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Council to Discuss Monument Realty Development in North College Park

[mappress mapid=”142″] Tomorrow is our election day, so we’ll be having this week’s Council worksession on Wednesday. One of the major discussion we’ll be having is about the Monument development located at 9122-9128 Baltimore Avenue. Several years after prior development efforts failed to materialize, this mixed-use project is moving ahead with a new developer, Monument […]

Monday November 4th, 2013 in Council, Development, Monument development | 8 Comments »

Council Opposes Speed Camera Bill

In last night’s Council meeting, the City Council  approved a motion opposing State Bill that seeks changes how a municipality would operated speed cameras in its jurisdiction areas. This bill (HB 929 – MOTOR VEHICLES – SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS – LOCAL JURISDICTIONS) , currently under consideration by the Maryland House of Delegates, originally provided only that a “duly authorized officer” […]

Wednesday March 27th, 2013 in Council, Public Safety, Traffic | Comments Off on Council Opposes Speed Camera Bill

A New Logo and Slogan for College Park

City’s marketing plan consultant idFive came to last week’s Council work session and presented four brand concept proposals and asked which, if any, of the those the City should pursue. idFive may solicit more opinions from other focus groups in the city to make a final decision. For the past several months, idfive asked more […]

Tuesday November 13th, 2012 in Council | 5 Comments »

Rent Control Public Hearing

Some 55 residents packed up the Council chamber yesterday to talk about the rent stabilization ordinances at last night’s public hearing. I tried to compile their testimonies here. The Council will vote on the ordinance tonight. Ms. Lea Callahan. Owns a business for downtown town College Park business. Se often gets disturbed by the noise caused by the students. PGPOA […]

Tuesday July 10th, 2012 in Council, Rent Control | Comments Off on Rent Control Public Hearing

City to Spend $1M on Davis Hall Improvement

At tonight’s regular meeting, the Council will introduce an ordinance to amend FY 2012 budget to fund public works modular building replacement and City Hall expansion. In FY2011, the City had an undesignated surplus of $1,405,053. We have previously identified the need for capital project funding for the Public Works Facility modular building replacement and […]

Tuesday April 24th, 2012 in Council, Davis Hall | Comments Off on City to Spend $1M on Davis Hall Improvement

Council to Amend Ethics Rules for City Officials

In tonight’s meeting, the Council will introduce an ordinance enacting a new ethics code to comply with State mandated requirements. The State Ethics Commission has recently reviewed the City’s ordinance. The City’s ethics rules allow City employees or elected officials to receive gifts of tickets or free admission to attend a charitable, cultural or political […]

Tuesday March 13th, 2012 in Council | Comments Off on Council to Amend Ethics Rules for City Officials

Book Exchange Development – What Do You Think?

In last week’s work session, the developer of the Maryland Book Exchange development briefly presented a new drawing of a proposed development with a 4 stories step-down in the back of the building (facing Yale avenue). The planning staff is however saying that the step back changes are not sufficient, since the Route 1 sector […]

Tuesday January 10th, 2012 in Book Exchange, Council, Development | Comments Off on Book Exchange Development – What Do You Think?

Book Exchange Development Scales Back – But Is This Enough?

The developer who recently purchased the Maryland Book Exchange property in downtown College Park came to the Council last fall requesting our approval of a proposed mixed-use development, with five stories of residential properties on top of one story of retail and parking.  The Council recommended disapproval of the project (by a vote of 6-1-1) […]

Tuesday January 3rd, 2012 in Book Exchange, Council, Development | Comments Off on Book Exchange Development Scales Back – But Is This Enough?

Constituent Services

Last night a new Council took office. That means, like everyone else on the council, today is our first day at the office. I’d like to thank the residents for giving me the opportunity to serve the residents of District 1. It really means a lot. I do value the trust that they have put […]

Wednesday December 14th, 2011 in Council | Comments Off on Constituent Services

I’m Humbled!

The numbers are finally in. It was probably the longest two hours in my life. Yesterday afternoon, my son and I joined the ballot counting session at the City Hall. After several counts and recounts, the Board of Election Supervisors finally made the results official: “Kabir wins District 1.” The final counts are Kabir 306 […]

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Thursday November 10th, 2011 in Council | 3 Comments »