- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
First off, it was a mistake for the legislature to pass the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 — the septic bill. Too many things get passed in Annapolis, where the public has very little opportunity or time to protect our local and personal rights.
Secondly, it would be lovely if all the land was protected from any development and it all became parks like back in the early days. That would make the environmentalists happy.
It only leaves two problems.
One, you are unhappy if your land lost value and you cannot use it as you wish because some people think it is OK to limit your rights. Two, as the population grows, people have to have housing somewhere. Some are happy to live in towns with all amenities nearby and others prefer the country.
I don’t own a big piece of land, but I don’t think it is right to limit the rights of farmers and the value of their land because some people think they have to control development.
Jean Tierney, Newburg