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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

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

Tues., July 7, 2020 @ 1:30 PM - Public Hearings Speak/Comment
CR-045-2020 - A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE 2018 WATER AND SEWER PLAN (MARCH 2020 CYCLE OF AMENDMENTS) for the purpose of changing the water and sewer category designations of properties within the 2018 Water and Sewer Plan.
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Tues., July 7, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - Public Hearings Speak/Comment
CR-046-2020 THE HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FY-2021 FEDERAL GRANTS APPLICATION (COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 46-2020) Pursuant to the provisions of Section 15A-106 of Subtitle 15A, of the Prince George's County Code, the County Council of Prince George's County, Maryland, hereby gives notice that it will hold a public hearing on the Annual Action Plan for FY 2021 submitted by the County Executive on May 26, 2020 for County Council approval. 
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CR-047-2020 THE FY 2021-2025 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 47-2020) Pursuant to the provisions of Section 15A 106 of Subtitle 15A, of the Prince George's County Code, the County Council of Prince George's County, Maryland, hereby gives notice that it will hold a public hearing on the Proposed Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development for FY 2021-2025 submitted by the County Executive on May 26, 2020 for County Council approval. 
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Tues., July 14, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - Joint Public Hearing 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 HISTORIC SITE DESIGNATION AS TO CERTAIN PROPERTY IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY Pursuant to provisions of the Land Use Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, as well as Subtitle 29 of the Prince George’s County Code, the County Council of Prince George’s County, Maryland, sitting as the District Council, and the Prince George’s County Planning Board of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission hereby give notice of a joint public hearing in order to receive public testimony concerning the proposed designation of one (1) property in Prince George’s County as a Historic Site; specifically, the Teed House (66-037-50), College Park, with the street address information as follows: - (66-037-50) Teed House, 4505 Beechwood Road, College Park, MD 20740
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Tues., July 14, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - Public Hearings Speak/Comment
CB-002-2020 (DR-2) – 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.
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CB-003-2020 (DR-2) – 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.
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CB-004-2020 – AN ACT CONCERNING PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MENTOR-I PROGRAM for the purpose of authorizing the Director of Central Services to establish a mentor-I program for building the capacity of small and minority businesses based in Prince George’s County and related requirements.
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CB-009-2020 (DR-2) – AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING R-10 AND R-55 ZONES for the purpose of permitting certain mixed-use development in the R-10 (Multifamily High Density Residential) and R-55 (One-Family Detached Residential) Zones within local centers with a Purple Line Station in Prince George’s County, under certain specified circumstances.
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CB-010-2020 – AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING ZONES AND ZONING MAPS – CONVEYANCES OF PROPERTY BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND for the purpose of amending the Zoning Ordinance provision limiting the zoning classification applicable to conveyances of land by the University of Maryland or the State of Maryland.
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CB-013-2020 (DR-2) – 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.
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CB-017-2020 – AN ACT CONCERNING TELEVISION AND RADIO EQUIPMENT REPAIR for the purpose of repealing provisions of the County Code pertaining to the Television and Radio Equipment repair license requirements.
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CB-018-2020 – AN ACT CONCERNING “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS” SALES for the purpose of repealing Division 3 of Subtitle 14 of the Prince George’s County Code.
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CB-019-2020 – AN ACT CONCERNING WEAPONS for the purpose of repealing and reenacting with amendments the requirement that a person obtain a written permit from the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).
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CB-021-2020 (DR-2) – AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY INCLUSIVENESS for the purpose of amending certain Sections in Subtitle 2, Division 46 of the Prince George’s County Code to expand the prohibition on notifying immigration officials prior to a person’s release from custody, adding a provision that requires County agencies to report violations of this Division, requiring referral of any violation of this Division to their appointing authority for discipline, and comply with federal law
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CB-022-2020 (DR-2) – AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING R-S ZONE for the purpose of permitting certain employment and institutional uses permitted by right in the E-I-A (Employment and Institutional Area) Zone to be permitted in the R-S (Residential Suburban) Zone of Prince George’s County, under certain specified circumstances, and providing procedures for the amendment of approved Basic Plans to guide the development of such uses.
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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.
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CB-030-2020 (DR-2) – 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.
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CR-055-2020 - A RESOLUTION CONCERNING HOUSING INVESTMENT TRUST FUND FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT for the purpose of committing and allocating to the Townes at Peerless project, an eligible activity not originally funded, the amount of one million, five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) in Housing Investment Trust Fund (“HITF”) Program funds for gap financing of new housing construction.
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Tues., July 21, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - Public Hearings Speak/Comment
CB-012-2020 (DR-3) - (SUBDIVISION BILL) AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION for the purpose the purpose of amending the County Subdivision Regulations for Transportation and Circulation to permit the Prince George’s Planning Board to approve certain private roads and alleys in Zones of Prince George’s County where townhouses are permitted, subject to specified circumstances.
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CB-020-2020 (DR-2) - (SUBDIVISION BILL) AN ACT CONCERNING SUBDIVISIONS-REQUIREMENTS-ADEQUATE PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES-WAIVERS for the purpose of clarifying the authority in the County Subdivision Regulations for waivers of the Public Safety Facilities mitigation requirement by express approval of the governing body of Prince George's County.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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CB-033-2020 (DR-2) – AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING VIRTUAL HEARINGS for the purpose of establishing authority for hearings held pursuant to Subtitle 27 to be held virtually, including public participation and providing alternative filing requirements.
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CB-035-2020 - AN ACT CONCERNING UNPERMITTED CONSTRUCTION for the purpose of authorizing the administrative adjudication of matters involving violations of the Building Code and by updating the organization of the Building Code as adopted by Prince George’s County.
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CB-036-2020 - AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MODIFYING THE PROVISIONS for administrative hearings by authorizing the adjudication of matters involving violations of the Building Code, Housing Code and violations of the laws concerning rental licenses and by authorizing the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement to abate violations that have been duly adjudicated through the administrative hearing process and to assess the costs of abatement to responsible parties.
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CB-037-2020 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING SHORT-TERM RENTALS for the purpose of modifying the provisions for licensing short-term rentals in the County and modifying the adjudication process for violations of those regulations.
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CB-042-2020 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADDITION OF ONE CAPITAL PROJECT AND INTERPROJECT TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS IN THE APPROVED FISCAL YEAR 2021-2026 CAPITAL PROGRAM for the purpose of adding one capital project, Clinical Health Facility (3.70.0003), in the Approved Fiscal Year 2021 - 2026 Capital Program; transferring appropriations to the Clinical Health Facility; decreasing appropriations from the Driver Training Facility & Gun Range (3.31.0009) project; and amending the Approved Fiscal Year 2021 - 2026 Capital Improvement Program with regard to expenditures and financing beyond the budget year.
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CB-043-2020 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $178,150,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of, Public Works and Transportation Facilities (including roads and bridges, parking lots and maintenance facilities), including the acquisition and development of sites therefor, the architectural and engineering services incident thereto, and the acquisition and installation of necessary fixed permanent equipment therefor ; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
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CB-044-2020 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR LIBRARY FACILITIES for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $28,829,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of Library Facilities including the acquisition and development of sites therefor, the architectural and engineering services incident thereto, and the acquisition and installation of necessary fixed permanent equipment therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
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CB-045-2020 DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $44,477,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of Public Safety Facilities (including Fire Department Facilities), including the acquisition and development of sites therefor, the architectural and engineering services incident thereto, and the acquisition and installation of necessary fixed permanent equipment therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
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CB-046-2020 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR COUNTY BUILDINGS for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $133,000,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of County Buildings, including the acquisition and development of sites therefor, the architectural and engineering services incident thereto, and the acquisition and installation of necessary fixed permanent equipment therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
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CB-047-2020 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $121,714,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of Community College Facilities, including the acquisition and development of sites therefor, the architectural and engineering services incident thereto, and the acquisition and installation of necessary fixed permanent equipment therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
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CB-048-2020 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 812, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Section 812 of the Charter of Prince George's County to alter the deadline to set the homestead property tax credit percentage consistent with State law and to provide that the homestead property tax credit percentage shall be no less than 100% or exceed 110%.
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CR-050-2020 - A RESOLUTION CONCERNING FY 2020-2029 COMPREHENSIVE TEN YEAR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN for the purpose of adopting the Prince George’s County FY 2020-2029 Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan as recommended by the County Executive.
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NEW - Now accepting comments and verbal testimony during COMMITTEE WORK-SESSIONS

Tues., July 7, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - COW Work-session Speak/Comment
CR-064-2020 A RESOLUTION CONCERNING PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND’S THIRD ONTINUED DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY-CORONAVIRUS (“COVID-19”) for the purpose of continuing the emergency declarations most recently adopted by the governing body on June 9, 2020, CR-51-2020, and continued by the County Executive as set forth in Executive Order 13-2020 dated June 12, 2020 and Executive Order 15-2020 dated June 25, 2020, and as may be further amended.  
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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.