A January 13 Cecil Whig article summarizes portions of a presentation earlier that day by Maryland Secretary of Planning Richard Hall about PlanMaryland to the Eastern Shore delegation.
Friday, legislators said PlanMaryland should have been brought before the General Assembly instead of going straight to the governor.
One of the biggest concerns was over a person’s ability to develop their own land and whether or not families would be compensated if land value was diminished.
Hall defended the plan, saying that it will map out areas to be planned and zoned for preservation, but even if certain land is given this distinction, this will not completely prohibit it from being developed.
The Star Democrat also posted a short video clip of the meeting on YouTube.