Public policy for growth management stirs public interest on a recurring basis, often inspired by a pending or new development project. This session will describe the role of municipal, county, and state jurisdictions in aspects of land use planning. Pete will outline the management tools currently in place, and describe options for additional policies that could shape future development. The role of municipal and county Comprehensive Plans will be covered, along with impact fees, transferable development rights, and the Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas. You’ll learn about options to be considered for the future, including an adequate public facilities ordinance.
What to Expect: You’ll learn about the existing policies for the management of growth and development in Talbot County; consider the possible impacts of other tools (if enacted), and gain an understanding of the importance of community input into the Comprehensive Planning process.