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
The DC Council will have a Committee of the Whole Meeting today. During the meeting they will discuss Bill 25-345, “Secure DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2024," which includes provisions that allow police officers to engage in vehicular pursuits and review body-worn camera footage, except in cases involving serious use of force. If passed in its current form, the legislation would also require the Office of Police Complaints (OPC) to keep confidential the names of officers while under investigation, while narrowing the definition of a chokehold.
DC State Board of Education
The DC State Board of Education will not have a public meeting this week.
Maryland General Assembly:
Board of Charles County Commissioners
Tomorrow at 9am, the Board of Charles County Commissioners will hold a hybrid meeting, tackling issues like budget amendments, outside participation guidelines, and the Charter Board's funding requests. Legislative updates, zoning changes, and youth programs in STEM fields are also on the agenda. Public comment and a hearing on the Swan Point Petition Project round out the session.
Charles County Board of Education
The Charles County Board of Education will meet today at 4:30 and will work on their mission statement and hold a public forum before hearing reports on the Pre-K curriculum for 3-year-olds and answering questions about the proposed budget.
Montgomery County Council
It will begin with presentations on Human Trafficking Awareness Month and National Mentoring Month. Then, they'll move on to public hearings on zoning changes, property tax credits for older adults, and a minor master plan amendment. The afternoon will consist of briefings and introductions on various topics, including proposals for additional funding for MCPS health and environmental programs, and updates on the capital improvements program. Finally, the Council will vote on a long list of consent calendar items, confirming appointments to various boards and commissions
Montgomery County Board of Education
The Montgomery County Board of Education will not hold a business meeting this week.
Prince George's County
Prince George's County Council
The Prince George's County Council will meet tomorrow at 9 am with a General Assembly Committee meeting , followed by the Council's main session at 11am. The business meeting includes the introduction CR-002-2024 concerning the County's Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan. THe COuncil will also discuss proposed correspondence such as a letter to the Prince George's County Senate and House Delegations, and reports from the Administrative Officer. The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 11:30 am, followed by a Meet and Greet session with Congressman Glenn Ivey, and a Committee of the Whole meeting at 1:30 pm.
Prince George's County Board of Education
The Prince George's County Board of Education will not have a full Board meeting this week. However, on Thursday at 7:00 pm, the Board will have its virtual FY2025 Budget Public Hearing. Go to this link to join the webinar.
Virginia General Assembly:
The Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate are in session.
Alexandria City Council:
The Alexandria City Council will hold a legislative meeting tomorrow at 6 pm. On he agenda includes several key items for discussion and consideration. Firstly, there is a meeting of the Landmark Community Development Authority Board, although specific details about this item are not provided. This is followed by a resolution for a Closed Executive Session to consult with legal counsel regarding ongoing litigation in the case of Lisa Lapp, et al. v. United States of America, et al. The session is closed to the public to protect the city's negotiating and litigating position.
Other significant items on the agenda include the presentation of a proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month, an update on the Alexandria West Planning, and a resolution to consider grant applications to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for various programs. Additionally, there is a resolution to designate the sites of the Ladrey Senior High Rise and the former Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority Headquarters as a Revitalization Area. The agenda also includes consideration of recommendations on Youth Safety and Resilience and a review of the City Council Calendar. Each of these items is crucial for the ongoing development and administrative functioning of the city.
Alexandria City Board of Education
The Alexandria County Board will have a joint Board meeting with the City CounciL today at 5 pm. The agenda focuses on collaborative efforts to enhance economic efficiency, student performance, and resident services. Key topics include approval of previous meeting summaries, discussion of major projects like the High School Project, facility assessment, budget updates, shared operations, and safety and security. The meeting also covers collective bargaining and discussions about the JLARC K-12 Funding Formula Study.
Arlington County Board
The afternoon session at 3:00 PM covers County Board Business and Reports, which encompass Board and Regional Reports, appointments, County Manager Reports, and the Ballston Quarter Community Development Authority Meeting Agenda. This agenda includes items like the call to order, staff presentations, and resolutions related to the Ballston Quarter CDA Revenue Bonds.
The evening session, starting at 6:30 PM, focuses on Consent Items and Regular Hearing Items scheduled for 6:45 PM, which involve appropriations, grant applications, contracts, and resolutions for the Ballston Quarter Community Development Authority Financing.
Arlington County School Board
The Arlington County School Board will meet on Thursday.The agenda for the Arlington County School Board meeting includes a closed session for personnel actions followed by the regular meeting at 7 pm opening with recognitions and presentations. The meeting covers various consent items like minutes, personnel actions, appointments, and agreements. Announcements from the Board and the Superintendent are scheduled, along with a public comment session. Monitoring items include a briefing on Career and Technical Education Work-Based Learning. Action items include reports on fiscal close-out and the Capital Improvement Plan, while information items discuss the installation of a new HVAC unit at Wakefield High School
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting tomorrow at 9:30 am. The agenda includes a variety of items on beginning with presentations and reports on General Assembly activities, followed by organizational matters and appointments. This includes Board appointments to various regional and internal boards and committees, as well as to citizen boards, authorities, commissions, and advisory groups.
The agenda also covers administrative items, such as street incorporations into the secondary system, approval of traffic calming measures, and a range of financial appropriations and agreements. Action items include the approval of the regular meeting schedule, vacation of a parking reduction, and agreements involving the Police Department and various transportation projects. The meeting concludes with public hearings on various land and development matters.
Fairfax County School Board
The Fairfax County School Board will hold a public meeting this Thursday. The meeting agenda includes a closed session at 5 p.m., followed by the opening of the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Presentations, academic matters, strategic planning, and superintendent updates are scheduled. A performance review at 9 p.m. regarding the instructional program (EE-9) monitoring report. Action items at 9:30 p.m. include the FY 2025 Budget Priorities Resolution followed by the consent agenda items at 10 p.m which covers contracts and appointments. New business, committee reports, and board member comments follow, with adjournment scheduled for 11 pm.