For Immediate Release: 4/1/2014 11:00 AM

Contact: Karen D. Campbell 301-952-5182

Council Zoning Bill CB-6-2014 Being Considered by the Council on Expedited Schedule

The Prince George’s County Council has scheduled a public hearing for Council Bill 6-2014, proposed legislation to authorize the MGM resort and video lottery facility in Prince George’s County. The special evening public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room, on the first floor of the County Administration Building, 14741 Gov. Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

CB-6 has been introduced with expedited scheduling because of the potential economic impact of the project. The proposed legislation was drafted to become effective immediately upon approval by the County Council, which is 45 days sooner than legislative process requirements.

“The County Council recognizes the urgent importance of the MGM project to our residents and we are going above and beyond routine procedures to expedite the scheduling of zoning legislation for the project,” said Council Chairman Mel Franklin. “No one has facilitated the speed of this project’s timeline more than the Council. This special evening public hearing on April 15th, will allow additional members of the community to attend who are normally unable to do so.”

Persons wishing to speak during the April 15th public hearing on CB-6 can sign-up in advance by contacting the Clerk of the Council via email at, or by calling 301.952.3600.Written comments may also be submitted in advance by e-mail to, or by mail to:

Clerk of the Council
County Administration Building (Room 2198)
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD. 20772-3050