Category: County

Polystyrene Ban Goes in Effect in Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Council has finally banned the certain use of polystyrene in the food industry. Last year County Councilwoman Mary Lehman introduced and passed CB 5-2015, legislation prohibiting the use and sale of certain expanded polystyrene food service products and loose fill packaging effective July 2016. These containers are not easily recycled, do not […]

Monday July 18th, 2016 in Business, County | No Comments »

UMD’s Medical Systems to Acquire, Modernize Laurel Hospital

Tomorrow, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is expected to make an announcement about its commitment to acquire Laurel Hospital and work closely with the community to design a modernization plan which will improve access to world class health care in our area. Last year, the hospital announced that, after serving Prince George’s County since […]

Sunday July 17th, 2016 in County, Healthcare | No Comments »

County Council to Hear Proposed New At-Large Council Seats

Tomorrow, Monday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the County Administration Building, Council Hearing Room, First Floor (14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772) the Prince George’s County Council will hold a public hearing on two proposed Charter Amendments, which includes adding TWO AT-Large County Council seats (CB-40-2016). In addition, the Council will […]

Sunday July 10th, 2016 in County | No Comments »

County Hosts 23rd Annual “Be Kind to Animals” Poster Contest and Awards Ceremony

Prince George’s County’s Department of the Environment (DoE) Animal Management Division (AMD) announced the winning entries of the 23rd annual “Be Kind to Animals” Poster Contest during a special awards ceremony held at the Animal Services Facility in Upper Marlboro. More than 2,200 entries were submitted into the 2016 contest. Of those, 22 creative posters, […]

Monday May 30th, 2016 in County | No Comments »

Anti-Littring Legislation Becomes Law

Prince George’s County Council Bill 70-2015, legislation doubling the fine for litter to $1000 per violation, has become law. Council Member Mel Franklin (D) – District 9, lead proposer of the legislation, says CB-70 sends a strong message that there is zero tolerance for litter or poor property standards in our county. “Litter and the […]

Thursday January 7th, 2016 in County | 1 Comment »

Council Approves Legislation Offering Tax Relief for Renters

The Washington Post is reporting that the Prince George’s County Council has unanimously approved legislation establishing a Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement for low-income residents. The law will allow qualified renters to receive financial assistance from the county. To qualify, residents must apply for the state’s Renters’ Tax Credit program, which is open to renters […]

Thursday December 3rd, 2015 in County | No Comments »

County Approves Food Trucks

Food trucks will be permitted in Prince George’s County for the first time in a decade thanks to [a] bill passed by county council on last Tuesday. The mobile eateries will operate in approved “food truck hubs” located within a quarter-mile of certain Metro stations and county parks. A committee of citizens will oversee the […]

Saturday October 10th, 2015 in County | 2 Comments »

County Pledges Another $20M to Purple Line

Prince George’s County will contribute an additional $20 million toward Purple Line construction costs, while Montgomery County leaders have agreed to offer up another $40 for the rail line, College Park Patch report. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said Friday leaders have agreed to increase the county’s contribution by $20 million in […]

Monday August 24th, 2015 in County, Purple line | No Comments »

Getting to Know Your Neighborhood with the Prince George’s Zoning Rewrite Team!

Remember to join for the next session of the County’s zoning rewrite meeting, Build Your Neighborhood, where we will discuss some key decisions that face us as we work to transition to a true 21st Century Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. Thank you for getting to Know Your Neighborhood with the Prince George’s Zoning Rewrite Team! Every one […]

Tuesday August 18th, 2015 in County | No Comments »

County Council Voted to Raise Property Tax

Last Thursday, the Prince George’s County Council voted to raise property tax by 4%, generating $34 million for schools. County Executive Mr. Rushern Baker first wanted to raise by 15.6%, however facing fierce opposition from residents, he asked about half of what he wanted. The FY16 Budget includes the following highlights: 2% across-the-board cut in […]

Saturday May 30th, 2015 in County | No Comments »

15% Property Tax Hike Scaled Back

Is this a coincidence? At last night’s City Council meeting, we decided to send a letter asking our County Council members to vote against Mr. Baker’s proposed 15.6% property tax hike. Mr. Baker is still asking about half of what he was asking in the beginning.

Thursday May 28th, 2015 in County | No Comments »

Council Set to Oppose County’s Proposed 15% Property Tax Hike

At next Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council will consider taking a position opposing 15% property tax increase in the proposed FY16 County budget. The City Council will send a letter to the Councty Council on this position. The letter will support County’s current initiative in improving our struggling school systems, but will express concerns […]

Sunday May 24th, 2015 in County | No Comments »

Civic Association Groups to Host Forum on County’s Tax Hike

The West College Park, North College Park, Berwyn and Old Town Civic Associations are jointly hosting a meeting on: SATURDAY, MAY 16th 9am – 11am at the City of College Park, Council Chambers. Please see blow for details ———————————————————- Proposed County Budget As you may all know, the County budget this year has several elements […]

Monday May 11th, 2015 in Announcements, County | No Comments »

Tonight: County Zoning Rewrite Presentation at City Hall

The Prince George’s County is currently doing a “Zoning Rewrite”, in an effort to streamline County’s zoning codes. These changes will affect many of the current zoning laws in College Park. Mayor Pro-Tem Mitchel will be hosting a “Resident Presentation” on this initiative tomorrow, Monday April 27, at the City Hall from 7 PM to […]

Monday April 27th, 2015 in Announcements, County | No Comments »

County Proposes 15% Property Tax Hike

The Prince George’s County Executive has recently proposed to raise property tax rates by 15% for the first time in 35 years and includes layoffs and furloughs, all to free up more funding for schools, public safety and economic development. Above are links and a 28-page document on the proposed budget. The website address immediately […]

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Saturday March 28th, 2015 in Announcements, County | No Comments »