About the meetings

Please note – Agenda changes and testimony rules:

  • The order of agenda items is for the convenience of the Planning Board schedule and in no way indicates the order in which items will be called.  Please plan to arrive at the scheduled time for start of either the morning or afternoon meeting when your item is calendared.
  • The Planning Board’s Agenda is subject to change and certain items may be postponed or added. For meeting updates or to view the Planning Board proceedings live on our website, visit www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.
  • The Planning Board encourages public testimony unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Refer to the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information on public testimony. Any individual or organization may submit a written statement for consideration by the Planning Board.  Written comments must be received in the Chair’s office at least 24 hours in advance of the Planning Board hearing date, referencing the hearing date and item, to be reviewed by the Board and included in the official record of the hearing. Written comments received within 24 hours before a hearing date will be placed in the file, but will not be considered by the Planning Board or included in the official record. Comments should be transmitted via e-mail to MCP-Chair@mncppc-mc.org, faxed to Chair Casey Anderson at 301-495-1320, or addressed to:  Casey Anderson, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
  • To testify in person on an agenda item, sign-up online the day before the meeting. On the day of the meeting, please see the Clerk in the Board Auditorium to sign-up. Where noted on the agenda, advance sign-up may be required and signing up to speak on the day of the hearing may not be permitted. Submission of written comments does not constitute signing up to speak. Copies of written testimony will not be accepted by the Clerk or distributed to the Board at hearings.
  • Unless otherwise noted, Planning Board meetings are held on Thursdays and begin at 9:00 a.m. The agenda is subject to change and certain items may be postponed or added.
  • Copies of testimony presented orally or copies of correspondence will not be distributed at the hearing.
  • Occasionally due to time constraints, the Planning Board may limit the total amount of time dedicated to public testimony. Public testimony may not be taken for items identified as Briefings, Worksessions and/or Roundtables. On other occasions when no public testimony will be taken, the agenda will specify.
  • You can view videotaped hearings after noon on the day following the meeting and select the item you wish to hear: www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/video
  • The Planning Board makes the final decision on any agenda items with an (*). On such matters, Maryland law and the Planning Board’s Rules of Procedure prohibit any member of the public from directly contacting or communicating with Board members outside the public hearing setting. See the Outside Communications section of the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information.
  • To stay involved and informed, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter, InfoShare, at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/infoshare


Last Updated: October 31, 2016