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Residents’ Group Explores Council Term Extension Proposal

The City established a Charter Review Commission (CRC) to hear from our residents on the benefits and concerns associated with changing the length of the term for elected officials from two to four years, and on the benefits and concerns related to staggering those terms or having them run concurrently. The Commission held two public […]

Monday June 10th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Residents’ Group Explores Council Term Extension Proposal

Council to Discucss Language Access Accommodations for City Residents

At this week’s meeting, the City Council will discuss language access accommodations for City residents to better engage with City government. Currently, many City documents, such as those produced by the Youth and Family Services and Public Services, are translated in Spanish. The Resident Guide is also translated into Spanish and is available online in […]

Sunday May 19th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Discucss Language Access Accommodations for City Residents

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 »

Council Poised to Adjust Fees for Some City Services

At tomorrow’s meeting, an rdinanceo will be introduced to amend certain fees as described in Chapter 110-1 of the City Code. The proposed changes include: (1) Increase the administrative cost of Business License fees for the businesses in the Downtown CP Management Authority, from 2% to 10% (2) Increase 1st/2nd & subsequent Impound Redemption fee […]

Tuesday February 26th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Council Poised to Adjust Fees for Some City Services

Council to Make Some Changes to City Code Re. Administrative Functions and Benefits

At last night’s meeting an ordinance was introduced to make some changes to the Chapter 4, Administrative Organization, and Chapter 62, Personnel and Employee Benefits, of the City Code. The Changes are as follows: (a) §4-2, A. 2: Remove reference to the Assistant City Manager and the Police Commissioner. The Assistant City Manager role is […]

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Make Some Changes to City Code Re. Administrative Functions and Benefits

Council to Form Charter Review Committee to Seek Input About 4 Years Council Term

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will discuss a resolution to establish a Charter Review Commission to consider whether Mayor and Councilmember terms should go from two to four years. Specifically, the Commission is expected to (a) Evaluate the pros and cons of lengthening the term for the office of Mayor and Councilmembers to four […]

Tuesday November 13th, 2018 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Form Charter Review Committee to Seek Input About 4 Years Council Term

City Found in Violation of the Maryland Open Meeting Act

On April 16, 2018, the Open Meetings Compliance Board (OMCB) received a complaint against the City. The OMCB is an independent State entity with three members appointed by the Governor. They issue advisory opinions in response to written complaints about violations of the Maryland Open Meetings Act. The complaint alleged that the Mayor and City […]

Wednesday August 8th, 2018 in City Council | Comments Off on City Found in Violation of the Maryland Open Meeting Act

Council Discusses Bills Replacing County’s 50-year old Zoning Laws

The County Council is currently considering three bills to replace the county’s 50-year old Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. CB-013-2018 repeals and replaces Subtitle 27 with a new Zoning Ordinance CB-014-2018 establishes a process to reclassify all real property through a Countywide Map Amendment; CB-015- 2018 repeals and replaces Subtitle 24 with new Subdivision Regulations. […]

Thursday July 12th, 2018 in City Council | Comments Off on Council Discusses Bills Replacing County’s 50-year old Zoning Laws

Storage Facility Proposed On Route 1 in North College Park

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will host a Public hearing to get input about a proposed development at the property located on the west side of US-1 at 9604 Baltimore Avenue across from Hollywood Road. The proposed project will raze the existing building, currently used as an office (Atlas Realty, Inc.), and construct a 6-story […]

Monday June 18th, 2018 in City Council | 2 Comments »

Council Approves Gateway Park’s Current Design, Awards Construction Contract

Last night, the City Council unanimously approved the Gateway Park’s design without scaling it down further. We also awarded the construction contract of the project. The Council found the cost-saving options fairly small in amount. We’re also told that we’d have to spend more on design work should we decide to change the current design. […]

Wednesday June 6th, 2018 in City Council, Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Council Approves Gateway Park’s Current Design, Awards Construction Contract

A Friendly Game to Celebrate City’s Diverse Population

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to play a friendly soccer match at Duvall Field with some of my Council colleagues and City staff against the members of University of Maryland’s Student Government Association (SGA). The game was designed to celebrate City’s diverse population and the ongoing renovation work at Duvall Field. Though the SGA played […]

Monday April 30th, 2018 in City Council | Comments Off on A Friendly Game to Celebrate City’s Diverse Population

Attorneys Release Fact sheet about Charter Amendment

The Council will consider introducing the Charter amendment 18-CR-02 at tomorrow’s meeting. This amendment is intended to address some issues surrounding the term “legislative body” and Mayor’s role in the body. In the meantime, City’s attorney Suellen Ferguson and outside attorney Victoria Shearer released the following fact sheet Introduction: The City is a municipal corporation chartered […]

Monday April 9th, 2018 in City Council | Comments Off on Attorneys Release Fact sheet about Charter Amendment

City Considers Relocating Surveillance Camera Equipment from Quality Inn Building

Since the Quality Inn building is scheduled for demolition this summer, the City must relocate its equipment in order to maintain the existing system. Staff have received a proposal from our security camera contractor, Hitachi Vantara, to replace and relocate this equipment and develop a new signal path to the UMPD security operations center (SOC). […]

Sunday March 25th, 2018 in City Council | Comments Off on City Considers Relocating Surveillance Camera Equipment from Quality Inn Building

City Plans to Use Banners to Make College Park More Welcoming to Visitors

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will discuss a plan to decorate City’s main streets in order to make College Park more welcoming to visitors. The City Council budgeted $11,000 to create and install City banners on light and potentially utility poles in business districts, entrances and City facilities. These banners would welcome visitors to the […]

Monday March 19th, 2018 in City Council | Comments Off on City Plans to Use Banners to Make College Park More Welcoming to Visitors

City to Buy Two Route 1 Properties for City Hall Project

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving an agreement of sale to purchase property located at 7409 and 7411 Baltimore Avenue for a total price of $1,600,000. The overall City Hall project is estimated to cost $12.5 million. The project was estimated at $7.9 million when the City Hall decision was made at […]

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Tuesday March 13th, 2018 in City Council, City Hall | Comments Off on City to Buy Two Route 1 Properties for City Hall Project