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Montgomery County Executive Wants New Building Codes

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By Matt Bush

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett is pushing the county council to pass new building codes.

Leggett pushed for a series of changes earlier this year, and the council has only passed a few of them. One building code still being debated would ban commercial vehicles from parking on residential streets.

The council is looking at exempting small tow trucks, which Leggett opposes. Another change would limit permits for unfinished building construction to 18 months. Currently, there isn't a limit.

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