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CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (February 5 - February 9)

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 have a Legislative meeting today at 12:00 pm. Below is a list of a few of the important bills to be discussed today. CLPA will be tracking these bills throughout the legislative process.


  • B25-0005 - Uniform Commercial Code Amendment Act of 2023

  • B25-0282 - Housing Subsidy Contract Stabilization Amendment Act of 2023

  • B25-0317 - Extended Students' Right to Home or Hospital Instruction Amendment Act of 2023

  • B25-0345 - Accountability and Victim Protection Amendment Act of 2023 (now known as "Secure DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2024")


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

Tomorrow at 9am, the Board of Charles County Commissioners will hold a session, which includes both virtual and limited in-person participation. There will be a presentation of the FY2024 Budget Amendment Increase and a Budget Transfer Request, and they will discuss a Change Order for the Mattawoman Waste Water Treatment Plant Flow Equalization Basin project. The Board will hear a presentation on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) County Plan for approval.


The meeting also included legislative updates related to the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session, with discussions led by various officials and lobbyists. Furthermore, proposed bills on a 9-1-1 Fee Increase and an Amendment to Zoning Text Amendment 21-169 Critical Area will be introduced and scheduled for public hearings. Finally, other agenda items, such as the FY2024 General Fund Review, Swan Point Petition Project, Targeted Sign Enforcement in the Waldorf Urban Development Corridor, and the creation of Revenue Authority Local Legislation, will be discussed. n.



Charles County Board of Education

The Charles County Board of Education will hold a town hall today at 7 pm where they will talk about the county's food and nutrition services.


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Montgomery County


Montgomery County Council

The Montgomery County Council will held its regular meeting today tomorrow at 9:30 am The legislative session will start with an interview of Dr. Nina Ashford, the County Executive's nominee for Chief of Public Health Services. Subsequently, discussions involve Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Spending Affordability Guidelines and Spending Affordability Guidelines for the FY25 Operating Budget.


The meeting also includes legislative sessions featuring the introduction and withdrawal of bills, call of bills for final reading, and actions related to the following bills:


  • Bill 12-23, Police - Traffic Stops - Limitations (The Safety and Traffic Equity Policing (STEP) Act) (withdrawal )

  • Bill 2-24, Police - Traffic Stops - Consent Search of Motor Vehicle and Data Collection ("Freedom to Leave Act")

  • Expedited Bill 46-23, OPT/SLT Bargaining Units - Pension and Retirement Adjustments

  • Expedited Bill 41-23, Fire and Rescue Services - Length of Service Awards Program for Volunteers - Amendments

  • Expedited Bill 1-24, Bond Authorization


CLPA will be tracking the above bills throughout the legislative process.


The day concludes with a public hearing on the FY25 Capital Budget and FY25-30 Capital Improvements Program. The meeting highlights a significant legislative agenda with various bills, resolutions, and budget-related discussions.


Montgomery County Board of Education

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a business meeting today at 11:00 am. The meeting will include discussions on Human Resources and Development, public comments from multiple individuals, and an oral discussion on Complaints and Investigations based on the Office of Inspector General Report. Later in the day, the Board will address the approval of the District Assessment Committee and have discussions on recommended positions regarding legislative matters and consent items related to procurement contracts and various facility-related approvals. The meeting will conclude with reports on legal fees and construction progress, along with discussions on closed sessions and new business within the Board of Education items.


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Prince George's County



Prince George's County Council


The Prince George's County Council will met today at 11 am. During the meeting they discuss various Council Bills:

  1. CB-001-2024 focused on adding African American Business Enterprises to the Prince George's County Business Expansion and Start-Up Grant Program.

  2. CB-002-2024 addressed amendments to the Housing Code of Prince George's County, including the provision for email-based service of notices of violation, civil citations, and administrative citations.

  3. CB-003-2024 discussed the requirement for lactation rooms in certain County buildings and real property.

  4. CB-004-2024 involved revisions to parental leave eligibility for County employees.

Additionally, there was an agenda letter (LTR 02062024) regarding the Council's position on proposed State legislation, and a briefing (BR 02062024) focused on an update to Subtitle 25 related to trees and vegetation.



Prince George's County Board of Education


The Prince George's County Board of Education will not have a full Board 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 County Board will hold a public meeting of the full Board this Thursday at 6:30 pm. The Consent Calendar included several actions such as Personnel Actions, the FY 2024 Monthly Financial Report, FY 2024 Budget Transfer Report Q2, Policy Adoption, and various appointments and minutes approvals.

Old Business included discussions on their Authorization of Collective Bargaining, while New Business covered reports on the FY 2023 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, FY 2024 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Quarterly Report, CIP Quarterly Reserve Report, and Policy Revision.


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Arlington County


Arlington County Board

The Arlington County Board will not hold a public meeting of the full Board this week.


Arlington County School Board

The Arlington County School Board will hold a public meeting of the full Board this Thursday at 7 pm. Consent items will include, personnel actions, appointments to School Board Advisory Committees, and the approval of an Alternative Accreditation Plan for Arlington Community High School. The Board will also include the FY 2024 Mid-Year Fiscal Monitoring Report and a Human Resources update. Finally, an action item focused on the installation of a new HVAC unit for the Wakefield High School Pool.

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Fairfax County


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting of the full Board today at 9:30 am. The meeting begins with the presentation of the Best Workplaces for Commuter Awards and the presentation of the Don Smith Award. A report on General Assembly Activities followed, providing insights into legislative activities.


Board members and the County Executive will present matters and administrative items, including streets into the Secondary System, extension of review periods, zoning ordinance amendments, property leases, and public hearings on various topics, including the Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2025 and the sale of sewer revenue bonds. Action items included the approval to authorize and execute a Project Administration Agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation for signage replacement on Route 29 and Route 50.

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Fairfax County School Board

The Fairfax County School Board will hold a public meeting of the full Board on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The agenda includes actions such as the proposed FY 2025-2029 Capital Improvement Program and the Executive Expectation Process. Presentations covered the FY 2025 Proposed Budget, academic matters, student representative matters, and superintendent matters. New business items were presented for future consideration, including the Learning Environment and Relationships with Students (EE-10) Monitoring Report, Policy 2245, and the Glasgow Middle School Boundary Study Scope.

Board committee reports were briefly discussed, followed by board members' comments.


 

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


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