The End Of Maryland's Office Of Smart Growth?

New Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich plans to abolish the Glendening-era state Office of Smart Growth.
February 5, 2004, 4am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. wants to abolish the state Office of Smart Growth and fold its sprawl-fighting functions into the Department of Planning, erasing one of the most visible initiatives of his immediate predecessor.In legislation introduced this week, the Department of Planning proposed eliminating what was once a 15-person office, created in 2001 as then-Gov. Parris N. Glendening was pushing Maryland to the forefront of the national anti-sprawl movement. Planning department officials say they can accomplish those tasks at lower cost."

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Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in Sun Spot
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