Councilwoman Shivali Shah

Proudly Representing Ward 2 in Mount Rainier, MD



Election Day!

Election Day! Historic Turnout for Mount Rainier! The most number of voters that have turned out in Ward 1 and 2 in decades (possibly ever). As a city, we should be proud: About 480 residents voted. That is more than… Continue Reading →

Candidates’ Forum at City Hall

April 18-The League of Women Voters hosted the Mount Rainier’s Candidate Forum organized by the MtR Board of Elections. Questions were submitted by audience members. The event was broadcast on the local government channel. Topics of questions included: fostering stronger… Continue Reading →

Rezoning of PG County

County Councilwoman Deni Taveras held a meeting about the county-wide re-zoning of PG County. Zoning laws in this county are over 40 years old and need to be updated to suit modern advances. This meeting allowed the Councilwoman and her… Continue Reading →

County “Litter Blitz” on Queens Chapel Rd & Rhode Island Ave

County Councilwoman Deni Taveras announced there would be a massive “Litter Blitz” happening on two particular days in April in which PG County will be coming through to do a one-time litter clean-up along the “arterial roads”…or as she re-phrased… Continue Reading →

MRBA Candidates Forum

On Wednesday evening, the Mount Rainier Business Association hosted their first ever Candidates’ Forum. Questions were taken ahead of time from local businesses and the public.   Welcome by Larry Solomon, MRBA President 2 Minute Opening Statements  from each candidate… Continue Reading →

On the Ballot!!!

Monday night was the night to submit your name to be on the ballot for the May 4 election. I came armed with 94 signatures. They went through some pages and gave the rest back since they didn’t need so… Continue Reading →

Cleaning up our environment with Friends of Dueling Creek

Newly formed Friends of Dueling Creek are organizing a clean up day. Dueling Creek runs through Mount Rainier, but not many residents are aware of its beauty or the environmental issues from which it suffers. Ward 2 resident, Fran Toler,… Continue Reading →

MtR Police Dept meets with Community Members

Last night’s community meeting with the MtR Police Department had Chief Scott and the entire police department answering resident’s questions. Questions ranged from ways in which officers de-escalate a situation, issues officers face during a heated encounter, MtR in the… Continue Reading →

State Highway Administration Meeting re: Queens Chapel Road

I attended last night’s State Highway Administration’s meeting with the community on redoing Queens Chapel Road between Hamilton Avenue and Eastern Avenue. Community members commented on their concerns including: traffic calming devices, plants & trees, bike lanes, sidewalks, and traffic… Continue Reading →

Tour of MtR Police Station

Police Chief Michael Scott gave a tour of the Mount Rainier Police Department to me and current MtR Councilmembers Jesse Christopherson & Jacqlyn Riposo. Through speaking with Scott and other members of the MRPD, I learned about some of their… Continue Reading →

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