ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO HOLD PUBLIC SAFETY TOWN HALLS

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LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO HOLD PUBLIC SAFETY TOWN HALLS

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (January 31, 2013) – TODAY, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will be joined by Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for the first of three public town halls to discuss the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s proposed public safety legislative package, answer questions and hear directly from community members about continuing to build a safer Maryland together. Next week, Lt. Governor Brown will host town hall meetings at the Community College in Prince George’s County and in Montgomery County, where he will be joined by County Executive Ike Leggett, Council President Nancy Navarro and members of the County Council.

At each town hall the Lt. Governor will be also joined by a panel made up of State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus Brown, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian Lowery, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein. Community members, advocates, public safety officials, faith leaders, and other state and local officials will also participate.

"These Town Halls are a chance for us to continue our conversation with the community on how we can work towards a safer and stronger Maryland," said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. "I'm looking forward to sharing our common-sense approach to reducing violence in our neighborhoods, and hearing ideas on how we can work together to keep our streets, schools, and homes safe."

For Marylanders who are unable to attend one of the three scheduled town halls, Lt. Governor Brown and Cabinet leaders will hold an online town hall in the days following during which they will answer questions submitted either through the RSVP forms on the website below or on Twitter using the hashtag #LGTownHall.

Last week, Lt. Governor Brown released his legislative priorities for the 2013 Legislative Session<http://www.governor.maryland.gov/ltgovernor/pressreleases/130125.asp>, which include leading community engagement efforts for the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s proposed comprehensive public safety legislative package. The proposal takes a three-pronged approach, focusing on gun safety, school safety, and improving mental health safeguards and services.

Those interested in attending the town halls can get additional information and access the RSVP form by visitinghttp://www.governor.maryland.gov/ltgovernor/townhalls.asp. A promotional flyer listing all three dates and locations is attached.
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WHAT:           Lt. Governor Brown, Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Hold Baltimore City Public Safety Town Hall

WHERE:        University of Baltimore School of Law
                      Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room
                      1415 Maryland Avenue
                      Baltimore, MD

WHEN:          TODAY, Thursday, January 31, 2013
                      7:30 PM
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WHAT:          Lt. Governor Brown to Hold Prince George’s County Public Safety Town Hall

WHERE:       Prince George's Community College
                      Marlboro Hall
                      301 Largo Road
                      Largo, MD

WHEN:          Tuesday, February 5, 2013
                      7:30 PM
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WHAT:           Lt. Governor Brown, County Executive Leggett, Council President Nancy Navarro to Hold Montgomery County Public Safety Town Hall

WHERE:        Montgomery County Council Office Building
                      Council Hearing Room
                      100 Maryland Avenue
                      Rockville, MD

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 6, 2013
                      7:30 PM