"Nothing Personal… It’s Just Business&q…

• HOCO APFO   8:00 AM ON THU JAN 14 2021
 Five years later….   “Nothing Personal… It’s Just Business” – Otto Berman. In a County that pride…

Yes, there are three land-use committees under…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE JAN 12 2021
 Yes, there are three land-use committees underway at the same time… why did you ask? On January 12th 2021, the…

Who is watching? What are they watching?

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON JAN 11 2021
 Who is watching? What are they watching? Last week the Board of Education building was vandalized. Until caught,…

The "APFO Eyeroll"

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI JAN 8 2021
  Each year, Howard County gathers its spending affordability committee which takes jabs at Adequate Facilities…

Mixed messaging on Commercial

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU JAN 7 2021
 Mixed messaging on Commercial  While most in Howard County are glued to watching national events, there is …

Will the kids stay at home to allow more resid…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON WED JAN 6 2021
  Will the kids stay at home to allow more residential development? Howard County is updating it’s 10 year …

The Best and Worst of 2020

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI JAN 1 2021
  The Best and Worst of 2020HOCO APFO has outlets on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other social media outlets. B…

Mandatory viewing before providing input on th…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU DEC 17 2020
 Mandatory viewing before providing input on the HCPSS budget.   One of the largest wounds to the scho…

How does Howard County define infrastructure c…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE DEC 1 2020
 How does Howard County interpret APFO rules for concurrency of infrastructure with planned growth?   …

Is Density Your Destiny?

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE NOV 10 2020
 Is Density Your Destiny? Is Density Your Destiny?Last night a “packed” online session watched Howard County’s mo…

Why Wait?

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE OCT 27 2020
 Why Wait?This video shows the latest work session on APFO bill CB-56-2020. Yes, “that” APFO featured in the last …

Turf Valley APFO Exemptions

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON WED OCT 21 2020
 TURF VALLEY APFO EXEMPTIONSOpposition to a school overcrowding protection bill from a developer funded by an out of s…

Confusion By Design

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI OCT 9 2020
 Confusion By DesignIt may seem unfair to bust on the Howard County effort to conduct the general plan, but when the s…

Will developers or educators determine the fut…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE OCT 6 2020
 Will developers or educators determine the future of Howard County? The vote results are in Earlier this we…

The Council "Crossover" show

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI SEP 25 2020
 The Council “Crossover” show Just a day after a firefight on how much education representation there is in the…

Who is your elected representative? It’s not w…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU SEP 24 2020
 Who is your elected representative? It’s not who you might think. Absolutely everything the county does is justi…

Sleepless in Howard County

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE SEP 22 2020
   Sleepless In Howard County    Last night the first numbers showing the impact of COVI…

"We’re building it up To break it back do…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU SEP 17 2020
 “We’re building it up To break it back down” Linkin Park Today’s big APFO news is a public meeting among the mem…

The most important public testimony you cannot…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE SEP 15 2020
 On Tuesday September 15th Montgomery County is holding a one night only testimony on its version of Adequate Public F…

Growth plans versus infrastructure… Public s…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU SEP 10 2020
  Growth plans versus infrastructure… Public show tonight….   Tonight will be the final in a s…

What your local government is emphasizing…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON WED SEP 2 2020
 What your local government is emphasizing… One look at the Howard County DPZ website on APFO says it all… A …

Three Avenues To Redevelop Howard County

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI AUG 28 2020
 Three Avenues To Redevelop Howard County This week the county announced members who will steer the General Plan …

You asked for 300… how about we give you 20 …

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU AUG 27 2020
 You asked for 300… how about we give you 20 instead?  The link here points to another zoning change …

Is This Thing On?

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE AUG 25 2020
  Is this thing on? As another election cycle reaches a fever pitch, the topic of information access or the …

Giving an A for Effort

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU AUG 20 2020
 Giving an A for Effort….  It’s hard pitching a complex project that needs to redirect a lot of tax revenu…

Last Dance (Tonight)

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   1:33 PM ON SUN JUL 19 2020
Welcome one and all to the final installation of the old blog. My team has been working tirelessly on Spartan Consideration…

Disingenuous, Dysfunctional, Demeaning, and Di…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   1:19 PM ON THU JUL 9 2020
Why Howard County?  Why do you compel me to write these articles?  I am, as we speak, developing the rules for a …

¡No pasarán!

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:08 AM ON SUN JUL 5 2020
Bearing in mind the enhanced interest in anti-fascism while also noting the seemingly increased tolerance for fascistic spe…

War On Boxing Day!!?

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   4:02 PM ON WED JUL 1 2020
As my more attentive readers know, I am an ordained minister of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude (Reformed, as I like the …

End ICE, in HoCo and Beyond

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:40 AM ON MON JUN 29 2020
Let us go back, as we must, to the Beginning.It was March 1, 2003,  50 Cent’s single “In da Club” just reached t…