Nearly 50 pedestrian signals, accounting for all the signals operated by the city on Rockville streets, are now automated as part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. City signal technicians automated the 48 signals by revising the timing plan that controls the traffic signal timing and sequence. The
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Rockville’s drinking water continues to earn high marks for safety and reliability, even as the city’s water treatment plant balances safety measures for staff and the city’s water infrastructure in the face of the COVID-19 emergency, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.
The Mayor and Council are expected to put Rockville on a course for zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries with a vote Monday, July 6 on the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan. The plan, which the Mayor and Council discussed June 22, includes steps to create safer streets through policies
Chief Brito Outlines Department’s Approach to Unbiased Community Policing The Rockville City Police Department welcomes the opportunity to engage with the community about how the department can take steps to ensure its focus remains on effective, fair, impartial and unbiased community policing that meets the expectations of the law, city
Planning and preparation to welcome back visitors to Rockville City Hall and some other facilities are still underway, so no definitive date for reopening can be established. When city facilities do reopen, health and safety will be the city’s first and foremost concern, and will include additional cleaning and physical
This article has been updated. City crews are continuing to flush water systems following a main supply line leak that has caused some city water users to experienced discolored water. Residual discoloration may still be occurring in some pockets of the city. The water is not harmful, but washing clothes
Mayor and Council Issue Joint Statement Condemning the Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police Custody
Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton delivered a statement on behalf of the Mayor and Council, Monday, in which they condemned unanimously the police-involved death of George Floyd, following his arrest by Minneapolis police officers. The Mayor and Council stands in solidarity with others across the country seeking to end the injustice of racism.
Rockville’s plan for meeting a goal of zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries is moving ahead, with the Mayor and Council scheduled to adopt the city’s Vision Zero action plan on Monday, June 8. The plan includes steps to create safer streets through policies promoting improved design, traffic law enforcement
While there is a stay-at-home order in place, bicycle rides can still be one way of getting outdoors for exercise. With spring here, cycling, when done appropriately, is a great way to enjoy the weather and shake up your social distancing routine. Here are some helpful tips about keeping safe while
Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will deliver a livestreamed update before each Mayor and Council meeting, and the meeting itself will include an update by Mark Landahl, Rockville’s emergency manager, on the city’s COVID-19 response. The meeting will be conducted by teleconference and be broadcast live on Rockville 11 and via
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Rockville’s Climate Action Plan should focus on reducing greenhouse gas, addressing racial equity and protecting future generations, respondents to a recent city survey said. The city received 525 responses to the Climate Action Plan survey conducted in late 2020. Highlights
The Mayor and Council will receive a report at their Monday, April 26 meeting on a recent managed deer culling pilot program, held in the John G. Hayes Forest Preserve. All told, 21 deer in total were culled without incident
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