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Monday  •  April 12, 2021

HCPSS Superintendent Martirano Met with Local Developer Leaders Immediately After Being Hired

By Steven Keller


Back in early June 2017, within a month of becoming the new HCPSS Superintendent, Michael Martirano apparently attended (potentially hosted?) a breakfast meeting with some prominent local business leaders, particularly developers and their local legal consultants.  The emails shown below are from pages 58-62 of MPIA 2020-172.


Going by the names of the recipients of this “Connecting the Dots” email exchange regarding the meeting, notable attendees may have included the local Howard Hughes Corporation regional president and a few of his loyal land use business partners.


At the meeting, Dr. Martirano urged them to “Give me input”.


Why should an HCPSS superintendent seek the advice of a local president of a national corporation that is actively boasting about “ownership and monopoly control” of Columbia and Howard County?


See this previous post for details on how one of Howard County’s largest developers, The Howard Hughes Corporation, is boasting to investors about their ability to “take ownership and monopoly control” of Columbia, MD.


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