City Legislative Priorities: Schools, I-270 Project Protections, Vision Zero and Electronic Legal Notices
Rockville’s 2023 state legislative priorities include education funding, mitigating the effects of the state’s project to widen Interstate 270, support for Vision Zero, authorization of electronic legal notices and more. The legislative session runs from Wednesday, Jan. 11-Monday, April 10 in Annapolis. Under priorities approved by the Mayor and Council
JANUARYFor a fifth consecutive year, and for the 10th anniversary of the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, Rockville scored a perfect 100 out of 100 marks for the city’s commitment to health, welfare, safety and equality of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Body Determines Compensation for Mayor and Council Members The Mayor and Council are seeking applicants to serve on the Compensation Commission, which determines annual compensation for the five elected officials of the city. The five-member commission consists of five members, who must be residents or have a place of business
Jason Frett, the newest member of the city’s Department of Human Resources, is a talent acquisition and professional development manager. We asked him a few questions to introduce him to the Rockville community. When did you join the City of Rockville?I joined in September. What did you do before joining
The City of Rockville is piloting a Flood Mitigation Assistance Program to reimburse residents and property owners for property improvements intended to mitigate future damage from flooding. The matching reimbursement funds will provide up to 50% of the total costs of approved mitigation measures, up to $5,000. The city has
Rockville’s Charter Review Commission is scheduled to present a report this month that outlines recommendations about the makeup of the Mayor and Council, how the city conducts elections, operations of the city’s Board of Supervisors of Elections, and how to increase voter turnout. The commission is scheduled to present its
Reaffirmation of Triple-A Bond Rating Will Save Taxpayers Money Two rating agencies recently reaffirmed the city’s triple-A bond rating and expressed confidence in Rockville’s financial outlook. Triple-A is the highest possible rating and saves Rockville taxpayers money by allowing the city to borrow at the lowest possible interest rates.
November Forums Provide Outlet for Feedback Rockville will hold two virtual forums in November, for shopping center owners, property managers and tenants, seeking feedback on how the city can provide greater support. The forums will be held 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14 and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Both are open to the
Since January’s implementation of the Compliance Engine, a third-party inspection and data collection platform for fire protection systems, the city has experienced 20% fewer nuisance alarms.
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Rockville’s community warmth and holiday spirit were on display during the 2022 Holiday Drive, with 223 donors donating $40,829 in cash to families and people in need throughout November and December. This was the first year the Holiday Drive returned
In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department will begin deployment this month of speed monitoring systems in the 900 block of Veirs Mill Road, near the intersection with
Public Hearing Notification: Hearing on Voting Age, Vote on Mayor and Council Size Are On the Agenda for February
Rockville’s Mayor and Council will consider in February several recommendations from the city’s Charter Review Commission that could change the city’s voting age, the size of Mayor and Council and other elements of city elections.
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