The 3P Protect Perryman Peninsula coalition extends its heartfelt gratitude to County Executive Bob Cassilly and the Harford County Council members who voted in favor of Bill 23–005 Moratorium-Warehouse. This significant milestone marks the beginning of a journey towards comprehensive development and zoning reform in Harford County.
Recognizing that the moratorium is only the first step in addressing the underlying issues within the zoning code, 3P Protect Perryman Peninsula coalition has formed three dedicated teams to tackle various aspects of post-moratorium legislative work:
- Economic Development and Historical Context
- Environmental Justice and Public Health Concerns
- Infrastructure and Regulatory Framework Modernization
Each team will focus on key areas that are crucial for achieving sustainable community based development and ensuring the well-being of Harford County residents.
Leigh Maddox on behalf of the Economic Development and Historical Context team, said, “The passage of this bill is an opportunity for us to reevaluate our approach to economic development, while also
preserving the rich heritage of Harford County. We look forward to working with the community and policymakers to ensure a brighter future for all.”
Kate McDonald, a leader of the Environmental Justice and Public Health Concerns team, commented, “Protecting the environment and ensuring the health of our community is a top priority for 3P Protect Perryman Peninsula. We are committed to addressing the disproportionate impact of industrial development on vulnerable populations and advocating for environmental justice in Harford County.”
Paul Fallace, a leader of the Infrastructure and Regulatory Framework Modernization team, remarked, “The moratorium provides a chance to reassess our land use, transportation infrastructure, zoning, and development regulations. Our team will work diligently to enhance communication and ensure community input is at the forefront of future policy decisions.”
3P Protect Perryman Peninsula eagerly awaits the signature of County Executive Bob Cassilly to make Bill 23–005 Moratorium-Warehouse official. The coalition is committed to working alongside the Harford County government and the community to bring about lasting change and promote responsible, sustainable community based development, including advocating for a comprehensive plan that takes into account the needs of the community and the environment.