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From the Office of Council Member Tom Dernoga September 2021

Updated: Sep 26, 2021

Councilmember Dernoga and Chief of Staff Michelle García, with team members, Nicole Ríos and Andrew Jacobson at Community Dumpster and Shred Day.

Beltsville Community Dumpster and Shred Day

Thank you to the residents who came out for our Beltsville Community Dumpster and Shred Day in August. The event was a great success. We provided reusable grocery bags and over 500 facemasks to residents. We collected over five thousand pounds of items for the dump and almost six thousand pounds of shredded paper. A special thanks to Corporal Kenneth Hibbert and the Police Explorers from Post 600 who came out to make this day possible.

Prince George’s County Countywide Map Amendment

The Virtual Public Hearing for the Countywide Sectional Map Amendment (CMA) will be held September 13th and 14th. Approving the CMA is the final step in the Zoning Rewrite process. The new zoning ordinance will not take effect until the CMA is approved. To learn more about the zoning process in Prince George's County click The link for the September 13th meeting and information about signing up to speak can be found, and the link for the September 14th meeting and information about signing up to speak can be found To learn more, read the Planning Board press release here To compare the new proposed zones with the current zones, click

Persons who wish to speak at the public hearing must register in advance before 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Written testimony will be accepted in electronic format, rather than by U.S. mail and may be submitted through the online portal, emailed to or faxed to (301) 952-5178. Written comments may be submitted through the close of business on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, when the record of public hearing testimony will close.

Contact Us

Please keep in touch. Email us at or call 301.952.3887. Se habla Español. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TomDernogaD1

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