Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is focused on his vision for a more equitable and inclusive Montgomery County as he marks his first 100 days in office.
Some of the accomplishments of the first 100 days of the Elrich Administration include:
- Unveiling an Early Care and Education Initiative with a goal to add 600 new child care seats in its first year.
- Within weeks of taking office, launching a housing code enforcement campaign to protect tenant rights and address troubled properties, including a 100 percent inspection of The Enclave Rigorous inspections of rental units are critical to safe, affordable housing as is ensuring the violations are fixed in a timely manner. Check out the new, interactive housing code website about inspections, tenant rights and the Troubled Property List.
- Releasing a recommended FY20 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The budget recommends $1.775 billion in Montgomery County Public Schools funding to build 625 new classrooms in 26 new additions, three new schools, and one reopened school – despite funding challenges. The total Amended FY19-24 CIP is $4.3 billion.
- Hiring new department directors for the departments of Environmental Protection, Recreation, and the Offices of Community Partnerships, Management and Budget, and Procurement.
- Hiring a new Chief Administrative Officer and three new Assistant Chief Administrative Officers.
- Scheduling eight Listening Sessions and five Budget Forums to ensure the needs of the people who live, work, and play in the County are heard and met.
- Unveiling “Balancing Act” - a new, online tool designed to increase public engagement during the budget process.
- Launching a new Department of Permitting Services website, that provides clear, easy, and quick access to information and online services. The new design provides quicker access for a range of services from applying for permits to tracking construction activities.
- Making numerous trips to Annapolis to push legislative initiatives on subjects such as improving our school funding and protecting the environment.
- Participating in land use and zoning discussions at the County Council, including the Veirs Mill Corridor Plan and ZTA 19-01.
- Touring various businesses in the County with the president of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, learning more about what is and isn’t working for them.