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Maryland Manual, 1955-56
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State Police, the Commission releases monthly reports of traffic
accidents and fatalities in the State (Code 1951, Art. 41, secs. 200,

Appropriations 1955 1956
Special Fund .................................. ............ $80,000

Staff: 2.


Chairman: James C. Alban, Baltimore, 1956
Ex-officio Members: Louis L. Goldstein, President, Legis-
lative Council; James J. O'Donnell, Director, Department of
Public Improvements.

Appointed Members: W. Thomas Kemp, Jr., State Board of
Public Welfare, 1955; George M. Anderson, D.D.S., State
Board of Health, 1955; Russell H. McCain, Chairman, State
Roads Commission, 1955; Richard C. Zantzinger, Southern
Maryland, 1957; John B. Funk, Western Maryland, 1954.

I. Alvin Pasarew, Director

100 Equitable Building, Baltimore 2 Telephone: Lexington 9-6411

The Maryland State Planning Commission, established in 1933,
consists of the President of the Legislative Council and the Director
of the Department of Public Improvements as ex-officio members and
seven members appointed by the Governor for terms of four years.
Of the seven appointive members one must be the Director or a
member of the State Board of Public Welfare, one must be the
Director or a member of the State Board of Health, one the Chief
Engineer or a member of the State Roads Commission, one must be
a resident of the Eastern Shore, one a resident of Central Maryland
including Baltimore City, one a resident of Southern Maryland, and
one a resident of Western Maryland.

The functions of this Commission are to prepare or coordinate
plans for the physical development of the State including plans for
complete systems of State or regional highways, expressways, park-
ways, parks, water supply and forest reservations and airways and
air terminals; to advise with State departments and bureaus, local
authorities and individuals, with a view to the coordination of all
physical development plans related to State activities; to make
surveys of rural land utilization to determine areas suitable for field
crops, reforestation, watershed protection, recreation, summer resi-
dence and urban expansion, to prepare a long-term development
program of major State improvements; and generally, to make avail-
able information on subjects affecting the health and welfare of the
people of Maryland (Code 1951, Art. 88C, secs. 1-7).

To carry out these functions the Commission is currently: (1)
surveying the capital improvement needs of the various State agen-
cies and the financial problems pertaining thereto; (2) continuing
its collection of economic and social trends within the State; (3)
serving in an advisory capacity for local and regional planning and
zoning agencies; (4) cooperating with out-of-state firms seeking new
locations, and maintaining for this purpose a current inventory of
vacant industrial plants in Maryland; (5) assisting municipal and
county groups in preparing evaluations of their communities to
further their economic growth; (6) and reviewing the State's medical
care needs and responsibilities.


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