The Carroll Commissioners have reorganized county government, demoting some departments and directors to office and/or bureau status. Environmentalists complained that the fledgling Department of Natural Resource Protection was abolished, its responsibilities reassigned to four agencies. And developers worry about the commissioners' tamperingwith the development review process, which they say had improved considerably in recent years.
Despite the complaints and reservationsfrom Commissioner Julia W. Gouge, the plan was adopted, subject to review over a six-month period. Do you agree with the changes, especially splitting up environmental concerns? Do you believe the commissioners should have had a hearing to allow public input before adoption?