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.
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.
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.
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
Committee of the Whole Public Round Table-Tuesday, September 21st at 1:00 pm
DC Board of Education
Education Standards Committee Meeting-Monday, September 20th at 4:30pm
Social Studies Standards Advisory Committee-Tuesday, September 21st at 5:00 pm
Special Working Session-Wednesday, September 22nd at 5:00 pm
Public Meeting-Wednesday, September 22nd at 5:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Assessment and Accountability Committee Meeting-Friday, September 24th at 4:30 pm
Board of Charles County Commissioners
Charles County Commissioners' Meeting -Virtual (Legislative Day)-Tuesday, September 21st at 9:00 am
Charles County Commissioners' Meeting -Virtual (Legislative Day)-Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm
Board of Education
No meetings this week
Montgomery County Council
Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting-Monday, September 20th at 9:30 am
Worksession (Committee recomendations expected) Expedited Bill 30-21- Landlord-Tenant Relations - Restrictions During Emergencies - Extended Limitations Against Rent Increases and Late Fees
Public Safety Committee Meeting-Monday, September 20th at 1:30 pm
Worksession on Expedited Bill 34-20, Police – Disciplinary Procedures – Police Labor Relations – Duty to Bargain – Amendments
Council Session-Tuesday, September 21st at 9:00 am
Prince George’s County
Prince George’s County Council
County Council Meeting- Tuesday September 21st at 10:00 am
Committee of the Whole Meeting-Thursday September 23rd at 10:00 am
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
Executive Session-September 23rd at 5:00PM
Board Meeting-September 23rd at 7:00 pm
Academic Achievement Committee Meeting-September 27th at 5:30PM
Alexandria City Council
Community Town Hall- Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM
Board of Education
School Board Meeting-Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM
Arlington County Board
County Board Recessed Meeting-Tuesday September 21st at 10:00 am
Arlington County School Board
Work Session on Planning for the Superintendent’s FY 2023-2032 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)-Tuesday, September 21st at 6:30 pm
Policy Subcommittee Meeting -Wednesday, September 22nd at 8:30 pm
Fairfax County Council
Legislative Committee-Tuesday,September 21th at 9:30 am
Health and Human Services Committee-Tuesday,September 21th at 11:00 am
Budget Policy Committee-Tuesday,September 21th at 1:30 pm
Audit Committee-Tuesday,September 21th at 3:00 pm