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GreenPlay Recreation Report Gets Some Revisions, but Could be Even Better. What’s Next?

The GreenPlay consultant has made some edits to City’s report in the latest version. The latest version reflects edits suggested at the last Council meeting to pages 59 and 69 of the report. Language suggesting that the City does not need a community center has been removed from the “Findings Section” on page 59 and […]

Tuesday October 27th, 2020 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Makes it Easy for Residents to Run in City Elections

At last night’s meeting, the City Council amended Article III, “Mayor and Council”, §C3-1, “Membership; Election; Term of Office”, to delete the requirement that a candidate for City elected office to be a registered voter for at least one year prior to the election and to substitute the requirement that a candidate shall have been […]

Wednesday October 14th, 2020 in City Council, Election | No Comments »

Council to Make Changes to City Seal

As part of the construction of the new City Hall, the City Hall architect, Design Collective, is recommending that the City Seal be updated with cleaner lines. During project discussions on this issue, it was noted that the chapel on the City Seal has a cross, but the non-denominational chapel at the University of Maryland […]

Tuesday October 6th, 2020 in Announcements, City Council | No Comments »

Council Appoints Members to City’s Advisory Boards

Back in November 2019. The City Council decided to set consistent membership terms and appoint or reappoint all members to advisory boards at one time and appoint or reappoint all members to advisory boards at one time. The City solicited applications for board vacancies and the Mayor and Council twice extended the application period to […]

Thursday October 1st, 2020 in Announcements, City Council | No Comments »

In Next Five Years, What do you Want to See in College Park?

The City Council will meet tomorrow, at a special worksession to discuss “5-year objective planning”. This Strategic Plan Worksession will focus on learning a methodology called Objectives and Key Results that is shown to help organizations stay focused and aligned on their strategic plans and creating the high-level Objectives and Key Results for the five-year […]

Monday September 28th, 2020 in Announcements, City Council | Comments Off on In Next Five Years, What do you Want to See in College Park?

Council Mulls to Change Requirements for Running at the City Election

The Council will discuss the Charter resolution 20-CR-02, to amend Article III, “Mayor and Council”, §C3-1, “Membership; Election; Term of Office”, to delete the requirement that a candidate for City elected office to be a registered voter for at least one year prior to the election and to substitute the requirement that a candidate shall […]

Tuesday September 1st, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Council Mulls to Change Requirements for Running at the City Election

Council to Consider Continuing to Support City’s New Newspaper

The City contracted with the College Park’s new newspaper “College Park Here and Now” for an initial five-month term for four pages of advertising space in each edition to place City announcements, Council actions, and information about upcoming City activities. As a community newspaper, the total advertising space cannot exceed 50 percent of the newspaper […]

Sunday August 9th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Consider Continuing to Support City’s New Newspaper

Few Applied for City’s COVID Grants, Council Mulls Relaxing Rules

As of yesterday, less than 5% of City’s COVID grant money went to qualified businesses and City residents. Since the City announced the COVID-19 grant programs, $59,291.71 was awarded to 43 small businesses through the Small Business Assistance Grants program. A total of $11,051.75 was given to 23 City residents and families through the Individual […]

Saturday August 8th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Few Applied for City’s COVID Grants, Council Mulls Relaxing Rules

Council to Discuss Senior and Community Recreation Needs Assessment Survey Responses

Early last year, the City Council decided to do a study on the comprehensive recreational/activities and program space needs assessment. The purpose of this study was to gather community feedback on The City of College Park’s facilities, trails, amenities, programs, future planning, communication, and more. Furthermore, there was a need to assess senior program offerings […]

Monday August 3rd, 2020 in City Council, Community | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Senior and Community Recreation Needs Assessment Survey Responses

Housing Authority is Asking the City to Lease Land Adjacent to Attick Towers Free-of-Charge

City has been recently asked to explore the possibility of using adjoining City of College Park property to provide additional parking for the Attick Towers housing project. The plan proposes 12 parking spaces to be constructed on the City-owned Parcel 92 at the northwest corner of Rhode Island Avenue and MD193. The property is zoned […]

Monday July 6th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Housing Authority is Asking the City to Lease Land Adjacent to Attick Towers Free-of-Charge

Council to Discuss and Adopt Resolution following Homicide Incident of George Floyd

At the last City Council meeting, I asked my Council colleagues to adopt a resolution renouncing systematic racism following the brutal homicide of George Floyd. We hope to adopt this (draft) resolution at the next Council meeting. I’m also working to host a (virtual) listening session to get your ideas on how we can improve […]

Friday June 5th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Discuss and Adopt Resolution following Homicide Incident of George Floyd

Council to Ask Federal Support To Reopen And Rebuild Local Economies

At tomorrow’s Council meeting the Council will consider approving a resolution in support of the fair, direct, federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies. The resolution says America’s cities and towns, like College Park face unprecedented threats due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Municipalities are essential to America’s economic recovery and […]

Monday May 25th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Ask Federal Support To Reopen And Rebuild Local Economies

City May Create a Bee City USA Committee

At last night’s meeting, the Council discussed the possibility of establishing a new Bee City Committee and direct staff to advertise and recruit for committee member volunteers. During October 8, 2019 Worksession, the Council acknowledged the importance of pollinator conservation and subsequently approved a resolution to designate the City of College Park as a Bee […]

Wednesday April 22nd, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on City May Create a Bee City USA Committee

City Asks Shoppers College Park to Start Senior Hours

Thanks to my Council colleagues for approving this letter to Shoppers College Park asking them to start special shopping hours at the Shoppers College Park store. Shoppers College Park store is probably the only store in the area that doesn’t have such special hours for our senior residents. A special hour will help many of […]

Thursday April 16th, 2020 in Announcements, City Council, COVID-19 | Comments Off on City Asks Shoppers College Park to Start Senior Hours

City to Declare Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will consider an emergency declaration to help expedite certain City functions. In light of the several orders issued by Governor Hogan responding to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the City’s Emergency Operations Plan, and the Mayor and Council powers under the City Charter and Code and the Maryland Code, […]

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Tuesday April 7th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on City to Declare Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Situation