The Mayor and Council worked together to define the following priority initiatives that serve as their collective work plan for the 2016-2019 term. These priority initiatives capture the Mayor and Council’s long-term vision for the community. Learn more at www.rockvillemd.gov/mayorcouncil.
Efficient and Effective City Service Delivery
• Finish the Compensation and Classification Plan.
• Receive the Senior Service Study and develop a multiyear implementation plan.
• Review the scope and role of the city’s boards and commissions and make appropriate changes; and review the systems and processes to create, appoint and sunset city boards and commissions. • Review existing codes and policies based on the scoring of the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Index and identify modifications to enhance LGBT nondiscrimination.
• Re-establish office space for councilmembers.
• Develop an open data initiative that includes all aspects of city governance.
• Partner with other jurisdictions to meaningfully engage with Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County government and the state to promote school construction.
Safe and Livable Neighborhoods
• Modify and incentivize the required percentage of various housing requirements (affordable and work force) in new development.
• Develop a plan to increase physical connectivity of neighborhoods.
• Beautify the concrete walls under the railroad tracks at Middle Lane and Park Road.
• Review and agree upon the scope of duties of the Rockville City Police Department and determine appropriate staffing.
• Adopt and implement Vision Zero and engage the community in implementation.
Planning and Preservation
• Receive the Rockville’s Pike Neighborhood Plan from the Planning Commission and adopt it in 2016.
• Examine the appropriateness of different development standards around Metro stations.
• Complete the Comprehensive Master Plan revision by 2018.
• Formulate the conditions under which Rockville can support bus rapid transit.
• Hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study for a pilot trolley/streetcar program.
Informed and Engaged Residents
• Increase the city’s proactive outreach to diverse populations.
• Formulate a policy on economic incentives and develop supportive programs.
• Encourage Marriott to relocate their corporate headquarters to Rockville (near the Twinbrook Metro station).
• Explore mechanisms to encourage neighborhood shopping center revitalization and explore additional zoning and uses.
Stewardship of Infrastructure
• Establish a task force on the King Farm Farmstead.
• Adopt a sustainable fleet policy.
• Create a community climate action plan developed by a citizens’ task force