Category: PGPOA

Best Practices Sought to Improve City’s Rental Property Stock

In an attempt to improve the quality of life related to city’s rental properties, the Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life group came up with a few recommendations. They include establishing an accrediation program for the rental property owners (landlords), start an annual orientation program, and require them to live close to College Park. Please […]

Thursday August 29th, 2013 in PGPOA, Quality of Life | 2 Comments »

PGPOA Referendum Petitions – How the Council Should Vote?

In tomorrow night’s regular Council meeting, the City Council will vote on two referendum petitions that Prince George’s Property Owners’ Association (PGPOA) submitted to the City recently. According to City Charter, the Council last month referred the petitions to the Board of Election supervisors (BOES) to get them verified. The BOES looked into all of […]

Monday May 7th, 2012 in PGPOA | 2 Comments »

PGPOA Petitions “Legally Insufficient” – City Attorney Says

At last night’s City Council meeting, City Attorney Ms. Suellen Ferguson reported that the recently submitted petitions by the Prince George’s Property Owners’ Association are “Legally insufficient”. City received two charter referendum petitions on March 22, 2012 meeting, when the Council referred the petitions to the attorney for a legal opinion whether he subject matter […]

Wednesday April 25th, 2012 in PGPOA, Rent Control | No Comments »

City Attorney to Present Report on PGPOA Rent Control Petitions

The Prince George’s Property Owner Association (PGPOA) recently submitted a series of two proposed Charter amendments, which, if legally valid and if they include the appropriate number of valid signatures, will appear on the ballot for an upcoming City special election. At the April 10 regular meeting, the Council approved these petitions so that they […]

Monday April 23rd, 2012 in City Council, PGPOA, Rent Control | No Comments »

City to Formally Acknowledge PGPOA Petitions

In tonight’s regular council meeting, the Council is set to pass a resolution to  formally acknowledge two petitions submitted by the Prince George’s Property Owners Association. Since last year, PGPOA has been collecting petition signatures to amend the City Charter in two ways: 1) To limit the total amount of revenue collected through real property taxes […]

Tuesday April 10th, 2012 in PGPOA | 6 Comments »

PGPOA Objects Rent Control Enforcement, City Responds

Recently, the City of College Park started to enforce the rent control ordinances on the rental housing units in the City. This came after a long legal battle between the City and the PGPOA – the Prince George’s Property Owners’ Association. The City finally won the case. Once the enforcement started, the PGPOA started to complain, alleging that […]

Sunday January 29th, 2012 in PGPOA, Rent Control | No Comments »

PGPOA Petition is Dead, For Now

The petition drive by PGPOA (Prince George’s Property Owner’s Association) that wanted to impose two amendments to the City Charter has failed to submit the required signature by last Monday’s deadline. This means that the charter amendment questions will not appear in the upcoming November Mayor and council election. The PGPOA had to obtain the […]

Thursday August 4th, 2011 in PGPOA, Rent Control | 3 Comments »

Should the City Oppose a Referendum Petition?

The PGPOA (Prince George’s Property Owner’s Association) representatives came to NCPCA meeting last week to make their case to north College Park residents. The residents passed a motion against the proposed changes that the PGPOA wants to make to the City’s charter. I also personally felt that the petition has languages that may pose problems to the City, if […]

Monday June 20th, 2011 in City Council, PGPOA | No Comments »

Resident Group Seeks to Oppose PGPOA Petition

A group of concerned College Park residents is asking their fellow neighbors not to sign the petition which is currently being collected by Prince George’s Property Owners’ Association (PGPOA). Please see the text of that “alert letter” below, at the end of the post (titled ‘Alert About Harmful and Deceptive Referendum Petitions). I’m also including […]

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Thursday June 9th, 2011 in PGPOA, Rent Control | No Comments »