County Executive Ignores Voters

County Executive Ike Leggett, in apparent contempt for Montgomery County voters, has proposed an expedited bill to the County Council to impose an ambulance transport fee. Voters decisively rejected the same law by referendum in the November 2010 elections. The referendum to overturn the previous law won by more than 20,000 votes and in every Council district.

The MCVFRA, representing the County’s volunteer fire/rescue departments remains opposed to the ambulance transport fee. Among other reasons, we don’t believe the County should charge residents and others for a core government service, one which is often provided by volunteers for free. We also believe an ambulance transport fee could delay the decision to call 911 by many concerned about the cost. This time, however, we are astounded the County Executive has re-introduced the same legislation voters rejected just 17 months ago.

Tell the County Council you oppose this new legislation. Regardless of your thoughts about an ambulance transport fee, let the Council know the will of the voters should not be ignored. The County Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed legislation (Bill 17-12) on Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 7:30p. To testify at the hearing, call 240-777-7803.

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All Councilmembers 240-777-7900
Phil Andrews 240-777-7906
Roger Berliner 240-777-7828
Marc Elrich 240-777-7966
Valerie Ervin 240-777-7960
Nancy Floreen 240-777-7959
George Leventhal 240-777-7811
Nancy Navarro 240-777-7968
Craig Rice 240-777-7955
Hans Riemer 240-777-7964

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Marc Elrich
Valerie Ervin
Nancy Floreen
George Leventhal
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Craig Rice
Hans Riemer


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