Growth Task Force focusing on stormwater regulations

On January 11, 2010, the Task Force on the Future for Growth & Development in Maryland will hold a forum on the topic of potential impacts of the implementation of Maryland’s Stormwater Management Act of 2007.

The Task Force especially wants to hear from interested and informed parties about the potential Smart Growth implications of the program. The Maryland Departments of the Environment and Planning are also interested in obtaining recommendations for developing a methodology by which they could monitor whether the program is having unintended consequences on redevelopment.

Speakers, who must preregister for planning purposes, are invited to provide specific examples of how the program may promote or inhibit Smart Growth, as well as ideas for a methodology for monitoring the potential effects of the program on redevelopment. Examples that include cost analyses are encouraged.

If you wish to speak on January 11th please e-mail Shannon Marino, Maryland Department of Planning (smarino@mdp.state.md.us) by December 15, 2009. Please direct any questions to Jenny King at (410)-767-4500.

Speakers are expected to supply a minimum of 60 copies of their presentations and any supplemental or supporting materials. PowerPoint presentations should be brought on flash drives with hard copies for distribution.

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