December 17, 2020
Mother Nature has finally let us know it's December! Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the County's snow emergency procedures before our first big snowfall.
Working together, County residents can play an important role in helping the Department of Public Works and Transportation provide more effective snow removal to all of our communities. The following actions will benefit all of us during snow emergencies:
- Don't drive except when absolutely necessary.
- Don't park on snow emergency routes.
- Park only on even-numbered sides of residential streets or in driveways.
- In big storms, understand that our Phase 1 plowing operation is intended to provide passable conditions only. This permits us to provide all communities with a passable way out as early as possible. If necessary, we then return during Phase 2 to clear most of the traveled way.
- If possible shovel driveways after the road has been plowed to avoid having driveways blocked by snow plowing operations.
- Wait for 48 hours after precipitation has stopped to call the Snow Information Center at 301-350-0500.
Virtual Connection: Police Reform Work
Please join Council Chair Calvin Hawkins, Maryland Delegates Erek Barron, Alonzo Washington, Nicole Williams, and me on Monday, December 21, from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm to learn more about the police reform work happening at the State and County and ask your questions.
Meals for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
My team and I are so grateful for everyone's understanding that we needed to postpone our food distribution for District 3 seniors and individuals with disabilities from Wednesday to tomorrow, Friday, December 18.
If you made a reservation, you may pick up your box of meals, box of groceries, and box of holiday treats between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at United Baptist Church, 7701 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton.
If you requested delivery you should expect your boxes between about 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Sending a great big THANK YOU to the nearly 50 volunteers who will be making these deliveries!! This effort simply would not be possible without their help.
We anticipate we will have several additional boxes to distribute to District 3 seniors age 60+ and individuals with disabilities of any age beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.
County Council Briefings -- COVID Vaccine, Body Worn Cameras, CARES Act Funding
The County Council met on Tuesday to address several items, including approval of the County Executive's most recent Emergency Order, and a briefing on the status of the COVID vaccine in Prince George's County. Read the executive order here
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety, Mark Magaw, and Interim Chief of Police Hector Velez provided an update on body worn cameras. Stanley Earley, Director of the Office of Management and Budget updated the Council on the status of CARES funding. These briefings will be available for viewing shortly online here: https://pgccouncil.us/303/County-Council-Video.
Please take a few minutes to read the items on the sidebar to the right for numerous opportunities to help others in need this holiday season as well as some safe ideas for holiday fun.
SATURDAY! Greater Riverdale Cares Holiday Distribution - December 19
My office, in partnership with our Greater Riverdale Cares Partners including Christian Life Center's Passion and Compassion Ministry, Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development, the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and more will host a holiday food distribution on Saturday, December 19, at 12:00 pm, at Park Tanglewood.
Please enter on Tanglewood Drive at the intersection with Riverdale Road. Walk-ups welcome but must be in line by 12:00 pm.
As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my Facebook page. #onlytogether
Together Strengthening Our Community,