Public Notices

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Public Notices from the City Clerk

Opportunity To Comment - Proposed Landlord Tenant Administrative Regulations

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Administrative regulations are being proposed that pertain to:

  1. fees that can be charged to tenants for amenities and
  2. the process for transferring the cost of utilities to tenants.

The regulations supplement Sections 6.16.090 and Section 6.16.100 respectively of the Takoma Park Code. Comments on the proposed administrative regulations may be mailed to the City Clerk:

City Clerk
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

or sent by email to or faxed to 301-270-8794 by December 30, 2013.

Amnesty International Writes for Rights Event

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December 10, 2013 is Human Rights Day, which honors the United Nations adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty International USA’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring local group has inspired City residents to work to achieve the vision of the UDHR and the group is having its “Write for Rights” event on Saturday, December 14, 3‐5 p.m., at Capital City Cheesecake, 7071 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park.

Small Business Saturday - November 30, 3013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The City of Takoma Park recognizes the importance of small businesses as the glue that holds communities together. One of Takoma Park’s virtues is its unique array of locally owned and operated independent businesses. 

Takoma Park Election Results (Preliminary)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


  • Bruce R. Williams - 989 (incumbent)
  • Elizabeth Forbes Wallace (registered write-in) - 62
  • Other write-ins - 61

Ward 1 City Councilmember

  • Seth Grimes - 229 (incumbent)
  • Write-in - 25

Ward 2 City Councilmember

  • Tim Male - 242 (incumbent)
  • Write-in - 23

Ward 3 City Councilmember

  • Kay Daniels-Cohen - 189 (incumbent)
  • Write-in - 23

Ward 4 City Councilmember

  • Terry J. Seamens - 218 (incumbent)
  • Eric Mendoza (withdrawn from race) -- 10
  • Other write-ins - 2

Ward 5 City Councilmember

  • Jarrett K. Smith - 72 (incumbent)
  • Write-ins - 7

Ward 6 City Councilmember

  • Fred Schultz - 125 (incumbent)
  • Write-ins - 3

Voter Turnout: 11%

Prepare for Election Day

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Early voting ended at 4 pm on Sunday. Over the five days, 226 voters cast ballots. To see what wards are voting and how many voters turned out each day, review the voter turnout to date (PDF).

On Tuesday, November 5, the polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. All voting takes place at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue.

Voting is quick and easy.

Same-day/on-site registration is available during voting hours.

Expanded voter eligibility in Takoma Park elections includes residents who are 16/17 years old, residents on parole or probation after a felony conviction, and residents who are not citizens of the United States.

Although there will be no early voting on Monday, voters who absolutely cannot make it to the polls on Tuesday should contact the City Clerk at 301-891-7267 or by email to arrange to vote an in-person absentee ballot.

Complete election information, including sample ballots, is available on the 2013 election page.

Early Voting - Saturday until 4 pm and Sunday 12 to 4 pm

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Election day is November 5.

Early voting is taking place at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, until 4 p.m. Saturday and from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Voting is quick and easy.

We are available for same-day/on-site registration during voting hours.

Expanded voter eligibility includes residents who are 16/17 years old, residents on parole or probation after a felony conviction, and residents who are not United States citizens.

Vote. Everyone counts in Takoma Park!

Public Hearings - Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Takoma Park City Council will hold three public hearings on Monday, October 7, in the Takoma Park Auditorium:

  • Public Hearing on Long Branch Sligo Traffic Calming Request (Flower Avenue/Jackson Avenue Intersection)
  • Public Hearing on FY 2015 Community Development Block Program
  • Public Hearing on Takoma Metro Development.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The hearings will be taken up, in order, after preliminary matters.

Election Judges Needed

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Takoma Park Board of Elections is seeking qualified individuals to serve as election judges. There are a variety of opportunities for participation this year:

  • Election Day Judges serve 6 am to 10 pm on election day (November 5) and assist with setting up the polling place at 7 p.m. the night before.
  • Election Day Closers work 6 pm to 10 pm on election day (November 5).
  • Early Voting Judges work for part or all of early voting:
    • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Thursday, Oct. 31, 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Friday, Nov. 1, 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Sunday, Nov. 3, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Election Day Judges receive a stipend of $140. Election Day Closing Judges receive a stipend of $35. Early Voting Judges receive a stipend of $70 per day.

All must attend a training on Thursday, October 24, 7 - 9:30 pm or Saturday, October 26, 10 am -12:30 pm

Election judges must be registered to vote in Takoma Park or Montgomery County. Judges must be able to read, speak and understand English. Residents who speak a second language, non-citizen residents, and youth ages 16 and up are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is October 4. For additional information, contact Assistant City Clerk Irma Andia at or at 301-891-7214.

Application Form

Important Information for New Tenants

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tenant Rights to Civic Inclusion

In 2013, the City Council enacted two important amendments to the Housing Code to ensure that tenants who live in multi-unit housing have the opportunity to fully participate in the electoral process.

1) Candidates’ access to multi-unit buildings:

After providing notice to landlords and tenants, qualified candidates and their volunteers are permitted to enter apartment buildings for the purpose of campaigning for office or to register voters. This may occur during the 90-day period before an election and only for candidates who are running to represent an area that includes the multi-unit building. Of course, tenants are not required to open their doors to candidates. The City provides, free of charge, a sign that a tenant may place on the apartment unit door to indicate that canvassing is not welcome.

2) Information packets for new tenants:

Within seven days of a new tenancy, landlords are required to distribute to new tenants a City-supplied packet of information to include: a) State of Maryland voter registration forms; b) City of Takoma Park voter registration forms for residents not eligible to register and vote in county, state, and national elections; and c) other material designated by the City regarding services, laws, and the electoral process.

The complete packet is available in English and Spanish.