• CLPA Policy Staff

CLPA Weekly Policy Recap and List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (Sept 20th - Sept 24)

Here is CLPA’s weekly recap of important policy news you may have missed, as well as a list of upcoming meetings.




Statewide Updates


District of Columbia


Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau officially transmitted the results of the 2020 Census to Mayor Muriel Bowser. Now, the DC Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting can announce when the redistricting process officially starts. The DC Office of Planning (OP), which houses the DC State Data Center, released an online tool to help interested stakeholders participate in the redistricting process by creating their own maps to submit to the Subcommittee.


For more information about the redistricting tool, please visit here.


Maryland


Last week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is immediately authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all Marylanders 65 and older who are living in congregate care settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential drug treatment centers, and developmentally disabled group homes. In addition, Governor Hogan announced the launch of the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Project, a $3 million community-based, door-to-door canvassing effort to directly engage Marylanders living in areas with low vaccination rates in order to encourage more vaccinations and provide health education in at-risk neighborhoods.


To read the full announcement from Governor Hogan, please visit here.


Virginia


Last Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced the additional appointments to his Administration including Abbey Philips as the new Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth. Abbey served as Senator Jennifer McClellan’s Chief of Staff for nearly ten years, beginning with then Delegate McClellan in 2012. Abbey is a co-founder of Collective 365 and has been a volunteer with Henrico CASA since 2008. Abbey earned her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Policy from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.


Governor Northan also announced several Board Appointments including:

  • Board of Dentistry

  • Board of Forestry

  • Board of Long-Term Care Administrators

  • Board of Nursing

  • Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Natural History

  • Potomac River Fisheries Commission

  • Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation

  • Virginia Board of Workforce Development

For a complete list of Board appointees, please visit here.


September 19th - September 23th Meetings


Washington, DC



DC Council
DC Board of Education
  1. All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony at public meetings. Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at a public meeting are asked to notify Board staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888, by email at sboe@dc.gov, or by form no later than 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Individuals are asked to furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any.

Maryland



Charles County


Board of Charles County Commissioners

Board of Education
  • No meetings this week

Montgomery County


Montgomery County Council

  1. Worksession (Committee recomendations expected) Expedited Bill 30-21- Landlord-Tenant Relations - Restrictions During Emergencies - Extended Limitations Against Rent Increases and Late Fees

  1. Worksession on Expedited Bill 34-20, Police – Disciplinary Procedures – Police Labor Relations – Duty to Bargain – Amendments

Prince George’s County


Prince George’s County Council
  1. CB-058-2021-AN ACT CONCERNING HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT for the purpose of establishing the homestead property tax credit for the County property tax for the taxable year beginning July 1, 2022.

Board of Education
  1. Executive Session-September 23rd at 5:00PM

  2. Board Meeting-September 23rd at 7:00 pm

  3. Academic Achievement Committee Meeting-September 27th at 5:30PM

Virginia





Alexandria City


Alexandria City Council

Board of Education

Arlington County


Arlington County Board
Arlington County School Board

Fairfax County


Fairfax County Council
Fairfax County School Board
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