If only the snow were a few hours earlier…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON JAN 14 2019
If only the snow were a few hours earlier…Chances are you needed to check in more than one location to see what is open …

Cheat Sheet for Howard County Delegation Work …

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI JAN 11 2019
  Howard County Delegation Work Session onAdequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Process, School Redistricting, …

Rested, Renewed, and Ready for the Next Round

• HOW COME?   7:29 PM ON WED JAN 2 2019
I certainly enjoyed a welcome break for the last five weeks. I took advantage of the lack of HoCo legislative activity to s…

And so in closing…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:10 AM ON MON DEC 31 2018
Some random thoughts:At the risk of invoking the Spectre of Mawkishness, I found myself actively searching for Christm…

Howard County is giving it 100% in 2019!

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON DEC 31 2018
Howard County is giving it 100% in 2019!Well, let’s not shoot for the moon. How about 105%, 110%, and 115% respectively? …

An APFO Carol

• HOCO APFO   12:00 PM ON MON DEC 24 2018
An APFO CarolA slightly twisted version showing change can occur.  Growth’s GHOST. Growth was dead: to begin with. Th…

Door To Door

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI DEC 21 2018
Door to doorThrough most of 2018, people went door to door asking Howard County residents what their concerns were. The fe…

Private Idaho

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI DEC 21 2018
Flashback Friday – Your living in your own private Idaho…  In 1980, the B-52’s made the charts with the odd so…

Crossover Shows…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON WED DEC 19 2018
Crossover Shows… Last night Howard County got a preview of what is important to the incoming county council. (at least 2…

Howard County class sizes

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE DEC 18 2018
The class size report is out and about…. Last year, the Howard County School System went through it’s old gym locker to …

A early gift to the development industry

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE DEC 18 2018
A early gift to the development industry. The Kirwin Commission is back in session today going over really boring stuff li…

Drowning Llamas

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE DEC 18 2018
Drowning llamas…. The new county council started off this week with a worksession discussing alternate plans for histor…

The APFO Club

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON DEC 17 2018
The APFO Club “Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common t…

In Hindsight…..

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON DEC 17 2018
In Hindsight….. This morning the county council kicked off it’s first public worksession discussing a Hazard Mitigation …

Being and Its Alternative(s)

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   1:12 PM ON SAT DEC 15 2018
Presidential campaigns are defined both by those who choose to run, as well as those who opt against running.For examp…

Howard County – Public Ethics – Developer …

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI DEC 14 2018
Howard County – Public Ethics – Developer Contributions Ho. Co. 12–19ITEMS REMOVED IN REDITEMS ADDED IN GREEN AN…

12 Days of Slats and a 2020 Straw Poll

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:47 PM ON TUE DEC 11 2018
From the Pleasantly Festooned Volcano Lair of S. MacCune[A subduction zone near you…]Just like how Bruce Dickinson w…

2019 Howard County Delegation Public Testimony

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON DEC 10 2018
Hiding in plain sight… One of the best kept secrets in Howard County is the once-a-year opportunity to speak with the st…

Pinch Hitting for Pedro Borbon

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   3:24 PM ON SUN DEC 9 2018
From the Surprisingly Clement Abandoned Abattoir of S. MacCuneQuinto, Aragon, SpainComrades,I have been asked to pull …

Post-Election/Pre-Election Reading Recommendat…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:11 AM ON SUN DEC 9 2018
One of my favorite campaign books of all time was penned by the journalist, author, and playwright Arthur T. Hadley, w…

How close should the 2018 Maryland Governor’…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:52 PM ON WED NOV 28 2018
After my post from this afternoon, I thought I would do some calculations.As it stands today, the unofficial results a…

Race and the Maryland Governor’s Race

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   2:10 PM ON WED NOV 28 2018
I am not saying that David’s Lublin’s piece today (AutopsyPart III) is hack-work, but he misses some important poi…

The Race is On

• HOW COME?   12:29 PM ON MON NOV 26 2018
The race for more and more development is picking up speed.  Need proof that it is not just my imagination?  Glance at th…

A holiday to remember.

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON NOV 26 2018
A holiday to remember.   This weeks major news outlet covered the heartfelt holiday story of a local developer …

Byron Overwhelmingly Re-Elected to Third Term …

• RE-ELECT BYRON MACFARLANE   2:58 PM ON TUE NOV 20 2018
With all votes tallied, Byron Macfarlane received 88,905 votes, or 66.1% of all voters, in his bid for re-election. Byron r…

Ho. Co. 04-19: “Authority to Impose Fees for…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   7:53 AM ON MON NOV 19 2018
First, I am elated to see local Republicans embracing the concept of progressivity in taxation.  “From each acc…

Howard County – School Facilities Surcharge …

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON NOV 19 2018
The Howard County – School Facilities Surcharge – Rates Ho. Co. 03–19, is a bill to change the language of existing s…

Why are you waiting 1,456 days?

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI NOV 16 2018
Why are you waiting 1,456 days? By December of 2014, the public was informed that Howard County would finally review it’s …

Beautiful Losers?

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   2:24 PM ON WED NOV 14 2018
Based on the comments I received to my post from this morning, I was going to add a comment.  500+ words later, i real…

Getting Real

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:55 AM ON WED NOV 14 2018
What is past isn’t always prologue, but Democrats can learn from our history.I have written about this before; howev…