Final report from 2019-2020 Charter Review Commission

Here is the final report from 2019-2020 Howard County Charter Review Commission. County charter is like a constitute for our county. There were so many meetings for a whole year. Thanks for the committee members.

Main recommendation:

  1. The Commission recommends expanding the County Council from five members to seven members, comprising seven individually-elected districts.
  2. There are many other recommendations on how to implement this change and on how to modify some other commissions.

It is a rather dense report. Please read it. The commission provides analysis and rational for each recommendation.

Then one open question: will BOE election be changed to seven individually-elected districts? We have 7 board members right now.