BELTRAM IS TOPS AS COUNCILWOMAN
From: Betty Simon
When it comes to protecting a Howard County caught in the endless whirlwind of growth demands, Angela Beltram, our councilwoman from the 2nd District, has been nothing less than extraordinary.
Selfless, hard-working, intelligent, innovative and competent, she has conducted a tireless campaign to ensure the worthiness of our district and county for future generations. She has directed no small part of her energies to the creation of an informed and active constituency who support the responsible management of Howard County's growth.
Certainly, these citizens recognize her opponent's recent and blatant attempt to distort Beltram's outstanding record. Surely this opponent knows, as we, her constituents know, that he could not have done or hope to do better than Beltram. If he truly supports all he purports to believe, he should be campaigning for Angela Beltram for re-election as our 2nd District councilwoman.
FROM NICE PLACE TO HASSLE, VIA GROWTH
From: William L. Nigh
In 1984 I bought a previously owned home in Ellicott City. In a scant six years, this area has metamorphosed from a nice place to live to a condition best described as a "hassle."
I want to thank the County Council, its executive and the developers for this achievement. It's unfortunate that county growth to these groups does not include parks, adequate school facilities, public golf courses. Gee, I thought the county government had some responsibility for the quality of life for its inhabitants, not just for outside interests.
You ask, do I think this trend can be reversed? Too late. At least I can still vote.