Agenda Item 1
January 21, 2016
Josh Hamlin, Legislative
Bill 50-15, Common Ownership Communities - Commission on
Common Ownership Communities - Composition - Dispute Resolution
Bill 50-15, Common Ownership Communities - Commission on Common Ownership
Communities Composition - Dispute Resolution, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council President
on behalf of the County Executive, was introduced on December 8, 2015. A joint Planning
Housing and Economic Development and Public Safety Committee worksession is tentatively
scheduled for January 28,2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Bill 50-15 would:
make mediation of certain disputes regarding common ownership
(2) alter the composition of the three member hearing panel;
(3) alter the composition of the Commission on Common Ownership
Communities to include members of the public;
(4) transfer duties assigned to the Office of Consumer Protection to the
Department of Housing and Community Affairs;
(5) provide for certain transition provisions; and
(6) generally amend County law concerning common ownership communities.
By memorandum dated November 23, 2015, the Executive requested the Council's
consideration of Bill 50-15. The memorandum details the proposed changes to the law, and the
justification for the changes (See ©12-13).
Bill 50-IS would make three distinct changes to the existing law.
would move all of the Commission on Common Ownership Communities
(CCOC) from the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) into the Department of
Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA). This proposed move was prompted by
the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report on the CCOC from March of last
which was mentioned by the Executive in his transmittal memo.
http://www.montgomervcollntvmd.gov/OLO/Resources/Files/2015 Reports/OLOReport20 15