The committee (PHED) work on the ZTA has been delayed until July 9, after the primary election. The list of groups and individuals that have concerns and support refining amendments is growing and includes:
Sugarloaf Citizens' Association
West Montgomery Civic Association
Audubon Naturalist Society
League of Women Voters
The Friends of Ten Mile Creek
Sugarland Ethnohistory Project
Land and Nature Discoveries Inc.
Historic Medley District
Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
St. Paul Community Church
Knight Kiplinger, Seneca
Barbara Hoover, Potomac
Pam Dubois, Darnestown
Joseph and Louisa McBride, Bethesda
Lauretta White, Poolesville
Anne Ambler, Wheaton
Mike Rubin, Capital Investments
Anne Davies, Boyds
Christina Nanof, Beallsville
MCA continues to work with local wineries, breweries, and other stakeholders to properly refine the ZTA. Doing so will ensure that the provision for the growth of the industry complies with master plan which calls for primary use of Reserve for farming and avoids conflict with other forms of agriculture, agritourism and communities' use and enjoyment of their properties.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you would like to join the chorus of voice asking that zoning changes take care.