Agenda Item 7B
October 22, 2013
Action
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
County Council
GDGlenn
Orlin, Deputy Council Administrator
SUBJECT:
~ichael
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Action:
Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads
Reconstruction - Coordination
Transportation,
Infrastructure, Energy,
recommendation: enact with amendments
(3-0).
and
Environment
Committee
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
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amendments, as redrafted by Council staff: on ©13, line 47, replace develop with explore
Council staff does not recommend this change.
Council and OLO staff recommendation: enact the Bill with Executive amendments
as shown on ©11-14.
Issues/Committee amendmentslExecutive amendments
1) Schedule
Is 5 years too long to forecast? Should the schedule in the first
2
years be in
quarterly or semi-annual increments?
Committee Amendment: insert on ©2, line 7: expenditure schedules in. While retaining
the 5-year outline, this would tie the forecast more closely to the Council's actual appropriation
and spending decisions.
Executive amendment: shorten the forecast period to 3 years. Also, refer more
specifically to DOT's Pavement Management System in adopting the schedule.
2) Publicity
Should the construction schedule be required to be posted on the County
website instead of, or in addition to, being published in the County Register? The Committee
opted to add website posting to the publication requirement.
Committee Amendment: Insert and shown on
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th~mCounty's
web site after January on
3) Map
Should the construction schedule be required to be published and disseminated
in map form, along with or instead of as a list? The Committee added specifications for a map.
Committee Amendment: Insert the sentences on ©2, lines 11-17 after the period on line
11, reletter the rest of subsection (b) as subsection (c), and reletter later subsections.
Executive amendment: clarify that the map must only include data from the public
utilities to the extent that each utility makes that data available.
4) Coordination
In its July 29 review of the OLO report, the Committee discussed with
representatives of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and other public utilities (Pepco,
Washington Gas) ways to better coordinate the various work schedules in County rights-of-way.
Committee Amendment: To achieve and institutionalize better coordination by the
County with public utilities, as recommended in the OLO report and by lead sponsor
Councilmember Leventhal, insert new subsection (e) after ©3, line 39.
5) Underground utilities To preclude a misinterpretation, the Committee adopted
Council staffs recommendation to replace the original subsection (d) (see ©4, lines 54-57) with
a version of an amendment proposed by Pepco. While it was not the drafters' intent, some had
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interpreted the original subsection (d) as possibly requiring County DOT to take the lead in
locating utilities underground. Subsection (d)'s reference to transmission
was also
technically incorrect.
Committee amendment:
replace subsection (d) with new subsection
(f)
on ©4, lines 58­
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Committee Chair Berliner amendment:
Committee Chair Berliner may offer an
amendment to clarify the County's purpose regarding locating utility distribution facilities
underground. His amendment on © 14, lines 65-66, would replace
opportunity to determine! whethe!r it will be economically and gractically
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6) Other Departments
As suggested by WMCCAB (see ©9-10) and endorsed by chief
sponsor Councilmember Leventhal, the County Department of Environmental Protection could
be added to the list of required recipients of the 5-year schedule (see ©2-3, lines 18-29). The
Office of Management and Budget and Department of Permitting Services could also be
included if any other County departments are listed. Because no County departments are
specifically included in that list, the Committee opted not to amend the Bill to mention these
departments and office.
7) Permit authority
At the July 29 worksession, Committee members discussed if and
how to use the County's right-of-way permitting authority under County Code §49-35 (most
recently amended by Bill 41-12, the roadside tree bill) to achieve better coordination with public
utilities and other permit applicants. Council and OLO staff did not propose any amendments
toward this end, but suggested that this subject be further explored with the appropriate County
departments. The Committee did not recommend any amendments on this topic.
This packet contains:
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Bill 2-13 with Committee amendments
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Legislative Request Report
Fiscal and economic impact statements
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Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board letter
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Bill redraft with Executive amendments
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Reconstruction - Coordination
Revised: 10-7-13
Draft No. _3_
Introduced:
January 15. 2013
Expires:
July 15, 2014
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Bill No.
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Leventhal, Reimer, EIrich, Berliner, and Rice
AN
ACT
to:
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require the Director of Transportation to adopt a schedule of reconstruction,
rehabilitation, and resurfacing to County sidewalks, streets, and roads, and to
publicize that schedule;
direct the Department to take all feasible steps to coordinate the County's
reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing activities with those of other
government agencies, public utilities, and certain other entities, and
in
so doing to
locate utility transmission facilities underground when feasible; and
generally amend the law governing the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and
resurfacing of County streets and roads.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section
49-42
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Section 49-42 is amended as follows:
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for the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing of sidewalks,
streets, and roads that the County controls or maintains. That schedule
must be based on expenditure schedules in the approved County Capital
Improvements Program and on consultations with other government
agencies and public utilities.
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The 5-year schedule must be published in the County Register each
January and shown on the County's web site. The web site must be
promptly updated to reflect changing information. and must include a
street map displaying the location of street. road and sidewalk
reconstruction. rehabilitation, and resurfacing work included in the
adopted 5-year schedule. The Director must take
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feasible steps to
include on this map the location of construction work ulldertaken or
planned by public utilities in County rights-of-way.
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the Director must take all feasible steps to coordinate the
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The Chief Administrative Officer, after consulting with Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commissjon. other public utilities. and appropriate
County municipalities. must develop, maintain. and use an automated
infornlation sharing and mapping system covering planned construction
projects in County rights-of-way_ This should be accomplished, to the
extent feasible, by developing a standardized interagency geographic
information system CGIS)-based data repository and application to
access and view real-time information about all planned right-of-way
construction and maintenance activities.
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application should allow mapping of recently-completed, current. and
planned projects, and should provide County and utility staff with direct
links to up-to-date infQrmation such as project location, scope, design
plans. permit status, sclledule'mcost. moratorium status, and points of
contact.
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In coordinating its activities with those of public utilities and cable
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 2-13
Streets and Roads
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Reconstruction
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Coordination
DESCRIPTION:
Requires the Director of Transportation to annually adopt a 5-year
schedule for the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing of
sidewalks, streets, and roads that the County controls or maintains.
The schedule must be based on the approved County CIP and on
consultations with other government agencies and public utilities.
Directs the Department to take all feasible steps to coordinate the
County's reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing activities
with those of other government agencies, public utilities, and certain
other entities, and
in
so doing to locate utility transmission facilities
underground when feasible.
Frequently County roads and streets are repeatedly tom up when
better coordination would reduce the disruption of public use.
To better coordinate reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing of
~ounty ~treets
and roads and minimize public expense and
Inconvemence.
Department of Transportation, Department of Permitting Services,
State highway Administration, Planning Board
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched. The Office of Legislative Oversight is currently
conducting a study of this topic.
Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7905
Glenn Orlin, Deputy Council Staff Director, 240-777-7936
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads - Reconstruction - Coordination
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Legislative Sunimary.
This legislation would:
• Require the Director of Transportation (DOT) to annually adopt a 5-year schedule
for the reconstruction) rehabilitation, and resurfacing of sidewalks, streets, and
roads that the County controls or maintains. The schedule must be based on the
approved County CIP and on consultation with other government agencies and
public utilities.
• Directs the Department to take all feasible steps to coordinate the County's
reconstruction, rehabilitation) and resurfacing activities with those of other
government agencies, public utilities, and certain other entities, and in so doing to
locate utility transmission facilities underground when feasible.
2. An estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether
the revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget.
Includes source of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
This proposed Bill places an additional burden and associated costs on the current
protocol of utility coordination by requiring the Director of the Department of
Transportation to locate, where feasible, all underground utilities including
communication lines, transmission lines, water, sewer, etc. This will require advance
utility investigations of up to 5 years prior to project implementation. A Utility
Coordinator position will be required to attend to this level of advance planning and
detail.
Proposed Council Bill 2-13 will require hiring a full time Utility Coordinator in the
Department of Transportation, grade 25 or 26, at an annual cost of approximately
$133,900 including salary, benefits, and vehicle.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
No revenues. Expenditures are related to a new full time position, vehicle capital cost,
and ongoing vehicle operating cost. This cost is estimated to be $678,400.
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would
affect retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
5. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures if the bill authorizes
future spending.
No revenues are generated. With respect to expenditures, the cost of the full time position
will increase as affected by annual salary adjustments.
6. An estimate of the staff time needed to implement the bill.
This Bill will necessitate an additional
full
time position in the Department of
Transportation at an approximate cost of $105,000.
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7.
An
explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other
duties.
As noted above, a new position will be required; therefore, the staff responsibilities of
current personnel should not change.
8. An estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
The initial estimated cost is $133,900. The estimated on-going cost is $108,900.
9. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
No new revenue will be generated. The estimated cost of one additional position should
be sufficient to address variances
in
schedules and workload.
10. Ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to project.
None.
11. If a bill is likely to have no ilScal impact, why that is the case.
Fiscal impact is noted.
12. Other ilScal impacts or comments.
None.
13. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis:
Keith Compton, Department of Transportation
Brady Goldsmith, Office of Management and Budget
Office of Management and Budget
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads - Reconstruction - Coordination
Background:
This legislation would:
• Require the Director of Transportation (DOT) to annually adopt a 5-year schedule for
the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing of sidewalks, streets, and roads that
the County controls or maintains. The schedule must be based on the approved
County ClP and on consultation with other government agencies and public utilities.
• Directs the Department to take all feasible steps to coordinate the County's
reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing activities with those of other
government agencies, public utilities, and certain other entities, and in so doing to
locate utility transmission facilities underground when feasible.
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The sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
Based on discussions with DOT, most ofthe activities required under the proposed
legislation are currently being performed by the department with the exception noted
in the Fiscal Impact Statement (FIS).
2. A
description of any variable that could affect the economic impad estimates.
The impact ofthe bill
is
mainly on the County DOT operations, most of which are
currently being performed, so there should not be
an
impact on the County's
economy.
3.
The Bill's positive or negative effect,
if
any on employment, spending, savings,
investment, incomes, and property values in the County.
For the reasons noted above, the bill should not have an economic impact on
employment, spending, savings, investment, and property values the County.
4.
If
a Bill
is
likely to have no economic impact, why
is
that the case?
Not applicable, see above.
5. The following contributed to and concurred with
this
analysis: AI Roshdieh,
Transportation; David Platt and Mike Coveyou, Finance.
Department of Finance
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Trombka. Aron
From:
Sent:
To:
Leventhal's Office, Councilmember
Friday, May 31,20134:24 PM
Hartman, Ken; mkorman@gmail.com
#CCL.Leventhal Staff; Trombka, Aron; Levchenko, Keith; Faden, Michael
RE: WMCCAB letter re: Bill 02-13
Cc:
Subject:
Dear Marc and Ken,
Excellent! Delighted to get such a strong letter of support for this bill. Thanks very
much.
I agree with your suggestion that DEP should be included in the bill.
Best,
George
-----Original Message----­
From: Hartman, Ken
Sent: Fri 5/31/2013 2:25 PM
To: Navarro's Office, Councilmember
Cc: Leventhal's Office, Councilmember; Andrews's Office, Councilmember; Elrich's Office,
Councilmemberi Ervin's Office, Councilmemberi Floreen's Office, Councilmemberi Berliner's
Office, Councilmemberi Rice's Office, Councilmemberi Riemer's Office, Councilmemberi Ike
Leggett
Subject: WMCCAB letter re: Bill 02-13
«WMCCABLetterBill0213.pdf»
Dear Council President Navarro,
Please see the attached letter from the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board
concerning Bill 2-13.
Ken Hartman
240-777-8206
May 31, 2013
The Honorable Nancy Navarro
President, Montgomery County Council
100 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Dear Council President Navarro and Council:
The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board (WMCCAB) would like to take the
opportunity to express our support for Councilman Leventhal's proposed Bill 2-13 aimed at
improving coordination of road reconstruction projects. While we commend the efforts of
the County Department of Transportation (DOT) and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
(WSSC) in coordinating project schedules to save time and money, we see great value in
taking this level of coordination further. We respectfully offer the following comments
and suggested changes to the bill language.
In particular, we suggest adding the County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
to the list of agencies DOT must send the 5 year project schedule (Section l(b) of the
proposed legislation). Given DEP's central role in stormwater management, knowledge of
upcoming projects would allow DEP to identify opportunities to implement road improvements
that allow for stormwater infiltration. Cities and counties are increasingly putting such
green infrastructure in place, particularly when it can also be used to enhance pedestrian
and cyclist safety. Upcoming road projects create the most cost effective opportunities to
implement such dual benefit road improvements.
Creating a mechanism to incorporate residential street resurfacing projects that fall
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below the threshold for incorporation into the Capital Improvements Program would also be
helpful. It would seem like a missed opportunity to not include such projects. For
example, on residential streets serving as key cut through routes for cyclists accessing
the County's trail network, resurfacing projects are an ideal time to add "shared lane"
markings and other low cost safety enhancement techniques.
It is our understanding that the legislation would encourage or require DOT to put in
place a database to facilitate this coordination. We support this and efforts by Council
staff to identi
open source Geographic Information System software or another low cost
alternative that would create a shared database to facilitate project coordination.
We commend the efforts of County departments already working to coordinate road projects,
but believe that more can be done to formalize and deepen the level of coordination. This
bill would help the County ensure we are get the most out of every public and private
dollar spent on road related infrastructure. While the systems put in
to facilitate
such coordination should themselves be cost effective, opportunities to put new systems in
place seem to be available.
Thank you for this opportunity to provide our input as the Council considers this bill.
Sincerely,
Marc Korman
Chair
cc: The Honorable Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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Reconstruction - Coordination
Revised: 10-15-13
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Introduced:
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Expires:
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Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
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Ch. _ _• Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Leventhal, Reimer, EIrich, Berliner, and Rice
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
(3)
require the Director of Transportation to adopt a schedule of reconstruction,
rehabilitation, and resurfacing to County sidewalks, streets, and roads, and to
publicize that schedule;
direct the Department to take all feasible steps to coordinate the County's
reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing activities with those of other
government agencies, public utilities, and certain other entities[[, and in so doing to
locate utility transmission facilities underground when feasible]]; and
generally amend the law governing the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and
resurfacing of County streets and roads.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section 49-42
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
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* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec. 1. Section 49-42 is amended as follows:
49-42.
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expenditure
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coordination and consultations with other government agencies
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each January and shown on the County's web site. The web site must
be promptly updated to reflect changing information, and must include a
stI:eet map displaying the location of street. road and sidewalk
reconstruction,· rehabilitation, and resurfacing work included in the
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3-year schedule. The Director must take all feasible steps
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to include on this map the location of construction work undertaken or
planned by public utilities in County rights-of-way to the extent that
each public utility makes this data available for County use.
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each public utility, and each cable communications franchisee,
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The Chief Administrative Officer, in conjunction with Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission, other public utilities, the State, and
appropriate County municipalities, must develop an automated
information sharing and mapping system covering planned construction
projects in all public rights-of-way in the County. This system should
be based on a standardized interagency geographic information data
repository which
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applications should allow access to recently-completed. current and
planned projects. and should provide County. State. and utility staff
with direct links to up-to-date information such as project location.
scope. design plans. permit status. schedule. cost moratorium status.
and points of contact
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In coordinating its activities under this Section. the Department must
collaborate with the applicable public utility. cable communications
provider. or other entity to provide each utility the opportunity to
determine whether it will be economically and practically feasible to
locate distribution facilities underground before resurfacing begins.
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Nancy Navarro, President, County Council
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
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