301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, December 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Effective July 1, 2000, the Office of Planning was renamed the Department of Planning (Chapter 209, Acts of 2000; Code State Finance & Procurement Article, secs. 5-101 through 5-816). The Department is the principal staff agency for planning matters concerned with the resources and development of the State.
In 2003, the Department organized to oversee three main functions: Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs; Planning Services; and Strategic Development. In July 2005, the Division of Historical and Cultural Programs transferred to the Department of Planning from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
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