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Mayor and Council Public Hearing Notice: Tree Planting

House, trees

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, on a text amendment to the city’s zoning code to modify tree planting requirements for new residential lots containing townhouses, duplexes and other attached units. 

The zoning ordinance requires three trees be planted on each new residential lot, including new townhouse lots and lots with other types of single-family attached units. Because townhouse lots are typically small, it is not always physically possible to meet this requirement. The proposed text amendment recommends revising the requirements to provide flexibility in planting location to meet the requirement. 

For a list of zoning text amendments, visit See the agenda for the Mayor and Council’s meeting at


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Mayor and Council to State: Don’t Build the I-270/I-495 Widening Project

Letter Details City Concerns About Potential Harm to Homes, How the Pandemic Will Impact Travel Demand

An environmental study of the state project to widen interstates 270 and 495 between the American Legion Bridge and Frederick with toll lanes is “severely flawed,” the Mayor and Council said in a letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation.

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Make No Smoking a Reality in Rockville

City to Join Great American Smokeout
Need a date to stop smoking? How about Nov. 19?

Rockville will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19 with a Mayor and Council proclamation to mark the day, and encourage smokers and vapers to drop the habit and take their first step to becoming healthier.

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Help Rockville on Climate Change Action

The City of Rockville is embarking on a process to develop its first Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community to adapt to a changing climate.

Share your vision for the plan by taking a survey at While you’re there, find details about the city’s Climate Action Plan online open house from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. City staff will present the plan’s background and initial policy areas for input, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas.

The Mayor and Council discussed the climate action planning process during a Sept. 21 work session. Find video of the discussion and more information at

Mayor and Council to Discuss Rockville Station Improvement Study

The Mayor and Council are scheduled at their Monday, Oct. 19 meeting to review a scope of work for a study of the Rockville Metro station that will be conducted by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

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Mayor and Council to Begin Budget Work with Hearing Oct. 26

The Mayor and Council want to hear from the community about their needs early in the budget process as they kick off work on the city’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget with a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 26.

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Art Installations in Rockville Highlight Impact of Opioid Addiction

Works Are Part of Rockville Goes Purple Campaign

Local artist Suzanne Firstenberg has brought her installations “Unforgotten” (created with art therapist Sheila Berman) to Rockville City Hall and “Eyes” to Rockville Town Square. Both speak to the struggle of opioid addiction in the community.

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Rockville Mayor and Council: State Song Must Be Replaced

Does Not Reflect Maryland’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Unity 

The Mayor and Council on Monday agreed to send a letter urging Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland General Assembly leadership to work together to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song.

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Help Rockville on Climate Change Action

The City of Rockville is embarking on a process to develop its first Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community to adapt to a changing climate. The city is striving to reflect the viewpoints, priorities and needs of Rockville’s residents, communities and businesses. Share your vision by taking the climate action survey at Information will be posted there by Monday, Sept. 21, when the Mayor and Council are scheduled to discuss the climate action planning process. Sign up for the Environment and Sustainability News email newsletter at to receive regular updates about environmental news and tips for living greener, including Climate Action Plan news and events.

Mayor and Council Adopt the Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Avenue Area Plan Amendment 

The Mayor and Council at their July 13 meeting, adopted the Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Avenue Area Comprehensive Master Plan Amendment, one of the key opportunity areas identified in the 2018 Stonestreet Corridor Study.

The plan amendment promotes a walkable, transit-oriented mix of residential and commercial development immediately across Park Road from the Rockville Metro Station and sets policies to permit additional housing types in the residential areas closest to the station across South Stonestreet Avenue.

The adopted plan amendment, the Stonestreet Corridor Study and project updates can be viewed on the city’s website at

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