Thursday, April 25, 2013
Four Montgomery County Councilmembers agreed that the one-year-old tax was not appropriate for non-food businesses.
A sweeping measure that aimed to reduce plastic bag consumption and litter in Montgomery County may see its days numbered, at least in the current iteration. County councilmembers Roger Berliner (D-Bethesda), Craig Rice (D-Germantown) and Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) proposed Tuesday to limit the scope of the county's 5-cent bag tax to only apply to food stores, not retail businesses or take-out restaurants. Councilman George Leventhal (D-At Large) decided to co-sponsor the bill during the council meeting. "There are things we need to clean up with this bill," said Rice, noting that he has heard the tax was challenging for clothing retailers. Since the bill went into effect last January, the county has raked in more than $2 million in …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Councilman Craig Rice, D-Dist. 2, will meet residents at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Monday, Jan. 28.
Montgomery County Council Vice President Craig Rice plans to host a public meeting with Germantown residents Monday at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Rice represents council district 2, which includes much of the Upcounty region. Councilman Rice is expected to discuss development, transportation, schools and crime. Topics of Note At a community forum in Rockville last week, Rice said the county was going to double the number of school resource officers stationed at Montgomery County’s public schools, going from six to 12, Patch has reported. Rice has also weighed in on Adventist HealthCare’s plans to sell 40 acres in Clarksburg, a deal that’s attracted the interest of major shopping center developers, The Washington Post has reported…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Montgomery County Council on Tuesday will honor John Hamman, chairman of the math department at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus.
Montgomery County Council will recognize the achievements of John Hamman, chairman of the math department at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus, who was named 2012 Maryland Professor of the Year. Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, D-Dist. 5, is expected to present the honor at the start of the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting in Rockville. Hamman earned the Teacher of the Year award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Patch has reported. It is the fourth consecutive year that a Montgomery College professor has been named Professor of the Year. Music professor Dawn Avery received the honor in 2011. In related Council news, Council Vice President…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Craig Rice, of Germantown, replaces Nancy Navarro, who is council presdient.
Montgomery County Council elected council member Craig Rice, D-Dist. 2, of Germantown, as its new vice president. Rice, a former state delegate, was elected to the council in 2010. He is a member of the council’s education and health and human services committees. Rice repalces Nancy Navarro, D-Dist. 4, who was elected president—the first Latina at that perch. Navarro replaces Roger Berliner. Rice and Navarro noted how the county’s demographics have changed, shifting to a majority-minority population, The Washington Post reports. In the article, Rice goes on to say: “It is fitting that the face of our [council] reflects that change.” Traditionally, council vice presidents succeed the president from the prior year.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Future North Potomac Community Center, Travilah Fire Station,
schools and november ballot questions are on the agenda
Montgomery County Councilmembers Phil Andrews and Craig Rice are expected to address the North Potomac Community Association tonight, county officials announced this afternoon. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg. Discussion topics include at the planned North Potomac Community Recreation Center, the future Travilah Fire Station, school-related issues and key questions that will appear on the November ballot. Andrews (D-dist. 3), of Gaithersburg, and Rice (D-dist. 2), of Germantown, will take questions from the audience.