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Returning from its month-long break, the Takoma Park City Council met Monday night in part to confirm what issues it wants to focus on that will appear in the general assembly legislative session beginning Wednesday.

City Lobbyist Michele Douglas reviewed the city’s priorities previously set during a fall council meeting.

The city’s top priority, Douglas confirmed with the council, is transportation funding in terms of both highway user revenue and the Purple Line project.

Douglas identified other priorities the council determined, including preventing the addition of vehicular lanes on Route 410, looking for state funds to put toward the New Hampshire Avenue redevelopment plans, and improving the reliability of utility companies.

Council members also added the banning of polystyrene containers in school and gun control as issues for the city to prioritize.

lpowers@gazette.net