I appreciate the board of supervisors’ attempt to justify the push to change the scope of the RMA, but feel that the decision to move forward is based on input from developers, those in construction and building rather than the advice, opinions and recommendations of others. Those others are people concerned with our environment and the health of the water which surrounds us, and upon which many make a living and/or enjoy the recreational benefits it provides.
You have stated that there is no proof that the restrictions have improved the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the watershed. There is no proof on the other side of the issue, that by relaxing the restrictions, nothing will change; that any improvements to date will be undermined. The data takes years to collect.
There are so many other issues involved here. One of those things is the fact that many areas in the county rely on septic systems and wells. Would it not be prudent to help with gettin...