Paul R. Farragut, Executive Director
601 North Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 4585
fax: (410) 659-1260
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council was created in 1992 as the regional planning agency for metropolitan Baltimore (Chapter 201, Acts of 1992). Replacing the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, the Council promotes cooperation among local governments in the Baltimore metropolitan area to share information, collect data, and solve common problems. It also anticipates future needs in infrastructure, the environment, and economic development. Under formal agreements among its members, the Council provides regional planning for solid waste management and transportation.
The Council is composed of the Mayor of Baltimore; county executives of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, Maryland; and a Carroll County commissioner (Code 1957, Art. 78D, secs. 1-7).
Chair (chosen by Council): C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Baltimore County Executive
Ex officio: Janet S. Owens, Anne Arundel County Executive; Martin J. O'Malley, Mayor of Baltimore; C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III, Baltimore County Executive; Julia W. Gouge, President, Carroll County Board of County Commissioners; James M. Harkins, Harford County Executive; James N. Robey, Howard County Executive.
Bill D. Burlison, Anne Arundel County Council; Catherine E. Pugh, Baltimore City Council; Vincent J. Gardina, Baltimore County Council; Donald I. Dell, Carroll County Board of County Commissioners; Gunther Hirsch, M.D., Harford County Council; Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Council.
Representatives of the legislative bodies of each county form the Baltimore Metropolitan Council Advisory Board. The six-member Board meets once a year to provide a legislative perspective on budget issues, programs, and policy.
TRANSPORTATION STEERING COMMITTEE
Staff: Harvey S. Bloom (410) 333-4743
Chair (chosen by Committee): J. Craig Forrest, designee of Baltimore County Executive
Harvey Gold, Anne Arundel County; Jeffrey Drinkwater, Baltimore City; J. Craig Forest, Baltimore County; Jeanne Joiner, Carroll County; Stoney E. Fraley, Harford County; Carl Balser, Howard County.
Ex officio: Jon Arason, designee of Mayor of Annapolis; Marsha Kaiser, designee of Secretary of Transportation.
Nonvoting members: Ann Marie DeBiase, designee of Secretary of the Environment; Larry F. Duket, Office of Planning.
The Transportation Steering Committee of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council was established by a May 1992 memorandum of understanding among the member local governments, the Department of Transportation, and the Governor. The Committee serves as the metropolitan planning organization for federal transportation certification and funding.
The Committee consists of representatives from the six member governments; the Mayor of Annapolis; the Secretary of the Environment; the Secretary of Transportation; and a representative of the Office of Planning.
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council operates the Regional Information Center, an urban planning and regional library associated with the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Center provides data on demographic and economic trends, transportation issues, environmental management, waste management, and water quality.
July 18, 2000
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