AGENDA ITEM #8
October 25,2011
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
October 21,2011
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Attomey~
Public Hearing:
Bill 32-11, Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Committee
Evaluation and Review Board Report
Bil132-11, Boards, Committees, and Commissions Committee Evaluation and Review Board
Report, sponsored by Councilmembers Navarro and Rice, President Ervin, and Councilmember
Riemer, was introduced on October 4, 2011. A Government, Operations and Fiscal Policy
Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for October 24 at 10:30 a.m. A second
worksession is tentatively scheduled for October 31.
Bill 32-11 would establish a deadline for the Committee Evaluation and Review Board to issue its
report to the Executive and Council; require the Board to consider scenarios to reduce County staff
time supporting boards, committees, and commissions; require the Board to review and make
recommendations on certain advisory boards, committees, and commissions that request
continuation; and generally amend County law regarding the membership, structure, and functions
of boards, committees, and commissions.
This packet contains:
Bill 32-11
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
32-11
Concerning: Boards, Committees, and
Commissions
Committee
Evaluation and Review Board ­
Revised:
9/28/2011
Draft No.
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Introduced:
October 4,2011
Expires:
April 4, 2013
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _----,-,_ _:--_ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Rice and Navarro, Council President Ervin, and Councilmember Riemer
AN
ACT to:
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establish a deadline for the Committee Evaluation and Review Board to issue its
report to the Executive and Council;
require the Board to consider scenarios to reduce County staff time supporting
boards, committees, and commissions;
require the Board to review and make recommendations on certain advisory boards,
committees, and commissions that request continuation; and
generally amend County law regarding the membership, structure, and functions of
boards, committees, and cOmrilissions.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2, Administration
Section 2-146
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL No. 32-11
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Section 2-146 is amended as follows:
2-146. Terms of committees.
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Committee Evaluation and Review Board.
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The County Executive
must appoint and convene at least every
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10 years, subject to confirmation by the Council, a citizens
review committee comprised of [no fewer than] at least 11
members.
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[This committee] The Committee must review the committee
system and each then-existing committee and report to the
Executive and Council its recommendations for changes in
individual committees and the committee system as a whole. The
Committee must submit an interim report to the Executive and
Council within
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months of appointment and submit
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final report
within 12 months of appointment.
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The
County Executive must designate the review committee's
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chair and vice-chair.
Sec. 2. Contents of Committee Evaluation and Review Board Report. As
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part of its report, the Committee Evaluation and Review Board appointed in 2011
must develop scenarios for reduction of County staff time used to support the
committees. The report must include reduction scenarios of25%, 50%, and 750/0.
Sec. 3. Continuation of
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board, committees, and commissions:
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(a)
Purpose.
The County has many boards, committees, and commissions
that provide a valuable service to the County with the work they
perform.
These boards, committees, and commissions require
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significant personnel and operating costs to function. In Fiscal Year
2011, the County spent an approximate $1.4 million on personnel and
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operating costs to support the County's boards, committees, and
commISSIOns.
While these boards, committees, and commissions
provide a valuable service, there may be opportunities for consolidation.
(b)
Continuation.
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this section, the following words have the meanings indicated:
Advisory board
means the following boards, committees, and
commISSIons:
Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Airpark Liaison Committee
Cable and Communications Advisory Committee
Commission for Women
Commission on Aging
Commission on Child Care
Commission on Children and Youth
Commission on Health
Commission on Juvenile Justice
Commission on People with Disabilities
Commission on Veterans Affairs
Committee for Ethnic Affairs
Committee on HateNiolence
County-wide Recreation Advisory Board
Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission
Department of Permitting Services Advisory Committee
Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Down County Recreation Advisory Board
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East County Citizens Advisory Board
East County Recreation Advisory Board
Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee
Fire and Emergency Services Commission
Forest Conservation Advisory Committee
Friendship Heights TMD Advisory Committee
Library Board
Mental Health Advisory Committee
Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board
Mid-County Recreation Advisory Board
Montgomery Cares Program Advisory Board
Noise Control Advisory Board
Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
Rustic Roads Advisory Committee
Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory
Committee
Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Sustainability Working Group
Taxicab Services Advisory Committee
Technology Investment
Fund
Loan/Grant Committee
Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board
Upcounty Recreation Advisory Board
Victim Services Advisory Board
Water Quality Advisory Group
Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board
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Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee
Committee Evaluation and Review Board
means the Board
appointed under §2-l46.
(2) Each advisory board must indicate to the Committee Evaluation
and Review Board, within 60 days after the Committee
Evaluation and Review Board is appointed, if the advisory board
should continue. Each advisory board that so indicates must
provide the Committee Evaluation and Review Board with the
following:
(A) a description ofthe work the advisory board does;
(B) justification for why the advisory board should be
continued;
(C) a list of accomplishments from the prior 2 years;
(D) a 2-year work program; and
(E) an explanation of the amount of resources, including
County employee staff time, used and a plan to reduce the
use of those resources.
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In
addition to the duties in §2-l46, as part of its report, the
Committee Evaluation and Review Board appointed in 2011
must review each advisory board that requests continuation under
subsection (b)(2) and recommend to the Council whether the
advisory board should continue.
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Approved:
Valerie Ervin, President, County Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 32-11,
Boards, Committees, and Commissions
Committee Evaluation and Review Board - Report
DESCRIPTION:
Bill
29-11 would establish a deadline for the Committee Evaluation
and Review Board (CERB) to issue its report to the Executive and
Council; require CERB to consider scenarios to reduce County staff
time supporting boards, committees, and commissions; require CERB
to review and make recommendations on certain advisory boards,
committees, and commissions that request continuation; and
generally amend County law regarding the membership, structure,
and functions of boards, committees, and commissions.
PROBLEM:
The County has many boards, committees, and commissions that
provide a valuable service to the County with the work they perform
and the advice they render. However, the boards, committees, and
commission require significant personnel and operating costs to
function.
To receive advice about how personnel costs associated with staffing
these boards, committees, and commissions can be reduced; and
provide CERB with specific criteria with which to review certain
advisory boards, committees, and commissions.
Executive staff.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney (240) 777-7815
Applies only to County boards, committees, and commissions.
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
N/A
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