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New Traffic Pattern at Rhode Island / Edgewood Intersection

The Hollywood Elementary School parents recently asked to prohibit right turns to southbound Rhode Island Ave on red lights from eastbound Edgewood Road to help improve the safety of their children crossing Rhode Island avenue. Drivers were often seen driving over this crosswalk even when the children could be seen on it. The new sign […]

Wednesday November 23rd, 2022 in City Council | No Comments »

City is Raising Awareness Against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Symbolized by the color purple, the month advocates for the elimination of relationship violence. City Hall, the Department of Public Works, and the Youth and Family Services buildings will be lit up in purple lights to raise awareness. Many people suffer psychological, emotional, and economic stress in abusive relationships […]

Monday October 10th, 2022 in City Council | Comments Off on City is Raising Awareness Against Domestic Violence

After One Year into 5-Year Strategic Plan, Council Looks to Set New Priorities

The first full fiscal year of the City’s 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan will end on June 30. For the current fiscal year, City staff developed One-Year Objectives and Key Results for six of the 10 Five-Year Objectives. Council agreed that it was important to prioritize certain objectives and staff resources required to achieve those […]

Thursday May 19th, 2022 in City Council | Comments Off on After One Year into 5-Year Strategic Plan, Council Looks to Set New Priorities

City Council Meetings Return to In-Person

Good news. Starting next week, the College Park City Council will start meeting In-person at the 2nd Floor Council Chambers, City Hall, 7401 Baltimore Avenue. Residents can also conveniently join the meeting via Zoom using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/92398574069 In the meantime, the number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased sharply recently in […]

Sunday February 6th, 2022 in City Council | Comments Off on City Council Meetings Return to In-Person

Despite 8-fold Increase in Cost, Voter Turnout in City Elections Hasn’t Improved Since 2013

At next week’s City Council worksession, the Board of Election Supervisors will meet with the Mayor and Council to debrief the 2021 Election Debrief. Overall, from 2013 to 2021, the cost per ballot has gone up from $4.97 to $39.83, but the voter turnout (% voting) has marginally increased from 9.1% to 10.35%. Even with […]

Saturday January 29th, 2022 in Announcements, City Council | Comments Off on Despite 8-fold Increase in Cost, Voter Turnout in City Elections Hasn’t Improved Since 2013

City Plans to Make Homeowner Grant Program More Attractive to New Homeowners

At next week’s Council meeting, the City Council will discuss ways to expand the reach of the City’s homeownership program and further incentivize homeownership in the City In 2005, the City Council established a homeownership grant program, known as the New Neighbors Program, to provide $5,000 in closing costs to buyers purchasing a single-family home […]

Friday January 28th, 2022 in City Council | Comments Off on City Plans to Make Homeowner Grant Program More Attractive to New Homeowners

Reflections on Starting my Sixth Term

Last night, I took the oath of office to serve the residents of College Park for my 6th council term. As the oath reads – “I will, to the best of my skills and judgment, diligently and faithfully without partiality or prejudice, execute the office”. These are heavy words and put a lot of weight […]

Wednesday December 15th, 2021 in City Council | Comments Off on Reflections on Starting my Sixth Term

City to Form Lakeland Restorative Justice Commission

At this week’s meeting, the City Council discussed a proposal to form a restorative justice commission to study what happened in College Park’s Lakeland community back in 1960′ as part of the “Urban Renewal” project and find possible restorative justice to address those issues. Back on February 9, 2021, the City Council approved creating the […]

Friday November 5th, 2021 in City Council | Comments Off on City to Form Lakeland Restorative Justice Commission

Residents May Continue to Participate Council Meetings Virtually, Once the Council Starts to Meet In-Person

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Council will continue its discussion whether to meet online and/or in a hybrid format (attending in person and online), and for the public to attend in the same manner. Major changes from the current practices can be summarized as follows: (a) For Mayor and Council meetings: Elected officials can participate […]

Monday October 18th, 2021 in City Council | Comments Off on Residents May Continue to Participate Council Meetings Virtually, Once the Council Starts to Meet In-Person

City Council Approves Takeover Agreement of Rhode Island Avenue from the County

At last night’s meeting, the City Council voted on an Ordinance, authorizing the acquisition, ownership, jurisdiction, control and maintenance of Rhode Island Avenue from Paducah Road to Greenbelt Road from Prince George’s County. Thank you all for your important input on the proposal. There are many benefits of the City’s ownership of this segment of […]

Wednesday October 13th, 2021 in City Council | Comments Off on City Council Approves Takeover Agreement of Rhode Island Avenue from the County

2021 November City Election Information

City Election Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Although the City election is still several weeks away, you should decide soon how you plan to vote. You have two options: by Absentee Ballot, or in person at the Poll. The City will not offer Early Voting this year. By this time, you should have received applications for absentee ballots. […]

Saturday September 25th, 2021 in Announcements, City Council, Election | Comments Off on 2021 November City Election Information

City Announces Kenneth Young as the New City Manager

At tonight’s City Council meeting, the City announced the appointment of Kenneth “Kenny” Young as its new City Manager. Mr. Young’s tenure starts with the City begins on September 27, 2021 and they will be also implementing the ndis assistive tech to simplify the tasks. Mr. Young brings to the City more than 25 years […]

Tuesday September 21st, 2021 in Announcements, City Council | Comments Off on City Announces Kenneth Young as the New City Manager

City Considering to Acquire Rhode Island Ave in North College Park

In north College Park, the City has invested in two major projects along Rhode Island Avenue, namely the Hollywood Streetscape Project and Rhode Island Avenue Buffered Bike Lane Project. These two projects prompted a discussion with Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation about the transfer of the road from the County to […]

Wednesday September 8th, 2021 in City Council | 2 Comments »

Time to Speak about Proposed Changes to the Neighborhood

After many months of work on “Zoning Rewrite”, the County has proposed a streamlined zoning map for the entire county. For a few areas of north College Park, especially in the Hollywood Commercial district and the areas along Route 1, some of the proposed changes are concerning. For those living near the Edgewood and Rhode […]

Tuesday September 7th, 2021 in City Council, Hollywood | Comments Off on Time to Speak about Proposed Changes to the Neighborhood

City to Assist Local Non Profits for Food Services

The enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and specifically the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (LFRF), has provided the City with significant funding to be used to help the City, its local businesses, families, and individuals recover from the major negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City’s total ARPA funding is […]

Sunday September 5th, 2021 in City Council | Comments Off on City to Assist Local Non Profits for Food Services