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CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (March 4 - March 8)

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 tomorrow at noon. Bills of interest are:

  • B25-0056 - Dram Shop Clarification Amendment Act of 2023 (now known as "Restaurant Revitalization and Dram Shop Clarification Amendment Act of 2023")This week, the Council will host several performance oversight hearings on various aspects of the DC Government.

  • 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

The Board of Charles County Commissioners will hold a session tomorrow at 9 am. Tomorrow meeting will focus on legislative updates concerning the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session. Notable discussions will revolve around various approval items, including requests for Congressional Federal Earmark Funds for County Projects/Initiatives, budget amendments and transfers, and letters of support for initiatives such as the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park and Veterans' Treatment in the Courts. Additionally, there will be discussions on bills and zoning text amendments, such as Bill 2024-(06) regarding Short Term Rentals and proposed zoning amendments for the Aviation Business Park. The meeting will also feature briefings on topics like the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and statewide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Attendees will engage in closed sessions and open sessions, covering a range of critical topics for Charles County's development and governance.



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

In tomorrow's Montgomery County Council meeting at of several bills will be introduced during the Legislative Session. Among these is Bill 7-24, sponsored by Council Vice President Stewart, addressing Landlord-Tenant Relations with a focus on Tenant Protection and Notification. This bill has garnered co-sponsorship from several councilmembers, indicating a broad interest in addressing tenant rights and protections within the county. Additionally, Bill 8-24, sponsored by Councilmember Sayles, aims to amend Human Rights and Civil Liberties by introducing Fair Criminal History and Credit Screenings. These bills signify the council's commitment to ensuring fairness and equity within the community, particularly regarding housing and employment practices.


The Council will also discuss zoning matters, with Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 23-10 addressing Parking, Queuing, and Loading. This amendment may have implications for land use and development within Montgomery County, reflecting the council's ongoing efforts to manage growth and transportation concerns. Additionally, the meeting will feature presentations recognizing International Women’s Day and celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mary Robinson Capacity Partners, highlighting the council's acknowledgment of significant societal milestones and achievements. Overall, the meeting promises to address various legislative and community matters vital to the well-being and development of Montgomery County.


Montgomery County Board of Education

The Montgomery County Board of Education will not hold a business meeting this week.


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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 and will introduce several significant resolutions. One of them, CR-012-2024, aims to establish a work group tasked with reviewing and updating the county's procurement regulations and requirements. Sponsored by Council Member Hawkins, this resolution reflects an effort to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the county's procurement processes. Additionally, CR-014-2024 proposes the establishment of The Central Avenue - Blue/Silver Line Corridor Development Review Advisory Council. Sponsored by Council Members Oriadha, Ivey, and Blegay, this resolution seeks to define the council's membership, duties, and operating procedures to facilitate the development along the designated corridor.


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 not hold a public meeting of the full Board this week. However, there will be a joint City Council/School Board Worksession March 6th at 7:00 pm. The agenda has not been made public as of today.


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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 on

Thursday at 7 pm. One of the focal points will be the discussion concerning revisions to School Board Policy B-3.2, which centers on Board Leadership. Additionally, the Board will discuss a Firearms Safety Resolution, underscoring the board's proactive approach to ensuring the safety and security of students and staff within Arlington Public Schools.

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Fairfax County


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting  

tomorrow at 9:30 am where they will consider several authorization requests to advertise public hearings on proposed amendments to the County Code. These include potential changes to taxation, zoning ordinances, and land development services fee schedules, demonstrating the county's ongoing efforts to adapt regulatory frameworks to evolving community needs and priorities. Additionally, the approval of the Forest Pest Management Program and the Disease Carrying Insects Program will be on the agenda. The meeting will include action items such as the approval of comments on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) Proposed FY2025 Operating Budget and FY2025-2030 Capital Improvement Program.


Fairfax County School Board

As stated above, the Fairfax County School Board will hold a public meeting tomorrow at 7 pm. The agenda includes a performance review session at 8:30 p.m., focusing on the Financial Planning (EL-5) Monitoring Report. Following this, the meeting will transition to a policy review at 9:15 p.m., specifically addressing Financial Planning (EL#5) Policy Review. Presentations to the School Board scheduled for 9:30 p.m. will provide updates on academic matters, superintendent initiatives, and a review of the FY 2024 Third Quarter Budget.

 

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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