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Ignoring Residents’ Outcry, County Council Approves a Gerrymandered Redistricting Map

Yesterday the County Council voted 6-3 to approve the latest County Council’s gerrymandered redistricting map. This happened after an intense public hearing, where 120+ residents spoke against the new map for nearly 6 hours. Not a single resident spoke in support of the new plan. Council members Dernoga, Glaros and Ivey voted against the new […]

Wednesday November 17th, 2021 in County | Comments Off on Ignoring Residents’ Outcry, County Council Approves a Gerrymandered Redistricting Map

Council Sent Letter Opposing New County Council Redistricting Map

At this week’s meeting, the City Council approved a letter to the County Council opposing the new redistricting map that the County Council adopted on October 19, 2021. This new map continues to split College Park neighborhoods and damage the interests of our City. Please see here more on the new map here. The letter […]

Friday November 12th, 2021 in County | Comments Off on Council Sent Letter Opposing New County Council Redistricting Map

More Changes Made to County Redistricting Map – Final Vote on Nov 16

At this morning’s session, the County Council introduced last Thursday’s “Davis” map, with some amendments. For College Park and the surrounding districts, here is a quick summary of the changes from last Thursday’s map: The University of Maryland is put back to District 3. According to CM Turner, this was in response to Dr. Pine’s […]

Tuesday October 19th, 2021 in County | 1 Comment »

Council Votes Opposing Prince George’s County Council Bill CB-115 – Redistricting

Yesterday, the City Council unanimously voted in a special emergency session to express strong opposition to the proposed County Council redistricting map (the “Davis map”) put forward by a majority of the County Council on Thursday, October 14. Later, the City posted a statement that says: “This map is significantly different from that proposed by […]

Tuesday October 19th, 2021 in County | Comments Off on Council Votes Opposing Prince George’s County Council Bill CB-115 – Redistricting

New Redistricting Map Puts Entire College Park into County Council District 1

Yesterday, the County Council approved a new County redistricting map that’d put the entire College Park in District 1. Currently, College Park is part of two Council districts. The majority of north College Park is in District 1 (represented by CM Dernoga), and the rest of College Park is in Council District 3 (represented by […]

Friday October 15th, 2021 in County | Comments Off on New Redistricting Map Puts Entire College Park into County Council District 1

County to Lift Mask Mandate this Friday

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the County will align with the State of Maryland and CDC recommendations and lift the mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals, due to a continued decline in key COVID-19 metrics and increasing vaccination rates. These new guidelines will go into effect by Executive Order on Friday, […]

Wednesday May 26th, 2021 in Announcements, County, COVID-19 | Comments Off on County to Lift Mask Mandate this Friday

FY21 County Budget Hearings – May 4 and 11, 2021

The County Budget Public Hearings will take place on Mary 4 and May 11 at 5:00 p.m. Review the proposed budget and learn more here: https://pgccouncil.us/454/Budget-Portal Register to speak on May 4 or 11 via the “eComment” links for those dates here.

Friday April 9th, 2021 in Announcements, Budget, County | Comments Off on FY21 County Budget Hearings – May 4 and 11, 2021

County Relaxes COVID Restrictions

Starting from 5 p.m., today, March 12, 2021, Prince George’s County has relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions. Yesterday, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks made the announcement at a press conference yesterday. Significant changes include: Restaurants may allow 50% of capacity inside and outside with distancing and masks as noted in that section. Elimination of the 1 person/family […]

Friday March 12th, 2021 in Announcements, County, COVID-19 | Comments Off on County Relaxes COVID Restrictions

Bill to Repeal Property Tax Credit Cap Tabled

Yesterday, I joined dozens of our residents voicing concerns over the negative impact of the County bill CB-48-2020 on our property tax bills. Thankfully, the County Council voted to table its decision in the end. As I said in my testimony, I think the timing of even considering this bill could not be worse. Our […]

Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 in County | 2 Comments »

Town Hall – Should the County Change the Charter?

Please join this virtual meeting to hear 4 County Council members about the proposed County bill CB-48-2020. Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8087145270?pwd=dlhIZElBR2plLzlyOTIzN0NhUlkrUT09#success

Thursday July 16th, 2020 in Announcements, County | Comments Off on Town Hall – Should the County Change the Charter?

Followup on CB-48-2020 Town Hall about Homestead Property Tax Credit Cap

Thank you all who joined last night’s town hall. In case you were not able to join here is the recorded video of the event Please see below various presentations used at last night’s meeting: Slides used by the meeting moderators Slides used by Councilmember Glaros Slides used by Councilmember Dernoga Please register here for […]

Thursday July 9th, 2020 in County | Comments Off on Followup on CB-48-2020 Town Hall about Homestead Property Tax Credit Cap

Public Hearing on Proposed Charter Question Proposed Homestead Property Tax Credit Cap

The Prince George’s County Council, during a virtual session on Tuesday, June 23rd, introduced and considered several bond bill proposals (Council Bills 43, 44, 45, 46, 47- 2020) in support of capital program funding for approved County facilities. The County Council also introduced and discussed a proposed Charter Amendment, CB–48–2020, on the Homestead Property Tax […]

Saturday July 4th, 2020 in Announcements, County | Comments Off on Public Hearing on Proposed Charter Question Proposed Homestead Property Tax Credit Cap

County Cancels Emergency Session on Tax Prepayment

The Prince George’s County Council has canceled an emergency session scheduled for today, Thursday, December 28. In response to new federal tax laws passed by Congress and signed by the President last week, the County was considering to provide potential options for the prepayment of 2018 County real property taxes. According to news reports, homeowners […]

Thursday December 28th, 2017 in County | Comments Off on County Cancels Emergency Session on Tax Prepayment

Council to Ask Some Changes in New County Zoning Regulations

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will consider approving a letter to the M-NCPPC with the City’s comments on the Comprehensive Draft Review (CRD) of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Landscape Manual. A zoning map amendment (zoning map) to implement the new ordinance will follow after the new zoning regulations a have been […]

Monday December 4th, 2017 in City Council, County, Development | Comments Off on Council to Ask Some Changes in New County Zoning Regulations

Council to Discuss County’s New Zoning Laws

The Council will discuss recently released M-NCPPC Comprehensive Review Draft of the proposed new Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and Landscape Manual for public review and comment. The M-NCPPC has requested comments be submitted by December 15, 2017, in order to be considered by staff and the consultant team prior to the presentation of a legislative […]

Monday November 20th, 2017 in Council, County | Comments Off on Council to Discuss County’s New Zoning Laws