Today I had an opportunity to interview Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary (District 13) to discuss some of the proposed legislation coming from the Howard County Delegation for the 2021 General Session. The two items for discussion today were proposed legislation about SROs and the prohibition of the Fee–in–Lieu of Moderate-Income Housing Units. Here is that interview:

Here are some additional details as published up to this point:

Howard County – Howard County Board of Education – School Safety Personnel, Ho. Co. 10-21
By: Delegate Atterbeary

FOR the purpose of requiring the Howard County Board of Education to develop a plan to implement certain school safety guidelines that does not assign school resource officers to public schools in Howard County and uses adequate local law enforcement coverage to implement the guidelines; and generally relating to school safety personnel in Howard County.

Howard County – Fee–in–Lieu of Moderate-Income Housing Units – Prohibition, Ho. Co. 12-21
By: Delegate Atterbeary

FOR the purpose of prohibiting Howard County from authorizing payment of a fee–in–lieu of a requirement under local law that a developer provide moderate–income housing units in a new residential development project; and generally relating to moderate–income housing unit requirements in Howard County.

See all proposed legislation from the Howard County Delegation for 2021 here: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/About-HoCo/State-Delegation/2021-Session-Proposed-Local-Legislation

I hope to have Delegate Atterbeary (or/and other Delegates and State Senators) back on the show in the future to talk about other legislation or Bond Initiatives.

Scott E

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