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Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee to Consider Legislation Requiring Security Surveillance at High Occupancy Dwellings and Senior Housing Residences
Legislation Proposed by Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq. Includes Camera Surveillance as a Public Safety Tool – Public Participation Encouraged
The Prince George’s County Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee, on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., will consider Council Bill-066-2023, legislation proposed by Council Member Wala Blegay, Esq. (District 6) requiring security surveillance at high occupancy dwellings and security guards at age-restricted senior housing residences. Residents are invited and encouraged to share their opinion on the measure.
Under the measure, the Prince George’s County Government would require high occupancy apartment buildings, or groups of buildings, comprised of more than 100 units, to have security cameras located at each building with a 180-degree field of view and at each aperture designated for entry and exit, and each parking lot, parking garage, car park, and parking facility. The landlord must retain the camera footage for at least 30 days.
For age-restricted senior housing dwellings, the bill would require at least one 12-hour security guard on duty each day of the week. Additionally, the Council bill has provisions requiring landlords to repair defective or malfunctioning equipment within 14 business days.
District 7 Council Member Krystal Oriadha and Council Member Edward Burroughs III are also sponsors of CB-66-2023, which was presented on Tuesday, June 20th.
What: Council Bill-066-2023 will be considered in the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) committee
Who: Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee (PHED) Meeting
When: Thursday, July 6, 2023, 10:00 AM
Where: Wayne K. Curry Administration Building; Council Hearing Room; 1301 McCormick Drive; Largo, MD 20774