ANNAPOLIS — Two former governors will join Gov. Martin O’Malley as the state’s first long-range plan for sustainable growth is submitted.
Former governors Harry Hughes and Parris Glendening will join O’Malley in Annapolis on Monday for the presentation of PlanMaryland.
The plan has been opposed by local officials in rural parts of the state. Opponents say the plan will create a fundamental change in state land-use policy and limit local control.
O’Malley, a Democrat, has emphasized that there’s nothing in the plan that takes away local authority. But local officials contend that’s not the case, because the plan can affect state funding decisions in areas that are found out of compliance with the plan.