New safety measures are set to begin on July 5 at the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. Visitors will enter at one of two designated, ADA-accessible public entrances. One is in front of the building near the second-floor cafeteria. The other entrance is adjacent to the first-floor auditorium near the parking garage adjacent to the building. Signs will be posted that identify the two public entrances. The safety enhancements will include screening stations and security personnel.
Screening stations will be in operation from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Public access to the Council Office Building will not be available outside of these hours.
For public hearings and meetings attended by many visitors, those coming to the building may experience a line to enter and are asked to plan accordingly. For Council public hearings, visitors may want to base their arrival time on the order of the speakers’ list, which is available online by 11 a.m. the day of the hearing for afternoon hearings, and by 3 p.m. for evening hearings.
More information is available at Council Office Building Security Video and Press Release.