Rockville Chamber of Commerce Legislative Agenda Goals
The member-elected Board of Directors leads the Rockville Chamber of Commerce in all of its operations. Here is a list of of accomplishments for this fiscal year.
Make the Rockville Town Center a vibrant destination
Work in partnership with the City, REDI, FRIT, Visarts and other stakeholders to make Rockville Town Center a vibrant destination with the arts and culture as a focus.
Goal: Work in partnership with the City of Rockville, Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT), Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) and other stakeholders to make Rockville Town Center (RTC) a vibrant destination in accordance with the ULI TAP report and with arts and culture as a focus.
Support improving connections between Montgomery College and Town Center.
Support the creation of more vibrant and active signage to mark the arrival in RTC, including along Rockville Pike, and Promenade Park.
Work with REDI, the City of Rockville and FRIT on exploring ways to attract and retain merchants in RTC, including reviewing parking rates and hours, types of merchants approached for leasing opportunities.
Create a working group to explore ways to increase development density in RTC in order to make it a vibrant and active destination.
Work with the City of Rockville, REDI, and other stakeholders, including WAMTA to improve access to the Rockville Metro station and make it more inviting and attractive through art, culture, and destination entertainment events that differentiate RTC from its competitors.
Challenge stakeholders to find, identify the key transportation issues with solutions
Promote and support policies designed to explore and improve transportation options with a focus on their economic impact to the business community.
Goal: Partner with the City of Rockville, REDI and other stakeholders to review and explore transportation issues affecting Rockville residents and businesses.
Continue working with all stakeholders on the Managed Lane Studies regarding 270 and 495 and promote leveraging of smart technologies, review of road capacity, transit options, and telework policies.
Continue advocating to ensure that the State Highway Administration moves forward with West End Noise Barrier Project.
Advocate for increased investment from WMATA for Rockville metro/transportation stations.
Partner with the City of Rockville, REDI, the Pedestrian Safety Action Taskforce, and other stakeholders to research and advocate for policies to improve pedestrian safety.
Rockville Chamber of Commerce Current Action Items:
SB527 Testimony – IN SUPPORT of SB527- Health Insurance – Policy of Group Health Insurance – Associations
Letter to Chair, Ways and Means Committee and Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee – Regarding concerns about the numerous tax increases and potential rollback of certain tax credits proposed during this Legislative Session.
Letter to the Congressional Delegation for Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia from the Greater Washington Partnership, of which RCC is a member. – Regarding business economic stimulus during the COVID-19 Health crisis.
Letter to Congressional Delegation for Maryland urging Economic support for 501(c)6 and 501(c)5 organizations during the COVID-19 Crisis