ISSUE--Growth and development have emerged as the top issue in this fall's elections, particularly in Anne Arundel County as it prepares for 20,000 new jobs coming to Fort Meade in the next five years. Some voters have urged candidates to seek a temporary building ban along Route 3, several incumbents have vowed to raise developers' impact fees, and at least one office-seeker wants to ban big-box retail stores in South County.
YOUR VIEW--Do you believe candidates' pledges to manage growth are sincere or realistic? Tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.