The post-legislative forum, which is being held at Hagerstown Community College, gives constituents a chance to question county lawmakers.
“This is our chance to have an open and transparent government so that citizens of the county who have questions can ask them,” said Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington, chairman of the Washington County delegation.
“We will give our point of view and then let the public ask questions,” Serafini said.
He said the forum will be in an “open format” to enable residents to ask their questions.
The forum, Serafini said, was an opportunity to “create a dialogue with the community that we represent.”
“It shouldn’t just be that we come to you when it is time for an election,” he said.
The 2013 session included the passage of much-debated mesaures such as gun control, the repeal of the death penalty and an increase in the state gasoline tax.
Locally, the county secured $1.5 million as its share of a wealth-based grant known as the disparity grant, $85,000 to repair and renovate Antietam Fire Co.’s new fire station in North Hagerstown and another $100,000 for renovations and repairs to Lock 44, Lockhouse 44, and the Western Maryland Railroad Lift Bridge at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Williamsport.
IF YOU GO:
What: Post-legislative public forum
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Room 212 of the Career Programs Building on the Hagerstown Community College campus