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2021-06-23City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 23, 2021Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.Information added and revised 6/18
2021-06-16City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 16, 2021Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. ClosedInformation added 6/16
2021-06-14City Council Special Meeting Agenda - Monday, June 14, 2021Sign up to view the special meeting.
2021-06-09City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 9, 2021Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.Information added and revised 6/9
2021-06-09City Council Administrative Function Session (6:30 PM)Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public.
2021-06-07City Council Special Meeting Agenda - Monday, June 7, 2021
2021-06-02City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 2, 2021Information added 6/2
2021-05-26The City Council will NOT meet on May 26.
2021-05-19City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 19, 2021Information added 5/20
2021-05-17City Council Administrative Function Session (City Manager Interviews - Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public.)
2021-05-12City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 12, 2021Information added 5/11
2021-05-11City Council Administrative Function Session (City Manager Interviews)
2021-05-05City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 5, 2021Agenda revised 5/4
2021-05-03City Council Budget Work Session - Monday, May 3, 2021Information added 5/10
2021-04-28City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 28, 2021Information revised and added 4/23
2021-04-26City Council Budget Work Session - Monday, April 26, 2021Information added 4/27
2021-04-22City Council Closed Session - Thursday, April 22, 2021
2021-04-21City Council Administrative Function Session - Wednesday, April 21, 2021, regarding the City Manager Search (Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public.)
2021-04-19City Council Meeting Agenda (Closed Session and Budget Work Session) - Monday, April 19, 2021Information added 4/23
2021-04-14City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 14, 2021Agenda revised 4/14
2021-04-12City Council Meeting Agenda - Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project Presentation and Breakout Sessions - Monday, April 12, 2021Information added 4/9
2021-04-07City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 7, 2021Information added 4/7
2021-03-31The City Council will NOT meet on March 31.
2021-03-24City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 24, 2021Information added 3/25
2021-03-17City Council Meeting Agenda- Wednesday, March 17, 2021Information added 3/16
2021-03-10City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 10, 2021Information added 3/10
2021-03-03City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 3, 2021Information revised and added 2/27
2021-02-24City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 24, 2021Information added 2/24
2021-02-17City Council Meeting Agenda- Wednesday, February 17, 2021Information added 2/18
2021-02-10City Council Meeting - Wednesday, February 10, 2021Information added 2/10
2021-02-03City Council Meeting - Wednesday, February 3, 2021Information added 2/1
Revised Agenda Item on 2/3
2021-01-27City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 27, 2021Information revised 1/27
2021-01-22 (7:30 PM)City Council Administrative Function Session with the City Manager Search Consultant (Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public.)
2021-01-21 Regular MeetingCity Council Meeting Agenda - Thursday, January 21, 2021Updated information 1/19
Additional Information posted 1/22
2021-01-21 Closed Session Vote
2021-01-16City Council Retreat Agenda - Saturday, January 16, 2021
2021-01-13City Council Meeting Agenda - January 13, 2021

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20th District Delegation and City Council Joint Priorities Meeting - Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM

Welcome and Overview – Mayor Kate Stewart

7:40 PM

Public Comments – District 20 Residents and Organizations*

(Opportunity for the community to inform the Delegation of needs and priorities. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes each. Advance sign up by 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting is required.) Link to sign up to comment.

8:10 PM

Presentation of Takoma Park Legislative Priorities

8:30 PM

Delegation Comments

9:15 PM

Summary and Closing

9:30 PM

Adjournment

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

9:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS (LINK TO SIGN UP TO COMMENT - MUST SIGN UP BY 5 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING)

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
  • OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Regarding Library Renovation and Expansion

2. Resolution Setting Forth the Dates of the City Council’s Holiday Recess

3. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Grants Review Committee

4. Resolution Extending the Term of Interim Tree Ordinance Regulations

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
(Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Sign a Contract for Facilitation Services for Reimagining Public Safety Task Force

2. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Sign a Contract for Executive Search Services for the City Manager Recruitment Process (revised version posted 12/2)

3. Resolution Extending Use of Public and Private Space for Outdoor Seating, Sales, and Customer Pickup

4. Resolution Removing HCD Director Position from the Hold List

5. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Contract for Tree Removal and Pruning at Various Locations

WORK SESSION

6. Legislative Update

7. Library Expansion and Renovation Plans, Options, and Costs

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Monday, November 16, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

12:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS (Sign up for public comments will be open until 11:00 AM on the day of the meeting.)

COUNCIL REMARKS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Adoption of Minutes

ADJOURNMENT

INAUGURATION OF THE INCOMING MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

After the meeting, the incoming Mayor and City Council will take the oath or affirmation of office at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

INTRODUCTION OF INCOMING COUNCIL AND COUNCIL REMARKS

YOUTH COUNCIL UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

8:15 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS
(Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

PRESENTATION

1. FY 2020 Audit Report

2. Police Pension Plan Actuarial Valuation

WORK SESSION

3. Extension of Use of Public and Private Space for Outdoor Seating, Sales, and Customer Pickup

4. Overview of Major Council and Staff Work Items

5. Legislative Update

6. Request to Remove HCD Director Position from Hold List

7. Process for Selecting the Executive Search Firm for the City Manager Position

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (Revised) (PDF)

6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
The City Council will vote to convene in closed session at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 21 to receive legal advice and consult with staff regarding Housing Code matters and potential litigation. The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(7) and 3-305(8). The Council will reconvene in open session at 7:30 PM.  Link to view the closed session vote on Zoom. (The vote will also stream live on YouTube)

7:30 PM

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

FOR THE RECORD

8:00 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS (Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS (Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Second Reading Ordinance Regarding Principles of Council Compensation (Revised version posted 10/17)

2. Second Reading Ordinance Approving the Request of the Committee on the Environment to Suspend Its Operations (Revised version posted 10/17)

3. Resolutions Regarding Personnel Matters (Cover Memo and Background Information)

4. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract for Tree Removal

5. Resolution Providing for Appointment to the Tree Commission

WORK SESSION

6. Discussion of Montgomery County Stormwater Permit Processes and Related Matters

7. Election Update from the Board of Elections

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - October 14, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

6:00 PM

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
The City Council will vote to convene in closed session at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 14 to receive legal advice and consult with staff regarding potential litigation. The session will be closed pursuant to General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(7) and 3-305(8). The Council will reconvene in open session at 7:30 PM.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

FOR THE RECORD

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
(Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

PUBLIC COMMENTS
(Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 21 Budget Amendment No. 2

2. First Reading Ordinance Revising Principles of Council Compensation

3. Resolution Regarding Public Art Expenditures

4. First Reading Ordinance regarding Suspension of the Committee on the Environment

WORK SESSION

5.  Contract for Tree Removal

6. Personnel Matters

7. COVID-19 Support Check In

8.  Tree Commission Appointments

9. Election Update (to be posted)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - October 7, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

FOR THE RECORD

COMMENTS FROM JOSHUA BOKEE (DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY AFFAIRS, COMCAST, BELTWAY REGION) REGARDING COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM INCENTIVES

8:00 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS (Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS (Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 21 Budget Amendment No. 2

2. Emergency Ordinance Regarding Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions, and Committees

3. Resolution Adopting a Committee Code of Conduct

WORK SESSION

4. Update on Climate Change Resolution Action

5. Preparation for the 2021 Legislative Session with the City’s Legislative Advocate

6. Election Update (to be posted)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - September 30, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

FOR THE RECORD

PRESENTATION

1. Racial Equity Best Practices

PUBLIC COMMENTS
(Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments.)

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

2. Racial Equity Initiatives - Next Steps (Reference Item 1 for information)

3. FY 21 Budget Amendment No. 2

4. Discussion of Potential Next Steps on Resident Proposal for Dorothy’s Woods Basketball Court Area

5. Discussion of Emergency Ordinance Freezing Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions, and Committees and Emergency Ordinance Providing for Short-Term Appointments

6. Discussion of Adopting a Committee Code of Conduct

7.  Principles of Council Compensation

8. Election Update

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - September 23, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 - 7:30 PM
ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION

The City Council will meet in administrative function session from 6:00 -7:30 PM to conduct a mid-year check in with the City Attorney. (Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public.)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

FOR THE RECORD

Proclamation Recognizing Area Parent Teacher Associations for Community Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Proclamation of Hispanic Heritage Month

PRESENTATION

1. Public Art Projects Work Plan

8:30 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

(Link closed- Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

(Link - Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

2. Resolution Regarding Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety

3. Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with Habitat for Humanity and Use of $200,000 from the Housing Reserve for 7402 Garland Avenue

WORK SESSION

4. Discussion of Council Committee Appointments

5. Tree Commission Appointments

6. Election Update 

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - September 16, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

FOR THE RECORD

• Youth Council Introductions
Recognizing Corina A. Ryder for Services Provided During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Proclamation of September as Emergency Preparedness Month
Proclamation of National Voter Registration Day (September 22)

PRESENTATION

1. New Ave Bikeway Presentation (60% Design)

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8:15 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

2. Reimagining Public Safety to Ensure Racial Justice

3. Committee Code of Conduct and Reporting System

4. Election Update

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

5:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

PRESENTATION

1. Check In on COVID-19 Response

2. Assessment of Park Quality, Accessibility, and Race

6:30 PM - Recess

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF SMALL BUSINESS MINI-GRANT CONTRIBUTORS:

  • Jesse Kirsch (No Plan Press)
  • Agnes Traynor (Indegro Plant Designs)

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

3. Second Reading Charter Amendment Resolution Enabling the City’s Election to be Conducted by Mail (Revised 7/28)

4. Second Reading Ordinance Amending the Election Code to Accommodate Vote by Mail (Revised 7/29)

5. Second Reading Ordinance Setting Forth the Details of the 2020 City Election (Revised 7/28)

6. Second Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code Title 12, Trees and Vegetation - Ch. 12.04 General Provisions, Ch. 12.08 Prohibitions on Maintaining Undesirable Vegetation, and Ch. 12.12 Urban Forest

The Council will vote to convene as the Stormwater Management Board before voting on the Stormwater Budget Amendment.

7. and 8. Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Budget Amendment No. 1; Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Stormwater Budget Amendment No. 1

9. Emergency Ordinance Regarding Committee Term Extensions (Rev. 7/27)

10. Resolution Modifying Resolution 2020-12 (Which Suspended Quasi-Judicial Hearings) Revised 7/28

11. Resolution of Authorization to Join the Amici Curiae Brief to be Filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Seeking Review and Rejection of the FCC’s December 2019 Rules and Policies Related to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

12. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Takoma Park Youth Council

13. Resolution Providing for the City Council Summer Recess (July 30 – September 15, 2020)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

5:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

PRESENTATION

1. New Ave Bikeway Presentation (60% Design)

2. Minor Master Plan for Takoma Park; Planning and Race Equity (Montgomery County Planning Director Gwen Wright and Planning Staff)

6:30 PM - RECESS

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

READING OF A POEM – KATHLEEN O’TOOLE, TAKOMA PARK POET LAUREATE

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PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

3. First Reading Ordinance Amending the Election Code to Accommodate Vote by Mail

4. First Reading Ordinance Setting Forth the Details of the 2020 City Election 

5. Resolution on Principles and Overarching Goals for Tree Canopy and Urban Forest Policies

6. First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code Title 12, Trees and Vegetation - Ch. 12.04 General Provisions, Ch. 12.08 Prohibitions on Maintaining Undesirable Vegetation, and Ch. 12.12 Urban Forest

7. and 8.  First Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Budget Amendment No.  1 ; First Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Stormwater Budget Amendment No. 1 (revised 7/21)

9. Resolution Approving Submission of MML Legislative Action Requests. See also materials prepared for the July 15 work session.

10. Resolution of Authorization to Join the Amici Curiae Brief to be Filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Seeking Review and Rejection of the FCC’s December 2019 Rules and Policies Related to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields (Postponed to July 29)

WORK SESSION

11. Term Extensions for Committee Members – Emergency Ordinance

12. Resolution Modifying Resolution 2020-12 (Which Suspended Quasi-Judicial Hearings)

13. Youth Council Appointments

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC HEARING

1  & 2. Proposed Charter Amendments Enabling the City’s Election to be Conducted by Mail

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PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1 & 2. First Reading Charter Amendment Resolution Enabling the City’s Election to be Conducted by Mail

3. Resolution on Principles and Overarching Goals for Tree Canopy and Urban Forest Policies 

WORK SESSION

4. Ordinance Amending the Election Code to Accommodate Vote by Mail

5. Election Ordinance (no agenda item posted)

6. Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code Title 12, Trees and Vegetation - Ch. 12.04 General Provisions, Ch. 12.08 Prohibitions on Maintaining Undesirable Vegetation, and Ch. 12.12 Urban Forest

7. MML Legislative Action Requests

8. FY 2021 Budget Amendment No. 1

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

UPDATE FROM THE YOUTH COUNCIL

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PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Reappointing Kathleen O’Toole as Takoma Park Poet Laureate

WORK SESSION

2. Charter Amendment to Accommodate by Mail

3. Election Code Revisions to Accommodate Vote by Mail

4. Library Exterior Design

5. Resolution on Principles and Overarching Goals for Tree Canopy and Urban Forest Policies (continued discussion - see agenda material for July 1)

6. Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code Title 12, Trees and Vegetation - Ch. 12.04 General Provisions, Ch. 12.08 Prohibitions on Maintaining Undesirable Vegetation, and Ch. 12.12 Urban Forest (continued discussion - see agenda material for July 1)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

UPDATE FROM THE YOUTH COUNCIL

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PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding FY21 Community Grants

2. Emergency Ordinance Suspending Portions of the City Code Related to Posting of Signs

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

3. Election Update

4. Proposed Resolution on Principles and Overarching Goals for Tree Canopy and Urban Forest Policies.

5. Proposed Amendments to the Tree Ordinance

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

1. Grants Review Committee Report and Recommendations for FY21 Grants

2. Recap of 2020 Legislative Session and Discussion of Legislative Priorities

3. Election Update

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PROCLAMATIONS FOR THE RECORD:

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PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Regarding Mayor and Council Salaries

2. CONSENT AGENDA

A. & B. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Engineering Services to Rummel, Klepper & Kahl; Single Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Engineering Services to Whitman, Requardt and Associates

C. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for the Lunch and Learn Program

D. Ordinance Authorizing Contract for Election Services

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

3. Discussion of Options for Fringe Benefits for Future Councils (with City Human Resources Director)

4. Policing in Takoma Park

5. Election Planning Update

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD: Recognition of Youth Council Graduating Seniors; Proclamation of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

1. Update on Election Planning and Selection of Election Services Vendor

2. Update on COVID-19 Assistance Being Provided to Residents and Businesses

3. Contracts for Engineering Services

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

6:00 PM
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

Link to view the vote to convene in closed session (Registration/sign-up is not required to view or listen to the closed session vote)

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 3 to discuss matters related to collective bargaining negotiations and other personnel matters related to one or more specific individuals. The session will be closed pursuant to General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(1) and 3-305(b)(9). The Council will reconvene in open session at 7:30 PM.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD: Gun Violence Awareness Day; Immigrant Heritage Month

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PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. and 2. Second Reading Ordinance Regarding Traffic Calming on the 7300 Block of Wildwood Drive; Second Reading Ordinance Regarding Traffic Calming on the 7600 Block of Wildwood Drive

3. Resolution Supporting Small Businesses and Advancing Public Health By Allowing the Use of Public and Private Space for Outdoor Seating, Sales, and Customer Pickup

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

4. Committee Appointment Process Discussion

5. Discussion of Emergency Ordinance

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

(Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday at noon to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Sign-up for Live Public Comments on Voting Items or Other Public Comments is now closed.)

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1, 2, 3. Second Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2021 Tax Rates, Stormwater Management Budget, and Budget

4, 5. First Reading Ordinance Regarding Traffic Calming on the 7300 Block of Wildwood Drive and First Reading Ordinance Regarding Traffic Calming on the 7600 Block of Wildwood Drive

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

6. Presentation on Bus Amenities and Accessibility (MW COG TLC Program)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD: Proclamation Recognizing May As Foster Parent Awareness Month

PUBLIC HEARING (Sign up to testify is closed)

1. and 2. Public Hearing on Traffic Calming Requested for the 7300 Block of Wildwood Drive and Public Hearing on Traffic Calming Requested for the 7600 Block of Wildwood Drive

PUBLIC COMMENTS  ON VOTING ITEMS (Sign up to testify is closed)

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS (Sign up to comment is closed.)

VOTING SESSION

3, 4, 5. First Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2021 Tax Rates, FY 2021 Stormwater Management Budget,  FY 2021 Budget (Cover Sheet)

City Council Vote to Convene as the Stormwater Management Board before voting on the Stormwater Management Budget

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

6. Traffic Calming Requests for the 7300 and 7600 Blocks of Wildwood Drive

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS (Sign up for public comments will be open from Friday at noon to 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Public Comment Sign-Up)

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

1. Public Information Act Legal Time Requirements Action (The City Attorney will respond to the City Council’s questions regarding the Order Temporarily Suspending Legal Time Requirements for the Maryland Public Information Act Timeline.)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Budget Work Session Agenda - Monday, May 4, 2020

COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER WILL TAKE COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BUDGET RECONCILIATION LIST

The reconciliation list is a list of potential changes to the City Manager’s proposed budget that are under consideration by the Council. The reconciliation list includes both potential cuts and additions to the budget. This year because of the COVID-19 crisis and the uncertainty it brings, there will likely be more items on the reconciliation list than in prior years. Council will be discussing the reconciliation list after public input and determining changes to the proposed budget for the first vote on May 13th.

Sign-up to speak (by 3:00 PM on May 4) will be required. Questions and comments can be sent to the City Clerk and they will be provided to Council before the discussion. Comments may also be sent directly to the Mayor and Council.

Sign-up for Live Questions/Comments on the Reconciliation List Only

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

BUDGET WORK SESSION

1. Budget Reconciliation

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC HEARING

1. & 2. Public Hearing on the (1) Constant Yield Tax Rate and (2) Public Hearing on the Proposed FY 2021 Budget

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

BUDGET WORK SESSION

3. Budget Reconciliation

Download the Budget Reconciliation Spreadsheet (4/30/2020)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Budget Work Session - Monday, April 27, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

BUDGET WORK SESSION

1. Departmental Budgets and Personnel (PowerPoint presentation)

2. Budget Reconciliation

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Budget Work Session Agenda - Monday, April 20, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

BUDGET WORK SESSION

1. Capital Improvement Program

2. Initial Budget Reconciliation

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD:

PRESENTATION

1. Presentation from the Council Compensation Task Force

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

2. Discussion of Stormwater Fee Structure

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Budget Work Session - April 13, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

BUDGET WORK SESSION

1. City Services Supporting the Community

ADJOURNMENT

City Manager's Budget Presentation - Monday, April 6, 2020

The City Manager will present her proposed FY 2021 Budget to the City Council and the community on Monday, April 6, at 7:30 PM.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the City Manager to enable residents to obtain information in preparation for the public hearing on April 15.

View the Presentation
Members of the public may view the presentation in the same way as they view City Council meetings: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

To submit written questions for the Q&A during the meeting, there are two options:

1) Register for the webinar to view the meeting in Zoom. Registered viewers may submit questions in the Q&A feature inside the webinar (webinar registration link); OR

2) Email questions during the presentation to Clerk@takomaparkmd.gov.

The City Manager will respond to questions on video after her presentation.

FY 2021 Budget and Public Hearing Schedule*

Monday, April 6, 7:30 PM
• City Manager’s Presentation
• Virtual Budget Q & A

Monday, April 13, 7:30 PM
• Budget Work Session

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 PM
• Budget Public Hearing

Monday, April 20, 7:30 PM
• Budget Work Session

Monday, April 27, 7:30 PM
• Budget Work Session

Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 PM
• Public Hearing on the Tax Rate (Constant Yield Tax Rate)
• Budget Public Hearing

Monday, May 4, 7:30 PM
• (tentative) Budget Work Session (Reconciliation)

Wednesday, May 13, 7:30 PM
• First Reading Ordinances Adopting the FY21 Tax Rates and Budget

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 PM
• Second Reading Ordinances Adopting the FY21 Tax Rates and Budget

*Remote/Virtual Meetings
While the Covid-19 public health crisis continues, meetings will be held remotely. The public may view meetings as always: on City TV (RCN- 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity-13, HD 997; Verizon Fios-28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC HEARING

1. Public Hearing on the Proposed FY 2021 Budget

  • Sign up for the public hearing or to make other public comments no later than 5:00 PM on April 15.
    • Link to testify remotely at the public hearing OR to make other public comments.
    • Link to submit brief written testimony for the public hearing OR make other public comments.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

2. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract With RR/MM Lukmire Architects for Professional Services to Continue Design Work for Library Renovation

3. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of a Replacement 22 Passenger Van (Hybrid) for the Recreation Department

4. Resolution Regarding Suspension of Quasi-Judicial Actions by Boards and Commissions

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD: Arbor Day Proclamation

PRESENTATION

1. Complete Safe Streets Committee Recommendations for Traffic Calming and Sidewalk Request Processes

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS (use link to sign up)

Sign Up to Comment During the Meeting

Submit a Brief Written Comment to be Read During the Meeting

VOTING SESSION

2.    Second Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 5, Elections: Ch. 5.04 General Provisions, Ch. 5.08 Wards, Ch. 5.12 Fair Election Practices, Ch. 5.16 Voting, Ch. 5.20 Absentee Voting, Ch. 5.22 Provisional Ballots, and Ch. 5.24 Board of Elections

3.    Resolution Approving Change to FY20 Community Grants Program to Fund Operational Support for Grantees

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS (use link to sign up)

Sign Up to Comment During the Meeting

Submit a Brief Written Comment to Be Read During the Meeting

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – Ch. 13, HD Channel 1060; Comcast/xfinity – Channel 13; Verizon Fios – Channel 28),
on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS - Submit comments on voting items to clerk@takomaparkmd.gov by 3:00 PM on March 18.

VOTING SESSION

1. First Reading Ordinance Amending the Election Code

2. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2020 Budget Amendment No. 3

3. Resolution Regarding the City Manager’s Contract Extension

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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Before the meeting:
Montgomery Ride On Presentation

6:00 - 7:15 PM
Information session and Public Q&A

Send questions in advance to Clerk@takomaparkmd.gov.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

7:40 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

VOTING SESSION

1. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Recreation Center Community Engagement

2. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2020 Budget Amendment No. 3

3. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Board of Elections

B. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Parking Management Task Force

4. Uncodified Emergency Ordinance Regarding City Manager Authority During Health Emergency

8:10 PM
OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

5. Presentation of 2019 Police Department Annual Report

6. Library Project

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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AGENDA (PDF)

7:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The Council will vote to convene in closed session to obtain legal advice regarding a possible contract dispute on a Public Works project. The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(7). The Council will reconvene in open session at 7:30 PM.

7:30 PM
RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD: MeatOut Day (March 20)

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution on 2020 Climate Emergency Response Framework: From Nuclear Free to Fossil Fuel Free to Build a Healthy and Livable Community for All

2. Resolution Authorizing Closure of Anne Street for Crossroads SpringFest on Saturday, May 2, 2020

8:45 PM
OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

3. Election Code Amendments

4. Recreation Center Community Engagement Contract

5. FY 2020 Budget Amendment No. 3

6. Committee Appointments

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

UPDATE FROM THE YOUTH COUNCIL

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS 

8:05 PM
WORK SESSION

1. Library Renovation Update (Revised 2/26)

2. Request to Close Anne Street on Saturday, May 2 for the Crossroads SpringFest

ADJOURN

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

7:40 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS 

8:00 PM
WORK SESSION

1. Stormwater Fee System, Code Amendments, and Communication Approach

2. Continued Discussion of Resolution on 2020 Climate Emergency Response Framework: From Nuclear Free to Fossil Fuel Free to Build a Healthy and Livable Community for All

3. Quarterly Financial Report

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

7:35 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

VOTING SESSION

1. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Approving Request to Close Laurel Avenue for Events on April 25 and June 12

B. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Grants Review Committee (application temporarily withdrawn)

7:40 PM
OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

8:00 PM
WORK SESSION

2. Recreation Center Community Engagement Contract   (Rescheduled to March 4)

3. Discussion of Draft Language on Potential Changes to the Tree Ordinance and Discussion of Proposed Resolution on Overarching Goals for Tree Canopy and Urban Forest Policies

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

7:45 PM
PUBLIC HEARING

1. Resolution on 2020 Climate Emergency Response Framework: From Nuclear Fuel Free to Fossil Fuel Free to Build a Healthy and Livable Community for All

8:30 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

VOTING SESSION

2. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Approving Lease of Replacement Vehicles for Neighborhood Services

B. Single Reading Ordinance Approving Purchase of Replacement Police Vehicle

8:35 PM
OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

9:00 PM
WORK SESSION

3. Old Takoma Business Association Request to Close Laurel Avenue for Events on April 25 and June 12

4. Resolution on 2020 Climate Emergency Response Framework: From Nuclear Free to Fossil Fuel Free to Build a Healthy and Livable Community for All (see Item 1 for agenda materials)

5. Proposed Stormwater Fee System and Code Amendments

6. Committee Appointments

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

INTRODUCTION OF NEW CITY ATTORNEY

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

1. Preliminary Report of the Council Compensation Task Force

8:30 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

2. Election Code Amendments

3. Continued Discussion of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (moved to February 5)

4. Purchase of Replacement Vehicles for the Police Department

5. Lease of Three Electric Vehicles for the Police Department

6. Committee Appointments

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Retreat - Saturday, January 25, 2020

AGENDA (PDF)

11:00 a.m.
Welcome, Goals for Meeting, Review Current Priorities (Mayor)

11:10 a.m.
Housing and Economic Development – A Livable Community for All
• Update on implementation of HED plan
• Recommendations for focus and budget impact

12:40 p.m. - Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.
Update on Racial Equity Work and a Look Ahead

1:30 p.m.
Review Major Projects and Begin Discussion of Priorities for 2020 and beyond (City Manager and Director of Public Works)
• Review Priority Categories
• Review major City projects/initiatives in the works or on the horizon
• Review capital projects and budgets cut last year (Director Public Works)

2:00 p.m.
Climate Change – A Fossil Fuel Free TKPK
• Continue discussion from Jan 22 Council Meeting with a focus on what is possible in the next year and budget implications

3:00 p.m. - Break

3:15 p.m.
Budget Presentation (City Manager)
• Context: Revenue and cost histories and projections
• Setting a Target for FY 2021

3:45 p.m.
Budget Discussion
• Expectations and Goals for next budget

4:55 p.m. - Wrap Up and Adjourn

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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City Council Administrative Function Session to Discuss the City Manager's Evaluation - 6:00 PM, Council Conference Room (Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public)

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD: Proclamation Recognizing Erwin Mack

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Upholding Commitment to Human Rights and Inclusivity

2. Resolution Regarding Placement of Bus Shelters

3. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Providing for Reappointments to the Commission in Landlord-Tenant Affairs

B. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee

8:10 PM
OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

8:30 PM
WORK SESSION

4. Review of Scope of Work, Draft Goals, and Timeline for Public Space Management Plan

5. Discussion of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR

UPDATE FROM THE CITY MANAGER

UPDATE FROM THE YOUTH COUNCIL

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS

VOTING SESSION

1.  Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of LED Decorative Streetlight Fixtures for Old Town

OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

WORK SESSION

2. Presentation / Discussion of Bus Shelters and Bus Stop Usage

3. Update on Review of Committees

4. Discussion of Committee Appointments

ADJOURNMENT

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