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Montgomery County News in Numbers

2.5 Miles of suggested pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along MacArthur Boulevard from Old Angler’s Inn to Eggert Drive were presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Reimagining Public Safety in Montgomery County?

When officers use force, black people are on the receiving end 55 percent of the time despite being 18 percent of the county population.

Professor Rashawn Ray trains police officers on racial equity with a virtual reality program that allows evaluators to examine how bias creeps into traffic stops, mental health crises and suspicious person encounters.

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Prosecutor Delivers Blow in Fairfax County

Commonwealth’s Attorney says 84 additional positions are needed; 137 if the office is to prosecute traffic cases too.

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is in crisis, with an “unsettling lack of resources,” said Steve Descano, who was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2019.

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From Nursery to Nursing in Potomac

Planning Board recommends approval of 152,655 square-foot, three story retirement community on River Road.

Up Next: Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings on Sept. 21.

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Be Smart: Press Pause

Informal tally: 54 comments oppose 495/270 expansion and toll lanes; nine support. Final day of public hearings scheduled for Sept. 10.

Seth Glinski works in construction and development. An uncertain future because of the 2020 pandemic, he said, is actually cause for “feeling lucky” when it comes to the possible widening of the Capital Beltway and I-270 and the American Legion Bridge.

Clean Energy or Farmland? Or Both? in Montgomery County: Solar Could Supplant Agricultural Reserve

Council moves forward with zoning amendment to allow solar fields, an industrial use, in the agricultural reserve.

Andrew Friedson was the lone dissenting voice, advocating for the Agricultural Reserve, land preserved 40 years ago by zoning laws to remain farmland forever.

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‘We’ve Seen an Awakening’ in Montgomery County

Council passes use of force policy that prohibits a police officer from using deadly force unless as a last resort.

Craig Rice beamed and Will Jawando teared as a unanimous roll call of Montgomery County’s Council effected change and policy hundreds of years in the making.

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Look Below the Impervious Surface

The public has 90 days to respond to a proposed $11 billion project that would impact 48 miles of the Beltway, the American Legion Bridge, and land and water below for generations to come.

The risk is $11 billion and contamination of waterways and parkland for generations to come.

Revolutionary Measures in Police Reform in Fairfax County

Calls to 911 could be dispatched differently from the start.

Only 40% of Fairfax County Police officers are currently trained in crisis intervention techniques.

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