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VIRTUAL COUNCIL MEETINGS

Given the current state of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and under the Governor’s “Proclamation and Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency – COVID-19”and the Prince George’s County State of Emergency Declaration,  the County Council is operating under emergency proceduresRead More

The Prince George's County Council will meet virtually until further notice.  To encourage civic engagement, the Council has established an eComment portal to serve as an alternative method of public participation in the Council's virtual meetings.  The portal allows citizens to register to speak on agenda items that are scheduled for public hearing and/or submit a comment or letter into the official public record, in lieu of verbal testimony. You may comment via the eComment portal, by telephone during the hearing, by email or by fax.

The eComment portal will be activated at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding a meeting agenda.  Please note, that written testimony or comments will be accepted in electronic format, rather than by U.S. mail.  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.  All testimony and comments received by the deadline will become part of the public record of the meeting and, when feasible, shared and noted at the meeting. Testimony and comments will not be accepted via social media or by telephone voice mail message.

View meetings by selecting the "In Progress" link next to the meeting on the Council's live streaming page: https://pgccouncil.us/LIVE. Comment submissions should be received by 3:00 p.m. on the day BEFORE the meeting, unless otherwise noted below. 

eComment Portal

IMPORTANT:

  • To speak, registration is required
  • Register/Comment by 3:00 p.m. the day BEFORE
  • Information to join will be emailed
  • No registration needed to view

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Tues., June 9, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - Public Hearings Speak/Comment
CB-016-2020 - AN EMERGENCY ACT CONCERNING LANDLORD-TENANT CODE - PROHIBITION OF RENT INCREASES, RENTAL TERMINATIONS AND LATE FEES DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS for the purpose of amending the Landlord-Tenant Code to prohibit rent increases, rental terminations, or lockouts; and prohibit late fees or penalties from being charged during the COVID-19 state-wide emergency. eComment
Active
Tues., June 23, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - Public Hearings Speak/Comment
CB-006-2020 (DR-2) - AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING EXPEDITED TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT for the purpose of providing a requirement for multistory development for approval of Expedited Transit-Oriented Development projects in Prince George’s County. eComment
(Available soon)
CB-007-2020 (DR-2) - AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING MARKET HALLS for the purpose of defining Market Halls in the Zoning Ordinance, permitting the use in the I-1 (Light Industrial) and C-S-C (Commercial Shopping Center) Zones of Prince George’s County under certain circumstances, and providing certain parking, loading, and regulatory requirements for the use. eComment
(Available soon)

NEW - Now accepting comments and verbal testimony during COMMITTEE WORK-SESSIONS

Tues., June 9, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - COW Work-session  
CB-002-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL PURCHASING OPPORTUNITIES for the purpose of authorizing the Purchasing Agent to reserve procurement opportunities for prime bids or proposals from County-based small businesses, clarifying the eligibility of joint venture entities to be County-based businesses, County-based minority business enterprises, and County-based small businesses, and simplifying the applicability of bid or proposal preference points, and establishing a County resident-owned business bonus. 
eComment Active
CB-003-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTHY FOOD PRIORITY AREA GROCERY STORE INCENTIVES for the purpose of establishing a Healthy Food Priority Area Tax Credit Program and related requirements. 

eComment Active
CB-004-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM for the purpose of authorizing the Director of Central Services to establish a mentor-protege program for building the capacity of small and minority businesses based in Prince George's County and related requirements. 

eComment Active
CR-009-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY RESPONSIBLE LEGACY TASK FORCE for the purpose of revising the composition of the Prince George's County Responsible Legacy Task Force and extending the reporting date to make recommendations and submit a final report. 

eComment Active
CB-013-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING PROCUREMENT MODERNIZATION for the purpose of amending provision of Subtitle 10A regarding administrative procedures, award of contracts, bid and contract security, sales transactions, special provisions and economic development; generally relating to procurements subject to Subtitle 10A. 

eComment Active
CB-029-2020 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING BEDROOM PERCENTAGES for the purpose of clarifying the Council’s intention to repeal the development regulations in the Zoning Ordinance related to bedroom percentages. 

eComment Active
CB-033-2020 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING VIRTUAL HEARINGS for the purpose of establishing authority for the District Council and the Board of Appeals to hold virtual hearings, including virtual participation, in accordance with their Rules of Procedure. eComment Active
CR-051-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND’S SECOND CONTINUED DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY-CORONAVIRUS (“COVID-19”) for the purpose of continuing the emergency declarations adopted by the governing body on May 11, 2020, CR-31-2020, and continued by the County Executive as set forth in Executive Orders 8-2020 and 10-2020, and as may be further amended. eComment Active
Thurs., June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - COW Work-session Speak/Comment
CR-007-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN for the purpose of declaring the intent of the Prince George’s County Council (the “County Council") to establish a Climate Action Commission (the "Commission") to develop a Climate Action Plan for Prince George's County. 
eComment
Active
CB-025-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONNEL BOARD for the purpose of amending the compensation rates for the Prince George’s County Personnel Board. 

eComment
Active
CB-026-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING AN INTERPROJECT TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS IN THE APPROVED FISCAL YEAR 2020 CAPITAL BUDGET for the purpose of transferring appropriations to the Secondary School Reform, Central Garage/Transp. Department, Asbestos Ceiling Tile, Buried Fuel Tank, Cherokee Lane ES, Code Corrections, Major Repairs Lifecycle Replacements, Playground Equipment, Stadium Upgrades, Tulip Grove ES Replacement and Driver Training Facility & Gun Range projects; decreasing appropriations to the Systemic Replacements 2, CFC Control and A/C Modernization, Healthy Schools, Kitchen and Food Services, Parking Lot Driveways, Planning and Design, Security Upgrades, Hyattsville Fire/EMS Station #801, Oxon Hill Fire/EMS Station and Shady Glen Fire/EMS projects; and amending the Approved Fiscal Year 2020 – 2025 Capital Improvement Program with regard to expenditures and financing beyond the budget year. 
eComment  Active
CB-027-2020  AN ACT CONCERNING ILLEGAL DUMPING OF BULKY ITEMS for the purpose of amending provisions of the County Code regarding illegal dumping on private and public property. 

eComment
Active
CB-030-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATIONS, INTRADEPARTMENTAL TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS for the purpose of declaring additional revenue and appropriating to the General Fund to provide for costs that were not anticipated and included in the Approved Fiscal Year 2020 Budget and transferring surplus appropriation between various agencies and providing an appropriation adjustment to the Special Revenue Fund.
eComment
Active
CB-031-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY for the purpose of amending certain class titles and grades, restructuring certain class series, and adding classes of work. 
eComment
Active
CB-032-2020 AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONNEL LAW for the purpose of amending provisions of the Personnel Law relating to the contents of promotional or recruitment announcements by providing the Office of Human Resources Management, in collaboration with the County departments and agencies the autonomy to determine the timeframe to post a position announcement, and relating to certain provisions for sick and safe leave. eComment
Active
CR-034-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING STATEWIDE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS ENHANCED MOBILITY GRANT PROGRAMS for the purpose of authorizing the Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation to file an application for Fiscal Year 2021 with the following: (1) the Maryland Transit Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation for certain grants under the Statewide Special Transportation Assistance Program (“SSTAP”); (2) the Federal Transit Act; and (3) the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (“MWCOG”). 
eComment
Active
CR-042-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION OF FEDERAL, STATE AND OTHER FUNDS for the purpose of appropriating funding from grants in the amount of $191,257,202 to the Circuit Court, Office of the State’s Attorney, Fire/EMS Department, Department of Public Works and Transportation, Health Department, Department of Social Services, Department of Family Services, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Homeland Security, Police Department, Office of the Sheriff and Department of Corrections. 
eComment
Active
CR-043-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING PUBLIC SAFETY SURCHARGE for the purpose of adjusting the public safety surcharge for Fiscal Year 2021, beginning July 1, 2020, as required by State law. 
eComment
Active
CR-044-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING SCHOOL FACILITIES SURCHARGE for the purpose of adjusting the school facilities surcharge for Fiscal Year 2021, beginning July 1, 2020, as required by State law. 
eComment
Active

ADA COMPLIANCE

 

The Prince George's County Council will meet virtually 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 clerkofthecouncil@co.pg.md.us or calling 301-952-3600. Closed-captioning is now available during livestreaming and on archived videos effective April 30, 2020.