On June 13, 2019, the Board voted to suspend electronic registration for the redistricting public hearings only. Community members will need to call the Board Office at 410-313-7346, 1584 or 7194, or appear in person at the Board Office (10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to pre-register to speak. Note, registration to speak will not be permitted at the meetings. The Board also recommends organizing into groups to allow for all communities to be heard. An officer/leader of a group may register up to five individuals to provide testimony on behalf of their organization/community.
Updated September 9, the Board has added additional spaces for students who wish to testify. (Student slots previously were limited to 10 per hearing.) Students will be permitted to testify at the beginning of the public hearing, followed by members of the general public in order of registration.
All public hearings will be held in the Boardroom at 10910 Clarksville Pike, with satellite rooms available for overflow. The order of community members will be posted on BoardDocs the day of the meeting. Speakers are to check-in at the registration area to receive further direction regarding the process for the evening.
The public hearings and pre-registration schedule are as follows:
Speakers are requested to provide 12 copies of their testimony for distribution to Board members and staff. Written testimony will be posted on BoardDocs to the appropriate part of the online agenda following the meeting. Your testimony should include your full name(s) and polygon number.
All testimony is part of the public record maintained by the Board Office. All testimony submitted for the public hearings via email or regular mail will be uploaded as submitted to BoardDocs. Written testimony will not be edited before posting online—no personal information will be removed. It is highly recommended that testimony sent via email be submitted as an attachment. All written testimony should include your full name(s), address and polygon number. Written testimony will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.