Category: Mayor and Council

Virtual Public Hearing on Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Amendment Scheduled for June 8

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on a draft of the Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Avenue Area Comprehensive Master Plan Amendment, via videoconference during their June 8 meeting.

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Mayor and Council Enact Temporary Freeze on Residential Rental Rates

The Mayor and Council recently took action to protect residential renters during the COVID-19 emergency, passing an ordinance to temporarily suspend rent increases at licensed rental properties through July 31.

Under the new legislation, no rents may be raised through July 31. From Aug. 1, until 180 days after the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted, rents may be raised by no more than 2.6%.

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Residents Sought for Service on Charter Review Commission

This article has been updated to reflect a new deadline to apply.

The Mayor and Council are seeking Rockville residents to serve on a Charter Review Commission that will review and recommend changes to Rockville’s founding document — the charter.

The charter, established in 1860 with Rockville’s incorporation, is a legal document similar to a constitution that empowers the city to pass ordinances, in accordance with state laws. The document establishes the city’s corporate limits and outlines how the city is organized and conducts business, such as the terms and number of elected officials, holding elections, levying taxes, adopting ordinances and providing services.

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Mayor Newton Delivers Second Update on Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton delivered her second video statement, Monday, on behalf of the Mayor and Council, to update the Rockville community about actions the city is taking to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“We all endeavor to keep each and every one of you healthy and safe in the days to come,” she said. “We will get through this if we follow the rules, make smart decisions and, above all, be kind and supportive of each other.”

Discussion Continues Monday on RedGate Property’s Future

The future of the 130-acre former RedGate Golf Course property returns to the agenda at the Mayor and Council’s Monday, June 17 evening meeting.

Topics up for discussion include:

  • Planning for uses other than golf at the site.
  • That alternative development options be considered, including for public park uses, private development or a mix of the two.
  • That a multidisciplinary consultant team be hired conduct a master planning process.

For more details, read the staff report.

Background material with the agenda item on RedGate includes a strategic report prepared by the National Golf Foundation evaluating the facility’s long-term future.

Rockville Mayor and Council meetings are broadcast live on channel 11 on county cable systems, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11 and available a day after the meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

ELECTION 2019: What Voters Need to Know About Vote by Mail

The City of Rockville will conduct a vote by mail election on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for mayor and four councilmembers. Now is the time to make sure you are registered. Wondering what voters and potential candidates need to know now? We’ve got answers to help ensure your ballot gets to you, and you get on the ballot:

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Mayor and Council Seek Comments on Sign Ordinance Revisions

The city will hold two forums in early February to brief business owners and residents on proposed revisions to how Rockville regulates commercial signs.

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Rockville’s Mayor and Council Launch Search for Candidate to Fill Vacancy

Rockville’s Mayor and Council announced Tuesday evening that applications are now being accepted to fill a vacant seat on the city’s council.

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