Legislative Process

*The procedures outlined in this Handbook reflect the current Council Rules of Procedure. Section 316 of the County Charter requires that the Council adopt and publish Rules of Procedure, which accordingly may revise information contained in the Handbook.

The County Council functions and convenes in three separate capacities: the County Council, when considering legislation and items of County government business other than land use plans and zoning matters; the District Council, when considering zoning matters and land use plans; the local Board of Health, when considering health policy issues.