The Free Law Founders Coalition & The OpenGov Foundation Applaud Montgomery County Council’s Innovative Effort to Give Residents a Voice in the Policy Making Process
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2015) — On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Montgomery County, Maryland Council Members Hans Riemer, Nancy Navarro and Nancy Floreen announced a pathbreaking initiative to involve county residents in the legislative process and engage them directly online with Madison. The first legislation — Bill 32-15 — on which citizens and the Council are working together with Madison would allow a larger food truck presence throughout the county, and stems from a request made to Council Member Riemer by local students at the Wheaton High School Innovation Lab. Visit here to get involved in the lawmaking process with Madison, and click here to learn more about the food truck bill.
“Madison is another step forward in the County’s pursuit of greater transparency, accountability, and effectiveness,” said Council Member Hans Riemer. “Madison makes it easier for residents to interact directly with policymakers and other stakeholders on issues they care about. I am excited to be working closing with The OpenGov Foundation to bring the legislative process even closer to the public.”
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