HoCo Watchdogs Newsletter – Issue #2

Issue #2 of the HoCo Watchdogs newsletter. This newsletter provides a concise list of articles, videos & social media posts for readers to stay well informed about important Howard County, Maryland issues such as public school policies, land use & development, and county governance.

HoCo Watchdogs Newsletter – Issue #1

Issue #1 of the HoCo Watchdogs newsletter. This newsletter provides a concise list of articles, videos & social media posts for readers to stay well informed about important Howard County, Maryland issues such as public school policies, land use & development, and county governance.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Accused of Stonewalling the Public Release of Hundreds of Emails Exchanged with Developer Lobbyist

Why did Howard County Executive Calvin Ball block the public release of over 1350 emails that fell within search parameters for a Maryland Public Information Act request that asked for all correspondence between him and a local developer lobbyist?

HCPSS Proposes to Spend up to $500K of COVID-19 “ESSER II” Funds on New Special Needs Litigation-Focused Attorney

Instead of applying all received emergency COVID-19 “ESSER II” funding to student supports & school re-opening measures, Superintendent Martirano has proposed to apply a half million dollars of this funding for an attorney to assist with fighting parents of special needs students who request or legally demand better supports for their children.

Policy 6010 (Redistricting) Committee Recommendations

Summarized in this post are the major recommended changes to this policy that were sent to Superintendent Martirano by this committee in January 2021. Also included are the Meeting Summary Notes for the Policy 6010 committee meetings held on December 15, 22, and 29 (2020)…