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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to Testify in Support of Bay Restoration Fund

January 28, 2020

Media Contact:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

The bill would allow use of funds for Ellicott City flooding mitigation

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will testify in front of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on January 29th at 1:00 p.m. in support of Senate Bill 172 (SB172) Bay Restoration Fund. SB172 alters the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration fund for purposes including climate resiliency and flood control, it also specifies that certain grants to local government may be used for stormwater management measures. 

“The Northeast has experienced a 70 percent increase of precipitation over the last 50 years and Howard County knows first-hand the dangers of extreme weather,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “Now is the time to ensure that funds are allocated for climate resiliency and flood mitigation, efforts that will not only protect historic towns like Ellicott City, but ultimately prevent debris and runoff to the Chesapeake Bay.” 

The legislation is cross-filed in the House of Delegates as House Bill 78 (HB78) and Ball will also be testifying in front of the Environment and Transportation Committee at 2:00 p.m. 

Testimony on SB172 and HB78 Bay Restoration Fund

January 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Senate and 2:00 p.m. in the House

1:00 p.m. - 2 West, Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis
2:00 p.m. - Room 251, Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball