Agenda Item 11
February 9, 2010
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
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County Council
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Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Public Hearing:
Bill 1-10, Development - Coordination, Oversight
SUBJECT:
Bill 1-10, Development - Coordination, Oversight, sponsored by Councilmembers
Trachtenberg and Knapp, chairs of the Management and Fiscal Policy and Planning, Housing
and Economic Development Committees, and Councilmembers Berliner and Andrews, was
introduced on January 19, 2010. A Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED)
Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for April 5.
Bill 1-10 requires the County Executive to designate an employee in the Executive's or
Chief Administrative Officer's Office as development coordinator for each approved
development district and each geographic area where a newly revised master or sector plan has
authorized intensive new development or redevelopment. Each coordinator would perform
similar coordination functions as former Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Bill Mooney
performed for the Silver Spring redevelopment. Each coordinator can be an existing employee;
this Bill does not require the Executive to create a new position unless he decides that no current
employee can perform this function.
In Council staff's view, this Bill, if enacted shortly, would require the Executive to
designate coordinators for the Clarksburg Town Center development district, which has been
approved but not implemented, and for the White Flint sector once that revised sector plan is
approved. The Bill would not require a coordinator to be designated for the two existing
Germantown development districts because the required County infrastructure for those districts
has been largely if not entirely completed. Depending on the intensiveness of the development
allowed under the final plan, a coordinator could be needed for the Gaithersburg West plan area.
For other master and sector plans, the need for a coordinator would depend on the level of
development or redevelopment allowed in the plan.
This packet contains
Bill 1-10
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
1-10
Concerning: Development
Coordination, Oversight
Revised:
1-13-10
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Introduced:
January
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Expires:
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Trachtenberg, Knapp, Berliner and Andrews
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ACT to:
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provide further coordination and oversight of master-planned development;
provide further coordination and oversight of development districts; and
generally amend the law governing coordination of development.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2, Administration
Section 2-25
Chapter 14, Development Districts
Section 14-16
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
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Section 2-25 is amended as follows:
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The Executive must
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master-planned development.
designate an employee
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the Chief Administrative Officer as the development coordinator for
each planning area for which
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newly revised master or sector plan has
authorized intensive new development or redevelopment. Among other
duties, the Coordinator must:
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coordinate
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infrastructure in that planning area;
advise the Executive, the Council, the Chief Administrative
Officer, County Department heads, the Planning Board, and any
other appropriate government agency, of any action needed to
expedite the financing and development of County infrastructure
in that planning area;
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serve as primary point of contact for residents and
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located or that could potentially locate in that planning area and
the developer of any development located in that planning area;
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take or recommend any other action needed to assure that County
infrastructure keeps pace with private development in that
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planning area.
Sec. 2. Section 14-16 is amended as follows:
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Executive or the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer as the
Development District Coordinator for each development district for
which the Council has adopted
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resolution declaring its intent to create
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development district under Section 14-6. Among other duties, the
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coordinate the preparation of the Fiscal Report for the
development district as required
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infrastructure in that development district;
advise the Executive, the Council, the Chief Administrative
Officer, County Department heads, the Planning Board, and any
other appropriate government agency, of any action needed to
expedite the financing and development of County infrastructure
in that development district;
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serve as primary point of contact for residents and businesses
located or that could potentially locate in that development
district and the developer of any development located in that
development district; and
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take or recommend any other action needed to assure that County
infrastructure keeps pace with private development in that
development district.
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 1-10
Development -Coordination, Oversight
DESCRIPTION:
Requires the County Executive to designate an employee in the
Executive's or Chief Administrative Officer's Office as development
coordinator for each approved development district and each
geographic area where a newly revised master or sector plan has
authorized intensive new development or redevelopment.
Suboptimal coordination of County infrastructure financing and
provision in some intensive development areas.
To coordinate the financing and development of County
infrastructure for each development district and each planning area
where a newly revised master or sector plan has authorized intensive
new development or redevelopment.
County Executive, Planning Board
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney,
240-777-7905
Applies only if a municipality is located in a development district or
does not have its own planning authority_
Not applicable
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
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