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CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (April 7- April 12 )

Discover the latest updates and key developments in local government activities across the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond in our weekly comprehensive report. From legislative meetings to policy reviews, budget discussions, and educational initiatives, this update provides a concise overview of essential matters shaping the future of these regions.


Whether you're a concerned citizen, policymaker, or simply interested in staying informed about local governance, this report offers valuable insights into the decisions and actions that impact your community. Dive into the details of government agendas and stay up-to-date on the critical issues that shape the fabric of these diverse and dynamic localities.


See a complete list of meetings below.



District of Columbia



DC Council

The DC Council will not have a Legislative meeting this week


DC State Board of Education

The DC State Board of Education will not have a public meeting this week.


 

Maryland




Maryland General Assembly:

The Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate are in session.


Follow this link to follow the bills from the Prince George's County House Delegation for the 2024 legislative session and this link to follow bills from the Montgomery County House Delegation.


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Charles County




Board of Charles County Commissioners

The Board of Charles County Commissioners will meet this Tuesday at 9 am. There, they will discuss budget amendments, including an increase in the FY2024 budget for vetting adoptable animals and food costs. They will also seek approval for a VanGO Facility Construction Grant Application and amendments to the FY2025 Annual Transportation Priority Letter.


During the meeting, the Board will receive updates from the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session, including briefings on proposed zoning map amendments and amendments to the Charles County Building Code. These discussions highlighted the ongoing efforts to address various development and regulatory issues within the county, emphasizing the importance of public input and engagement in shaping local policies and decisions.


Charles County Board of Education

The Charles County Board of Education will not hold a public meeting this week

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Montgomery County


Montgomery County Council

The Montgomery County Council will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. for its weekly meeting. Unfortunately, the agenda is not currently public.


Montgomery County Board of Education

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a business meeting this Thursday. The meeting will discuss the Education of English Language Learners, with tentative actions proposed regarding Policy IOD. Technical amendments will be discussed regarding MCPS Procurement Practices and Bid Awards under Policy DJA. Additionally, there will be discussions on mid-year evidence of learning and progress toward graduation, along with updates on safety and security measures in schools


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Prince George's County



Prince George's County Council


The Prince George's County Council will meet tomorrow at 11 am. This week, under the consent agenda, the Council will approve multiyear contracts as part of CR-026-2024, streamlining the process for routine county operations. Notably, the council will discuss several bills, including CB-007-2024 and CB-010-2024, which aim to revise the elderly property tax credit and enhance mental health and firearm safety, respectively. CB-007-2024 will propose changes to the property tax credit system to benefit elderly residents, making it independent of other tax credits. CB-010-2024 will focus on requiring health and safety literature at firearm and ammunition sale points, enhancing public safety. CLPA will delve deep into this bills later in the week.


The council will also deliberate on CB-008-2024, an emergency act to extend the Temporary Rent Stabilization Act, addressing the housing affordability crisis and preventing homelessness. Additionally, CB-013-2024 will be discussed to regulate cannabis use and sales, aligning with state law. Other resolutions of interest that will be considered include CR-005-2024 supporting the creation of a commission on reparations. The meeting will also introduce resolutions like CR-027-2024, designating April as “Second Chance Month” to support the reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals.


Prince George's County Board of Education


The Prince George's County Board of Education will not hold a public meeting this week.

 

Virginia



Virginia General Assembly:

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Alexandria City



Alexandria City Council:

The Alexandria City Council will not hold a legislative meeting this week.


Alexandria City Board of Education


The Alexandria City Board of Education is scheduled to hold a public meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm. The board will discuss the Local Perkins V Plan for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Federal Funds. The session will also provide updates on SEAL implementation, specialized instruction, accountability, and policy revisions.

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Arlington County




Arlington County Board

The Arlington County Board will hold a County Budget Public Hearing this Thursday at 7 pm. Unfortunately, the agenda has not been made public.


Arlington County School Board


The Arlington County School Board will hold a public meeting this Thursday at 7 pm. The meeting will include an update on Elementary English Language Arts. In the action items segment, the board will discuss the Proposed FY2025 Budget, which will be a significant point of discussion for the meeting, alongside a license agreement at 3108 Columbia Pike.

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Fairfax County





Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will not hold a public meeting this week.


Fairfax County School Board

Fairfax County School Board will hold a public meeting this Thursday at 7 pm. During this meeting, the Board will focus on the Strategic Plan Goal 5 Baseline Report concerning innovation. They wiill also have a financial administration review, followed by a policy review of the same topic. New business items will address facilities, transportation, safety, security, and the Special Education Annual Plan, setting the stage for future discussions and actions.


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CLPA will provide continual updates throughout the week on any new developments on our site, on Twitter: @LocalPolicyCTR, and on Facebook @localpolicycenter.


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