Final numbers released Friday confirmed Kabir's victory with 1,008 votes.
In 2019, the council voted to sell bonds to pay for the new city hall and Duvall Field project. Kennedy supported selling the bonds, but was absent at the meeting, while Kabir and Mitchell voted against it.
Properties such as under-leased commercial properties, vacant housing, abandoned buildings and unused lots would be included in the tax increase.
University of Maryland student concerns and local businesses were at the forefront of Monday’s College Park mayoral town hall at Stamp Student Union.
Lorente is the associate dean for academic affairs and the master’s program director for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Council members proposed creating a neighborhood guide to introduce students to civic associations, public officials and other parts of city government.
The special election comes after the March resignation and arrest of former mayor Patrick Wojahn. It will take place May 6 in the College Park City Hall.
For each cent the tax rate is raised, the city could receive around $175,000 additional revenue, according to city documents.
Election day voting will be held May 6 at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will be at Davis Hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m May 2.
There were 82 transports to hospitals as a result of an emergency psychiatric situation last year, according to Lt. Rosanne Hoaas.