Charles Pursues Establishing Resilience Authority

Charles County is moving forward with plans to create a resilience authority. 

The Charles County Commissioners will hold a public hearing in December to consider legislation to create the Resilience Authority of Charles County. Legislation passed during the 2020 General Assembly Session with MACo’s support that enables local governments to form resilience authorities to aid in the financing of resilience infrastructure projects.

As many communities across the State struggle with the impacts of sea level rise, local governments are looking for means to effectively finance necessary mitigation infrastructure to protect waterfront areas from the effects of climate change. Private capital can make all the difference in getting these types of projects off the ground, and resilience authorities allow governments to attract other investments to achieve their goals. Resilience authorities can help local government better fund climate change mitigation efforts.

From the meeting notice:

The meeting will be held remotely via video teleconference. Persons with questions or requests for more information regarding this hearing may call 301-638-0801. The hearing is open to the public and public testimony is encouraged.

Due to COVID19, and in lieu of public appearance: Citizens can watch via CCGTV on cable access channels, Comcast: 95 and Verizon FIOS: 10, or view online at If you are unable to watch, use the call-in number to listen to the Public Hearing at 301-645-0500.

For more information, view the press release.

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