Despite talks of an overhaul, major changes to the City of Rockville’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and Standards probably won’t happen before the November election.
A recent Gazette story Tuesday posed the question to city council members and Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio. They told the newspaper that while they hope to talk about the rules that regulate development in the city and perhaps make some tweaks, major changes were unlikely.
The city’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and Standards are a set of guidelines intended to make sure the city doesn’t take on more development than it can sustain. But some have argued that the guidelines have stifled growth and have failed to keep schools from getting overcrowded.
Rockville’s city elections are Nov. 5.
Councilman Tom Moore is running for re-election. Councilwoman Bridget Donnell Newton and Councilman Mark Pierzchala are running for mayor.
Speak out: Are you disappointed that the city council couldn’t do more with the APFO this term?