Landowners/Developers Turn Out to Defeat Smart Growth While Controversy Swirls Around Charles County’s Consultant ERM

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TWO SIDES FACED OFF AGAINST EACH OTHER AT AN OCTOBER 19 MEETING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF GROWTH IN CHARLES COUNTY

No one said it was going to be easy to hammer out Charles County’s 2012 Comprehensive Plan update. But when the county recently published on its website an evaluation of land-use scenarios by the county’s consultant Environmental Resources Management (ERM), many say it skewed the process against Smart Growth and tilted it toward sprawl development.

WATCH a video of Steven Ball of Charles County Planning & Growth Management.

WATCH a video of John Sweet of Waldorf.

WATCH a video of Terry Cummings of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

WATCH a video of Jennifer Bevan-Dangel of 1,000 Friends of Maryland.

Video and audio pieces for We Make It News are produced by Tobin Communications.

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