Category: City Council

CSX Plans to Build Access Path Across Davis Field Park

At tomorrow’s worksession, the City Council will discuss a CSX proposal to build a patch across Davis Field at the end of Kennesaw Street. CSX is saying they want to “reestablish” the access path, which they had years ago through the field. CSX wants to build this access path in the form of a deeded […]

Monday September 1st, 2014 in City Council | 1 Comment »

City Plans to Make Permit Application Forms Online

City’s website has many permit application forms like the one. http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/government/public_services/applications_and_forms.php, Unfortunately it’s not very user friendly to use these forms, as our residents need to download, print, fill out, scan and attach these forms via email. Then they will need to make a separate phone call to make the payment for the application fee. The good […]

Tuesday August 19th, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »

City to install 3rd Flashing Crossing Signal on Rhode Island Avenue

At this week’s Council’s worksesion, the City Council will discuss a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the County about the installation of a 3rd flashing pedestrian crossing signal (RRFB signal) on Rhode Island Avenue near Hollywood Road. Last year, in May, the City entered into an MOU with Prince George’s County for the installation oftwo […]

Monday August 4th, 2014 in City Council, Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Council Introduces Micro-Grant Program to Promote Community Events

In FY 2015 budget, the City Council has established a Community Events Micro Grant Program. The Program will provide financial awards to residents or groups who wish to hold community events such as block parties, picnics, etc. The City Council approved the grant in the last Council worksession. These events are open to communities within […]

Monday July 28th, 2014 in City Council, Community | No Comments »

City, UMD Team Up for a New Live/Work Program

In the last Council meeting, the City Council approved a letter in support of a Community Legacy Grant program at the Department of Housing and Community Development. The program will support the College Park City-University’s proposal to initiate a new Live/Work College Park program. In order for this program to be successful, the College Park […]

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 in City Council, University of Maryland | No Comments »

Toothless and Unnecessary – City Council Nixes Controversial Rights Bill

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to postpone indefinitely the proposed Human Rights bill. This means the bill was put to rest unless someone in the Council strongly desires to bring it back. The City Council  discussed the proposed bill in three Council worksessions. While we added quite a few provisions […]

Wednesday July 16th, 2014 in City Council | 6 Comments »

Council to Vote on Contractor Non-Discrimination Ordinance

At next Tuesday’s regular meeting, the City Council will vote on a bill requiring City contractors comply with a set of policies on benefits they offer to their company employees. These policies mainly cover non-discrimination based on various identities, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or […]

Sunday July 13th, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Ask SHA to Improve Pedestrian and Biker Safety on Greenbelt Road

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will send a letter to the State Highway Administrator (SHA) to ensure safety of pedestrians and bikers during their reconstruction work on Greenbelt Road (MD 430). Please click here to see a map of the proposed design here. Last week, a representative from the Maryland State Highway Administration […]

Tuesday February 25th, 2014 in City Council, Development | 1 Comment »

Council to Review Feedback from City’s Senior Citizens

For the third year in a row, the Youth, Family and Seniors staff has run surveys among both in Attick Towers and Spellman House residents. These surveys were run during May / June of 2013. Survey Distribution: The survey form is first provided to Attick Towers and Spellman House management and then delivered to the […]

Sunday February 16th, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Discuss College Park’s IT Infrastructure

At next Tuesday’s worksession, the Council will discuss the IT services and infrastructures, primarily used by the City government at the City Hall and elsewhere. The IT staff will be present at the meeting to address some concerns expressed during Council comments by explaining some of the procedures they follow in IT. Green Initiatives Staff […]

Saturday February 15th, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Votes to Lower Minimum Age Eligibility for City Election Candidates

In last night’s meeting, the City Council voted to lower the minimum age to run as Council member and Mayor to 18. Previously, the minimum ages were 21 and 25 respectively. Several residents came to last night to speak at the hearing on this matter before the Council took a vote on it. I want […]

Wednesday February 12th, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Vote on Lowering Minimum Age to Run for Council and Mayor

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will vote on a Charter Amendment to reduce the minimum age for incoming Councilmembers and the Mayor, at the time of taking office, to 18 years. I’ve received quite a few and comments about the proposed Charter amendment resolution that we’ll vote tomorrow. Residents who oppose the amendment […]

Monday February 10th, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »

College Park to Consider a Human Rights Ordinance

In this week’s worksession, the City Council discussed a proposed “Human Rights” ordinance. The City has a code that for non-discrimination for the City employees, but’s is not quite defined. Although we’re very proud of City’s record on workplace fairness, it’s important that we protect our employees and contractors from any future discrimination that may happen […]

Friday February 7th, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »

College Park One Step Closer to Mobile Parking

The City’s current pay to park metered system does not provide a pay-by-cell service. Such service is available as an additional means of payment, as a convenience to pay parking customers. City staff has researched the possibility of providing pay-by-cell service as part of the pay by space/pay station system. There are multiple vendors who […]

Saturday February 1st, 2014 in City Council, Parking | No Comments »

A Sneak Peek at Next Week’s Council Worksession

The 2014 Council will start with its first worksession next week, January 7. . Here are a few items that are likely coming in next week’s wroksession. 1. Hollywood Gateway Park: as you know a contract has been awarded to a architecture and design firm. The Council will discuss the final design at next week’s […]

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Wednesday January 1st, 2014 in City Council | No Comments »