January 20, 2015 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETS WITH COUNTY DPS

Tuesday, January 20

GSSCC Economic Development Committee members met last week with Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Director Diane Jones and Jessica Fusillo, who handles public outreach for the department.  Jones explained DPS's new eServices system, which is designed to speed up the review process for permit applications by making it possible for simultaneous review by all relevant DPS staff.  Jones also introduced the Department's new "Recipe for Success" program specifically designed to help restaurants through the permitting process.  In addition, Jones discussed DPS efforts to bring the requirements of the International Green Construction Code to Montgomery County.  She signaled that DPS will be urging County Council to enact legislation to adopt this code.