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Category: Mayor and Council

Rockville Aims to Increase, Preserve Affordable Housing

The Mayor and Council amended the city’s Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit program in December in an effort to increase Rockville’s affordable housing supply. In 2019, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments passed a resolution to increase the region’s supply of affordable housing by 75,000 units by 2030. COG’s resolution was

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Mayor and Council Adopt Rockville’s First Climate Action Plan

Rockville joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. cities on Jan. 10 as the Mayor and Council approved the city’s first plan for addressing climate change. The Climate Action Plan sets forth 26 community actions and 16 city actions to reduce climate-warming pollution and foster resilience, especially for the city’s

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Charter Review Commission Has Some Questions About City Elections

Online Questionnaire and Town Hall Meeting to Gather Community Input Rockville’s Charter Review Commission will use an online questionnaire, and is planning a town hall meeting, to gather community input about how to improve city elections for all. While the next City of Rockville election is not until 2023, the

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FY 2021 Financial Reports Highlight Rockville’s Finances

Two annual reports released last month give the public a closer look at Rockville’s financial health during the most recently completed fiscal year. For Fiscal Year 2021, which closed June 30, the city ended with an overall net position of $307.1 million, an increase of 4.7% over last year, City

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Mayor and Council Adopt Fee Increases to Cover Development Costs

The Mayor and Council voted Dec. 6 to increase development fees across the board by an average 2.5% to address increased expense from development-related city services and the cost of new efficiency-oriented technology. Building fees were last updated in 2018. Development fees have remained unchanged since 2011. The new fee

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City Legislative Priorities: Legal Notices, Schools, Fighting Climate Change and Protecting Homes

Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Jan. 12 Rockville’s 2022 state legislative priorities include authorization of electronic legal notices, education funding, protecting homes and businesses from the state’s project to widen Interstate 270, and combating climate change. The 2022 state legislative session runs from Wednesday, Jan. 12-Monday, April 11 in

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City Hall Opening Delayed Following Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Rockville will delay reopening City Hall following a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the new, more infectious omicron variant. The Mayor and Council discussed the delayed reopening at their Monday, Dec. 20 meeting. City Hall was set to reopen Monday, Jan. 3. The Mayor and Council will revisit the

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Nonmeter Parking Fines Adjusted

The Mayor and Council in October approved increases to 22 different parking fines. Each of the fines increased to $60 for a first violation. The fine for expired meters remains at $40. Penalties for late payment also were not changed. Among the increases were:

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Christmas and New Year’s Closures

City government and facilities will be closed for Christmas and New Year’s Day. All city facilities will be closed Mondays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Parking will be free at city-owned meters on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Recycling, trash

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