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Posted on: June 21, 2018

County Establishes Regulatory Reform Commission


June 21, 2018 (Cumberland, MD) – The Board of County Commissioners at its public meeting passed a resolution establishing a Regulatory Reform Commission. The Commission’s purpose is to examine policies and practices relating to permits, planning, and land development. This is one of a number of recent steps that the Commissioners have taken in reorganizing government to be more responsive to the responsive to the needs of businesses.  

The resolution, presented by County Administrator Brandon S. Butler, establishes a commission comprised of community and business leaders in Allegany County. The work of the Commission will be for a six-month duration. 

“We are leaning on the expert advice of our customers, constituents and business leaders to tell us how we can do things better,” said Butler during the public meeting. 

The Regulatory Reform Commission will conduct its work as county government is reorganizing to create the Department of Planning and Growth, which was approved by the Board of County Commissioners during its May 10, 2018 public meeting. It is the county’s hope that this is yet another way that provides a clear path through the permitting process for individuals and businesses.

Simultaneously, the County has launched a website for citizens to participate in the Commission’s deliberations. Interested individuals can submit comments to the Commission through the County’s website at: .

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