Takoma Park City Council

July 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park City Council Seeking Public’s Input on Redevelopment Project

Takoma Park City Council is inviting residents to talk with city councilmembers one-on-one regarding the Takoma Junction redevelopment project. Participants will have the chance to ask specific questions about the project and include their thoughts on what should be included in the draft resolution, according to a news release. Councilmembers will be seated at tables […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Comments Wanted for Takoma Park Streets Named After Civil War Generals

Takoma Park City Council will hold a public hearing on Jan. 29 to discuss streets named after Civil War Generals. The council held a work session last year to weigh its options on keeping or changing the street names like: Grant Avenue, Hancock Avenue, Lee Avenue, Sheridan Avenue, and Sherman Avenue. A public hearing will be […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park City Officials Condemn the Decision Requiring El Salvadorans to Leave

Following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from El Salvador early Monday, Takoma Park City officials released the following statement on its website: “The City of Takoma Park condemns the ending of TPS for some 200,000 El Salvadoran immigrants throughout our region and reaffirms our values […]

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November 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Election in Takoma Park

Voters in Takoma Park will head to the polls on Nov. 7, or before if residents choose to vote early. This year’s election will be different than before: voters will select their candidate of choice to serve for three years instead of two. Here’s what else voters should know: Voter Registration:  In Takoma Park, residents 16 […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month (VIDEO)

During a recent council meeting, Takoma Park City Mayor Kate Stewart issued a proclamation recognizing June as Immigrant Heritage Month. “America has benefited from the culture, ideas, skills and abilities of those who have come here to work, to learn and to find freedom and shelter,” Stewart said. Dozens of residents gathered at the Takoma Park […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Residents Discuss Qualities Wanted in Next Police Chief (VIDEO)

Someone who listens, willing to apologize to the community when they’re wrong and ensuring  racial equity and department transparency are among the qualities that some Takoma Park residents said they want in a new police chief. Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the Takoma Park City Council held a public hearing Wednesday evening to discuss […]

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June 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Takoma Park City Officials Seeking Public’s Help With Police Chief Search

Takoma Park City officials will begin their search for a new police chief in the next few weeks but not without the public’s help first. Before city leaders begin the recruitment process, they want to hear what qualities residents want in the person replacing former police chief Alan Goldberg, who resigned back in March. “At […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart to Host Community Dialogue Event on May 19

As a part of her initiative to inform the public on what’s happening in Takoma Park,  Mayor Kate Stewart and Councilmember Tim Male are inviting residents to attend “community coffee” on Friday May 19 from 8:00 a.m to 9:30 a.m. at Los Pollos Restaurant. Each month, according to Takoma Park Spokesperson Jeremy Dickey,  Stewart along […]

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February 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Takoma Park Officials to Host Forum on Sanctuary City Status on Feb. 4

Takoma Park City officials and several community organizations will host an event entitled, “Takoma Park: Sanctuary City Then & Now.” This meeting comes after federal executive orders were signed by President Donald Trump on immigration. The forum, scheduled for Feb. 4, will allow residents to learn what the Sanctuary Ordinance and its amendments mean and […]

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January 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park City Officials Approve Scholarship Funds for Montgomery College Students

Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Montgomery College students thanks to a resolution passed by the Takoma Park City Council. In an effort to support affordable higher education within the community, Takoma Park City Council passed a resolution that allows the distribution of city scholarship funds for Montgomery College students, according to a news […]

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