Category: County

Bag Bill Comes Back To County Council

Prince George’s County Council is considering to vote on the disposable bag fee in their upcoming legislative session. The bill will allow retailers in the County to charge consumers 5 cents a bag (plastic or paper) as part of their retail sales. The bill failed 3 times in the past, but Council Woman Mary Lehamn […]

Monday December 30th, 2013 in Business, County, Environment | No Comments »

Plan 2035 Seeks Public Input

The Prince George’s County Planning Board and the Prince George’s County Council will hold a Joint Public Hearing on the preliminary Plan Prince George’s 2035, which layouts County’s general plan. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7 PM at the Council Hearing Room, First Floor of the County Administration Building […]

Saturday October 12th, 2013 in Announcements, County | No Comments »

Group Offers Free Home Repair Help to Seniors

Prince George’s county residents who can not repair their homes due to age, disability and financial hardship can now get free help from a project called “Christmas in April”. The project is only limited to minor repairs to existing roofs. It cannot make structural repair or undertake projects that cannot be completed in one day. […]

Wednesday August 21st, 2013 in County, Senior citizens | No Comments »

County Tax Assessment Begins This Thursday

The Prince George’s County Office of Finance will begin to release the FY 2014 Tax Assessments beginning on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Below is some important information that you may be interested in: Property Assessments: The State Department of Assessments and Taxation determines the assessed value of all real property in the State of Maryland. […]

Monday July 29th, 2013 in County | No Comments »

Live more, Play more This Week!

The following is a list of fun and recreational activities around our area. (Courtesy of the Maryland Park and Planning) M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation has a variety of activities in Prince George’s County! Watch an entertaining performance; participate in fun events for seniors ages 60 & better; learn the art form of stepping, and experience […]

Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 in County | No Comments »

College Park Eyed as a Future County Downtown

The Maryland Park and Planning held a town hall meeting recently at the University of Maryland in search of the future downtown of the Prince George’s County. You can find the entire presentation here The meeting was the latest of the 3+ years effort to find where the County should focus the most of its […]

Monday July 1st, 2013 in County | No Comments »

County Kicks off Summer Programs for Teens

From June 25 – August 21, Prince George’s County residents ages 12-24 were encouraged to join friends Monday through Saturday nights at any of 24 PG Park’s facilities in the county between 10 pm and midnight to participate in exciting and enriching activities. The fun included photography, sports, team building workshops, recording sessions, and more. […]

Thursday June 27th, 2013 in Announcements, County | No Comments »

Where Is Downtown Prince George’s? Town Hall Meeting, June 15

Please join the Prince George’s County Planning Department, appointed officials, business leaders, community organizations, and neighbors as the  County plans the places and priorities for the county’s “path to greatness”. This interactive town meeting will educate participants on key planning issues and ask them their priorities and opinions to help select the top three places […]

Monday May 27th, 2013 in Announcements, County, Development | No Comments »

County Crime Figures Hit Historic Low

Good news. Crime in Prince George’s County is down for the first time in many years, said Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw, in a press conference last Wednesday. The conference was also attended by Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. […]

Sunday December 23rd, 2012 in County, Public Safety | No Comments »

County Passes Bill to Raise Recycling Goal

The Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed CB-87 yesterday. Among other things, CB-87 increases the County’s recycling goals, revives and expands the membership of Solid Waste Commission and tasks it with recycling and resource management, tightens requirements and enforcement in business and multi-family sectors, removes plastic bags from yard waste and requires annual recycling reports […]

Wednesday November 21st, 2012 in County, Environment | No Comments »

Council Member Charged with Reckless Driving

A judge found Prince George’s County Council member Karen Toles guilty of reckless driving Wednesday afternoon. She was caught driving more than 100 mph on the Beltway. She was fined $402 and must pay $33 in court fees. She was also given probation. If she goes a year without another traffic offense, this infraction will […]

Friday June 22nd, 2012 in County | No Comments »

Accessible Taxicabs Come to County’s Disabled Residents

Accessible Taxi, a private company based in Capitol Heights, has a fleet of 15 cabs made possible with a $339,000 grant that founder David Mohebbi applied for through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments last year and received in June 2011, the Gazette reports. The new service for disabled residents adds to the MetroAccess, a […]

Tuesday June 19th, 2012 in County, Transportation | No Comments »

County’s Approved Budget Includes Rhode Island Ave. Improvement

Last week, the County Council adopted $2.7 billion Fiscal Year 2013 operating and capital budgets. The budget placed a strong emphasis on improving public safety and continuing our commitment to our pre-K-12 education system, which accounts for 62 percent of spending. The Council dedicated $5 million to pedestrian safety improvements: sidewalks, cross walks, lighting and […]

Saturday May 26th, 2012 in Budget, County | 3 Comments »

Bag Bill Wins Key Vote in MD House

Prince George’s County’s House delegation voted Friday to approve a 5 cent countywide bag tax, advancing the legislation to a House committee, according to the Washington Times. “The delegation voted 12-9 in favor of the proposal, which will now be heard by the House Environmental Matters Committee. The vote came as something of a surprise, […]

Saturday March 3rd, 2012 in Business, County | No Comments »

Baker Eyes Slots, Gas and Bag Taxes to Bridge Budget Shortfall

With a looming $100 million shortfall in County’s $2.7 billion budget, County Executive Rushern Baker is looking at a variety of ways to bridge that gap. The Maryland General Assembly is preparing for its 430th session next month, and Baker is lobbying the State Delegates for these changes. Though in the past, Baker was not […]

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