But the key question in determining this project's fate may well be whether the other members of the council recognize that it demands a less parochial view. The Wegmans site may be in Ms. Almond's 2nd District, but the mall and Metro Centre, though less than a mile away, are in the 4th District, which is represented byKenneth N. Oliver. He opposes the Wegmans, and it is laughable to suggest that his opinion, and that of his constituents, should not matter. Furthermore, the Metro Centre has been the focus of significant investments of county and state tax dollars, which makes the question of another nearby development that may or may not affect its success more than a local matter. The grocery store would require even more public investment in improvements to Reisterstown Road and area interchanges. And finally, the Wegmans site is now zoned for industrial use. Changing that to allow retail — something the county has historically been reluctant to do — has wider implications.