget that County Executive Isiah Leggett will be presenting to the Council on Tuesday, March 15; collective bargaining agreements with unions representing County employees; and the County Board of Education’s actions regarding the State Maintenance of Effort Law.

Council President Ervin’s meeting with media members will begin at 11 a.m. in the SIXTH Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.

Among the other issues Council President Ervin will discuss is the proposed bag tax the County Executive has recommended implementing and how the proposed increase in the state gasoline tax would impact Montgomery County.

Council President Ervin intends to hold regular briefings to help explain and expand on upcoming issues facing the Council and the County in general. Most briefings will be on Monday mornings.

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