HARFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COUNCIL

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS

Formerly, in Harford County, the legislative body had been the Board of County Commissioners. In November 1972, however, County voters adopted a charter form of government which provided for a county council as the legislative body, effective December 1972.


[photo, County Office Building, 220 South Main St., Bel Air, Maryland] Today, the County Council consists of seven members. They are elected by district to four-year terms by the voters. The Council President is elected countywide by the voters to a four-year term, while the Council Vice-President is chosen by the Council annually from among its members (Code Local Government Article, sec. 1-101; County Charter, secs. 201 through 224; County Code, secs. 4-01 through 4-27).


County Office Building, 220 South Main St., Bel Air, Maryland, August 2017. Photo courtesy of Harford County Government.


HARFORD CABLE NETWORK
Harford Cable Network is a public-access multi-use channel run by the County Council.

The Network's primary purpose is to educate and inform County residents, and promote a sense of community among them.

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