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Program Description

  Land Development

The Land Development Division is responsible for ensuring the protection of the County's land and water resources, the protection of the environment, and the safety of residents and businesses through its engineering and inspection functions related to storm water management; sediment control; floodplain management; special protection areas; storm drain design and construction; roadside tree protection; tree canopy enhancement; record plat approval; and work in the public right-of-way.

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Program Contacts

Contact Barbara Suter of the Department of Permitting Services at 240.777.6244 or Rafael Pumarejo Murphy of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2775 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Total number of public right of way permits issued (roadside trees, driveways, plats, et al.)2,9603,2143,0003,0003,000
Number of Sediment Control inspections completed 16,822 14,818 15,000 16,000 17,000
Number of roadside tree plan reviews 1,361 1,111 1,220 1,230 1,300
Percent of Sediment Control inspections that pass inspection indicating a compliant site94.2%94.3%95.0%95.0%95.0%
Successful Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Delegation of Review of Sediment Control and Storm-Water Management 1N/AYesN/AYesN/A
1  Sediment Control Delegation reviews are performed biennially.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved854168363.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-2006310-15.50
FY22 Approved653537348.00