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Edmonston Road Tree Planting Plan Community Meeting

When: September 13 | 6:30PM | Zoom

Join City officials on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm as we review the tree planting plan associated with the Edmonston Road Sidewalk Project. During the virtual meeting, there will be an overview of the plan as well as time for questions. Submit your questions ahead of time by emailing

View the project plans and learn more about all of the Complete and Green Street projects here.

Zoom Meeting:

Dial by Telephone:

+13017158592,,99143105915# US (Washington DC)
Webinar ID: 991 4310 5915

City Announces new City Attorney

The City of College Park is pleased to announce the selection of O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A. (OMNG) to serve as the City’s attorney. OMNG is a full-service firm with more than 50 years of experience in Prince George’s County. Stephanie P. Anderson, a principal of the firm, will serve as the team lead on City legal matters. The City Attorney is hired by and is responsible to the Mayor and City Council and also advises the City Manager and City Department Directors.

In January 2023, Suellen Ferguson, the current City Attorney and partner at Council Baradel, announced that she was reducing the number of clients she serves and would resign her position with the City after allowing sufficient time for the Council to hire a new firm to represent the City. The City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) and reviewed three responses from local law firms. After interviewing Ms. Anderson and other members of the OMNG team, the Council voted unanimously during the September 5th Council Meeting to hire the firm.

Mayor Fazlul Kabir stated that “Ms. Ferguson has expertly represented the City and has been a key member of City leadership since 1999. We are confident that Ms. Anderson and the team at O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore will maintain the same excellence and integrity in support of the City.”

Ms. Anderson has been an attorney with OMNG since 2014. Previously, she served as the Prince George’s County Attorney and as the Deputy Director for the County Office of Central Services. She has broad expertise in administrative law, contracts, real estate, and local government issues. Other team members include Leonard L. Lucchi, Kate P. Pruitt, Nathaniel A. Forman, and Sheila C. McDonald.

OMNG will begin representing the City on October 1, 2023. Ms. Ferguson will continue to support the City on certain legal issues during a transition period.

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Learn about electric cars, scooters, and e-bikes

Join the City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment to learn about electric cars, scooters, and e-bikes on Saturday, September 23 from 10AM to 1PM at Hollywood Shopping Center! Learn more at

Council Approves Funding for Attick Towers Repairs and Project Management

City Council has allocated $1.25 million in ARPA funds for essential repairs and renovations at Attick Towers, a senior housing facility operated by HACCP. This funding and approximately $615,000 from other sources will address critical building system and common element needs, such as plumbing, elevators, boilers, and HVAC systems. Individual unit renovations will be funded separately. A Subrecipient Agreement with HACCP, similar to previous agreements, is necessary to meet US Treasury reporting requirements for ARPA funds. The Council approved this agreement at its Tuesday meeting.

Additionally, a project manager is recommended to meet ARPA compliance and efficiency goals for the Attick Towers renovation (please see above – 23-G-119). Redgate, known for their outstanding services on previous projects, provided a scope and cost estimate. The contract requires a Council vote to override the bid process. The Council will consider approving a contract with Redgate for project management services for the infrastructure upgrade of Attick Towers. The Council also approved this agreement at its Tuesday meeting.

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City’s Better Bag Ordinance Becomes Effective Today

The Better Bag Ordinance will become effective Today, September 1, 2023. This new Ordinance aims to reduce single-use plastic bag waste and litter in our local waterways and tributary system by restricting the use of non-reusable plastic bags given or received at the point of purchase by City retailers and restaurants.

For more information, including exemptions, please visit

To support residents in transitioning away from plastic bag use, the City is giving away FREE reusable bags in August 2023 (while supplies last)! These bags were custom-designed to reflect local animals of the Anacostia tributary and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

To support residents in transitioning away from plastic bag use, the City is giving away FREE reusable bags in August 2023 (while supplies last)! These bags were custom-designed to reflect local animals of the Anacostia tributary and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


You can order a new reusable bag here

Labor Day Week Collection Schedule

All City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Collection schedules shift as follows:

  • Monday, September 4 – trash, recycling, and yard waste collections will occur on Tuesday, September 5.
  • Tuesday, September 5 – trash, recycling, and yard waste collections will occur on Wednesday, September 6.
  • Wednesday, September 6 – trash, recycling, and yard waste collections will occur on Thursday, September 7. For participants of the food scrap program, your collection day will be Wednesday.

Special collections for brush, metals and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, September 8 7, 2023. Before setting your items out to the curb, please call 240-487-3590 or email to schedule a pickup. Call early in the week to ensure a collection.

Q&A Session for Candidates in College Park Election

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom
Or One tap mobile: 13017158592
Or Telephone: 1 301 715 8592 US
Webinar ID: 993 2367 9030

If you are a candidate, or thinking about running for office, please attend this Q & A Session.
For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 240-487-3501 or

Who Is My Neighbor – September 7

Lakeland’s Community Day

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