Way..... Out there !

Way..... Out there !
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Future of Maryland, Beginning Now!

PlanMaryland is designed to create a better and more sustainable future for Maryland. The state legislature created the authority for such a plan in the 1970s, but a broader recognition of the many costs of unsustainable land use has grown in recent years. This new planning process commenced with listening sessions that the Maryland Department of Planning held in 2008 and will culminate with a State Growth Plan proposal in 2011.

Whoops! When you're not watching, big things can happen right under your nose. This seems to be a major initiative of the O'Malley administration, perhaps in response to the enormous changes likely from the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program.

The Plan Maryland website includes a survey for those of us who didn't make it to one of the 13 public forums held this spring throughout our state. Please do take the time to find it on the site and enter your comments and preferences. The results of all this will affect us and our community for years to come.

John L.

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