City Changes Notification Methods

Gaithersburg Spokesperson Britta Monaco said city officials expect to save $20,000 by not advertising public hearings for ordinances, the budget and the levy of special assessment in local newspapers.

Instead these notices will be posted on the city’s web site at as of July 27.

On August 2, the Mayor and Council also amended the city’s charter and code with respect to public notices for Board of Appeals hearings and historic area work permits. These notices will also be advertised on the city’s website and not in local newspapers as of August 22.

State law requires the city continue to use newspapers of general circulation to advertise petitions for annexation, applications to rezone property, the adoption of comprehensive plans and the establishment of tax rates.