Upcoming Public Hearing – Howard County Charter Review Commission

On October 24th at the Gary Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, the Charter Review Commission will hold its third and final public hearing on the charter review process at 7:00 PM. The Howard County Republican Party encourages all County residents to attend and participate.

From the Howard County Website: 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.

The Charter is our County’s constitution, and the review process is your chance to participate in making changes to it. The Central Committee has asked the Commission if it is still possible to introduce new change proposals at the final public meeting. It is. It is also possible to submit testimony on change proposals in writing–the sooner the better, but testimony may be submitted after October 24th. The Commission may be contacted via email at charterreviewcommission@howardcountymd.gov. Questions may be directed to the County Council offices at 410-313-2001.

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