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…

Daytime Drama

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE AUG 11 2020
 At 3pm August 11th the county will meet to discuss a complex growth project that is “too big to fail”. Actually, the …

And the winner for affordable housing is….

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON AUG 10 2020
   This weekend the Maryland branch of a national building industry association held it’s MAX awards. &…

Howard County Legislative Wrap

• HOCO APFO   8:23 AM ON FRI JUL 31 2020
Beware… You can’t “unsee” this once you watch this.Wednesday was an important day for APFO because of the “big picture” y…

Adequate Public Facilities in small bites or l…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU JUL 30 2020
Adequate Public Facilities in small bites or large portions?Howard County started down the road of implementing a Adequate …

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…

What are you looking at?

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE JUL 14 2020
What are you looking at?Did you think that Howard County is the only place with a Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance? All…

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 …

Timeline to submit development projects in ove…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE JUL 7 2020
Timeline to submit development projects in overcrowded school districts extended… Extensions for public participation in …

¡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…

The Proposed Racial Equity Task Force is a Sha…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU   4:42 PM ON THU JUL 2 2020
Last fall, approximately one week before the Howard County Superintendent would present his much-anticipated redistricting …

What is Howard County Worth To You?

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON THU JUL 2 2020
What is Howard County Worth To You? Recently, council members sounded the alarm bell about the sale of public land at stee…

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…

Mandatory Binge Watching

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON JUN 29 2020
Mandatory Binge WatchingIf you are running for office in the HCPSS BOE, Council, Executive or under review as a zoning dire…

Cause and Effect

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON JUN 29 2020
Cause and Effect Last weeks release of data showing per-student spending at each school was eye opening, but missing some…

Things that get you audited

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI JUN 26 2020
Things that get you audited… The big news this week is that the school system will get an audit shortly after a contenti…

The Bipartisan 4-2 Votes Against Effective Flo…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU   8:38 AM ON WED JUN 24 2020
Typically after the kind of flood Ellicott City experienced, people ask what kinds of actions should our political leaders …

An Open Letter to County Executive Calvin Ball…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU   8:35 AM ON WED JUN 24 2020
County Executive Ball,In 2017, you sponsored legislation (CB9-2017) to make Howard County a Sanctuary County.At that time y…

In-house fiscal analysis???

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE JUN 23 2020
In-house fiscal analysis??? Earlier this year the county council voted to make the “green sheets” which contain fiscal an…