At its Monday, December 6, 2021 meeting, the Rockville Mayor and Council will discuss moderately priced housing (adding 30- to 99-year rent control periods); abandoning a “paper” street adjacent to 205 Mount Vernon Place in Hungerford; and allowing 350 apartments instead of offices in Fallsgrove. On the Consent Calendar (items approved without discussion) are a $322,364 splash pad for Maryvale Park (requested by the East Rockville Civic Association); a CDBG grant application to Montgomery County ($263,000 for the maintenance and repair of low-income housing); and letters to SHA (regarding traffic and pedestrian safety; most dangerous is the Rockville Pike) and WMATA (reduced service, access, and safety—can we all agree that WMATA has among the worst planners and project managers of any agency in the region?). The Mayor and Council will also receive reports from the Environment Commission and on an Employee Compensation and Classification Study (current salaries are generally competitive).
The Environment Commission’s annual report highlights their Climate Action Plan, Pesticides Law, and Solar Co-Op (Rockville has 95 participants in the solar co-op out of 335 total for Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Frederick counties–wow!). In the future, they will work on adopting and implementing the Climate Action Plan, monitoring salt levels in Rockville streams, promoting the purchase of solar panels and electric vehicles, advocating for net-zero building codes, and collecting comments on RedGate Park.
More details in the 251-page agenda packet available at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_12062021-6424.