Workgroup Information Growth Management Law Change

Long Term Outcome:

Creation of shared elements in regional transportation, housing, water, energy, capital investment planning, healthy communities, and air quality plans tied to local comprehensive land use

Work Plan Tasks

Description Deliverable Timeframe
Participate in public process on GM Law rule-making to allow adoption of regional plans by reference in local Comprehensive Plans input to proposed drafts of revision to chapter 208 (Comp Plan Review Criteria Rule) October 2010 - March, 2011
Outreach to municipalities explaining ways and means as well as benefits of participation in and adoption of regional plans; Outreach document for distribution e-mail, newsletter, web and video to municipalities throughout region October, 2012
identify/invite stakeholders to participate in regional plan elements of GROWashington-Aroostook from among consortium, partners, municipal leaders and legislators trainings/briefings on changes to GM Law; September 2011 - November, 2012
Develop videos of Brownfields re-development processess and opportunities for local Planning Boards Provide technical assistance to local Planning Boards on regulatory review of redevelopment opportunities July - December, 2012
Engage municipalities in regional plan development; identify sub-regional groups in scoping exercises to insure inclusion of elements that are important (and vary) at the sub-regional level that would otherwise be included/repeated in local Comprehensive Plans Engagement of municipal and stakeholder leadership in preparation of regional plan elements of GROWashington-Aroostook March, 2013
Creation of regional data sets for use in regional plan elements provided to consortium (municipalities aware of same) Regional Data sets November, 2012
Monitor municipal involvement in regional plan preparation and adoption of regional planning elements Attendance at meetings to prepare regional plan elements  
Solicit municipal endorsement of draft regional plan elements On-going outreach on benefit of municipal input and endorsement of regional plan elements