Comments on: Greenbelt Group Updated on County Efforts it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Vivienne Armentrout Vivienne Armentrout Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:16:43 +0000 I’m not sure of what legal interpretations would be, but I believe that transferring Greenbelt funds to purely recreational programs would violate at least the spirit of the program. The Greenbelt has been all about land acquisition, either by easement or fee simple purchase, and that has been its strength. Switching it to programs like RiverUp might entail its being used for staff, planning, education, etc., not related to the purpose people understood when they voted it in.

GAC has done a marvelous job in boosting farmland preservation, which is helpful both in maintaining open space and in community food security. I like it that way.