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The New City Council to be Sworn In Today

At tonight’s Council meeting, the 2021-2023 Mayor and Council will be inaugurated at the new City Hall. The meeting will begin with an invocation by Rev. Dr. Carrington Carter, Embry A.M.E. Church. There is a brief meeting with the current Council and comments by outgoing Council members before the 2019-2021 Council meets for the last […]

Tuesday December 14th, 2021 in Council | Comments Off on The New City Council to be Sworn In Today

New Sunnyside Playground May Be Ready by Next Spring

Sunnyside residents have asked for a play area for children in their neighborhood so that the families don’t have to cross Rhode Island Avenue to reach the closest playground to them. A parcel of land at the east end of Odessa road was donated to the City in 1999 with the intent the space be […]

Monday October 25th, 2021 in Announcements, Council | Comments Off on New Sunnyside Playground May Be Ready by Next Spring

City Continues to Advocate for Seniors Program, NCP Community Center, Improvements to Hollywood Park, and More..

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will discuss the budget priorities of the Prince George’s County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The M-NCPPC is currently soliciting comments on the Commission’s proposed FY22 budget for planning, parks, and recreation in Prince George’s County. The Commission will hold a virtual budget […]

Tuesday October 5th, 2021 in Announcements, Council | Comments Off on City Continues to Advocate for Seniors Program, NCP Community Center, Improvements to Hollywood Park, and More..

College Park Receives State’s Assisstance for Several Projects

At the last week’s City Council meeting, City’s lobbyist told us that, City received a range of funding from the 90-day MD State’s legislative session These investments include: $8.9 million for the continued reconstruction of U.S. Route One and $6.1 million for modernization and expansion of MD Route 175 in Odenton. $800,000 to improve the […]

Saturday May 1st, 2021 in Announcements, Council | Comments Off on College Park Receives State’s Assisstance for Several Projects

Council to Get an Update on Tree Cutting Project around the College Park Airport

A requirement for the Airport’s continued operation is the maintenance of trees in the flight path of the landing strip. Tree work is required to maintain the height of the trees at both ends of the runway for safe landings and take-offs for the aircraft. Representatives from M-NCPPC presented information to the City Council on […]

Tuesday April 20th, 2021 in Council | Comments Off on Council to Get an Update on Tree Cutting Project around the College Park Airport

Extending Council Term May be on this November Ballot Again

At next week’s worksession, the Council will discuss placing this issue of extending Council term from 2 to 4 years on the 2021 ballot and developing a voter education plan. In early 2018 Mayor and Council adopted priorities that included consideration of a Charter amendment creating four-year staggered terms, transitioning four district seats to four […]

Friday February 26th, 2021 in Council, Election | Comments Off on Extending Council Term May be on this November Ballot Again

GreenPlay Report Adopted, without Comments from Council

At last night’s City Council meeting, the Council adopted the GreenPlay report “as-is”. An amendment motion (by Kabir, Mackie) was made to accept the report with 3 comments was defeated by 2-4. Kabir, Mackie supported the amendment, whereas Kennedy, Rigg, Day, and Dennis opposed it. Then the Council voted to support the main motion (by […]

Wednesday October 28th, 2020 in Council | Comments Off on GreenPlay Report Adopted, without Comments from Council

Council to Weigh in on Supreme Court Case Fulton vs. Philadelphia

At next Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the College Park City Council will consider taking a position on the Supreme Court case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case, which will be heard by the Court in the fall, concerns whether Philadelphia is required to continue to contract with a private, faith-based foster care agency, […]

Friday August 7th, 2020 in Council | 3 Comments »

City Mulls Declaring Juneteenth a City Holiday

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the US. Activities on such a holiday could be planned to engage the entire community in learning and celebrating the strength and resilience of the African American people and to promote the well-being of the African-American community in College Park. Recently, the City […]

Sunday August 2nd, 2020 in Council | Comments Off on City Mulls Declaring Juneteenth a City Holiday

College Park Recognizes Juneteenth National Freedom Day

Recently, I’ve asked the City Council to adopt a resolution in support of the Junetheenth celebration. At this evening’s City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council made a proclamation expressing support for the celebration of Juneteenth National Freedom Day. Because of the summer schedule, the Mayor and Council didn’t have Council meetings for the past […]

Tuesday July 7th, 2020 in Announcements, Council | Comments Off on College Park Recognizes Juneteenth National Freedom Day

City to Support Bill Asking for Federal Support for Local Municipalities

At this week’s City Council meeting, the Council will consider adopting a resolution in support of the bill H.R. 6175, The REHAB Act – for a fair, direct, federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies. The REhab act would provide federal tax incentives for affordable […]

Sunday May 24th, 2020 in Announcements, Council | Comments Off on City to Support Bill Asking for Federal Support for Local Municipalities

District 1 Council Bulletin: Time to Give Your Input about the New City Budget

Dear neighbors, At tomorrow’s Council meeting, you’ll get an opportunity, to speak before the Council about the new fiscal year’s (FY2021) budget. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic effect, many of you have concerns about City’s financial situation. Please read below more about the proposed budget. Also, please review this past weekend’s budget town hall […]

Monday May 11th, 2020 in Council | Comments Off on District 1 Council Bulletin: Time to Give Your Input about the New City Budget

Council to Discuss Artificial Turf Option in Duvall Field

During the visioning process to determine future Duvall Field improvements, there was a lot of discussion about whether natural grass or synthetic turf should be used as a playing surface. There were proponents and opponents of both types of surfaces. The City’s consultant, GreenPlay, LLC recommended synthetic turf as the best type of athletic field […]

Saturday November 30th, 2019 in Council, Development, Duvall Field | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Artificial Turf Option in Duvall Field

The Municipal Scene Goes Completely Digital

Starting this month, City’s Municipal Scene will go completely digital. This means that the new Municipal Scene is now an HTML based digital magazine. At a recent worksession, I brought up the idea of converting the Scene from the pdf format to the HTML based web page format, in order to make it significantly more […]

Sunday June 9th, 2019 in Council, News | Comments Off on The Municipal Scene Goes Completely Digital

Illegal Dumping May Cost More in College Park

At this week’s Council meeting, the City Council will vote on a proposal to increase the fine for the initial and each subsequent violation of illegal dumping to $1,000. The Council will hold a public hearing on the ordinance 19-O-07 enabling the proposed change, earlier on the meeting night. Currently, the fines for the initial violation is $50, […]

Sunday March 24th, 2019 in Council | Comments Off on Illegal Dumping May Cost More in College Park