Attendees Pack Town Hall to Talk About Rockville’s Diversity

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Question board
An example of one of the question boards conversation-circle members were invited to discuss.

Rockville Senior Center’s Carnation Room was at capacity Thursday night for a town hall discussion on diversity, and how to make Rockville a more inclusive place that actively welcomes and engages its broad, multicultural community.

More than 150 participants divided themselves among six “conversation circles,” each set up to address a different set of questions on topics that included hate crime, enhancing community policing, barriers to government, communicating to young people and promoting inclusion.

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Unanimous Support from Mayor and Council Adopts Rockville Pike Plan

Traffic, poor conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists, an aging and unattractive area with little green space — this is how Rockville Pike is today. But with a unanimous vote Monday night to adopt the Rockville Pike Neighborhood Plan, the city’s Mayor and Council set a vision for redevelopment that will create a more attractive environment to live, work in and visit, with parks and better options for transportation.

“It is a great compromise and we are moving forward with something that will transform the pike … We’ve come a long way and it is a wonderful day,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said.

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