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Montgomery County Council Meets to Review the Thrive 2050 Draft Plan on Thursday, Sept. 22

MARYLAND, September 22 - For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Montgomery County Council will meet on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 p.m. to continue its review of the Thrive Montgomery 2050 Draft Plan. The discussion will focus on the new chapters on economic development, the environment and racial equity and social justice.  

Thrive Montgomery 2050

Review: The Council will review new chapters to be added to the Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee Draft of Thrive Montgomery 2050. At this meeting, the discussion will focus on the introductory chapter and the chapters covering racial equity and social justiceenvironmental health and resilience and economic development.

The Council is expected to review the entire PHED Committee Draft of Thrive Montgomery 2050, including the new chapters, during additional Council meetings on October 4, 11 and 25.

Thrive Montgomery 2050 sets a vision for the County and encompasses broad, county-wide policy recommendations for land use, zoning, housing, the economy, equity, transportation, parks and open space, the environment and historic resources. In addition, it contains the text and supporting maps for a comprehensive amendment to the current General Plan for the County.

Proposed Closed Session

The Council is expected to hold a closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation or performance evaluation of an appointee, employee or official over whom it has
jurisdiction, pursuant to Maryland Code, General Provisions Article §3-305(b)(1)(i).
Topic is a personnel matter concerning one or more specific appointees, employees or officials.

The Council meeting schedule may change from time to time. The current Council and Committee agendas, Council staff reports and additional information on items scheduled for Council review can be viewed at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/ondemand/index.html.

The Council recommends that residents, who choose to attend in-person Council or committee meetings, get fully vaccinated to protect themselves and others against COVID-19. If this is not possible, virtual participation is encouraged.

Council and committee meetings are streamed live on the Council’s web page via YouTube and on Facebook Live and can be watched on County Cable Montgomery on Xfinity/RCN 6 HD 996/1056, Fios 30, and on the CCM live stream.

Release ID: 22-327
Media Contact: Genevieve Kurtz 240-777-7805, Benjamin Sky Brandt 240-777-7884