Comp plan doesn’t need WCD changes

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

cam­paign do­na­tion records; same mem­ber gave funds to Mur­phy, Com­mis­sion­ers Ken Robin­son and Amanda Ste­wart) — a con­flict of in­ter­est.

I’m from New Or­leans, La., and have been in the county for 11 years. I wit­nessed this rodeo and un­eth­i­cal be­hav­ior be­fore (Gov. Ed­win Ed­wards “felon” both Con­gress­man Wil­liam Jef­fer­son and Mayor Ray Na­gin are cur­rently serv­ing fed­eral jail time).

The WCD zon­ing changes are nei­ther re­quired nor nec­es­sary to im­ple­ment the Com­pre­hen­sive Plan signed in July 2016. Per­son­ally, I urge the gang of three (Mur­phy, Robin­son and Ste­wart) to ta­ble im­ple­ment­ing their plan and fo­cus on parts that will ben­e­fit cit­i­zens rather than dis­en­fran­chise­ment and gen­tri­fi­ca­tion.

On Feb. 15, Charles County Com­mis­sion­ers met with the vot­ers in a open fo­rum de­signed to an­swer ques­tions con­cern­ing the Wa­ter­shed Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict. How­ever, it was ba­si­cally a set-up and they an­swered the ques­tions they deemed ac­cept­able.

Com­mis­sion­ers’ Pres­i­dent Peter Mur­phy (D) was asked if he owns 58 acres of land, which is lo­cated north of Bryans Road, ex­cluded from the pro­posed WCD. They re­fused to ac­knowl­edge the ques­tion, stat­ing these types of ques­tions are too per­sonal. Also, an­other seven pieces of prop­erty he owns were not in­cluded in the WCD (kind of like steal­ing peo­ple’s prop­erty val­ues without due process). Ex­cuse me, this is a con­flict of in­ter­est. Fur­ther­more, a sit­ting mem­ber of the plan­ning com­mis­sion is driv­ing around in a car that is reg­is­tered in the Dis­trict of Columbia (checked

Deron E. Tross, Wal­dorf

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