Governor: State won't fund sprawl

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Julia Robb
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Date Published: 12/07/1998

Local government is free to make its own decisions, but state government will not pay for the developmental sprawl it allows, Gov. Parris Glendening warned Saturday in a speech at Hood College. State government means to invest in existing communities, Mr. Glendening said at the Monocacy Watershed Conference, sponsored by Hood College and Community Commons, a local environmental group. Local governments that allow development beyond their present boundaries will be forced to pay for the development’s infrastructure themselves, he said. But he said local governments that prevent sprawl will be given tax credits, low interest loans and other incentives.