The state Board of Public Works voted yesterday to commit $450,000 to help preserve 111 acres of wooded land in the Bay Ridge community. Board members Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp voted in favor of the proposal.
Comptroller William Donald Schaefer abstained, saying Bay Ridge residents should contribute more money to the $4.1 million purchase, given the state's anticipated budget shortfall. Residents have agreed to pay a yearly tax assessment of $250 and have committed more than $900,000.