Council Meeting — Jan. 16, 2018

On January 16, 2018, the Bowie City Council convened to address new business and resolve matters that were presented to them during their previous meeting, which had been held on January 2, 2018. In attendance was City Attorney Elissa Levan, who listened to all citizens who stepped forward and weighed in on current issues and [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Blog, Elissa Levan, Governments|Comments Off on Council Meeting — Jan. 16, 2018

Proposed Ordinance No. 873

On December 12, 2016, Elissa Levan was copied on an ordinance proposed by the city of Westminster’s Director of Planning, Bill Mackey. Throughout this proposal, Mackey discussed the potential of amending Chapter 164, “Zoning,” to allow for a new specialty site, Indoor Dog Training and Event Facility. By approving this motion, the council would also [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Blog, Elissa Levan, Governments, Law|Comments Off on Proposed Ordinance No. 873

Amendment and Release of Covenants | March 31, 2016

On March 31, 2016, Elissa Levan crafted a memorandum addressed to the Bowie City Council. This document directly addressed the ownership of covenants that were originally obtained for the purpose of building a car wash several years prior. However, just as construction on this property was about to commence, the property owners were notified that [...]

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Memorandum BD-1-15

On October 6, 2015, Elissa Levan played a role in the approval of BD-1-15, a signage departure for the recently redeveloped Bowie Marketplace. The three new additions were slated to be placed in the same locations as the previous signs. These new signs were approximately 70 square feet smaller, in accordance with the newest zoning laws that [...]

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Ordinance O-2-16

On January 28, 2016, Elissa Levan proposed amending the Bowie City code chapter two, "Administration," article II, "Personnel." This change would provide an appeal to the court of special appeals from the final judgment of a contentious case, which arose from a decision by the Board of Personnel Appeals. Once enacted, this amendment enacted "[p]rocedure [...]

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Memorandum | 09/13/17

At the beginning of last month, Elissa Levan was asked to prepare a proposed amendment to Section 32A of the Bowie, MD, City Charter, which directly relates to the recall of elected officials. The document was completed on September 13, 2017, and published online for public consumption. Throughout Elissa’s proposed amendment, she altered Section 32A [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Blog, Elissa Levan, Governments, Law|Comments Off on Memorandum | 09/13/17

Ordinance O-14-14

In June 2014, Mayor Bruce A. Wahl of Chesapeake Beach, MD, called the town council to order with the intention of discussing regulating "the transfer, possession, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages" in public parks, venues, and on public property as well. In spite of the initial opposition, Town Attorney Elissa Levan defended the ordinance by stating, "it has [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog, Governments, Law|Comments Off on Ordinance O-14-14