Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new effort Saturday for a statewide plan to guide growth and development across Maryland.
The plan, Hogan said, will “finally put local planning authority back in the hands of local government, where it belongs.”
Speaking at the close of the Maryland Association of Counties conference, Hogan’s announcement drew hearty applause from an audience filled with local officials and members of his Cabinet.
Hogan said he often hears complaints from local government officials about the state’s current effort, a document called Plan Maryland that dates to the administration of former Gov. Martin O’Malley.
“Local elected officials have repeatedly...