Prince George’s council to convene for two days in Baltimore

The Prince George’s County Council will 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.

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 news release. A list of speakers was being finalized Saturday, a council spokeswoman said.

Among the topics scheduled: economic development; the status of the agreement to build a regional hospital; council communications; a status report on an ethics task force that County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) convened last year; and an update on county issues in the Maryland 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. Other than invited guests and speakers, no members of the public attended.

Miranda Spivack writes about government and politics in the suburbs, based in the Post’s bureau in Largo in Prince George’s County.
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