CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (November 13- November 17)
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 full list of meetings below.
District of Columbia
The DC Council will not hold a Legislative Meeting this week. The next Legislative meeting will occur on Tuesday, December 5th.
DC State Board of Education
The DC State Board of Education will have a public meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 pm.
Maryland General Assembly:
However, please see Maryland General Assembly 2023 Dates of Interest for information about pre-filed bills.
Board of Charles County Commissioners
The Board of Charles County Commissioners will meet this Tuesday at 9 am where, among other agenda items, the Board will hear the "Bi-Annual Charles County Health Department Update." Later in the day at 6 pm, the Board will have a Public Hearing on Bill 2023-10 Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 22-170 WCD Watershed Conservation District.
Charles County Board of Education
The Charles County Board of Education will meet tomorrow at 1 pm. At the meeting, the Board will discuss a request to increase the FY 2024 budget. They will also review the Board legislative prioirities for 2024 and provide and overview of the naming process for Elementary School No. 23, which will be located off St. Charles Parkway in White Plains, in the new Highlands neighborhood. It is set to open in August 2025 with space for 778 students.
Montgomery County Council
The Montgomery County Council will meet tomorrow at 9 pm. On the agenda will be two public hearings on budget issues and the introduction and final reading of several bills. The bills and public hearings we highlighted this week are below.
Introduction of Bills
Bill 42-23, Health and Sanitation - Menstrual Products in Public Restrooms - Required
Bill Final Reading
Expedited Bill 39-23, OPT/SLT Bargaining Units - Pension Multipliers - Corrections for Group E and J Members
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 convene its meeting tomorrow at 1 pm. At the meeting, several council bills will have public hearings and a vote to enact them.
A list of those bills can be found below:
CB-025-2023: This ordinance aims to amend the Nonresidential and Mixed Use Form and Design Standards of the Zoning Ordinance. It specifically seeks to prohibit the placement of donation boxes for collecting household and personal items on exterior property areas and associated parking areas. This bill has been through several committee reviews and was favorably recommended to the County Council.
CB-072-2023: Known as the Prince George’s County CHIPS Act of 2023, this act proposes establishing an incentive program for the manufacture, research, and development of semiconductors in Prince George’s County. The bill has undergone amendments and was favorably recommended with changes.
CB-083-2023: This act focuses on updating training requirements for volunteer firefighters, line officers, and chief officers in accordance with national standards. It also aims to streamline the process of updating these standards. The bill was favorably recommended to the County Council.
CB-084-2023: Aimed at improving permit application delays in Prince George’s County, this act proposes establishing an early warning process. It has been amended and favorably recommended with those amendments.
CB-089-2023: This act involves the regulation of taxicabs and limousines, proposing significant changes to existing regulations, including aspects such as inspections, licensing, and rates. It has been favorably recommended with amendments.
CB-099-2023: Concerning county employee access to local health care, this act requires that any health insurer contracted for county employees include at least one plan with an inpatient hospital in Prince George’s County in its network. The bill was favorably recommended with amendments.
CB-103-2023: This act deals with county real property, declaring certain parcels as surplus and approving the disposal plan. It was favorably recommended with amendments.
CB-068-2023: Pertaining to the RMF-48 Zone, this ordinance limits multifamily dwelling uses and development under specified circumstances. It was favorably recommended with amendments.
CB-086-2023: This act focuses on subdivision regulations and public safety facilities, specifically repealing a provision for a discretionary waiver for compliance with public safety facilities mitigation requirements. It was favorably recommended to the County Council.
There are also several resolutions elgible for a final reading. Those resolutions include CR-085-2023 (Local Impact Grant Funeligible for final readingds Multiyear Plan), CR-086-2023, CR-095-2023, CR-100-2023 (concerning county real property), and CR-099-2023 (related to the FY 2024 Annual Action Plan for Housing and Community Development) were also considered. These resolutions generally involve appropriations, funding reallocations, and regulatory approvals.
Prince George's County Board of Education
Virginia General Assembly:
The Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate are adjourned and not in session.
Alexandria City Council:
The Alexandria City Council will meet tomorrow at 5:30 pm. At the meeting they will receive resignations from several boards and commissions, such as the Alexandria Transportation Commission and the Alexandria Archaeological Commission, among others. Additionally, various uncontested appointments will be made to boards, committees, and commissions, including the Ad Hoc Stormwater and Flood Mitigation Advisory Group and the Commission for the Arts.
The Council will discuss the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending September 30, 2023, and deliberate on the annual collection of taxes, including the authorization to write off certain property tax balances. They will considering a budget resolution for the operating budget and the Capital Improvement Program and work on the FY 2025 Budget.
Alexandria City Board of Education
Arlington County Board
The Arlington County Board will have a County Board Recessed Meeting tomorrow at 3:00 pm. The agenda, however, has not been made public yet. Check back on the county board site tomorrow for the full agenda.
Arlington County School Board
The Arlington County School Board will not have a school board meeting this week.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will not hold a full committee meeting this week.
Fairfax County School Board
The Fairfax County School Board will not hold a full school board meeting this week. Ther will be,however, a works session tomorrow at 10 am where the Board will discuss the Strategic Plan Goal 3 Baseline Report.