Agenda Item 8H
March 3, 2015
Jeff Zyontz, Legislative Attorney
Bill 31-13, Transportation Review - Record Plats
Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommendation (3-0): enact Bill
31-13 as introduced.
Bill 31-13, Transportation Review Record Plats, sponsored by Councilmember Riemer, then
Council Vice President Leventhal and Councilmember Floreen, was introduced on December 10,
Bill 31-13 would repeal the County Department of Transportation's authority to approve record
plats. The Department would still be able, under more general provisions ofCounty law (including
Code §2-55(b», to review record plats and provide comments to the Planning Board before it
approves them. Bill 31-13 was introduced with SRA 13-03 as an effort by the sponsor to speed
and simplify the process for approving record plats.
Public Hearing Comments
The Council held a public hearing on October
The Council heard from the Chair ofthe Planning
Board and the Department ofPennitting Services (DPS) Director representing the County Executive.
opposition to Bill 31-13.
No issues have been raised. DPS acts on behalf of all County interests on record plats and will
continue to do so. If anything, Bill 31-13 eliminates the possibility of conflicting recommendations
by different Departments.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
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