“The not-in-my-backyard mind-set was a deterrent for former committee member Jim Snider, an environmental activist who wrote the Water Access Committee’s charter.

Snider said his involvement in the committee dwindled in the first few years, after it faced opposition from residents for what he thought were simple ideas, such as creating bike access paths to picnic areas.

‘Anne Arundel County is the land of NIMBY politics,’ Snider said.”

Source: Rahman, Rema, Shifting Tides: How Anne Arundel’s shoreline became off-limits, Capital, July 19, 2015.