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Week in Preview: Gaithersburg Joins County in Pepco Appeal, Food Recovery Program Plan Outlined, More

What to have on your radar this week in Gaithersburg.

(FILE | Gaithersburg Patch) Gaithersburg City Hall, Gaithersburg, MD
(FILE | Gaithersburg Patch) Gaithersburg City Hall, Gaithersburg, MD

Council news | Gaithersburg City Council joins county in Pepco rate increase appeal
The Gazette reports the city decided against creating a separate appeal and will join the county in appeal against Pepco’s request to raise its raise. An increase would result in higher power bills for the city—to the tune of $40,000 more over prior years, The Gazette reports. >>>See: “Gaithersburg to join county appeal of Pepco rate case” at Gazette.net. 

On the agenda | The Gaithersburg City Council meets tonight
The Gaithersburg City Council meets 7:30 p.m. Monday at Gaithersburg City Hall. The meetings are broadcast live on TV and online. View tonight’s agenda here

Community  | County expected to unveil food recovery program
County officials and food advocates on Tuesday will unveil a plan to connect unused food to those who need it. Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist 5) of Silver Spring, who’s led the effort, is expected to outline the steps needed for a successful food recovery program, which would take the leftover food from places like grocery stores, restaurants and other providers and donate them food banks and homeless shelters. A council-appointed work group is expected to present its report to the County Council Tuesday morning. 

Nearby | Ten Mile Creek protest planned
The Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition is expected to rally on the steps of the Montgomery County Planning Board in Silver Spring on Tuesday, ahead of the final public hearing on a draft of the Ten Mile Creek Limited Master Plan Amendment, controversial plans for a development in Clarksburg. 

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