District 2: News & Updates
from the office of
Councilwoman Allison Pickard
Legislative Assistant, Kristin Etzel kristin.etzel@aacounty.org
December 30, 2021
January 3rd Council Meeting UPDATE

The Anne Arundel County Council’s January 3, 2022 legislative meeting will be conducted virtually. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m

Individuals may sign up to speak by completing the form found at this LINK. The deadline to register to testify during the meeting is Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

A meeting agenda, copies of legislation, and other information for the meeting can be found HERE.

Note: Those who wish to testify must be registered. Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person.
District 2 Virtual Budget Town Hall January 5th
County Executive Pittman will once again be holding community Budget Town Hall meetings to give residents a chance to let us know what they want included in the FY23 budget. Beginning in January, they plan to hold seven town halls, one for each County Council District, and one countywide town hall, click HERE to see a full list of each of the Town Halls.
Due to the surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations, for the health and safety of our residents the County Executive's office has made the decision to switch the upcoming Budget Town Halls to virtual events
Residents will have the opportunity to join us via Zoom to provide public testimony. These events are a chance for us to hear about what's important to you and your community. Those who registered for the in-person events are still on the list and do not need to reregister. An email with Zoom information and instructions on participation will be sent to everyone who registers in advance of the event. Please register to join us using the yellow sign up button below:
Residents in attendance will be given two minutes each to share public testimony about what they would like funded in the county budget. All budget town halls will be streamed live to facebook.com/aacoexec where residents will be able to watch them in full after the meeting, and provide written comments.  
First Day Hikes
Take a Hike on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at one of many parks located in Anne Arundel County. There is no cost, but registration is required - visit this LINK.
Charter Revision Commission & Redistricting
The Charter Revision Commission, created by Sec. 1203 in the County Charter, is responsible for conducting a comprehensive study of the County government and recommending revisions to the Charter as necessary, including the matter of the revision of the Councilmanic districts of the County.
The Charter Revision Commission was appointed on October 4, 2021 by Resolution 50-21. Their work will be done in two parts, they will review the latest census data and review the councilmanic boundaries to suggest revisions in order to maintain balanced districts. They will also consider revisions to the Charter that will be suggested to the Council for inclusion on a future ballot for voters to decide on the proposed changes.

Additional information including the meeting schedule, agendas and past meeting minutes can be found at the Charter Revision Commission webpage. Use this LINK to go directly to meeting agendas and minutes.

Charter Revision Adjustment Maps under consideration can be found on the Commission website in the meeting agenda attachments. You can share your thoughts on redistricting and other matters to the Charter Revision Commission at this LINK.
Waste Management Holiday Schedule
The Department of Public Works, Waste Management Services (WMS) will observe the following curbside collection schedule and facility operating schedule at the Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility and the Northern, Central, and Southern Recycling Centers in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Holiday Schedule - New Year’s
·  Dec 31st  –  Normal Curbside Collection Provided –  WMS Facilities Closed
·  Jan 1st  –  No Collection Changes WMS Facilities Closed
District 2 Revitalization Town Hall - Jan. 26th
January 26th, 6:00 pm Revitalization Town Hall
Join County Executive Steuart Pittman,
Councilwoman Allison Pickard, and other panelists on January 26th at 6:00 pm for a District 2 Revitalization Town Hall.
WHAT: Discussion of revitalization legislation, studies and available incentives.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 26th, 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Office of Emergency Management (Hein Bldg.) theater space*
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie. Free parking in attached garage.

*Masks are required in all County buildings.
Warming Centers
As cold weather continues, we want to remind everyone that Anne Arundel County has several facilities available for temporary warming relief. Anyone can stop in to warm up at these facilities.

For more info visit this WEBSITE.
Draft Land Preservation, Parks & Recreation Plan
Last spring you took a survey. Now our DRAFT Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan (aka "LPPRP") is available for review. Copies are available on our WEBSITE, at Anne Arundel County Public Libraries, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities, and at staffed Recreation & Parks facilities. We welcome your feedback!
Workforce Impact Survey
Whatever your current job status, please take this SHORT 5-minute survey from AAEDC, Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management & Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation so that we can learn about what matters to the #AnneArundelCounty workforce and how we can strengthen it!

District 2 - Listening Sessions
Would your Community Association, PTA or Youth Sports Group like to have Councilwoman Pickard come meet with you?
Councilwoman Pickard is available to your HOA, Community Association, PTA, youth sports or other group to schedule a meeting to discuss issues or concerns. "I'm listening to you and advocating with the County Executive's Administration, so keep those ideas coming."

Please email kristin.etzel@aacounty.org with your request to schedule a meeting.

Let's Strengthen Our Community Together!
County Council Meetings:
Legislation and Participation
Next Council meeting: Monday, January 3rd at 6:00 pm will be Virtual.

Individuals may sign up to speak by completing the form found at this LINK. The deadline to register to testify during the meeting is Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Legislation: For a list of bills and resolutions currently under consideration, visit this website with links to legislation under review as well as their public hearing/vote dates. Archived legislation can also be searched from this same link.

Participation: For information on how to participate, or watch a meeting or work session please visit this website for instructions.
These meetings are code required development meetings and are listed on the Office of Planning and Zoning's website. Click on the Project Description links below each image for more information including proposed site plan and also how to participate in the virtual meetings.
If you missed a recent meeting and would like to see a recording of the meeting and/or offer comments (if within the comment period) visit the Office of Planning and Zoning's Community Meetings website.
There are three selections to choose from: Future Meetings, Past Meetings Available for Comment and Past Meetings Closed for Comment. Each of these individual pages is searchable by keyword.
Anne Arundel County Boards and Commissions
Anne Arundel County Government is currently filling vacancies for positions on various Boards and Commissions.

If you are interested in applying to serve on a Board or Commission, please visit this LINK. For questions or to request more information, please contact the Anne Arundel County Boards and Commissions Coordinator Meghan Brown at exbrow21@aacounty.org
Small Business Infrastructure Improvement Pilot Program with Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp (AAEDC)
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the Small Business Infrastructure Improvement Pilot Program (SBIIPP), a grant initiative to help small businesses afford the infrastructure improvements necessary to start or expand business operations. The program will be managed by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) and is supported by $850,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Eligible projects include water and sewer improvements. A project must benefit multiple businesses, not just a single entity. Letters from neighboring organizations are required to demonstrate community support for the project. Community organizations include chambers of commerce and business, commercial condominium, homeowners and community associations. Funding is contingent on the Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits final approval of the project.

Applicants can be a for-profit business, a nonprofit entity, or other community and business organizations that are properly registered and in good standing with the State of Maryland. Applicants must be able to cover soft costs and associated fees as they navigate the project through the regulatory process.

The application period opens on Monday, December 13, 2021 and closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 28, 2022. More information and a link to the online application is available on the AAEDC website.
Upcoming Events
Food Line Phone Hours - Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm