State Bill 0653 moves forward another step…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE MAR 19 2019
State Bill 0653 moves forward another step…  Source – Regional Schools Bill Moves With MACo Amendment – Maryland Ass…

Comparison of Howard County and Baltimore Coun…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE MAR 12 2019
Comparison of Howard County and Baltimore County Impact Fees Source – House Bill 0449 Baltimore County – Development Imp…

In Solidarity

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   5:19 PM ON SUN MAR 10 2019
The recent attack-by-proxy on local citizen-activist Deeba Jafri is a prime example of the moral bankruptcy of what pa…

School Mitigation from Development

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON MON MAR 4 2019
House Bill 1409 “After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your b…

Bills would let Baltimore County impose fees o…

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON TUE FEB 26 2019
Bills would let Baltimore County impose fees on developers to help build schoolsIs this article also about Howard County?Th…

Functionally Obsolete

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   2:54 PM ON MON FEB 25 2019
In signs that development challenges are occurring in the world outside of Howard County, Maryland (“perish the thou…

Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU   7:30 PM ON SAT FEB 23 2019
Maryland’s proposed Clean Energy Act (HB1158/SB0516) will increase carbon emissions and natural gas consumption, unless the…

Village Idiom

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   5:10 PM ON WED FEB 20 2019
I saw a Facebook post from the Wilde Lake Community Association this afternoon.  Apparently, “the nomination pe…

HoCo Council, Kamala Harris, BLM

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:20 PM ON SUN FEB 10 2019
Incense and ShibbolethsWell, not so much incense…but Tahitian Vanilla candles provide a welcoming atmosphere for ref…

Hitch & George

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:31 AM ON THU FEB 7 2019
I warned you, there might be book reviews.  Coincidentally, “There Might Be Book Reviews” opened for “They …

CR-3-2019 APFO Road Mitigation Subsidies

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON WED FEB 6 2019
CR-3-2019 Traffic Mitigation For Growth Why is CR-3-2019 Important? *The community expressed concerns about …

Death Grip on Optimism

• HOW COME?   1:02 PM ON SUN FEB 3 2019
New Year. New Executive. TOTALLY New County Council. New Hope…at least a glimmer. (Note I am speaking entirely of local H…

Howard County Bird Box Challenge

• HOCO APFO   12:00 AM ON FRI FEB 1 2019
Howard County Bird Box ChallengePublic Testimony on the DRRAThe day after the superbowl, the freshman county council will …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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…

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…