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Charter Review Commission 2019 - 2020

Under the County Charter, the Council is required to establish a Charter Review Commission every eight years. The Commission consists of 15 residents of Howard County. Five of the members must be selected from a list ten names submitted by the County Executive. No more than ten of the members of the Commission may be of the same political party. The Chair of the Commission is appointed in the resolution designating the members of the Commission. On March 4, 2019, the County Council approved Resolution No. 18-2019 appointing the 2019 Charter Review Commission.


Council Resolution 18-2019
Maryland Association of Counties County Government Structure Guide
Maryland Association of Counties Code Home Rule vs. Commissioner vs. Charter Guide

Synopsis of the Draft Preliminary Recommendations of the Charter Review Commission
Preliminary Report and Recommendations of the 2019-2020 Charter Review Commission

Final Report and Recommendations 2019-2020

 

Commission Meetings

Date Location Agenda Minutes Video
April 10, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
April 24, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
May 8, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
May 23, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
June 6, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
June 20, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
July 11, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
July 24, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Sept 4, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Sept 24, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Oct 8, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Oct 22, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Nov 6, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Nov 20, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Dec 5, 2019 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Jan 14, 2020 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Jan 28, 2020 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Feb 11, 2020 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes  Video
Feb 18, 2020 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
Feb 25, 2020 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
March 11, 2020 C. Vernon Gray Room Agenda Minutes Video
March 24, 2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes Video
Apr 14, 2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes Video
Apr 28, 2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes Video

 

Public Hearings

Persons needing accommodations to fully participate in the public hearing, please contact the Council Office, 410-313-2001.

There will be signup sheets available for members of the public to use when they arrive at a public hearing. If possible, please bring 20 copies of written testimony for distribution at the public hearing. 

Please note, any testimony submitted to [email protected] 48 hours prior to a public hearing will be forwarded to the Commission members.

Date Location Agenda Minutes Video
June 4, 2019 at 7 PM Banneker Room Agenda Minutes Video
September 19, 2019 at 7 PM North Laurel Community Center Agenda Minutes Video
October 24, 2019 at
 7 PM** date change
Gary J. Arthur Community Center Agenda Minutes Video
March 3, 2020 at 7 PM Banneker Room Agenda Minutes Video