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CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (July24-July 28)

This is CLPA's weekly update on legislative meetings in the DC Metro area for the week. This week, several councils and boards are in recess, but there are still important discussions and proposals taking place in various counties.


The Board of Charles County Commissioners will be busy this week, convening on July 25 and July 26. Key topics on the agenda include a briefing and a request to introduce Bill 2023-08, which focuses on Property Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responders. Additionally, they will discuss HB508 and SB61. Another crucial discussion will be on the proposed zoning requirements for cannabis dispensaries.


This week, the Montgomery County Council will introduce Bill 32-23, aiming to make amendments to the Policing Advisory Commission, particularly regarding member appointments and the Commission's scope. Additionally, there will be a final reading on Bill 28-23, which focuses on the use of fuel energy tax funds by Montgomery County's Green Bank to promote clean energy technologies and projects.


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. on July 25. The meeting will involve several requests from the County Executive, including a request to increase the FY 2024 appropriation level, covering both the County and the School's FY 2023 Carryover Review.


While some councils and boards are on recess, others have important discussions and proposals on their agenda. Be sure to look at the full agendas linked below. Stay informed, engaged, and look forward to future updates on the governance of your communities. Be sure to watch for full updates from CLPA as the week progress, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need further information.



District of Columbia


DC Council

The DC Council is in recess this week and will not meet.


DC State Board of Education

There will be no public meeting of the DC State Board of Education this week


 

Maryland


Maryland General Assembly:

Both the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate are currently adjourned and not in session.






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Charles County



Board of Charles County Commissioners

The Board of Charles County Commissioners will meet this week on July 25 and July 26. Major topics of discussion will be the briefing and request to introduce Bill 2023-08 Property Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responders and have a discussion on HB508 and SB61. The Board will also discuss proposed zoning requirements for cannabis dispensaries.


The public can access additional resources such as the 2023 Local Legislative Proposals Package and the 2023 BOCC Session Calendar with Public Comment Dates.


Charles County Board of Education

There will be no board meeting of the Charles County Board of Education this week.


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Montgomery County


Montgomery County Council

This week in the Montgomery County Council, there will see the introcuction of Bill 32-23, Police - Policing Advisory Commission - Amendments, which would amend the law regarding the Policing Advisory Commission regarding the appointment of members and scope of the Commission. There will also be a final reading on Bill 28-23, Taxation – Fuel Energy Tax – Green Bank, which would restrict the use of fuel energy tax funds by the Montgomery County’s Green Bank to only support activities that promote the investment in clean energy technologies and to provide financing for clean energy technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and not resiliency activities.


Montgomery County Board of Education

The Montgomery County Board of Education will not meet this week.

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Prince George's County


Prince George's County Council

The Prince George's County Council will not meet this week.


Prince George's County Board of Education

There will be no board meeting of the Prince George's County Board of Education this week.


 




Virginia

Virginia General Assembly:

Both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate are adjourned and not in session.





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Alexandria City:



Alexandria City Council:

The Alexandria City Council will not hold a meeting



Alexandria City Board of Education:

No meeting of the Alexandria City School Board is scheduled for this week.




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Arlington County


Arlington County Board

There is no Arlington County Board meeting this week.



Arlington County School Board

There is no Arlington County School Board this week






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Fairfax County


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

There is no Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. on July 25. The meeting will have a large number of requests from the County Executive needing approval, including a request to increase the FY 2024 appropriation level, which would encompass both the County and the School's FY 2023 Carryover Review.




Fairfax County School Board

There will be no Fairfax County School Board meeting this week.


 


Staying informed about local policies is of utmost importance as they significantly impact our daily lives. From zoning laws to school funding, these decisions affect everything from the cost of living to the quality of education. Therefore, it's crucial to be aware of what's happening in our communities and voice our opinions when shaping policies that affect us all. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to stay informed about these proceedings and engage with their local representatives to contribute to the decision-making process and ensure their voices are heard. 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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