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Week in Preview: Who’s Running in Rockville’s Election, Food Recovery Program Unveiled, More

What to have on radar this week in Rockville.

Rockville City Hall, Rockville, MD. (FILE | Rockville Patch)
Rockville City Hall, Rockville, MD. (FILE | Rockville Patch)

Elections | Who’s running for Mayor, council
Claire Marcuccio Whitaker and Don Hadley, chairman of the Rockville Planning Commission, filed last-minute to run for Rockville City Council seats Friday, The Gazette reports. Four others vying for council seats—Julie Palakovich Carr, Beryl L. Feinberg, Tom Moore (who’s running for re-election), and Virgina Onley. The four are all part of the Team Rockville slate. Councilman Mark Pierzchala—who leads the Team Rockville slate—and councilwoman Bridget Donnell Newton are running for mayor. See >>> “Field of Rockville candidates gets last-minute addition” at Gazette.net. 

On the agenda | The Rockville City Council meets tonight
A resolution to build 144 more townhouse at King Farm is expected to go before the Mayor and Council tonight. The Rockville City Council is also expected to discuss changes to the laws meant to govern growth within the city. City council meetings are 7 p.m. at Rockville City Hall and are broadcast live on Rockville 11. View the agenda here

Advisory | Roadwork scheduled on Rockville Pike, Veirs Mill
Portions of Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road will be closed as the city replaces a water main. The construction is expected to take place 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, between First Street and Baltimore Road, and expected to last two months. One northbound lane will be closed during construction. Temporary water service interruptions are possible 

Community  | County expected to unveil food recovery program in Rockville
County officials and food advocates will be in Rockville on Tuesday to unveil a plan to connect unused food to those who need it. Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist 5) of Silver Spring, who’s led the effort, is expected to outline the steps needed for a successful food recovery program, which would take the leftover food from places like grocery stores, restaurants and other providers and donate them food banks and homeless shelters. A council-appointed work group is expected to present its report to the County Council Tuesday morning.

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