Our environment is integral to our community’s health, and prosperity.
Alternative energy, storm water mitigation, and expanded recycling programs are just a few important areas that contribute to improving our community’s environment and our impact in the region. Jon will continue to support and promote effective and innovative programs and policies that improve the environment in our county.
Linked closely to the quality and health of our economy, Jon continues to seek ways to decrease traffic and commuter trips across and out of the County by attracting new businesses and supporting existing business expansion to increase opportunities for citizens who live in the County to work in the County.
What has Jon accomplished?
* Increased requirements for storm water mitigation in County; first time in 10 years
* Created “sharrows” (bicycle access to travel lanes) in Historic EC to promote more and safer bicycling
* Proposed temporary halt to development in Historic Ellicott City watershed
* Fought tirelessly to compel the FAA to address citizens’ complaints on dramatic increases in BWI noise pollution affecting Howard County [CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE]
* Supported extension of solar power generation in the county
* Introduced and led passage of bill to treat E-Cigarettes the same as cigarettes (CB28-2015)
* Advocated for local and state funding for Patapsco Heritage Greenway to support their environmental efforts in our region.
* Established cross-jurisdictional forum with Baltimore County District 1 Councilman, Tom Quirk to promote the environment and cooperation between the public, government, non-profits, and the private sector.
* Advocated for new storm water projects to manage quantity and quality, including additional federal funding for these projects as part of the EC recovery effort.
What will Jon do
* Seek opportunities to increase conservation and expand the County’s use of alternative energy
* Identify opportunities for implementing innovative, environmentally friendly technology, like micro-grids, as part of construction and redevelopment in Howard County