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Posted on: January 22, 2020


Agenda Includes Housing,
Countywide Map Amendment and 2020 Census

The Prince George’sCounty Council convened the final day of its Annual Retreat today, January 22,
with a “Housing Opportunities for All” update, and discussions on the 2020Census Complete Count and the Countywide Map Amendment process. The two-day
meeting was held in the Terrapin Room, at The Hotel at the University ofMaryland, in College Park. 

Council Members opened today’s session with a Housing Opportunities for All Strategy Workgroup Update provided by Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development Director, Estella Alexander; and Enterprise Advisors Director Chris Kizzie, and Program Director Laura Searfoss.   

For a work session on
the Countywide Map Amendment for Zoning Ordinance, the Council welcomed ActingDeputy Director Derick Berlage; and Countywide Planning Division Master Planner
Chad Williams and Outreach Coordinator Brittany Drakeford for a presentationfocusing on the proposed zoning map, community outreach and next steps.  The work session was followed by a robust
discussion on the Census Complete Count, and ways to engage the community forfull participation in the 2020 Census.

 Council Chair Todd M.
Turner (D) – District 4, says the Council Members looks forward to using whatthey have learned during the retreat to strengthen their bond and move Prince
George’s County forward. 

 “This retreat presentedus with the opportunity to examine, more broadly, our 2020 Legislative
priorities and I have no doubt that the momentum we have established willcontinue in our work on behalf of Prince George’s County residents.”

 The retreat concluded
with a discussion on parliamentary procedures and protocols, along with anadministration and communications overview.

 For retreat
presentations, visit



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