Agenda Item 7B
October 22, 2013
Orlin, Deputy Council Administrator
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads
Reconstruction - Coordination
recommendation: enact with amendments
Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads - Reconstruction - Coordination, sponsored by
Councilmembers Leventhal, Riemer, Eirich, Berliner, and Rice was introduced on January 15,
2013. A public hearing was held on February 5, at which no speakers appeared (but see Western
Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board letter on ©9-1 0).
Bill 2-13 would:
• require the Director of Transportation to adopt a 5-year schedule of
reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing to County sidewalks, streets, and
roads, and to publicize that schedule; and
• direct the Department of Transportation (DOT) to take all feasible steps to
coordinate the County's reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing activities
with those of other government agencies, public utilities, and other entities.
Office of Legislative Oversight Report 2013-5, Coordinating Utility and Transportation
Work in County Rights-of-Way, provides helpful background on this topic. OLO staff
participated in the Committee's review of this Bill.
A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment Committee worksession was
held on July 29, at which the Committee discussed the Bill after reviewing OLO Report 2013-5,
but did not adopt any recommendations. At another Committee worksession, held on September
9, after further discussions the Committee recommended enactment of the Bill with amendments,
which are shown in the Committee redraft on © 1-4.
After the Committee worksession and discussions with Council and OLO staffs,
Executive branch staff submitted a set of further amendments, which are shown as redrafted by
Council staff on ©11-14. Except for shortening the forecast period from 5 years to 3 years, the
Executive amendments do not materially change the Bill and, in Council and OLO staff's view,
tend to improve it. However, Executive staff would make one more change from those