Legislative Branch of Cecil County Government
Council President - District 1
Council Vice President - District 5
|County Council Meeting Livestream Links|
|Cecil County Work Session||Cecil County Legislative Session|
Budget Hearing Meeting Livestream Link
Cecil County Budget Hearing 5/21/2019
Current Legislative Video
Cecil County Legislative Session 5/7/2019
|Prior Work Session||Prior Legislative Session|
|May 14, 2019
||May 7, 2019
|Next Work Session||Next Legislative Session|
|May 21, 2019
||May 21, 2019
The Council is comprised of five county residents, who reside in their respective district and are elected at large by the Cecil County voters. The Council members choose a President and Vice President from among their members.
The Charter of Cecil County, Maryland, Article 2. Section 202 defines the power of the Council as “All legislative powers which may be exercised by the County under the Maryland Constitution and laws of the state are vested in the Council, subject to those powers retained by the people of the County as hereinafter set forth in Section 308 of this Charter”. Section 308 refers to the guidelines for Referendum that allows for a law or a portion of a law to be sent to the voters for approval upon the filing of a petition signed by 10% of the registered voters in Cecil County.
Other Council duties include confirming appointments made by the County Executive for individuals to head each principal operating department, office or agency of the executive branch, and individuals to serve on boards, commissioners or committees; enacting the annual Budget and Appropriations Ordinance, levy the amount of taxes required by the budget; approving budget amendments, etc. You may also view the 2018-2020 Council Appointments for Boards, Commissions and Others.
For more information on the role and powers of the legislative and executive branch of local government, read the Code of Cecil County. The Council Policies & Procedures manual also available.
The videos linked on the website have been translated for your convenience using a machine translation software. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. The County shall not be responsible and assumes no legal liability for any discrepancies or differences created in the translation, and such discrepancies or differences shall have no legal effect for purposes of compliance or enforcement. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, please refer to the actual audio recording as a primary source.