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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. 

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  • To speak, registration is required
  • Register/Comment by 3:00 p.m. the day BEFORE
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JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. - County Council & Planning Board (Day 1) Speak/Comment
NOTICE OF A RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING 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 WILL HOLD A VIRTUAL JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COUNTYWIDE SECTIONAL MAP AMENDMENT (CMA) FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

If you previously submitted an affidavit in this CMA process, your affidavit is still valid and does not need to be resubmitted. However, the State Public Ethics Law requires you to file a supplemental affidavit if you made a contribution to a Council Member since the submittal of your first affidavit(s).

Written comments may be submitted through the close of business on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

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JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. - County Council & Planning Board (Day 2) Speak/Comment
NOTICE OF A RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING 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 WILL HOLD A VIRTUAL JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COUNTYWIDE SECTIONAL MAP AMENDMENT (CMA) FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

If you previously submitted an affidavit in this CMA process, your affidavit is still valid and does not need to be resubmitted. However, the State Public Ethics Law requires you to file a supplemental affidavit if you made a contribution to a Council Member since the submittal of your first affidavit(s).

Written comments may be submitted through the close of business on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

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COMMITTEE WORK-SESSIONS (Comments and verbal testimony accepted at the discretion of the Chair)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. - Committee of the Whole (COW) Speak/Comment
CB-055-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING R-55 ZONE - REGULATIONS for the purpose of modifying certain regulations related to single family development in the R-55 zone on transit-oriented properties. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-056-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND ENFORCEMENT SUBPOENA POWER for the purpose of establishing additional enforcement methods to effectuate service of subpoenas by the Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-057-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONNEL LAW for the purpose of amending certain provisions of the Personnel Law to align with new administrative procedures relating to performance management.

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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. eComments/Sign up to Speak

JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. - County Council & Planning Board Speak/Comment
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 WILL HOLD A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED MINOR AMENDMENT TO THE 2004 SECTOR PLAN AND SECTIONAL MAP AMENDMENT FOR THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY GATEWAY ARTS DISTRICT

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COMMITTEE WORK-SESSIONS (Comments and verbal testimony accepted at the discretion of the Chair)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m. - Committee of the Whole (COW) Speak/Comment
CB-050-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING R-E ZONE for the purpose of amending the residential table of uses to permit development of a mix of residential and commercial/retail uses in the R-E (Residential Estate) Zone of Prince George's County, under certain circumstances. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-051-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING M-X-T AND R-55 ZONES for the purpose of permitting certain Warehouse and Distribution uses in the M-X-T (Mixed Use -Transportation-Oriented) Zone of Prince George's County, and permitting Townhouse uses in the R-55 (One-Family Detached Residential) Zone, under certain circumstances. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-073-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS for the purpose of authorizing the County to utilize certain residential district speed monitoring systems pursuant to the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland; and generally relating to residential district speed monitoring systems. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-074-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING BUILDING CODE-LOCAL AMENDMENTS-DEFINITIONS-ADMINISTRATION for the purpose of amending the County's local amendments to the Building Code to define Electric Vehicle, Hybrid Vehicle, Electric Vehicle Charging Site, and Electric Vehicle Make-Ready Infrastructure in Subtitle 4 of the County Code; and making generally related local amendments to the County Building Code concerning Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-076-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING TREE CANOPY COVERAGE ORDINANCE-APPLICABILITY AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT for the purpose of amending the provisions of the Tree Canopy Coverage Ordinance to eliminate certain exemptions for Townhouse residential uses, and increasing the minimum tree canopy requirement for certain other residential development in the County. eComments/Sign up to Speak

PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. - County Council Speak/Comment
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2021 REDISTRICTING COMMISSION PLAN AND REPORT
The County Council of Prince George's County, Maryland, hereby gives notice of a public hearing on the proposed Council Redistricting Plan, prepared pursuant to Section 305 of the Charter of Prince George's County, Maryland, by the Redistricting Commission and submitted by said Commission to the County Council.
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COMMITTEE WORK-SESSIONS (Comments and verbal testimony accepted at the discretion of the Chair)

Thursday, September 28, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. - Committee of the Whole (COW) Speak/Comment
CB-038-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION AND GRADING CODE OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of adopting additional permit fees for Site Road permit applications; specifically, two new fees: (1) fees for multiple plan reviews and (2) fees for multiple plan reviews for failure to include public roads and clarifies extension fees for grading, storm drain, and stormwater management outside the public right of way. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-061-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUILDING CODE OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of increasing civil fines imposed through an administrative citation for Building Code Violations. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-062-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF SPECIAL OBLIGATION BONDS for the purpose of providing that special obligation bonds may be issued from time to time under the provisions of this Act, Sections 12-201 through 12-213, inclusive, of the Economic Development Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended (the "Tax Increment Act"), Section 10-269 of the Prince George's County Code, as amended and Section 21-501 through Section 21-523 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended (collectively, the "Special Taxing District Act") and CR-25-2004 of the County Council of Prince George's County, Maryland (the "Formation Resolution") in an amount not to exceed the aggregate principal amount of Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) in order for the County to refund the outstanding aggregate principal amount of Prince George's County, Maryland Special Obligation Bonds (National Harbor Project) Series 2004 (the "2004 Bonds"); making certain findings and determinations, among others, concerning the public benefit and purpose of such special obligation bonds; providing that such special obligation bonds authorized to be issued hereby shall be payable, first, from the amounts levied and deposited in the Tax Increment Fund (as defined in the Formation Resolution) including certain County hotel occupancy taxes and other tax revenues, secondly, to the extent the Tax Increment Fund does not contain monies in an amount sufficient for payment of debt service on such special obligation bonds and to the extent amounts are required for deposit in funds and accounts created within the indenture providing for the issuance of the special obligation bonds to replenish deficiencies therein and to pay the administrative expenses of the County, from the special tax to be levied and deposited in the Special Taxing District Fund (as defined in the Formation Resolution) and, lastly, to the extent amounts in the Tax Increment Fund and the Special Taxing District Fund are not sufficient to meet the obligations referenced above, from payments made, subject to appropriation, by the County pursuant to a funding agreement approved by the County under the provisions of Section 819 of the County Charter, (the "County Contract Payments") and that the special obligation bonds shall not constitute a general obligation debt of the County or a pledge of the County's full faith and credit or taxing power other than the taxes representing the levy on the Tax Increment, the Hotel Tax, the National Harbor Convention Center Excess Development District Taxes and the Special Tax (each as defined in the Formation Resolution); authorizing the County Executive of the County to specify, prescribe, determine, provide for and approve certain details, forms, documents or procedures in connection with such special obligation bonds issued hereunder and any other matters necessary or desirable in connection with the authorization, issuance, sale and payment of such special obligation bonds; authorizing the County Executive to take certain actions, to execute documents and make certain commitments on behalf of the County in connection with the issuance, sale and delivery of such special obligation bonds; authorizing the execution and delivery of such special obligation bonds and such other documents as may be necessary and desirable to effectuate the refunding of the 2004 Bonds and the issuance, sale and delivery of such special obligation bonds; and generally providing for, and determining various matters in connection with, the issuance, sale, delivery and payment of such special obligation bonds. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-063-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING BUILDING CODE OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of creating a Zoning Compliance Letter, adopting an additional fee for the investigation and issuance of the Zoning Compliance Letter, and clarifying the different Site Development Concept Plan fees. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-064-2021 AN ACT CONCERNING SOLID WASTE STREAM ANALYSIS for the purposes of amending provisions of the County Code relating to required 'waste stream analysis', and amending the frequency from once every two (2) years to once every three (3) years, and coincide with timing of the Ten-Year Solid Waste Plan. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-065-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING I-3 ZONE-DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS for the purpose of amending the development regulations in the I-3 (Planned Industrial/Employment Park) Zone for Warehousing uses on properties with certain minimum acreage and location requirements. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-066-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING R-18 AND C-S-C ZONES for the purpose of amending the Residential and Commercial table of uses in the Zoning Ordinance to permit mixed-use development in the R-18 (Multifamily Medium Density Residential Development) and C-S-C (Commercial Shopping Center) Zones of Prince George's County, under certain circumstances. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-067-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING APPEALS AND VARIANCES-AUTHORITY OF BOARD OF APPEALS for the purpose of amending the powers and duties of the County Board of Zoning Appeals to authorize the consideration and disposition of applications for variances from the strict application of the prohibition of front yard driveways for property in the R-55 (One Family Detached Residential) and T-D-O (Transit District Overlay) Zones of Prince George's County. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-068-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING URBAN FARMS-DEFINITIONS-RESIDENTIAL ZONES for the purpose of amending the Zoning Ordinance to expand the definition of the use "Urban Farm" to include the limited keeping of fowl in chicken coops and lofts, subject to certain restrictions and requirements, and permitting the use in certain Residential Zones of Prince George's County. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CB-069-2021 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING HOME OCCUPATIONS-PET GROOMING for the purpose of amending the definition of the use Home Occupation in the Zoning Ordinance to include Pet Grooming Service businesses as a Home Occupation in the Residential Zones of Prince George's County, Maryland, under certain circumstances. eComments/Sign up to Speak

JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. - County Council & Planning Board Speak/Comment
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 WILL HOLD A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PRELIMINARY BOWIE-MITCHELLVILLE AND VICINITY MASTER PLAN 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.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. - County Council Speak/Comment
Appointment of the following individuals to the Redevelopment Authority Board for Prince George's County: 

Ms. Alicia A. Doney Appointment 
Replacing: Harmon L. "Monty" Cooper 
Term Expiration: 7/28/2024 

Ms. Michelle L. Rice Appointment 
Replacing: John Tabori 
Term Expiration: 7/28/2024
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CR-081-2021 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING FISCAL YEAR ("FY") 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT for the purpose of amending the Prince George's County Fiscal Year ("FY") 2022 Annual Action Plan for Housing and Community Development by adding the Hill House at Beechfield project, an eligible activity not originally funded or described in the FY 2022 Annual Action Plan, and the reprogramming and reallocating of One million dollars ($1,000,000) in HOME Investment Partnerships ("HOME") Program funds from the FY 2020 and FY 2021 Annual Action Plans to support the Hill House at Beechfield project. eComments/Sign up to Speak
CR-086-2021 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING FISCAL YEAR ("FY") 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT for the purpose of amending the Prince George's County Fiscal Year ("FY") 2020 Annual Action Plan for Housing and Community Development in order to allow for change in the use of Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 Round 1 ("CDBG-CV1") Program funds, in the amount of One million, Seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,750,000) from existing activities to other existing eligible activities; by adding eligible CDBG-CV1 Program activities not originally funded or described in the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan; and by changing the description of CDBG-CV1 Program activities originally described in the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan. eComments/Sign up to Speak

PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. - Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Speak/Comment
MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION'S CONSOLIDATED TRANSPORTATION PLAN TOUR eComments/Sign up to Speak

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.