- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
I am a member of the Balanced Growth Initiative, and I would like to comment on the March 20 public hearing held on the Priority Preservation Area by the Charles County commissioners. I attended that meeting and sat through several hours of public speakers.
I was surprised and disappointed when Commissioner Debra Davis revealed that commissionersí President Candice Kelly had prepared a motion to approve the PPA and handed it out to her fellow board members during the break, halfway through the public hearing.
It is obvious that Commissioner Kelly had a predetermined agenda and even though the public majority spoke against the PPA, she had no intention of representing those citizens.
For a commissioner who ran a campaign on transparency in government and supporting the will of the people, this is clearly not the case.
Her actions at the hearing sent a strong message to the citizens of this county that she will only listen to the people who share her opinion, whether or not they are the majority.
I commend Commissioner Davis for her honesty and integrity, and the other members who obviously listened to the public and acknowledged us by voting against a plan that is flawed and definitely not the will of the majority.
Joe Beuchert, Charlotte Hall