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2011 Articles

We have a new tool for economic development, and it comes from a place you wouldn't suspect  the zoning code. In this case, changes to the zoning code represent modern and innovative action that helps the private sector create jobs and commerce right here in our communities. The new tool is what we call the commercial/residential, or CR, zones.

This proposal is a distraction from the fiscal crisis we must face right now. To literally nickel-and-dime residents this way might bring in $1.5 million in revenue under the best-case scenario, but that's a drop in the bucket compared with the huge shortfall Montgomery County is confronting. 

It will legitimize relationships that had been unclear, Floreen said. That's a fiscal benefit to the state of Maryland as well as a moral benefit. January 25, 2011






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