Conservation Montgomery and Montgomery, Countryside Alliance have summited comments which read in part:
“The organizational structure and decision-making power at Montgomery County Park and Planning has evolved over the past 15 years to become more concentrated, and at times, unchecked. There is a need for a more balanced, specialized, holistic, and inclusive approach to the development review process, master planning process, and general decision making within the Planning Department, especially with regards to planning for environmental resilience.
There is a clear need for a new (reinstated) position – Chief of Environmental Planning.”
We believe that the County’s economic health is inextricably tied to its environmental health.