The Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will hold a work session today at 10:00am

Announced earlier this week via email:

The Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will hold a work session, open to the public, on Saturday, January 12, 2019, beginning at 10:00am, in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD, regarding legislation pertaining to the County’s public facilities surcharge, school redistricting, the adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO) process, and school construction funding in general. The agenda for this meeting is attached. This is a Howard County Delegation work session, not a public hearing. However, members of the public are invited to attend and listen.

Kam Bridges
Howard County Delegation Administrator
Maryland General Assembly
The Maryland House of Delegates
6 Bladen Street, Room 214B
Annapolis, MD 21401
phone: 410 -841-3360, 301-858-3360

Here is the agenda that was attached in that email:

Howard County Delegation Work Session on
Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Process, School Redistricting, Public Facilities Surcharge and School Construction Funding
January 12, 2019
George Howard Building, Banneker Room
3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

10:00am – 10:15am: Introductions and Overview
Senator Guy Guzzone, Senate Chair
Delegate Terri Hill, House Chair

10:15am-10:45am: Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Process
Presentation by Jeff Bronow, Chief of Research Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ)
Questions & Discussion by Delegation

10:45am-11:45am: School Redistricting Process
Presentation by Superintendent Michael Martirano and Board of Education (BOE) Members
Questions & Discussion by Delegation

11:45am-12:30pm: Public Facilities Surcharge and School Construction Funding
Presentation by Carl DeLorenzo, Director of Policy and Programs
Questions & Discussion by Delegation

12:30pm-1:00pm Supplemental Delegation Questions, Expert Testimony, and Concluding Discussion

The topic I am most interested in is the “School Redistricting Process”. There is a bill possibly headed to Annapolis this session relating to this topic that we have no information about yet…so it has my interest to see what is said about it today (if anything):

Howard County – Board of Education Redistricting – Requirements, Ho.Co. 08-19 

By: Chair, Howard County Delegation

Legislation still in Bill Drafting.

Now that redistricting is on the table for discussion at the Howard County Board of Education…I wonder if it changes things related to the possible bill and the discussion today.

I may try and swing by to get some photos for the blog if I can get away for a bit this morning. Heck…maybe I will get an opportunity to chat with a HoCoBOE member or two (since some will be attending for the presentation on redistricting) with me about the overcrowding options that were removed recently.

If you make it out…try and get some images or updates…post them on Twitter…and I may retweet a few later today.

Don’t forget that we have snow rolling in later this afternoon or this evening…and into tomorrow. So get to the store soon before all of the good stuff is gone.

Scott E

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