Following a drawn-out and controversial process, the Charles County Planning Commission has finalized its work on the county’s master plan changes – sending its product to the County COmmissioners for their final consideration. From coverage in the online news source SoMdNews:
Two years and countless debates after the Charles County Planning Commission first began drafting the 2012 comprehensive plan, the controversial document passed during Monday night’s meeting by a 5-2 vote.
In April, the board held the last public hearing on the matter, an event that drew citizens from all across the county and from all walks of life to voice their opinion on the matter for the board’s consideration. Following a 10-day period that left the record open to allow for new commentary, county Planning and Growth Management staff compiled the submitted commentary for the board. This began a review-and-debate process that spanned several meetings and ultimately produced the draft that was passed Monday.