AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021
VIRTUAL - 8 p.m.
I.

Call meeting to order

II.

Pledge of allegiance

III.

Quorum

IV.

Agenda Additions/Deletions/Amendments

V.

Citizen Participation

VI.

Presentations

A.

Black History Month Presentation by the Diversity Committee

VII.

CITY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

A.

Appointments/Reappointments/Swearing-in

VIII.

Council Announcements

IX.

City Manager's Report

X.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of January 4 Regular Meeting Minutes

B.

Approval of January 19 Regular Meeting Minutes

C.

Adoption of Proclamation P-2-21

Proclaiming the First Monday in March as COVID-19 Memorial Day
D.

Council Approval for Youth Services Bureau Request to Redirect Appropriated Funds for Tutoring

XI.

Old Business

A.

City Development Review Policies

City Staff will provide an update on Council's requested changes to the Public Comment Draft of the City Development Review Policies
B.

Proposed Communications Policy Regarding Virtual Meetings

City Council will discuss proposed policy that seeks to define an equitable and efficient process for approving future virtual meetings and managing all the City resources that are involved in hosting such events
XII.

New Business

A.

Urban Centrixity, Inc.

A representative of this local non-profit organization will present to Council information on their housing counseling programs for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families
B.

Update on Environmental Initiatives

The Chair of the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) will brief Council on the next steps for a Green Bowie
C.

Police Department Update

The Police Chief will brief Council on the status of various matters in the Police Department
D.

Mid-Year Budget Report

Staff will update Council on City finances and progress toward the completion of budget objectives
E.

Resolution R-8-21

Addressing Smart Technology Solutions and the Digital Divide
XIII.

Adjournment

Note:  The Ethics Commission has advised that under certain circumstances, members of the public may qualify as lobbyists when they testify before the City Council. If so, the Bowie Ethics Ordinance requires that certain information be filed with the Ethics Commission. Please review the information about lobbying that is provided with the City Clerk. If you have any questions about lobbying, please contact the Ethics Commission or the Assistant City Manager.

This meeting will be televised live on Verizon Channel 10 and Comcast Channel 71 and 996, repeated on 2/17/21 and 2/20/21 at 7:00 p.m., and web-streamed live

Testimony for public hearings or comments for the Citizen Participation portion of each meeting will be accepted via email at cityclerk@cityofbowie.org

Comments must be received by 7 p.m. on the day of the City Council meeting.

For a closed-captioned version of the meeting video, please go to https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofbowiemd/playlists and select the 2021 Council Meetings list. Once the meeting video opens, be sure to click on “CC” button to turn on closed captioning.


NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOWIE CITY COUNCIL - MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021 - VIRTUAL - 8 p.m.