Council President Nancy Floreen
Dear Council President Floreen:
Since taking office this June, I have made a commitment to engaging the increasingly diverse residents of
For that reason, I respectfully request that the County Council take prompt action to develop a proactive strategy to engage the County’s limited English proficiency (LEP) population in opportunities to provide input to the Council. Some possibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Recording bilingual or multilingual messages for Council voicemail greetings.
- Distributing hearing and town hall notices translated into common languages spoken in
and through networks that are likely to actually reach LEP residents. Montgomery County
- Making translation assistance available for LEP residents who choose to testify or attend County Council hearings and events.
- Working with the Executive branch on ensuring County agencies are able to provide translated notices and documents, such as code enforcement violation notices and rental application forms.
My hope is that over time, these practices can be established as part of an ongoing process to ensure that
I look forward to working with you and the rest of our colleagues on making this a successful endeavor.Sincerely,