Maryland Stormwater Management Forum – Date moved to January 15

Extract from a recent communication to MACo (and other stakeholders) from the Task Force on the Future for Growth & Development in Maryland:

NEW DATE — Maryland Stormwater Management Forum – January 15, 2010

In deference to the Choose Clean Water Conference to be held in Washington, DC on January 10-12, and the conflict it presents for certain individuals and groups wanting to participate in our Task Force forum on Maryland stormwater management, we have elected to move our stormwater management forum to the afternoon of Friday, January, 15, 2010, in Baltimore. Further details about time and location may be obtained from MDP when registering. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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On January 15, 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.

MACo is assembling a panel of county officials for this forum. County officials interested in participating or attending should contact Les Knapp at MACo to help coordinate.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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