Residents: Be heard on comprehensive plan Tuesday
This is a reminder to the residents of Charles County that your final opportunity to submit comments regarding the Charles County Comprehensive Plan will be Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the government building in La Plata. Those wishing to address the commissioners should arrive early to sign up to speak.
It has been a while since the comprehensive plan dominated local headlines. The plan was returned to the Charles County Planning Commission for reworking and is now before the county commissioners before being sent to the state. It is long overdue in Annapolis. The document details plans on how and where the county will grow over the next 10 years. Previous poor decision-making resulted in unbridled sprawl, overcrowded schools with frequent rezoning, higher taxes, unbelievable traffic congestion, and deterioration of some of our most treasured environmental resources, such as Mattawoman Creek and the Port Tobacco River.
Some of the more concerning issues covered by the plan are the urbanization of Bryans Road, a projected 51 percent increase in the county’s population by 2040, land use surrounding the Maryland Airport, protection of the watershed areas, and an ever-shrinking supply of fresh drinking water.
Please plan to attend and bring your friends and neighbors. This plan concerns us all. Make your voices heard.
Beverly Johnson, Waldorf