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Leggett Follows Up On 911 Failure In MoCo

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett fielded questions from residents this afternoon in his regular on-line chat. The inquiries ranged from the parochial to more countywide concerns about traffic, police uniforms, immigration and Montgomery's 911 emergency system that failed over the weekend.

Leggett was asked what the county is doing to prevent future failures of the system. He called the outage "totally unacceptable" and said the county is looking at "potential system changes and our legal options to better protect the investment the county has made in our current 911 system."

Leggett also offered an alternative number - 301 279 8000 - for residents to call in an emergency.

Perhaps the most unusual question of the one-hour session came from a writer identified as Steve from the upcounty. He asked whether the county would be "housing a large number of people displaced by the building of the stadium in DC" and if so, would the county be providing free or discounted housing?

Leggett has a succinct answer: No.

By Ann Marimow  |  December 20, 2007; 1:00 PM ET
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