What should RedGate Park look like in 10 years? Twenty years?
The community can offer ideas and feedback about the City of Rockville’s proposed budget through 5 p.m. Monday, May 3, after the Mayor and Council agreed this week to extend the public comment period.
Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/budget to review the proposed budget and offer ideas using the budget survey available in English and Spanish, or submit testimony in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mayor and Council, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. Testimony must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, May 3.
Public participation in the budget process is a high priority for the Mayor and Council and city staff. Completing the survey provides valuable input to the Mayor and Council for their budget discussions.
Rockville’s Climate Action Plan should focus on reducing greenhouse gas, addressing racial equity and protecting future generations, respondents to a recent city survey said.
The city received 525 responses to the Climate Action Plan survey conducted in late 2020. Highlights included:
The Mayor and Council will receive a report at their Monday, April 26 meeting on a recent managed deer culling pilot program, held in the John G. Hayes Forest Preserve.
All told, 21 deer in total were culled without incident by experienced bow hunters during weeklong periods in November, December and January. The deer were donated to programs to help feed the homeless.
Peerless Rockville presentations in April offer closer looks at a Rockville theater company, the city’s public art and a 19th-century newspaper editor from Rockville whose antiwar writings made him the target of mob violence.
Register for the following free virtual events at www.peerlessrockville.org/events-and-programs.
The Rockville City Academy returns in May, offering community members an opportunity to better understand how the City of Rockville operates, with a closer look at city departments and services.
The city’s Upper Watts Branch Park Forest Preserve Environmental Restoration Project was recently recognized with second place in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards.
Suds and Soles is On as the City Plans Other Summer Community Events
The Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Rockville’s Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, which is again altering the schedule for popular Rockville summer events.
Stay home and stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in April. For details, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation.
Register with the course number online at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration, call 240-314-8800 or email email@example.com for more information.
Sessions are free, unless otherwise noted.