More money for Beaufort County land preservation?

Open space, like The Green in downtown Beaufort, are at the forefront of the debate.

Update October 24: A measure that would ask voters to approve $20 million more for Beafufort County's Rural and Critical Land Preservation´╗┐ program is headed for debate at today's county council meeting.

First reporting August 12: Word is a third referendum asking Beaufort County residents to foot the bill for land preservation could be brought before voters very soon.

The Island Packet has a report here on the potential referendum.

Though it got off to a rocky start years ago, the preservation program appears to have been effective as of late.

But in this economy will there be an appetite for more spending and more debt?