Daily journal, 10-24-11

Today in Gov Ops committee we passed out my bill relating to the
timing of impact tax payments. The measure would change when impact
taxes are paid from the front end to near completion of construction.
The effect is to allow investors to preserve cash for investing — and
to make Montgomery County a better place to invest. With some helpful
amendments from the executive branch, the bill passed unanimously.

In the afternoon, after an audit committee meeting, I met with the
county’s chief administrative officer Tim Firestine to discuss some of
the technology initiatives I am exploring. He encouraged me to push
forward. We have a Gov Ops committee meeting on Monday the 31st where
this effort will really get going.