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Dear Ward 3 residents,

The Takoma Park City Council has a regular public meeting (virtual) tonight, Wednesday, July 7, at 7:30pm. Please see the agenda below.

As many of you know, a large tree fell on Sherman Ave just before the Fourth of July weekend. I'm relieved that no one was physically hurt, but it did cause significant damage to one house and car, and loss of power to a number of residents. Please be in touch if there is anything I can help with as the recovery continues.


City Council Meeting Agenda
Meetings held virtually on Zoom
Watch the meetings live or recorded here

Wednesday, July 7 - 7:30pm
See full agenda here



Other News & Information
COVID-19 Updates
The Takoma Park COVID-19 Data Dashboard has been updated with data through July 1, 2021:
  • Since the previous week, 397 more residents became fully-vaccinated and 307 more became at least partially-vaccinated, bringing the city's total fully-vaccinated residents to 12,273 (69.4% of all residents) and partially to 14,064 (79.6%).
  • There were two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Takoma Park in the last week, bringing the city's total to 1,728 since the start of the pandemic. With cases again rising in the US as the more-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads and with 48 cases of the variant reported in Maryland since June 22, unvaccinated residents are encouraged to get vaccinated. In Maryland between May 10 and June 8, 97% of new COVID-19 cases and 89% of hospitalizations and deaths involved unvaccinated residents. Current vaccines have been shown to be effective at both preventing people from getting the Delta variant and reducing the severity of symptoms from the Delta variant.
  • There was one new death reported due to COVID-19 in the 20912 zip code, bringing the zip code's total to 40 since the start of the pandemic.
City Manager Transition
Former City Manager Suzanne Ludlow retired at the end of June after 27 years working with the City, seven of which were as City Manager. Incoming City Manager Jamal Fox will begin on August 2. Deputy City Manager Jessica Clarke is serving as Acting City Manager during July. Please see this blog post for more information.

Coffee with a Cop
Join the Takoma Park Police Department for Coffee with a Cop at Takoma Bev Co, 6917 Laurel Ave, next Thursday, July 15, from 9-11am. See here for more info.

Join the Youth Council!
The Takoma Park Youth Council is recruiting applications for the 2021-22 year! All Takoma Park students who are a rising 7-12th grader are urged to apply. See here for more information. Apply here. Deadline is July 11.

Around the Community

Sad Loss in Ward 3
Takoma Park Ward 3 resident Jeremy Black passed away last week as a result of a stray bullet in DC. This is a sad loss for his family, friends, and our community. I know many of you knew him and his family well and have felt this loss greatly. A memorial has been set up at the TraRon Center for anyone who wishes to contribute. Please keep Jeremy's family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
Kacy Kostiuk  -  -  202-617-9295
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