Members of the public can submit testimony to the County Council ahead of time in several ways, can watch or listen to meetings, and can sign up to offer spoken testimony at meetings. There are no restrictions on using the tools available to members of the public.
If needed, you may request that a paper copy of any bill or resolution be mailed to you by calling (410) 222-1401 and leaving a message or by sending an email to LCorby@aacounty.org.
Online testimony can be submitted by clicking on one of the buttons below and filling out the resulting form. Please be careful when selecting a bill or resolution number from the drop down list to ensure it is the specific piece of legislation on which you wish to submit testimony.
(Registering to speak during a meeting is a separate step found under Sign up to Speak at a Public Hearing below)
The online testimony tool allows you to submit written testimony of up to 250 words that includes your contact information and the specific bill or resolution or other subject at issue. You may also attach files that exceed this limit. Any testimony submitted online is received and reviewed by the entire Council as it is submitted.
Legislative testimony submitted using the online tool must be submitted no later than 11:00 A.M. on the day of the meeting that the bill or resolution will be heard. View the full meeting schedule. After 11:00 A.M., legislation being heard that day will no longer be available in the online testimony tool. Testimony submitted using the "Invite to Audience" tool may not be on a bill or resolution that is on the agenda for a specific meeting.
Testimony submitted online by 11:00 A.M. will be posted on the Council’s website on the day of the meeting. A final count of the number of online submissions will be stated during the meeting and all submissions will become part of the public record.
Members of the public can now register ahead of time to testify in person during the Invitation to Audience portion of the meeting and any public hearings on legislation. Online registration to testify closes at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. A final call for testimony will be made just prior to the conclusion of each public hearing held during the meeting. Please note, spoken testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person for each opportunity to be heard.
You may submit your typed or written testimony or other forms of testimony by mailing it or delivering it to the outside drop-box designated for this.
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Drop written testimony into the small box labeled “County Council Testimony” outside the main entrance of the Arundel Center at 44 Calvert Street.
If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in a Council meeting, please contact the Administrative Officer at least 72 hours before the meeting to discuss your accessibility needs. The Administrative Officer may be reached by email at CouncilAdmin@aacounty.org or by telephone at (410) 222-1401. TTY users, please use Maryland Relay, 7-1-1.
Watch / Listen to Meetings
The Council encourages anyone who cannot attend in person to watch and listen to the meeting on local cable channels or Arundel TV Live
- Channel 98 for Comcast and Broadstripe
- Channel 38 for Verizon
- Channel 998 for HD Comcast
- Channel 1962 for HD Verizon
- Channel 498 for HD Broadstripe