Quantcast

Tag Archives: planmaryland

Some builders scramble to beat state’s septic system law

In some counties, homebuilders and developers are scrambling to get percolation tests down by July 1 so they can be grandfathered in under the new law that restricts use of septic systems for major subdivisions in Maryland. That’s a “natural” ...

Read More »

Eye Opener: Lt. Gov. to wed in College Park

Here’s a few headlines around the state this morning: The Frederick News Post reports that PlanMaryland has been de-fanged. Patch.com reports that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is getting married in College Park Sunday. The Washington Examiner reports that Prince George’s ...

Read More »

Locals praise PlanMaryland clarifications

ANNAPOLIS — Frederick County officials are praising clarifications to PlanMaryland, a statewide development plan criticized by many local officials from rural parts of the state. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the measure on Tuesday. Supporters say the bill clarifies that the ...

Read More »

Joe Nathanson: Counties face implementation of PlanMaryland

A recent meeting with Rich Josephson at the state planning department gave me a window into the next steps in Maryland’s long-running campaign to manage its land wisely. Josephson, as director of planning services, is the Maryland Department of Planning’s ...

Read More »

Presiding officers give Maryland legislative forecast

CAMBRIDGE — As a challenging legislative session looms in Maryland, Democratic and Republican leaders appealed to local officials Friday to be part of the process, while comments from leaders in the two parties suggest there will be plenty of fighting ...

Read More »

O’Malley’s land-use plan to move forward

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration will move forward with Maryland’s first statewide land-use plan despite calls from opponents on Monday to slow the process or scrap it altogether. “This is an issue between the legislative branch and the executive ...

Read More »

4 rural counties join in opposing PlanMaryland

ANNAPOLIS — Four rural Maryland counties say they’re joining forces against a proposed statewide development plan called PlanMaryland. Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties said Monday they have formed the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition, largely to lobby against the plan. ...

Read More »

Pipkin demands Maryland transportation head step down

State Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore, has turned his sights on another branch of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration. The top Republican in the upper chamber, Pipkin called Friday for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley in the wake ...

Read More »