Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee
Jeff zYOn&'gislative Attorney
Bill 31-13, Transportation - Review - Record Plats
Approve 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 (DOT) authority
record plats. The Department would still be able, under more general provisions of County 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 14. The Council heard from the Chair ofthe Planning
Board and the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Director representing the County
Executive. Neither spoke in 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.
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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