Published on: Thursday, May 12, 2016 City Council & Mayor Blog

City Council Hits the Road!

Photo of Kate Stewart, Mayor of Takoma Park
Kate Stewart, Mayor of Takoma Park

From Kate Stewart, Mayor of Takoma Park

In the Community: Takoma Park City Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 1
7:30 PM
Takoma Park Recreation Center
7315 New Hampshire Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The City Council Hits the Road!

The City Council will pack up its things and take to the road on Wednesday, June 1 to hold the Council meeting at the Takoma Park Recreation Center located on 7315 New Hampshire Ave. The meeting will begin with a reception at 7:00 PM with light refreshments to recognize Immigrant Heritage Month and to give residents an opportunity to meet informally with the Mayor and Council. A main goal of the Council is to engage residents across the City and to make City government more accessible to the people it serves. We want to make it easier for residents who live in different parts of the community to come out, listen, and participate.

An Engaged & Accessible Government

To meet our goal of an engaged and accessible City government, we have started Community Coffees, which occur on Fridays once or twice a month at dining establishments throughout the City. We’ve recently created a call-in option so those who cannot attend a meeting in person due to a disability can have their actual voice heard during the public comment period of Council meetings. Finding alternative venues outside of the Community Center for Council meetings is another option we are trying out.

Photo of (from left to right) of the owner of Pupuseria El Comalito with Mayor Kate Stewart and Ward 6 Councilmember Fred Schultz
The owner of Pupuseria El Comalito poses with Mayor Kate Stewart and Ward 6 Councilmember Fred Schultz at an April Community Coffee.

As we do at all of our Council meetings, there will be time in the agenda for public comments. We hope you’ll come out to the Recreation Center on June 1 and tell us what you think! The meeting will be shown live on City TV and on the website, and later available as an archive on the City website. If you have any questions about the meeting and/or change in venue, please contact Jessie Carpenter, City Clerk.

Jessie Carpenter
City Clerk
Phone: 301-891-7267