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On the County Agenda: Smoking Ban Public Hearing, Firearm Resolution Vote and More

The Montgomery County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rockville.

The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposal to ban smoking on any property owned or leased by county government.

The proposed ban, introduced in November by Councilwoman Nancy M. Floreen, would apply to the land around recreation centers and county buildings, for example, but not bus shelters and sidewalks, The Washington Examiner reported.

The full information packet for the public hearing is available online and the hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

The council will also vote on President Nancy Navarro's resolution urging the governor and state lawmakers to tighten restrictions on gun and ammunition sales.

Other agenda items of note include:

The County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Council Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD. The full Montgomery County Council meeting agenda can be viewed here.

Milton January 22, 2013 at 03:12 PM
What's guaranteed to be on the MoCo Council agenda: We take more of you money and more of your freedoms.
jag January 22, 2013 at 04:54 PM
You mean defend my right to not breath in your second-hand smoke or be shot in the face? How liberal of me to think I deserve such things. So sorry that infringes on your "freedoms".
Jeff Hawkins January 22, 2013 at 05:01 PM
"The proposed ban, introduced in November by Councilwoman Nancy M. Floreen, would apply to the land around recreation centers and county buildings, for example, but not bus shelters and sidewalks." I guess all the smokers will now simply stand on the sidewalk and smoke or head for the bus shelter. Seems a little silly? Maybe I'm reading this wrong, smoke on the grass (land) BAD, smoke on the sidewalk (concrete) OK. Or maybe just smoke "grass" and forget about it!
jnrentz1 January 22, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Mr. Hawkins, That is funny.
jnrentz1 January 22, 2013 at 05:44 PM
I wish Ms. Navarro would introduce a resolution to urge our State lawmakers to pass: 1) A law that would make Bail Jumping a separate and distinct offense with its own criminal penalties, and 2) A Chronic Offender law, to address those who continually offend.

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