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Posted on: February 23, 2024

COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FY 2024 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS

$500,000 Grant Program Supports Community Nonprofits Addressing Domestic Violence in the County 

The Prince George’s County Council, in a continuing initiative to combat domestic violence and related abuse in the County, has announced its FY 2024 ...

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Council News
Posted on: February 22, 2024

Council Member Calvin Hawkins Issues Statement on Ghost Gun Agreement

“I am heartened by news that Polymar80, the country’s biggest manufacturer of ghost gun parts, has agreed to stop selling their products in Maryland. This is a win for our state and for everyone as angered as I am by the scourge of gun...

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Council News
Posted on: February 22, 2024

County Council Member Wala Blegay to Host District 6 Traffic Town Hall

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Prince George’s County Council Member Wala Blegay, Esq. will host a District 6 Traffic Town Hall on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro. 

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Council News
Posted on: February 21, 2024

District 4 Council Member Ingrid Watson Hosts Reusable Bag Giveaway Events

 

As County Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Bags, Council Member to Distribute Sustainable Alternative  

 

Prince George’s County Council Member Ingrid Watson will host three Reusable Bag Giveaway Events throughout...

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Council News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Council Member Blegay to Hold Minority Business Enterprise and Nonprofit Symposium

 

Blegay says growth of MBEs and nonprofit organizations is a top legislative priority

 

Prince George’s County Council Member Wala Blegay, Esq. (District 6) will hold a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Nonprofit Symposium o...

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Council News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Council Member Calvin Hawkins Hosts Press Conference on Stopping Youth Violence

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Hawkins Teaming Up with Community and Youth Leaders to Combat Juvenile Crime

In an effort to combat rising youth violence and crime in the county, Council Member Calvin Hawkins, III has teamed up with community leaders to launch a new strategy that will he...

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Council News
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Police Accountability Board to Provide Overview of 2023 Report to Council Committee

Board Recommendations Focus on Policy, Policing, Transparency, Tools, and Resources

The Prince George’s County Council’s Health, Human Services, and Public Safety Committee (HHSPS) will welcome the County’s Police Accountabili...

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Council News
Posted on: February 9, 2024

District 2 Council Member Wanika Fisher Responds to Fatal Shooting of 2-Year-Old in Langley Park

My Council colleagues and I are outraged by the senseless act of gun violence that has claimed the innocent life of a two-year-old and injured his young mother in Langley Park. My heart aches for her as she must now endure this unimaginable tragedy. &...

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Council News
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Council Member Oriadha Introduces New Bills Focusing on Parental Leave and Mandatory Lactation Rooms

Bills aim to promote equity and accommodations for new parents 

 

Prince George’s County Council Member Krystal Oriadha has presented new legislation that will provide equitable leave time to County employees after they welcome a child, an...

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Council News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Council Member Krystal Oriadha Launches ‘Green Book’ Black History Month Campaign

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Launch in tandem with Oriadha’s new legislation creating Black Start-Up Fund to support Black businesses

Council Member Krystal Oriadha has launched her annual #EverythingBlack campaign this Black History Month to focus on highlighting local Blac...

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Council News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Council Hosts Top County Leaders to Address Juvenile Crime, Public Safety

New Work Sessions Launch Concerted Effort to Reduce Juvenile Crime

 

On Tuesday, January 30th, in a concerted effort to reduce juvenile crime in the County, the Council will hold the first of a series of works sessions to tackle critical issues sur...

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Council News
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Council Member Wala Blegay to Host Environmental Roundtable Discussion

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Council Member Wala Blegay to Host Environmental Roundtable Discussion with Industry Experts, Residents, and StakeholdersBlegay Seeks to Sponsor an Environmental Package of Bills this Council Session

Prince George’s County Council Member Wala Ble...

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Council News
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Prince George’s County Council Weather-Related Announcement

Council Sessions and Public Hearing Scheduled for January 16 to be Held Virtually due to Inclement Weather Conditions

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Council sessions and public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 2024, will be held virtua...

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Council News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Council Member Blegay To Hold MLK Day of Service Event Supporting Largo Landing Fellowship House

Donations, Lunch, and Groceries Will Be Provided to Seniors Impacted by Fire During the Holiday Season

Prince George’s County Council Member Wala Blegay, Esq. (District 6) will hold a Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service event on Monday, Janua...

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Council News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Statement from District 2 Council Member Wanika Fisher on Hyattsville Shooting

I’m angry and saddened by the violence in my district that’s put a 14-year-old boy in the hospital with gunshot injuries. My prayers are with the victim and his family during this incredibly difficult time. Police have said the teen wa...

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Council News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

County Council Retreat 'One County, One Council - United We Thrive!' January 8 - 9

2024 Council Retreat to include Immersive Bus Tour of County’s Unique Communities 

The Prince George’s County Council will conduct its Annual Legislative Retreat, “One County, One Council - United We Thrive!,&rdqu...

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Council News
Posted on: January 4, 2024

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL CHAIR IVEY - Passing of Former Council Administrator Samuel E. Wynkoop, Jr.

Council Chair Jolene Ivey Issues Statement on the Passing of Former Council Administrator Samuel E.  Wynkoop, Jr. 

 

The Prince George’s County Council mourns the loss of lifelong Prince Georgian, Samuel E. Wynkoop, Jr., ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 1, 2024

STATEMENT FROM CHAIR JOLENE IVEY - COUNCIL MOURNS PASSING OF THE HONORABLE DOUGLAS J. J. PETERS

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COUNCIL MOURNS PASSING OF THE HONORABLE DOUGLAS J. J. PETERS

The Prince George’s County Council is deeply saddened by the passing of the Honorable Douglas J.J. Peters, former Maryland State Senator, former County Cou...

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Council News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

District 6 Council Member Wala Blegay Hosts Holiday Toy and Coat Drive

Event Supports Children and Families in Need During Holiday Season

Prince George’s County Council Member Wala Blegay (District 6), the Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Olde Towne Inn, Hopkins-Navies Family McDonald...

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Council News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Council Member Ingrid Watson Issues Statement on Fatal Collision in District 4

During a season meant for family connection, our hearts are heavy with grief following a devastating incident that occurred near Glenn Dale Boulevard and Daisy Lane in District 4. On Tuesday, December 12th, a fatal car collision resulted in the heartbreak...

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Council News
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Application Launches For Prince George’s County Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program

Program provides $4 million over two years to up to 175 recipients

Applications are now open for Prince George’s County’s first-ever Guaranteed Basic Income Program, which will provide monthly cash payments to people in need with no str...

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Council News
Posted on: December 6, 2023

Council Member Wanika Fisher Issues Statement on Pedestrian Death in District 2

My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies are extended to the family and friends affected by the pedestrian fatality that occurred in Adelphi near Riggs Road and Ruatan Street. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected during this difficu...

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Council News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Council Elects District 5 Council Member Jolene Ivey as Chair For 2024 Legislative Year

The Prince George's County Council, during the Exchange of Gavel ceremony on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, elected District 5 Council Member Jolene Ivey to serve as Chair for the 2024 Legislative Year. 

Council Member Ivey was sworn...

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Council News
Posted on: November 20, 2023

District 3 Council Member Eric Olson's Statement on Fatal Crash Near Elementary School

Our community mourns today.

We mourn the tragic loss of two young lives, students at Riverdale Elementary, struck on their way to school this morning. My heart aches for the families, friends, classmates, and teachers of the students, and for the entire co...

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Council News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Council Member Edward Burroughs Announces Free College Tuition Program

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Program provides $2 million for Prince George’s County Community College Students

District 8 Council Member Edward Burroughs III has announced a new program that uses MGM Casino revenue to provide free tuition at Prince George’s County ...

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Council News
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Council Passes Multiple Bills as Legislative Year Nears Conclusion

Council Supports Urban Streets Legislation, CHIPS Act, and Historical Black Maternal Health Measure; Enacts Zoning Bills

The Prince George’s County Council convened on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, for a day-long session that included, 21 public hearings and...

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Council News
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Council Enacts Measures on ER Wait Times, Tax Credit for Public Safety Officers, Zoning Regulations

Measures Proposed by Vice Chair Wala Blegay Address People’s Council Core Tenets 

The Prince George’s County Council on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, considered and enacted several measures addressing the core tenets of the Peopl...

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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2023

Council Statement on FBI Headquarters Moving to Greenbelt

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Council is eager and ready to welcome the FBI to our County following a decision more than a decade in the making that will generate over $4 billion in economic activity. There is no question that Greenbelt is the best location for this facility based on ...

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Council News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Prince George’s County Board Of Health Hosts Mental Health Town Hall

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The Prince George’s County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, will host a Mental Health Town Hall on Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8 p.m. 

Officials will provide an update on what resources are currently available, and members of th...

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Council News
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Council Members Franklin, Harrison, Hawkins Advance Bill Banning Real Estate Appraisal Bias

In an effort to eliminate home appraisal bias in Prince George’s County, Council Members Mel Franklin, Sydney Harrison and Calvin Hawkins have championed legislation that bans the practice. Violators could face a $10,000 fine.

“The real...

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Council News
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Development Bills, Including Limiting Townhomes, On Agenda For Monday Committee Hearing

Bills championed by Council Chair, Vice Chair focus on smart growth

Three bills focused on development in Prince George’s County are among legislation on the agenda for the Planning, Housing & Economic Development Committee hearing on Monday,...

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Council News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Council Member Krystal Oriadha Champions Maternal Health Legislation

Measures Aim to Alleviate Maternal Health Disparities in Prince George’s County

A pair of maternal health resolutions, sponsored by District 7 Council Member Krystal Oriadha, was introduced by the Prince George’s County Council on Tuesday, October 10, and ...

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Council News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Council Member Edward Burroughs Launches Free Security Camera Program for District 8 Residents

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Program named in honor of Jayz Agnew, 13, who was killed in his yard last year

District 8 Council Member Edward Burroughs III is partnering with the nonprofit Joan’s House, Inc. to provide free surveillance cameras to District 8 residents.

The pro...

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Council News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Council Member Ivey Celebrates New School Year With Back to School Food Truck Fest 2023 - Aug. 31

Food and Fun for Children and Families - Free Meal for the First 100 Students 

 

Prince George’s County Council Member Jolene Ivey (District 5) will help students celebrate the start of a new school year during the Back to School...

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Council News
Posted on: July 18, 2023

COUNCIL HOSTS MEET AND GREET WITH PGCPS SUPERINTENDENT MILLARD HOUSE, II

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The County Council welcomed Prince George’s County Public Schools Superintendent Millard House, II, to the Wayne K. Curry Building on Tuesday, July 18th for an introductory “Meet and Greet” lunch meeting to discuss shared con...

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Council News
Posted on: June 16, 2023

DISTRICT 7 COUNCIL MEMBER KRYSTAL ORIADHA ANNOUNCES RENT STABILIZATION WORKGROUP MEMBERS

Working Group to Explore Permanent Rent Stabilization in the County

 

Prince George’s County Council Member Krystal Oriadha (District 7), has announced the establishment of a Rent Stabilization Workgroup to explore permanent rent stabiliz...

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Council News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee to Consider Townhome Legislation

Measure Presented by Vice Chair Wala Blegay Esq. Addresses Infrastructure Supporting Townhome Communities

The Prince George’s County Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee, on Thursday, June 15th, will co...

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Council News
Posted on: March 29, 2023

COUNTY COUNCIL HOSTS VISIT FROM U.S. SENATOR CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

Council ‘Meet and Greet’ Focuses on Concerns Impacting Prince Georgians

 

The Prince George’s County Council welcomed U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D - MD), to the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building in Largo, MD, ...

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Council News
Posted on: March 29, 2023

COUNCIL MEMBER INGRID WATSON SUPPORTS LEGISLATION ADDRESSING SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES...

 

 

COUNCIL MEMBER INGRID WATSON SUPPORTS LEGISLATION ADDRESSING SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Council Member Watson Works with Community Members to Successfully Stop Planned Consolidated Storage Facility Impac...

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Council News
Posted on: March 29, 2023

COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES LEGISLATION LIMITING CONSOLIDATED STORAGE FACILITIES

Legislation Sponsored by Council Member Jolene Ivey Limits the Location of New

Public Storage Facilities to Industrial Zones in the County

 

The Prince George’s County Council, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, voted to enact legislation propose...

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Council News
Posted on: March 27, 2023

DISTRICT 8 COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARD BURROUGHS III, HOSTS COUNCIL “YOUTH TAKEOVER”

Prince George’s County Council Member Edward Burroughs, III (District 8), will welcome 30 senior high school students from District 8 to the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building for a “Youth Takeover” on Tuesday, March 28th...

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Council News
Posted on: March 7, 2023

COUNCIL VICE CHAIR WALA BLEGAY INTRODUCES LEGISLATION ADDRESSING NURSE-PATIENT RATIOS IN PRINCE...

COUNCIL VICE CHAIR WALA BLEGAY INTRODUCES LEGISLATION ADDRESSING NURSE-PATIENT RATIOS IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq., concerned about the impact of nurse-patient ratios on the level...

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Council News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

DISTRICT 7 COUNCIL MEMBER KRYSTAL ORIADHA ADDRESSES HEAT ISSUES AT HOLLY SPRING MEADOWS APARTMENTS

 

 

DISTRICT 7 COUNCIL MEMBER KRYSTAL ORIADHA ADDRESSES HEAT ISSUES AT HOLLY SPRING MEADOWS APARTMENTS IN FORESTVILLE

Immediately upon becoming aware that residents of the Holly Spring Meadows apartments in Forestville were without heat, my...

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Council News
Posted on: December 22, 2022

COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER AT-LARGE CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II, HOSTS SPECIAL SCREENING OF ....

 

COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER AT-LARGE CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II, HOSTS SPECIAL SCREENING OF “LORTON: PRISON OF TERROR” DOCUMENTARY

Free, Ticketed Event, Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Prince George’s Community College, Largo

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Council News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

COUNCIL CONVENES DAY TWO - ANNUAL RETREAT “THE PEOPLE’S AGENDA: PUTTING THE PEOPLE FIRST”

Agenda – Budget and Fiscal Outlook, Business Development Tools and Incentives, Real Estate Development, and Affordable Housing 

The Prince George’s County Council convened for day-two of its Legislative Year Annual Retreat, &am...

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