The first 100 days of any new administration are hectic and complex: being sworn in, setting up offices, drafting the first budget, moving forward with legislation and selecting key staff. It also provides the first glimpse of how the administration will set priorities and develop policies.
Our assessment considers the actions of Governor Hogan’s administration from a smart growth perspective. For over 20 years, we have worked to advance smart growth by supporting programs and policies that encourage investment in our cities and towns, create transportation choices and foster a healthy environment.
This assessment shows a mixed bag for the Hogan administration. Many cabinet appointments appear sound, but a few give us pause. Additionally, lower level appointments, such as Paul Comfort as head of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), are seriously troublesome. Also of concern is the Governor’s continued misrepresentation of the stormwater utility fee as a rain tax; however, the Governor has committed to signing a bill that strengthens the stormwater program by improving state and local accountability.
To download a PDF of the complete report, click here.
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