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Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 01/07/2012

Prince George’s Council retreat next week is open to public

The Prince George’s County Council is set to meet Monday and Tuesday in Baltimore for its annual retreat. The sessions, at the Admiral Fell Inn, are open to the public, but as of late Saturday, only limited information was available on the council’s Web site.


Prince George’s council member Eric Olson and council chairwoman Ingrid M. Turner (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)

Monday’s session begins at 10 a.m. and runs through early evening; Tuesday’s session begins at 9:30 and goes until 4 p.m, according to a council press release. A speaker’s list was being finalized on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the council said.

Among the topics scheduled are: economic development; the status of the agreement to build a regional hospital; council communications; a status report on an ethics task force which County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) convened last year; and an update on county issues in the General Assembly, which opens Wednesday.

Maryland’s open meetings law requires “reasonable advance notice” of meetings, but does not require that the council post its agenda in advance. Usually, the council posts its meeting agendas by Friday evening for regular weekly sessions held in the council chamber in Upper Marlboro.

Last year, the council spent two nights at the Hyatt in Cambridge for its annual retreat. No members of the public attended other than invited guests and speakers and staff, along with the nine council members.

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