AGENDA ITEM #17
March 6, 2012
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
March 2, 2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Attorney,-~
Introduction:
Bill 10-12, Community Action Board - Membership
Bill 10-12, Human Rights and Civil Liberties Community Action Board, sponsored by the
Council President at the Request of the County Executive is scheduled to be introduced on March
6,2012. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Under current law, the Board must have between 27 and 39 members. Bill 10-12 would reduce
the size of the Board to between 15 and 24 members. The Board would retain its current
structure of
113
each low income, private organization and public official members.
This packet contains:
Bill 10-12
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
Circle
#
1
3
4
F:\LA W\BILLS\121 0 Community Action Board-Membership\lntro Memo.Doc
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Bill No.
10-12
Concerning: Community Action Board ­
Membership
Introduced:
March 6,2012
Expires:
September 6, 2013
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: . .!N. :.: o: .wn:.: :.e_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co, _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN ACT to:
(1)
(2)
alter the size ofthe Community Action Board; and
generally amend County law regarding the Community Action Board
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 27, Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Section 27-41
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[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* *
*
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 10-12
1
Sec. 1.
Section 27-41 is amended as follows:
2
3
27-41. Creation and organization.
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(c)
*
*
4
Board-Composition; membership.
(1) The Community Action Board consists of not more than [39]
24 nor less than [27]
5
6
l2.
members.
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*
7
*
Approved:
8
9
10
11
12
13
Roger Berliner, President, County Council
Date
Approved:
14
15
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
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17
18
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
19
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 10-12
Community Action Board
-
Membership
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
Reduce the size of the Board but retain its current structure of 1/3
each low income, private organization and public official members.
It
has become increasingly difficult to fill low income and private
organization vacancies. Participation by low-income representatives
is required to avoid jeopardizing Montgomery County's Head Start
and Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding.
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
To comply with the CSBG mandate to assure participation of its low­
income representatives and to create a more efficient, balanced Board
that can meet its voting quorum and focus on its mission rather than
on continual recruitment to fill vacancies.
Office of the County Executive
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Beth Gochrach, Offices of the County Executive.
To be researched.
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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OFFICES OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Isiah Leggett
Timothy
L.
Firestine
County Executive
Chief Administrative qfficer
MEMORANDUM
January 26,2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Roger Berliner, President
Montgomery County Council
Isiah
Leggett,
County
~
EXeCUtiV~~''''''''­
Bill to Reduce Size of Community Action Board
I am submitting, for the Council's consideration, a bilI that would reduce the number
of members who serve on the Community Action Board. Under current law, the Board must contain
between 27 and 39 members with one-third representation each from low-income, private
organization, and public official members. The proposed bill would retain the one-third structure,
but lower the range ofmembership to between 15 and 24 members.
This change is necessary because it has become increasingly difficult to fill vacancies
in the Board's low-income and private organization membership. Low levels ofparticipation by
these constituencies jeopardizes Montgomery County's Head Start and Community Services Block
Grant funding and the Board's ability to act swiftly on behalfof these programs.
A smaller Board will also allow the Board to spend more time on its core mission
and less time recruiting to fill the many vacancies. The current size ofthe Board often makes it
difficult for the Board to meet quorum requirements which also impedes its ability to do business.
Many other community action agencies function effectively with boards of the size
proposed in this legislation. For example, our neighbors in Frederick County have a 15-member
Board, while Fairfax County has a 30-member Board.
Thank you for your consideration of this legislation.
Attachments
c: Uma S. Ahluwalia, Director, Department ofHealth and Human Services
Connie Latham, Special Assistant to the County Executive
Beth Gochrach, Office of the County Executive
101 Monroe Street· Rockville, Maryland 20850
240-777·2500 • 240·777·2544
TTY·
240-777·2518
FAX
www.montgomerycountymd.gov
montgomervcountymd,gov/311
240-113-3556 TTY
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AGENDA ITEM #17
March 6, 2012
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
March 2, 2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Attorney,-~
Introduction:
Bill 10-12, Community Action Board - Membership
Bill 10-12, Human Rights and Civil Liberties Community Action Board, sponsored by the
Council President at the Request of the County Executive is scheduled to be introduced on March
6,2012. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Under current law, the Board must have between 27 and 39 members. Bill 10-12 would reduce
the size of the Board to between 15 and 24 members. The Board would retain its current
structure of
113
each low income, private organization and public official members.
This packet contains:
Bill 10-12
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
Circle
#
1
3
4
F:\LA W\BILLS\121 0 Community Action Board-Membership\lntro Memo.Doc
 PDF to HTML - Convert PDF files to HTML files
Bill No.
10-12
Concerning: Community Action Board ­
Membership
Introduced:
March 6,2012
Expires:
September 6, 2013
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: . .!N. :.: o: .wn:.: :.e_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co, _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN ACT to:
(1)
(2)
alter the size ofthe Community Action Board; and
generally amend County law regarding the Community Action Board
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 27, Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Section 27-41
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* *
*
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
- 1­
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BILL
No. 10-12
1
Sec. 1.
Section 27-41 is amended as follows:
2
3
27-41. Creation and organization.
*
(c)
*
*
4
Board-Composition; membership.
(1) The Community Action Board consists of not more than [39]
24 nor less than [27]
5
6
l2.
members.
*
*
7
*
Approved:
8
9
10
11
12
13
Roger Berliner, President, County Council
Date
Approved:
14
15
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
16
17
18
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
19
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
<D
F:\LAW\BILLS\l21 0 Community Action Board-Membership\Bill l.Doc
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 10-12
Community Action Board
-
Membership
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
Reduce the size of the Board but retain its current structure of 1/3
each low income, private organization and public official members.
It
has become increasingly difficult to fill low income and private
organization vacancies. Participation by low-income representatives
is required to avoid jeopardizing Montgomery County's Head Start
and Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding.
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
To comply with the CSBG mandate to assure participation of its low­
income representatives and to create a more efficient, balanced Board
that can meet its voting quorum and focus on its mission rather than
on continual recruitment to fill vacancies.
Office of the County Executive
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Beth Gochrach, Offices of the County Executive.
To be researched.
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
F:\LA W\BILLS\12
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Community Action Board-Membership\LRR.Doc
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OFFICES OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Isiah Leggett
Timothy
L.
Firestine
County Executive
Chief Administrative qfficer
MEMORANDUM
January 26,2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Roger Berliner, President
Montgomery County Council
Isiah
Leggett,
County
~
EXeCUtiV~~''''''''­
Bill to Reduce Size of Community Action Board
I am submitting, for the Council's consideration, a bilI that would reduce the number
of members who serve on the Community Action Board. Under current law, the Board must contain
between 27 and 39 members with one-third representation each from low-income, private
organization, and public official members. The proposed bill would retain the one-third structure,
but lower the range ofmembership to between 15 and 24 members.
This change is necessary because it has become increasingly difficult to fill vacancies
in the Board's low-income and private organization membership. Low levels ofparticipation by
these constituencies jeopardizes Montgomery County's Head Start and Community Services Block
Grant funding and the Board's ability to act swiftly on behalfof these programs.
A smaller Board will also allow the Board to spend more time on its core mission
and less time recruiting to fill the many vacancies. The current size ofthe Board often makes it
difficult for the Board to meet quorum requirements which also impedes its ability to do business.
Many other community action agencies function effectively with boards of the size
proposed in this legislation. For example, our neighbors in Frederick County have a 15-member
Board, while Fairfax County has a 30-member Board.
Thank you for your consideration of this legislation.
Attachments
c: Uma S. Ahluwalia, Director, Department ofHealth and Human Services
Connie Latham, Special Assistant to the County Executive
Beth Gochrach, Office of the County Executive
101 Monroe Street· Rockville, Maryland 20850
240-777·2500 • 240·777·2544
TTY·
240-777·2518
FAX
www.montgomerycountymd.gov
montgomervcountymd,gov/311
240-113-3556 TTY