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September 10, 2013
Baltimore County Public Schools communications officer Mychael Dickerson recently said that "when we do any process that's going to impact communities, the community is going to give input at the beginning, not in the middle and not the end (" School system wants the public's help to solve crowding issue," Sept. 3). And I assume it was with a straight face that he added: "For us it's just the way we do business. " As a board member of one of the many Mays Chapel North condominium associations that submitted hours of written research as to why the proposed elementary school is completely wrong for this particular site location - information that was completely ignored - I say: Yeah, good luck with that to any county neighborhoods that trust whatever is fed to them.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
The acting executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has dropped her bid to become the organization's permanent head, even as the search to fill the spot continues. Kelly Neel's announced departure from the GLCCB, effective Oct. 3, surprised the group's board of directors, which had short-listed her as a finalist among a narrowing pool of contenders for the permanent job, said Mike McCarthy, the board's president. McCarthy said there were "points of contention" between the board and Neel, but he didn't think "it was at the level that she felt her value was questioned.
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NEWS
October 24, 1993
County Councilwoman Theresa Pierno, D-District C, will discuss the community input bill, which was recently introduced to the County Council, at a luncheon meeting to be sponsored by the Route 40 Business Association at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Giovanni's Restaurant, 2101 Pulaski Highway, in Edgewood.The bill seeks to include public comment in the development and review of residential, industrial, and commercial projects in Harford County.The meeting is open to the Harford County business community.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
The board of directors of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has scheduled their first public board meeting in years, following a wave of criticism about its transparency in recent weeks. The meeting will occur at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, Aug. 11, on the third floor of the Waxter Center in Mount Vernon, where the GLCCB recently relocated. The decision follows a larger town hall meeting the GLCCB held late last month to collect community feedback on this summer's Baltimore Pride events.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 24, 2005
A meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the St. Paul Community Baptist Church, 1901 E. Federal St., to give city officials community input before they issue a request for proposals for possible redevelopment of the long-vacant American Brewery. Housing officials said they decided to issue an RFP after a developer expressed interest in the nearly 2-acre site in the 1700 block of Gay St. near North Avenue, which the city has owned since the late 1970s and which consists of an 1887 brewhouse and a separate bottling plant.
NEWS
BY A SUN REPORTER | November 1, 2005
Baltimore City Community College's board of trustees has appointed a 13-member search committee to help the board pick the college's next president, with three forums planned to solicit community input. The board is seeking to replace Sylvester E. McKay, who resigned in May 2004 after a report by the nonprofit Abell Foundation criticized the college's academic performance. Richard M. Turner III has been serving as interim president since McKay's resignation. On the search committee, trustees board member Kirsten Sandberg Caffrey will be chairwoman, and trustees board vice chairwoman Katrina Riddick will be vice chairwoman.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2002
Acknowledging complaints about the proposed path and the process used to promote the high-speed maglev train, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend last night criticized handling of the proposal by state transportation officials, but did not abandon her support for the $3.5 billion project. "I think it's important to get community input. Clearly, I think they [residents of Anne Arundel and Howard counties] have not been consulted," she said. "They have not been included early enough in the process."
EXPLORE
September 15, 2012
FINKSBURG -Carroll County Commissioner Haven Shoemaker will host a community input meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. Shoemaker represents the District 2, which includes Hampstead and Finksburg. Residents are invited to attend and pose questions, concerns and issues for discussion.
NEWS
September 23, 2013
Baltimore County will host a community input meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, regarding the Hollins Station planned unit development, which proposes 54 townhouses and a clubhouse on 6.9 acres at 4374 Hollins Ferry Road. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lansdowne Library, 500 3rd Avenue, Lansdowne. For details, call 410-887-3321.
NEWS
January 24, 2006
TODAY PLANNING BOARD -- 6 p.m. work session, County Courts Building, Room 407, 401 Bosley Ave., Towson. COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING -- 7 p.m. Randallstown public library, 8604 Liberty Road, on Run Crossing, a proposal for 114 condominiums. COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD -- 7:30 p.m. meeting, ESS Building, Room 114, on the Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles St., Towson. Board members will get a report on school staffing and consider a proposed restructuring plan for Woodlawn Middle School. TOMORROW DEVELOPMENT PLAN -- Conference at 9 a.m., County Office Building, Room 123, 111 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, on a proposal for 20 single-family dwellings at Sandoval Property, north side of Windsor Mill Road at northeast corner of Mayfield Avenue.
NEWS
June 30, 2014
In response to Baltimore County Councilman David Marks' recent letter about the proposed Nottingham Ridge Outlet Mall, I would again point out the project's appalling lack of community input ("Marks: Consider the alternative to the outlet mall plan," June 23). As Councilman Marks is aware, I have been a long-time supporter of both his work with the Baltimore County Council and his volunteer work within the community. In fact, I believe our working friendship began in 2008, when he was president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association and I was president of the Perry Hall Middle School PTSA.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The Social Security Administration applies inconsistent criteria when deciding whether to close its field offices, and it rarely involves local officials or the public in the process, a Senate committee says in a bipartisan report to be released Wednesday. The Woodlawn-based agency, which serves nearly 57 million beneficiaries, often fails to adequately study the impact that closing an office has on a community and whether people can easily access the next-closest site — factors Social Security says are priorities — the Senate Special Committee on Aging found.
NEWS
June 4, 2014
In choosing a Howard County council candidate to support in the June 24 primary, I want to be sure the next council person from District 1 has the right experience to protect the interests of senior citizens such as myself ( "2014 primary cheat sheet: all the Howard County candidates in one place ," May 29). We need someone who will make sure that our neighborhoods continue to thrive as we age in place, that development projects are thoughtfully planned and implemented with community input and that seniors don't have additional tax burdens.
NEWS
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 7, 2014
A plan to build up to 40 townhouses on a narrow tract near Red Pump Elementary School in Bel Air will be the subject of a community input meeting Monday evening, March 10, at the Fallston library beginning at 6:30 p.m. The proposed development, called Red Pump Crescent, will be on 9.3 acres off the 400 block of Red Pump Road, between the Marywood community and a new single-family home community already under development called Blake's Legacy....
NEWS
November 19, 2013
Less than a week ago I found out about the Inner Harbor 2.0 master plan ( "Inner Harbor reborn," Nov. 17). This is an ambitious and much needed concept. Although I make a valiant effort to stay on top of local news and projects, the Waterfront Partnership's proposal came as a complete surprise. The document itself is 70 pages long and only available on line. The Waterfront Partnership website has a comments section, and I plan to take advantage of it after thoroughly reviewing what is on the drawing board.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | November 1, 2013
The job profile for the next superintendent of Baltimore City schools was posted Thursday, kicking off the recruitment phase of the national search.  According to the job advertisement, posted on a website called "School Leadership 2.0," the candidate must be an individual with "visionary leadership and strong collaborative management skills to lead its district of 85,000 students. " The starting salary for the new permanent schools chief will be in the range of $290,000, the posting said, $60,000 more than the starting salary for former schools CEO Andres Alonso when he came to the district in 2007.
NEWS
September 3, 2013
In response to Duncan S. Keir's letter (Towson Times, Aug. 21, regarding hearing from county officials about school redistricting of the Idlewylde community), let me add this. As a resident of Mays Chapel North, rest-assured that the school board and "our" elected officials will do what ever they please without regard to any community input. I wish Idlewylde better luck than we had. Stephen Petrucci Timonium
EXPLORE
August 24, 2011
I have been reading that Tom Quirk's position opposing the massive PUD development on the YMCA property may be softening. I was very disappointed to hear this news. I fully support improvements to the YMCA. Improvements to the Y are long overdue, but we need to keep things in the proper balance, lest we destroy what most of us love about Catonsville. As I understand it, the YMCA has viable development options that would not require the PUD process. I also understand that options within the existing zoning designation would provide enough money to finance some very nice improvements to the Y. Why can't we just, for once, develop property within the existing zoning guidelines?
NEWS
September 23, 2013
Baltimore County will host a community input meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, regarding the Hollins Station planned unit development, which proposes 54 townhouses and a clubhouse on 6.9 acres at 4374 Hollins Ferry Road. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lansdowne Library, 500 3rd Avenue, Lansdowne. For details, call 410-887-3321.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
Baltimore County Public Schools communications officer Mychael Dickerson recently said that "when we do any process that's going to impact communities, the community is going to give input at the beginning, not in the middle and not the end (" School system wants the public's help to solve crowding issue," Sept. 3). And I assume it was with a straight face that he added: "For us it's just the way we do business. " As a board member of one of the many Mays Chapel North condominium associations that submitted hours of written research as to why the proposed elementary school is completely wrong for this particular site location - information that was completely ignored - I say: Yeah, good luck with that to any county neighborhoods that trust whatever is fed to them.
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