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May 3 is the New Cutoff for Comments on Rockville’s FY 2022 Budget

Image of budget document and calendar page with Spanish-language text encouraging participation in the city's budget process.

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 to review the proposed budget and offer ideas using the budget survey available in English and Spanish, or submit testimony in writing to 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.

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Survey Results Help Rockville Plot Plan for Climate Action

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:

Mayor and Council to Hear Report on Deer Culling Pilot Program

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.

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Mayor and Council to Hold Public Hearing on Annexation

The Mayor and Council will hold a virtual public hearing, Monday, May 17, on a proposal to annex an almost 10.3-acre plot of land at 16200 Frederick Road.

The annexation was initiated through a petition to the city by Victor, Inc., the property’s owner, with a request to zone the area as mixed-use corridor district.

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Public Hearing and Survey Provide Final Opportunities for Budget Input

2022 Budget Cover

Rockville’s Mayor and Council begin wrapping up budget deliberations this month with their final scheduled public hearing and work session before the scheduled adoption of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget.

The budget, which covers the fiscal year that begins July 1, is scheduled for adoption on Monday, May 3.

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Citywide Survey to Investigate Scope of Social Justice, Racism and Bias

The Human Rights and Human Services Advisory commissions of the City of Rockville will launch a communitywide survey this spring, at the direction of the Mayor and Council.

The survey will assess the state of social justice, racism and bias in the city, as well as the availability and appropriateness of city services during the pandemic.

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April is About Public Health in Rockville

Mayor and Council Proclamations to Mark Public Health Week and Minority Health Month
National Public Health Week is April 5-11.

The Mayor and Council will highlight health with proclamations on Monday, April 5 declaring April 5-11 as National Public Health Week and the month of April as National Minority Health Month in the City of Rockville. 

The health week proclamation calls on “the citizens of Rockville to observe this week by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders to better understand the value of public health and supporting great opportunities to adopt preventive lifestyle habits in light of this year’s theme ‘Building Bridges to Better Health.’” 

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Rockville Mayor and Council Stand with Asian American Pacific Islanders

Statement Offers Condolences and ‘Strong Solidarity’ with Community and Immigrants

Rockville city seal, featuring red crosses and blue waves of a coat of arms, the rock hawk, gold and black escutcheon, a mural crown, quills, and bobcats with broken chains.

Rockville’s Mayor and Council issued a statement Monday supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander community and immigrants, rejecting racism and bullying, and offering condolences in the wake of the mass shooting that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, on March 16 in Atlanta.

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton began Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting with the following statement:

“Having just recited the Pledge [of Allegiance], I would like to make a brief statement on behalf of the Mayor and Council regarding the horrific tragedy last week in Atlanta – another attack on our AAPI community, our friends, our family. 

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Celebrate Earth Day the Rockville Way

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and Rockville is celebrating with events all spring long, including the following free or low-cost activities that promote getting outside and helping nature.

All in-person events require participants to wear a face covering and practice social distancing of at least 6 feet. Activities marked SSL are eligible for Student Service Learning hours. Follow the links for more information or register for the following activities at using the course numbers where indicated:

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Serve Your Community: Volunteer for Rockville

More than ever, people are looking for ways to help the community and each other.

While the pandemic is limiting volunteering to activities where social distancing and other safety protocols can be practiced, there are still plenty of opportunities to make a big difference in Rockville. Opportunities with the SSL label below are eligible for Student Service Learning credit hours.

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