Agenda Item 7
March 8, 2011
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 4-11, Commission for Women - Reorganization
Bill 4-11, Commission for Women - Reorganization, sponsored by the Council President
on recommendation of the Organizational Reform Commission, is scheduled to be introduced on
March 8, 2011. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Bill 4-11 would eliminate the Office of the Commission for Women, reallocate certain
functions of the Office, and provide staff support for the Commission for Women.
its report to the Council dated January 31, 2011, the Organizational Reform
Commission (ORC), in
recommended the County reorganize the
Commission for Women and eliminate the Office of the Commission for Women.
The full text of the recommendation is below.
1) consolidations and reorganizations
The and commissions:the following
Proposed Consolidations and
for boards, committees
Commission for Women (CFW)
commends the CFW, which over the years has served a very important function. But
as County government and the social landscape have evolved, it is clear that many of
the CFW's activities duplicate those provided by other agencies. We believe that the
CFW's .core functions can be served in other ways. The CFW's counseling and
career center is now duplicated to a great extent by the new Family Justice Center, the
County's Workforce Development program, Montgomery College, and private
entities and religious organizations.