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College Park Budget Town Hall Video and Presentation

Thank you all who joined yesterday at our virtual town hall meeting. We covered quite a few items in the meeting, including our tax rate, COVID-19’s impact on our budget, City services, and some of the key ongoing capital projects. Please click on the image below to see the recorded video. You can also see […]

Sunday May 10th, 2020 in Budget | 1 Comment »

[TODAY] Budget Town Hall at 4PM

A friendly reminder about today’s budget town hall. In addition to going over the proposed FY2021 budget, we’ll go over two important budget-related issues that our residents are concerned about. Post-COVID recovery: What does College Park’s current financial health look like? Is it resilient enough to withstand tough days that may be ahead of us? […]

Saturday May 9th, 2020 in Announcements, Budget | Comments Off on [TODAY] Budget Town Hall at 4PM

Budget Town Hall – This Saturday, at 4 PM

Please join Councilmembers Denise Mitchell, Maria Mackie, and Fazlul Kabir for a virtual town hall to learn more about the proposed FY2021 for College Park and to share your feedback and ideas on how to make our city and community a better place to live, work, and play! Join Zoom Meeting URL: http://bit.ly/2Wwx2er Join by […]

Thursday May 7th, 2020 in Budget | Comments Off on Budget Town Hall – This Saturday, at 4 PM

City Projects $2 Million Revenue Loss Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a lot of financial pain to our local businesses,  and many of our residents who have lost their jobs. The pandemic is also expected to cause a good amount of financial pain to state and local governments across the country. Washington D.C projects a loss of $722 million, Montgomery County […]

Monday April 27th, 2020 in Budget, COVID-19 | 1 Comment »

Comparing Tax Rates of College Park and Neighboring Towns ..

Thanks to our Finance staff, who presented us the real property tax rates of College Park and the surrounding neighborhoods, at this weekend’s budget work session. College Park has the 5th lowest cumulative tax rate among 27 local municipalities when it comes to how much our residents pay property taxes to all jurisdictions. This is […]

Monday March 30th, 2020 in Budget | Comments Off on Comparing Tax Rates of College Park and Neighboring Towns ..

How Can you Watch Tomorrow’s Budget Worksession

Tomorrow, the College Park City Council will discuss the proposed FY2021 budget . To join the meeting Click Here Meeting number: 794 246 682 Password: a2pGds9wPT8 Join by phone: 202-860-2110 Access code: 794 246 682 Need help? Go to http://help.webex.com Click Here to view the FY2021 City of College Park Proposed Operating Budget. Here is the agenda: 8:00 am – Overview […]

Friday March 27th, 2020 in Budget | Comments Off on How Can you Watch Tomorrow’s Budget Worksession

FY2021 Budget Requests

1. Youth Summer Service Scholarship: The purpose of this summer internship program is to engage neighborhood youth in civic programs and service projects in College Park. This program will be modeled after similar scholarship projects adopted by many other jurisdictions across the country. The Council agreed to approve the youth summer internship request in the […]

Thursday February 20th, 2020 in Budget | Comments Off on FY2021 Budget Requests

FY2021 Budget Calendar Approved

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council approved the budget guidelines. Please see the budget calendar below. The Council members are asked the send their budget requests by this Friday. The Council also approved financial policies as presented including maintaining the City’s Homestead Tax Credit Rate at 0% for FY2021, providing the maximum tax […]

Wednesday January 29th, 2020 in Budget | Comments Off on FY2021 Budget Calendar Approved

In Spending Big on New City Hall, Let’s not Forget other Amenities Residents are Asking

First, I totally support the need to address the lack of space of our City employees in the current City Hall. The new City hall can accommodate more employees. Many of the Public Services employees will now be accommodated in the new Hall. They cannot be the Calvert Road site, as the UMD is building […]

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 in Budget, City Council, City Hall, Development | 1 Comment »

Budget Town Hall, Friday, April 12, 7pm, at Davis Hall

Please mark your calendar. Please join me and Councilmember Denise Mitchell on April 12, 7 pm, at Davis Hall,  for a Budget Town Hall to learn more about City’s proposed FY2020 budget and to share your feedback and ideas on how to make our city and community a better place to live, work, and play! […]

Thursday March 28th, 2019 in Announcements, Budget | Comments Off on Budget Town Hall, Friday, April 12, 7pm, at Davis Hall

FY20 Draft Budget Highlights

Today, we finished discussing College Park’s fiscal year 2020 proposed budget. I thought I should give a summary of major changes to the budget that residents in north College Park might be particularly interested. Decreased tax rate: The proposed budget presents a balanced budget with a reduced tax rate of $0.325 (32.5 cents), 1 cent […]

Saturday March 23rd, 2019 in Budget | Comments Off on FY20 Draft Budget Highlights

City Releases FY 2020 Draft Budget

The FY2020 City of College Park Proposed Operating Budget with 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is available here: http://bit.ly/2ENB1KR Copies will be available for inspection in the City Hall lobby; Davis Hall reception; and Youth, Family & Senior Services building lobby beginning Monday, March 11. Copies are also available by contacting the Department of Finance. FY2020 […]

Saturday March 9th, 2019 in Budget | Comments Off on City Releases FY 2020 Draft Budget

My FY20 Budget Requests

Recently I submitted a list of requests in the FY 20 budget. Some of this requests came from the NCPCA that I also support. The NCPCA will likely send a separate list later. Request 1: Funding for Community Space in North College Park to support expanded all ages programming. I am requesting $50,000.00 based on a […]

Monday January 28th, 2019 in Budget | Comments Off on My FY20 Budget Requests

Auditors Present FY18 Annual Financial Report

The City’s auditors (Lindsey + Associates, ) just finished our annual CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report), a review of our financial practices to ensure that there is minimal risk of fraud or material misstatement. The auditor found that the City’s financial statements fairly present the financial position of the governmental activities of the City and […]

Thursday January 24th, 2019 in Budget | Comments Off on Auditors Present FY18 Annual Financial Report

Please Let the Council Know What You Think About City Budget

Tonight, at 7:30pm, the City Council will hold a public hearing to listen to comments from residents about the proposed FY 2019 budget. The total proposed FY2019 General Fund budget is $20,623,213 and does not propose an increase in property tax rate. You can see a summary of the proposed budget here on City’s website: […]

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