English Language Ordinance Hearing Rescheduled

Originally scheduled for Oct. 30, Hurricane Sandy forced commissioners to reschedule the public hearing for the proposed English Language Ordinance.

The Board of Carroll County commissioners will hear public comments on the proposed English language ordinance in the county office building on Dec. 11.

The public hearing will take place in room 003 of the county office building on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.

In late September, Commissioner Haven Shoemaker presented the proposed ordinance to his fellow commissioners, saying that "this isn't a radical motion."

According to Shoemaker, 31 states and two Maryland counties (Frederick and Queen Anne's) have passed similar legislation.

Based on public input during the hearing, the commissioners may amend the proposed ordinance without any further public hearings.

The proposed ordinance may be reviewed and copies obtained at the Office of the County Clerk, Carroll County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Room 300 during normal business hours.

The proposed ordinance is also available on the county website. Written comments may be addressed to the County Clerk, 225 North Center Street, Room 300, Westminster (sreese@ccg.carr.org) and will be considered if received prior to the close of the hearing according to a government release.

Both oral and written comments may be given at the hearing.

Also See:

  • Proposed English Language Ordinance Goes to Public Hearing
  • Commissioners to Weigh Making English the Official Language in Carroll County
  • Comment: ‘This law will be an embarrassment to Carroll’


Buck Harmon November 08, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Perfect timing..bet they are ~ really~ upset that the Latino vote played a huge role in the election of the President....nothing will change the mindset...interesting though..
David from VoxPop November 08, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Still waiting for Shoemaker and Rothschild to provide the data that drive this ordinance. In the absence of a documented, provable expense to the county, their effort smacks of xenophobia. I know that Messr. Rothschild reads these posts, so perhaps Mr. Culture and Heritage wants to weigh in here. I'll wait... <crickets>


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