2019 Howard County GreenFest

The 2019 Howard County GreenFest is happening today at the Howard Community College from 10am to 4pm. Here is information from the Facebook event: GreenFest is a free, fun and family-friendly event with: - Environmental Mall with tables hosted by local green businesses, environmental non-profits, and government agencies - Native plant sale - Children's activities - Workshops - Wildlife Room - Paper Shredding - 10am to...

The Data Not Discussed By Many When It Comes To The Howard County Bag Tax – Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of this 3 part series I focused on the data of the number of bags taxed in Montgomery County and Washington DC to see if their bag taxes actually changes the behavior of shoppers by punishing shoppers with a tax for accepting bags from stores at checkout and get them into a habit...

Larry Pretlow II Issues Statement About Blog Post On Village Green/Town²

Local Howard County Blogger Julia McCready recently wrote a blog post on Village Green/Town² where she highlights some tweets and statements of Larry Pretlow II and at the end of the post she recommends "DO NOT vote to return Mr. Pretlow to the Board. His continued presence is a toxic force to contend with, not a help and support...

Happy 20th Shelby

Today I am the dad of a 20 year old. Yep...I am felling very old this morning...LOL. Happy Birthday Shelby. I could not be more proud of you!!! Love, Dad

Date Moved For Phase 2 of the Ellicott City “Safe and Sound” Flood Mitigation and Public Safety Plan

Announcement Date Moved For Phase 2 of the Ellicott City “Safe and Sound” Flood Mitigation and Public Safety Plan Due to the timing of the memorial service for Maryland Speaker of the House Michael Busch, County Executive Ball has moved the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Phase 2 announcement to April 17th ELLICOTT CITY – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will...

YouTube TV Raises Prices to $50 Per Month Or More

If you are a YouTube TV subscriber you probably received (or will receive in the near future) an email from YouTube TV about new channels and a price change. Here is the email they sent me: We built YouTube TV to bring you a live TV service with the content you want through a reimagined TV experience. Effective today, April 10,...

Councilmembers Mercer Rigby, Walsh, and Jung Statement on County Executive Ball’s CB11-2019 Veto

A press release on April 9th I received via email: Ellicott City, MD – On April 1, 2019, CB11-2019 was passed by the County Council, amending Howard County’s Scenic Road Ordinance to expand protections for Howard County’s remaining scenic roads. On April 8, 2019, County Executive Ball issued a veto of CB11-2019. The Scenic Roads legislation was supported by Councilmembers...

Howard County Council Member Christiana Rigby Comments About CB11-2019 Veto

Earlier today I published "County Executive Ball Vetoes Council Bill CB11 – Bill To Alter Scenic Road Buffers" and noted in that article that "Hopefully we get more statements in the near future"...Christiana Rigby posted comments on Twitter a little after noon today. Here is the text of those comments: Tweet 1: "Throughout this process, I have worked with my...

County Executive Ball Vetoes Council Bill CB11 – Bill To Alter Scenic Road Buffers

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball issues his first veto - on Howard County Council Bill 11-2019 (CB 11-2019). The summary of the bill reads: AN ACT amending the Howard County Code by altering the minimum buffer of existing forest or wooded area between a road and a new development that is required for any new developments located along scenic roads;...

Maryland General Assembly adopts legislation to award flood damages to local jurisdictions

News Release from Maryland District 9B Delegate Courtney Watson and District 9 Senator Katie Fry Hester: Comprehensive Flood Management Grant Program Passes Maryland General Assembly adopts legislation to award flood damages to local jurisdictions Annapolis, MD (April 8, 2019) – Today, District 9B Delegate Courtney Watson and District 9 Senator Katie Fry Hester announced the passage of House Bill 428 and its...