Legislative projects are begun in response to County Council Resolutions, Planning Board initiatives, County Executive requests, and Master Plan recommendations. Planning staff prepares reports recommending amendments to zoning and other regulations to the Planning Board. Staff also tracks State and County legislation, and presents legislation of interest to the Planning Board.
County Council Resolution 73-13
County Council Resolution 73-13 (PDF), was introduced on August 5, 2013 requesting the Baltimore County Planning Board review relevant County laws and regulations relating to the use of land for the accessory non-commercial, raising and keeping of small livestock, fowl or poultry, and to report their findings to the County Council. The Department of Planning working on behalf of the Planning Board is coordinating with staff from the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS), the Department of Health, the University of Maryland Baltimore County Extension along with constituents who are interested in working with the County on the proposed legislation.
The Planning Department held a public input meeting on March 20, 2014 for the public to comment on the proposed changes of the relevant County laws and regulations. Information (PDF) that was given to the Department of Planning as well as email correspondence that were sent while the record was open for 30 days after the meeting.
Jessie Bialek, North Sector Planner