2013 Maryland Code
LAND USE
§ 1-207 - Annual report -- In general [Effective until October 1, 2013].


MD Land Use Code § 1-207 (2013) What's This?

§1-207.

(a) In this section, “planning commission” includes a planning commission or board established under:

(1) Title 2 of this article;

(2) Division II of this article; or

(3) Article 25A of the Code.

(b) On or before July 1 of each year, a planning commission shall prepare, adopt, and file an annual report for the previous calendar year with the legislative body.

(c) The annual report shall:

(1) index and locate on a map any changes in development patterns that occurred during the period covered by the report, including:

(i) land use;

(ii) transportation;

(iii) community facilities patterns;

(iv) zoning map amendments; and

(v) subdivision plats;

(2) state whether the changes under item (1) of this subsection are consistent with:

(i) each other;

(ii) the recommendations of the last annual report;

(iii) the adopted plans of the local jurisdiction;

(iv) the adopted plans of all adjoining local jurisdictions; and

(v) the adopted plans of State and local jurisdictions that have responsibility for financing or constructing public improvements necessary to implement the local jurisdiction’s plan;

(3) contain statements and recommendations for improving the planning and development process within the local jurisdiction;

(4) state which local laws or regulations have been adopted or changed to implement the visions in § 1-201 of this subtitle as required under § 1-417 of this title or § 3-303 of this article; and

(5) contain the measures and indicators required under § 1-208(c) of this subtitle.

(d) The legislative body shall review the annual report and direct that any appropriate and necessary studies and other actions be undertaken to ensure the continuation of a viable planning and development process.

(e) The local jurisdiction shall make the annual report available for public inspection.

(f) (1) The local jurisdiction shall mail a copy of the report to the Secretary of Planning.

(2) The Department of Planning may comment on the report.

§ 1-207 - Annual report -- In general [Effective October 1, 2013].

(a) "Planning commission" defined. -- In this section, "planning commission" includes a planning commission or board established under:

(1) Title 2 of this article;

(2) Division II of this article; or

(3) Title 10 of the Local Government Article.

(b) Required. -- On or before July 1 of each year, a planning commission shall prepare, adopt, and file an annual report for the previous calendar year with the legislative body.

(c) Contents. -- The annual report shall:

(1) index and locate on a map any changes in development patterns that occurred during the period covered by the report, including:

(i) land use;

(ii) transportation;

(iii) community facilities patterns;

(iv) zoning map amendments; and

(v) subdivision plats;

(2) state whether the changes under item (1) of this subsection are consistent with:

(i) each other;

(ii) the recommendations of the last annual report;

(iii) the adopted plans of the local jurisdiction;

(iv) the adopted plans of all adjoining local jurisdictions; and

(v) the adopted plans of State and local jurisdictions that have responsibility for financing or constructing public improvements necessary to implement the local jurisdiction's plan;

(3) contain statements and recommendations for improving the planning and development process within the local jurisdiction;

(4) state which local laws or regulations have been adopted or changed to implement the visions in § 1-201 of this subtitle as required under § 1-417 of this title or § 3-303 of this article; and

(5) contain the measures and indicators required under § 1-208(c) of this subtitle.

(d) Review. -- The legislative body shall review the annual report and direct that any appropriate and necessary studies and other actions be undertaken to ensure the continuation of a viable planning and development process.

(e) Public availability. -- The local jurisdiction shall make the annual report available for public inspection.

(f) Department of Planning. --

(1) The local jurisdiction shall mail a copy of the report to the Secretary of Planning.

(2) The Department of Planning may comment on the report.

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