State of local government addresses changed

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County announced that because of rising COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, the State of the City / County Addresses by Mayor Todd Barton and Montgomery County Administrator Tom Klein scheduled for Jan. 27 will not take place in-person again this year.  Instead, they will be recorded and broadcast on radio station WCDQ at 7 p.m. on that date and will be available in podcast format so people can access them at their leisure and from the safety of their own home.

“We just received a COVID update briefing from Dr. Douglas and it isn’t good,” Barton said. “Our local hospital is beyond capacity and our healthcare system is very strained. I really thought we would be able to return to an event this year but things have unraveled on us”.