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Category: City Council

Council Mulls Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote in City Elections

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will discuss the possibility of extending the ability to vote in municipal elections to City residents who are not citizens of the United States. Currently, the City uses the voter’s list supplied by the Prince George’s County Board of Elections.  Prince George’s County maintains voter rolls that comply with the […]

Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in City Council, Election | No Comments »

FBI to Investigate This Weekend’s UMD Homicide as Possible Hate Crime

The University of Maryland administration asked the FBI to investigate the last murder incident as a possible hate crime. Please see that statement below. The City Council will also issue a statement soon. May 21, 2017 Dear University of Maryland community, The horrific assault that took the life of a young man on our campus […]

Council to Finalize Revised Fence Ordinance Tomorrow

The City Council has been discussing ways to make City’s existing fence ordinance less restrictive, responding to comments it has received from many residents. City’s Advisory Planning Commission (APC) held a Fence Ordinance Listening Session for the general community on December 3, 2015 which resulted in the APC issuing a letter to Mayor and Council […]

Monday March 20th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Approves Rezoning of Shabaan Property

Last night, the City Council supported a request from the property owner to rezone a portion of the Shaban property at the north west corner of Edgewood Rd and Rhode Island avenue. The property include the dry cleaner and a green space behind it. They are both currently zoned as O-S (Open-Space). The adjacent shopping […]

Wednesday March 15th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Raise City Employees Salary

At next week’s Council meeting, the Council will consider approving a Unified pay Plan for City Employees, provide a 2% across the board increase and continue step and merit increases as proposed in the new pay plan. In FY17 the City Council approved a Compensation and Classification Study to determine if the salaries paid to […]

Sunday February 26th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

City Adopts Resolution Supporting Maryland ‘Trust Act’

At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council adopted a resolution supporting SB835, Maryland Law Enforcement and Governmental Trust Act. The vote was unanimous. The bill seeks clarification of local participation in federal immigration efforts. If passed it will prohibit: 1) law enforcement personnel from stopping, arresting or searching an individual to inquire about immigration […]

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

City to Revisit Fence Ordinance

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will revisit the City’s fence ordinance. As you may recall, there was a listening session on the fence ordinance in December 2015 and the Advisory Planning Commission made recommendations for changes to the ordinance earlier this year. Council discussed changes in October 2016, however we put off making […]

Tuesday February 21st, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Paid Internship Opportunity – Hollywood History Project

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park have an opportunity available for a college student(s) to capture the history of some of College Park’s oldest neighborhoods.  The goal of the project is to collect and preserve the important stories of our senior residents of the Daniels Park and Hollywood neighborhoods for future […]

Tuesday February 14th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Group Plans to Host 2017 Mothers’ Day Race

The College Park Community Foundation (CPCF) will plan and host the Fourth Annual May College Park 5K Race, on Saturday 6th May 2017. The race is being planned for a route similar to last year in Old Town, Calvert Hills and the UMD campus. City plans to co-sponsor this event. City liability insurance will provide […]

Sunday February 12th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

City to Oppose Executive Order Banning Immigrants and Refugees

Next Tuesday (Feb 14), the College Park City Council will consider approving a resolution opposing the recent Executive Order prohibiting entry of refugees for 120 days and stopped entry of immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days. It has been challenged in court and criticized as illegally targeting people based on their religion […]

Saturday February 11th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

City, UMD to Ask Continued Support for Dream Act

The College Park City Council will consider a resolution in support of the Deferred Action for Children Arrival (DACA) or Dream act. On November 21, 2016, President of the University of Maryland, Dr. Wallace Loh, wrote to the UMD community, highlighting the uncertain status of immigrant students currently protected under the federal Deferred Action for […]

Friday February 10th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

U.S Army Asking City Support for Civilian Exercise in College Park

The 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) has requested support from The City for their units Culmination Exercise (CULEX) to be conducted 25 MAR-30 MAR 2017. The units request realistic urban and rural areas to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures that Soldiers will employ during Overseas Contingency Operations within foreign countries. College Park offers an ideal […]

Saturday February 4th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

City Exploring Small Cells Wireless Infrastructure

The Council will discuss City’s participation in filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to respond to the Mobilitie, LLC Petition for Declaratory Ruling and the FCC request for comment on streamlining deployment of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) infrastructure, including installation of poles and antennas on public land, to support continued local […]

Sunday January 15th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Students to Demonstrate Robotics Projects

This Tuesday, representatives from Hollywood Elementary, Paint Branch Elementary and Parkdale High School will be attending the City Council meeting at City Hall to receive ceremonial checks for their grant award at 7:30 pm. Parkdale’s representation at the Council Meeting will include members of their robotics club to whom the Council has awarded grants for […]

Sunday January 8th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

2016 in Review. What to Expect in 2017?

As another year passes and we embark upon a new one, I thought I would drop a note to share some important events in our neighborhood as well as my activities as your Councilmember that occurred in 2016. I also want to take this opportunity to ask you how I can be of service to […]

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Monday January 2nd, 2017 in City Council | 1 Comment »