Couldn’t make it to Tuesday’s College Park Mayor and Council meeting? Here’s a summary of the votes. Also, check here on the city’s website, where video footage from the meeting will be archived.
Petitions for Charter Amendments
Councilman Marcus Afzali (Dist. 4) led a motion to acknowledge the presentation of two petitions, submitted by the Prince George’s Property Owners Association, to include two proposed charter amendments on a ballot for referendum by city voters. Councilwoman Stephanie Stullich (Dist. 3) provided a second on the motion, which was approved 8-0. The petitions will be referred to the Supervisor of Elections, as per the city code. The city attorney will also submit a legal opinion on whether or not the petitions are appropriate for a charter amendment. (.)
Farmers' Market Committee
Stullich motioned to adopt a resolution to establish a city-appointed , which takes place on Sundays in the parking lot. Afzali provided the second, and the council approved the resolution 8-0.
Councilman Patrick Wojahn (Dist. 1) led a motion to adopt a resolution that designates the entire city as a Sustainable Community. Councilman Bob Catlin (Dist. 2) provided the second, and the motion was approved 8-0. The city has received over $1.3 million in revitalization grants and loans for U.S. Route 1 through the state’s Community Legacy Program—soon to be the Sustainable Communities program—since 2001. The move makes the city eligible for continued state funding.
Boards and Committees
Council appointed seven members to the newly formed , and one member to the city’s Advisory Planning Commission.