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The County Council is proud to announce its return to in-person meetings. However, given the current state of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to maintain the safety of Council, staff, and members of the public, the Council is operating under modified hybrid operational procedures for other Legislative Branch services.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
- Tuesday, April 4, 2023 CC
- Thursday, April 6, 2023 PHED and HHSPS
- Tuesday, April 11, 2023 CC
- Thursday, April 13, 2023 TIEE and GOFP
- Tuesday, May 9, 2023 CC
|County Council on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 10:00 am (In-Person)|
|CB-021-2023 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS - USE TABLES OF PRIOR ORDINANCE - IE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS for the purpose of amending the Zoning Ordinance to provide a transitional period for development pursuant to authority in the prior Ordinance Use Tables, and providing a limited alternative development standard for property in the IE Zone.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM (In-Person)|
|CB-031-2023 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING CONVENIENCE STORES-GAS STATIONS-TOBACCO SHOPS-TOBACCO PRODUCT DISPLAY AND SALES AREA for the purpose of modifying the definitions of Convenience Store, Gas Station, and Tobacco Shop uses in the Zoning Ordinance to clarify the percentage of certain uses that may be dedicated to the display and sales of tobacco products; and providing for a transition period to ensure compliance.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-039-2023 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS - NEIGHBORHOOD COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS - CENTRAL AVENUE CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT for the purpose of providing building height standards for development of property within the Central Avenue Corridor in proximity to single-family zones.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-040-2023 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING NONRESIDENTIAL BASE ZONES - INDUSTRIAL, EMPLOYMENT (IE) ZONE - INTENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS for the purpose of amending the lot coverage and green space requirements for development of property in the Industrial, Employment (IE) Zone of Prince George's County.||Request to Speak / Comments|
Health, Human Services and Public Safety Committee on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 1:30 PM - (In-Person) Budget - Circuit Ct., Admin. Charging Comm. Arts & Humanities Council
|CR-013-2023 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING NURSE PATIENT RATIOS for the purpose of encouraging the State of Maryland to take action to create a standard for Nurse Patient Ratios to ensure the optimum level of care for patients in hospitals.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|County Council Public Hearing - WSSC Budget at 1:00 PM (In-Person)|
|PUBLIC HEARING ON WASHINGTON SUBURBAN SANITARY COMMISSION PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2023-2024 OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGETS AND THE WASHINGTON SUBURBAN SANITARY COMMISSION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR WATER AND SEWERAGE, FOR FISCAL YEARS 2024-2029||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-010-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY OPEN DATA for the purpose of requiring the County to make certain public data sets available through a web portal prominently displayed on the internet; requiring the County to maintain technical standards for publishing public data sets; requiring the County Executive or their Designee to enhance the County Open Data Portal and develop an Open Data Plan; and generally relating to general provisions.||Request to Speak / Comments|
CB-020-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND GENERAL OBLIGATION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BONDS for the purpose of authorizing and empowering Prince George's County, Maryland to issue and sell an amount not to exceed five hundred sixty-four million one hundred thirty-eight thousand dollars ($564,138,000) in aggregate principal amount of general obligation bonds and Seventy-eight million eight hundred and five thousand dollars ($78,805,000) in aggregate principal amount of general obligation stormwater management bonds for the purpose of providing funds for financing in whole or in part costs of the planning, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, establishment, extension, enlargement, demolition, or improvement of certain capital projects and stormwater projects, respectively, set forth in the capital budget of the County for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023; describing the projects or usable parts to be financed in whole or in part from the proceeds of the bonds hereby authorized and the estimated costs thereof and the probable useful lives thereof; prescribing or providing for the procedures for the issuance and sale of such bonds at private (negotiated) sale or public sale; declaring the County's official intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures paid before the issuance of the bonds authorized hereby in accordance with applicable Income Tax Regulations; authorizing the consolidation of such bonds with other bonds for purposes of such sale; showing compliance with the power of the County to incur indebtedness; directing the application of the proceeds of such bonds and the proceeds of bonds previously issued by an act of the County; pledging the full faith and credit and taxing power of the County to the payment of such bonds and providing for the levy and collection of taxes necessary for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds when due; authorizing the pledge of Clean Water Act Fees to the payment of the principal of and interest on such general obligation stormwater management bonds related to clean water projects when due; authorizing and empowering the County to issue and sell an amount not to exceed Six hundred forty-two million nine hundred forty-three thousand dollars ($642,943,000) in aggregate principal amount of bond anticipation notes and covenanting to issue bonds in anticipation of which such notes are issued; pledging the full faith and credit and taxing power of the County to the payment of such bond anticipation notes and providing for the levy and collection of taxes necessary for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bond anticipation notes when due and authorizing the pledge of Clean Water Act Fees to the payment of the principal of and interest on such bond anticipation notes related to clean water projects when due; directing the application of the proceeds of such bond anticipation notes; directing the application of the proceeds of such bonds; providing for the issuance of such bond anticipation notes in the form of commercial paper or revolving loan notes; providing for the issuance of such bond anticipation notes and the bonds in the form of variable rate demand obligations; authorizing certain determinations to be made in connection with the sale of any such bond anticipation notes; authorizing the consolidation of such bond anticipation notes with other notes for purposes of such sale; authorizing and empowering the County to issue, sell and deliver general obligation refunding bonds and general obligation stormwater management refunding bonds for the purpose of refunding all or a part of the bonds authorized hereby or in prior Acts of the County in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 150% of the outstanding principal amount of the bonds to be refunded thereby, the proceeds of such refunding bonds to be used for the public purpose of providing funds sufficient to pay principal of, redemption premium, if any, and interest on such refunded bonds at the respective maturity, redemption, and interest payment dates of such refunded bonds and related issuance costs; prescribing or providing for the procedure for the issuance and sale of such refunding bonds; empowering the County Executive to determine the time and method for the sale of such refunding bonds and other details with respect to the sale of such refunding bonds; pledging the full faith and credit of the County to the payment of the principal of, redemption premium, if any, and the interest on such refunding bonds when due; and providing for the levy and collection of taxes necessary for the payment of the principal of, redemption premium, if any and interest on such refunding bonds when due, showing compliance with the limitations on the power of the County to incur indebtedness; authorizing the pledge of Clean Water Act Fees to the payment of the principal of and interest on such refunding bonds related to clean water projects when due; covenanting or providing for the making of certain covenants on matters relating to the tax-exempt status of interest on such bonds, bond anticipation notes and refunding bonds, as applicable; providing for compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12; providing for the authorization of and entry into interest rate exchange agreements or contracts in connection with or incidental to any of the obligations authorized by this Act; authorizing the County Executive to delegate to appropriate officials the power to make certain determinations and sign certain documents, certificates or agreements authorized to be made or signed by the County Executive herein; and otherwise generally determining or providing for the determination of certain matters in connection with the issuance, sale and delivery of the general obligation and stormwater management bonds, bond anticipation notes and refunding bonds authorized by this Act.
|Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-022-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING CABLE TELEVISION for the purpose of granting a renewal of a franchise for the operation of a cable television system in the Northern and Southern Territories of Prince George's County (the "County") and prescribing certain terms and conditions to be included in a franchise agreement.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-027-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT - DEPUTY SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, INC. (CIVILIAN UNITS) for the purpose of approving the labor agreement by and between Prince George's County, Maryland and the Deputy Sheriff's Association of Prince George's County, Inc. (Civilian Units), to provide for wages and certain other terms and conditions of employment for personnel classifications certified by the Prince George's County Public Employee Relations Board.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-028-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT - FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LODGE 89, INC. for the purpose of amending the labor agreement by and between Prince George's County, Maryland and the Fraternal Order of Police, Prince George's County Lodge 89, Inc., to provide for wages and certain other terms and conditions of employment for personnel classifications initially certified by the Prince George's County Public Employee Relations Board and amended from time to time by the Office of Human Resources Management.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee Budget - Soil, WSSC Operating/CIP on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 10:00 AM (In-Person)|
|CB-043-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING BRING YOUR OWN BAG ACT OF 2023 for the purpose of defining certain terms; prohibiting, on and after a certain date, a retail establishment from distributing certain plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing for education and outreach; establishing a certain maximum civil penalty for a violation of this Act; establishing that the distribution of a certain number of plastic carryout bags at a single point of sale constitutes a single violation; prohibiting the imposition of a penalty under this Act unless certain conditions are met; providing for the enforcement of this Act; providing for a certain waiver; providing for a certain report; providing for conditions for certain citations; permitting the Department of the Environment to adopt certain regulations; providing for the applicability of the Act; and generally relating to one-time use plastic carryout bags.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-033-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL EVENT EXPEDITED REVIEW FEE for the purpose of adopting a new Special Event Expedited Review Fee to expedite the review and approval of Special Event Temporary Use and Occupancy Permit applications. The Special Event Expedited Review Fee will be assessed on a graduated basis to cover the administrative costs for an expedited plan review and inspection for the issuance of a Special Event Temporary Use and Occupancy Permit.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CR-015-2023 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING SPECIAL EVENT EXPEDITED REVIEW FEE for the purpose of adopting a new Special Event Expedited Review Fee to expedite the review and approval of Special Event Temporary Use and Occupancy Permit applications. The Special Event Expedited Review Fee will be assessed on a graduated basis to cover the administrative costs for an expedited plan review and inspection for the issuance of a Special Event Temporary Use and Occupancy Permit.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-036-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUILDING CODE for the purpose of extending the permit application time from six (6) months to twelve (12) months and to establish a fee for the review and issuance of an After-Hours Permit.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CR-017-2023 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING AFTER-HOURS PERMIT FEE for the purpose of adopting a fee for the review and issuance of an After-Hours permit.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-037-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING ILLEGAL DUMPING for the purpose of authorizing the use of surveillance systems to prosecute, prevent, and deter illegal dumping in order to maintain the health and welfare of the County.||Request to Speak / Comments|
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee Budget - Personnel Bd., Law, Ethics & Accountability, OIT on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 1:30 PM (In-Person)
CB-030-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING COUNTY BASED BUSINESS UTILIZATION for the purpose of providing that certified County-based small businesses will have the right of first award for County procurements at or under One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000).
|Request to Speak / Comments|
|CB-038-2023 AN ACT CONCERNING PAY TRANSPARENCY for the purpose of requiring Prince George's County Government to develop, publish and make easily accessible by digital system the salary information for public employees to promote an open and honest exchange with the public, county government employees, and external stakeholders related to the compensation, classification, and pay of all public employees.||Request to Speak / Comments|
|PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Joint Public Hearing - Proposed Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM (In-Person)|
|JT 05092023 THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COUNCIL, SITTING AS THE DISTRICT COUNCIL, AND THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PLANNING BOARD OF THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED BOWIE-MITCHELLVILLE AND VICINITY SECTIONAL MAP AMENDMENT (CR-089-2022) Pursuant to the Regional District Act within the Land Use Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, as well as Subtitle 27 of the Prince George's County Code, being also the Zoning Ordinance of Prince George's County, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held to seek public comment and testimony.||Request to Speak / Comments|
REQUESTS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL.
3 minutes per speaker prior to Council Session, limited to 5 speakers. Any participation requests in excess of 5 speakers will be provided the option of submitting their comments in writing OR being signed up for Public Participation at the next Council Session.
Request Form - General Public Address
- The public may address the Council on community issues.
- Please do not use the "General Public Address" form to sign up to discuss Council Bills, Resolutions, pending legislative matters, or zoning cases.
- Comments for those items are accepted during the committee work-session, public hearing, or oral argument.
- Register to speak, in advance, by 3:00 p.m. on the day BEFORE the meeting.
- On-site registration is now available; however, advance registration to testify is strongly encouraged.
- To register, please create an eComment account, log in, and select the “Register to Speak” button for the appropriate eligible agenda item(s). NOTE: New users must verify their email as part of the account creation process.
- For those unable to use the portal, requests to speak may be emailed to: ClerkoftheCouncil@co.pg.md.us or faxed to (301) 952-5178.
- Verbal testimony provided during the Council’s live public hearings are captured in the Council’s video archive, so a separate written submission is not required.
- In-person participation at the following address:
Wayne K. Curry Administration Bldg, 1st Floor Council Hearing Room, 1301 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774
SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY
- Written testimony or comments for public hearings and committee meetings will continue to be accepted via the Council’s eComment portal. Eligible items are posted above.
- For those unable to use the portal, comments/written correspondence may be emailed to: ClerkoftheCouncil@co.pg.md.us or faxed to (301) 952-5178.
- Submissions are to be received by 3:00 p.m. on the day BEFORE the County Council session, public hearing, or committee meeting.
- All testimony and comments received by the deadline will become part of the public record of the meeting and, when feasible, noted at the meeting. They will be shared with the Council Members, Council staff and other County agency staff.
- On-site submissions will be accepted; however, they will be distributed to the Council after the meeting.
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Prince George's County Council - Calendar/Agendas (legistar.com)
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The Prince George's County Council will meet in a hybrid manner, both virtually and in-person, until further notice. In accordance with ADA requirements, accommodations for hearing impaired, disabled persons, and visually impaired persons can be provided upon reasonable notice to the Clerk of the Council. Sign language and interpreters for non-english speakers are available with reasonable advance notice by emailing email@example.com or calling 301-952-3600. Closed-captioning is now available during livestreaming and on archived videos, effective April 30, 2020.