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COUNCIL CHAIR TODD M. TURNER ISSUES STATEMENT ANNOUNCING POSTPONEMENT OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING FOR COUNTYWIDE MAP AMENDMENT
The District Council and Prince George’s County Planning Board Joint Public Hearing on the proposed Countywide Map Amendment (CMA), scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020, has been postponed.
This decision was reached given recent metrics indicating a resurgence in COVID-19 cases; in alignment with the advice of public health officials and Phase II COVID-19 public health emergency operations in Prince George’s County; and due to recent disclosures required under State law which prevents a quorum of Council Members required to hold the Joint Public Hearing with the Planning Board to consider the proposed CMA.
To ensure full consideration and opportunity for public comment, as well as an orderly implementation of the new Zoning Ordinance, additional notification will be provided for the proposed CMA hearing, once the County’s emergency status indicates the meeting can be held safely, and the District Council and Planning Board determine it is appropriate to proceed in accordance with State law.