Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Public Hearing on Development Ombudsman Position

Sign up now if you want to testify at the public hearing on Expedited Bill 58-14 that would create a new non-merit position of Development Ombudsman in the Office of the County Executive. The public hearing is scheduled for January 13 at 1:30 p.m.

The Development Ombudsman would act as a facilitator for commercial and residential development projects by working as an intermediary to address challenges, issues and concerns during development. The ombudsman would promote regulatory efficiency, accessibility, transparency, predictability and consistency across agencies and departments. He or she also would identify systemic challenges in the entitlement process, permitting and general regulatory procedures and would facilitate necessary changes that bring about tangible improvements that save both time and costs.
Call 240-777-7803 to sign up to speak. If you can't make the hearing, you can send your written testimony to

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This new position is an unnecessary and costly addition to the County Executive's cadre of attendants. The county's recent streamlining exercise was to fix any and all problems of the always complaining development community. If the system is still dysfunctional, agency directors should be held accountable. No new position is needed--just management attention.