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CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (January 29- February 2)

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. However, this week, there will be a series of performance oversight hearings covering various committees, including Health, Executive Administration & Labor, Recreation, Libraries & Youth Affairs, Business & Economic Development, Judiciary & Public Safety, and Housing. These hearings will assess the performance and activities within these areas of the DC government.


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 on the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session, providing insights into legislative matters. The Commission will also discuss a proposed Code of Ethics update (Bill 2024-02) and a Zoning Text Amendment related to Transit Oriented Development Zone (Bill 2024-03), as well as an update on the Resilience Authority of Charles County Activities.



Charles County Board of Education

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


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Montgomery County


Montgomery County Council

The Montgomery County Council will hold its regular meeting tomorrow at 9:30 am

During the session, there will be several interviews for the Advisory Commission on Policing and various public hearings. The day's agenda includes three separate interview sessions for the Advisory Commission on Policing. The first panel is scheduled for 9:35 a.m., followed by the second at 10:35 a.m., and the third at 2:00 p.m., each accompanied by a staff report.


In addition to these interviews, the Council will host several public hearings in the afternoon, starting at 1:30 p.m. These include discussions on the Spending Affordability Guidelines for the FY25 Operating Budget, various special appropriations to the FY24 Operating Budget for departments like Health and Human Services and Transportation, amendments to the FY23-28 Capital Improvements Program, and supplemental appropriations for various county services and initiatives.


Montgomery County Board of Education

The Montgomery County Board of Education will not hold a business meeting this week. However, the Board will hold an Operating Budget Work Session tomorrow at 10 am.


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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. Key items on the agenda include a resolution (CR-003-2024) concerning the correction of the 2023 Urban Street Design Standards. This involves amending specifications and standards for highway and street construction of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, correcting an error in a previous resolution, and establishing retroactive effective dates. There are also several proposed letters addressing different topics: One to Michael A. Jackson and Nicole Williams regarding the position of the Prince George's County Council on proposed state legislation, another to Alex Donahue of The Maryland Interagency Commission on School Construction responding to concerns raised in a previous communication, a letter of support to Judy Mickens-Murray regarding a Financial Review and Transfer Request for FY 23, and a letter to County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks transmitting the Council's Legislative Calendar and Appointments Schedule for 2024.


Additionally, the agenda includes briefings on various topics. The first briefing involves the Management Advisory Project Charge Program, with presentations by Renee M. Kenney of the Office of the Inspector General and Donna Herring of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The second briefing focuses on Juvenile Services/Youth Delinquency, featuring contributions from multiple departments and agencies including the State's Attorney's Office, Police Department, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, and the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning - Parks & Recreation.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 On February 1st, the Board of Education (BOE) will hold a series of virtual meetings. They will have a Special Executive Session at 4:15 pm, followed by an FY2025 Budget Work Session at 5:00 pm, and conclude with an FY2025 Budget Public Hearing at 7:30 pm, all conducted via Zoom. These meetings will focus on discussing and planning the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with the public hearing providing an opportunity for community input and engagement.



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 not hold a public meeting of the full Board this week.



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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 not hold a public meeting of the full Board this week.








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Fairfax County


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will not hold a public meeting of the full Board this week. However, there will be a Legislative Committee meeting this Friday at 4 pm. The agenda for this meeting has not been made public yet.



Fairfax County School Board

The Fairfax County School Board will not hold a public meeting of the full Board this week. There will, however, be a School Board Work Session meeting tomorrow at 10:30 am. During the meeting, the Board will have a discussion of the School Board Advisory Committee's reforms and the new draft Operating Manual.


 

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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