Rockville Supports Paris Climate Accord

Mayor and Council Back Goals Seeking to Counter Climate Change

The Mayor and Council on June 19 unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Paris climate accord and reinforcing the city’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing Rockville’s resilience to climate change. Continue reading “Rockville Supports Paris Climate Accord”

Rockville Mayor and Council Enact ‘Fostering Community Trust’ Ordinance

New Law Codifies Procedures for How City’s Staff Engage with Public

Rockville’s Mayor and Council voted Monday, June 19 to adopt “Fostering Community Trust,” an ordinance that amends and adds a section to Chapter 11 of the City of Rockville’s “Human Rights” code. Continue reading “Rockville Mayor and Council Enact ‘Fostering Community Trust’ Ordinance”

‘Fostering Community Trust’
Ordinance to be Discussed June 19

Legislation Would Formalize Police Approach to Civil Immigration Law

Rockville’s Mayor and Council will on June 19 consider adopting “Fostering Community Trust,” an ordinance that would amend and add a section to Chapter 11 of the City of Rockville’s “Human Rights” code. Continue reading “‘Fostering Community Trust’
Ordinance to be Discussed June 19″

Public Safety Awards Honor Rockville City Police Department Members

Officers and Dispatchers Recognized for Saving Lives
Public Safety Award winners photo.
The 28th Annual Rockville Public Safety Awards were held June 14 at Lakewood Country Club. Members of the Rockville City Police Department receiving citations were (L to R): Police Communications Operator Monique Michael, Cpl. Javier Baquero, Officer Kevin McBride, Officer Brandon Thomas, Officer Brian Van Fossen and Police Communications Operator Karl Nadler. Not pictured: Officer Seth Creel and Police Communications Operator Edwina Ritchie.

Eight members of the Rockville City Police Department were honored for their service to the community at the 28th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on June 14 at Lakewood Country Club. Continue reading “Public Safety Awards Honor Rockville City Police Department Members”

Rockville Little Theatre Ushers in its 70th Year

RLT LogoSeven decades and 291 productions later, Rockville Little Theatre (RLT) is still going strong. In May, the Mayor and Council recognized Rockville Little Theatre for their 70th birthday, which falls this year.

Formed in 1947 by six friends, the Rockville Little Theatre presented its first production on Nov. 26, 1948. In the 70 years since, the company’s 291 productions have featured thousands of actors and behind-the-scenes volunteers for audiences at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.

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Rockville Bans Smoking and Vaping in Outdoor Serving Areas

Violation Could Lead to Municipal Infraction

This article has been updated.

Patrons of Rockville’s bars and restaurants will no longer be able to smoke in outdoor serving areas in the city, following a vote on a prohibition by the Mayor and Council at their Monday, May 22 meeting.

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Environmental Awards Honor Green Building, Sustainability and Volunteerism

The Mayor and Council on May 15 honored a church congregation, a local business and two city programs with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing their contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability. Continue reading “Environmental Awards Honor Green Building, Sustainability and Volunteerism”