Environment - Allison Pickard for County Council District 2


Strengthening our Environment

Taking care of our natural environment is an investment in our future. Allison has passed stronger Forest Conservation laws, improved stormwater regulation to protect our waterways, supported the new Solar Farm at the Glen Burnie Landfill, supported and funded the creation of the Resiliency Authority, and is laser-focused on redevelopment incentives for our aging commercial corridors to ensure thriving communities into the next century.

The creation of the Anne Arundel County Resilience Authority will work with local government to accelerate infrastructure financing, reduce cost of implementation, and mitigate and manage the risks of climate change.


Councilwoman Allison Pickard:

“The Resilience Authority represents the kind of problem solving we need in 2021: innovative, modern, proactive, and fiscally responsible.”

Since taking office, I have worked alongside residents and communities throughout District 2 on the
impacts of climate change – inland flooding, stormwater run-off, poor drainage. We know the problems in our backyards and our roadways are getting worse – and more costly – to address, with a $200 million backlog of resilience infrastructure construction projects. Creating a resilience authority helps us take on those projects through a fiscally responsible approach, exactly the kind of problem- solving I was elected to tackle.

Bill 12-21 – Solar Farm at Glen Burnie Landfill
Bill 67-20 Stormwater Management Warranty for new residential development

This Bill is a result of a number of meetings of the Anne Arundel County Stormwater Workgroup, which exists to discuss various stormwater-related issues of concern among representatives of the broader development industry and HOA’s. Attendees include representatives from the Office of the County Executive, Inspections and Permits, the Office of Planning and Zoning, Department of Public Works, and Law, along with representatives from HOAs, contractors, consultants, and homebuilders. This particular Bill addresses the responsibility requirements with regard to stormwater management practices that will be owned by HOA.