Doug Schuetz, Acting Commissioner
The Department of Planning advises all municipalities on land use and zoning issues that relate
to regional planning as required under the State General Municipal Law. The department also manages
activities related to transportation planning and congestion management, prepares the County capital
program, provides demographic information, manages the geographic information system, and provides
maps for a multitude of topics. Finally, the Department of Planning coordinates several committees
including; the Rockland Riverfront Community Council, the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation,
and the Rockland Historic Preservation Board. Also the department works on special projects related
to land use and zoning, is the liaison for the Rockland Planning Board, and interrelates with municipal,
regional and state agencies on developmental issues.
According to the Rockland County Charter, it is the responsibility of the Planning Department through its Commissioner, in cooperation with the Rockland County Capital Projects Committee, to develop an annual capital program for Rockland County.
More details about this plan are available on the Planning Department's website.