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December 2, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning is seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on its Odenton Town Plan Oversight Committee. the committee works to help facilitate the Odenton Town Master Plan, adopted in 2009 to promote development of a transit-oriented, mixed-used community. The committee is comprised of nine members, all of whom are appointed by the county executive and serve a three-year term. There are no term limits. The committee meets the last Tuesday of each month.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
Two weeks after the Social Security Administration received a report criticizing management for a dysfunctional, $300 million computer system, agency officials provided only a cursory summary of the findings at a meeting of a committee overseeing the project, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show. According to minutes from a June 17 steering committee meeting, agency officials provided limited detail about the report - noting only one of its recommendations, for instance. That lends credibility to claims by congressional Republicans that top officials at the Woodlawn-based agency delayed releasing its full details.
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NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2001
County and school officials said yesterday they remain hopeful that the final version of a $250,000 performance audit of the Howard County school system will ultimately be credible and useful, despite heavy criticism by county officials. Recent internal memos between the County Council and a committee overseeing the report express serious concerns about two drafts submitted in April and June by education consultants WCL Enterprises, calling the drafts error-filled, incomplete and essentially useless.
NEWS
December 2, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning is seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on its Odenton Town Plan Oversight Committee. the committee works to help facilitate the Odenton Town Master Plan, adopted in 2009 to promote development of a transit-oriented, mixed-used community. The committee is comprised of nine members, all of whom are appointed by the county executive and serve a three-year term. There are no term limits. The committee meets the last Tuesday of each month.
NEWS
By Arlene Baker | May 27, 2007
TUESDAY Mental Health Agency -- The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. at 2664 Riva Road, Heritage Office Complex, Annapolis, to review and implement a policy for individuals accessing public mental health services. 410-222-7858. Odenton Oversight Committee -- The Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Western District Police Station, 8273 Telegraph Road. The committee is an advocate for Odenton community property owners, developers and businesses in the growth management area.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 10, 1998
Essential as it is to retaliate against terrorists, it is necessary to identify them first. Otherwise, they win double.The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee holds the attorney general in contempt and vice versa. Both may be right.Consumers are confident, but what do they know?Turns out it was the rent collector to whom that Raven quoth, "Nevermore."Pub Date: 8/10/98
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
Four Mount Airy community organizations are working to heal a rift between community festivals that erupted last month when one group accused the other of stealing its vendors.The Spring Fling, a one-day festival in May in its third season, and the Fall Festival, a two-day event in October for 15 years, coexisted peacefully until last month.Then the Fall Festival committee concluded that the town wasn't big enough for both events and sent letters to the Fall Festival's artisans and food vendors.
NEWS
By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,Sun reporter | September 6, 2006
A Columbia Association oversight committee is urging that the organization continue to allow using association money to provide alcohol for meetings and social events, and reject a proposed ban on the practice. Cynthia Coyle, a board member representing Harper's Choice and a member of the oversight committee, proposed the ban on using association funds for alcohol. "It's not a matter of money so much, even though it adds up to thousands of dollars. It's more the principle and why can't they have an event without alcohol?"
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | February 24, 1991
Whether you're the builder of a 200-home development or a two-story addition to the back of the house, chances are you're going to come in contact with the county's voluminous zoning ordinance.The hundreds of pages in that 26-year-old document are the bible of planners, zoning officials, developers and weekend carpenters, regulating where, when and how buildings, businesses or other structures can be built.While the zoning ordinance has been around since 1965, a pair of committees has been looking at ways to simplify it for the last six years.
NEWS
By The Washington Post | August 10, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Before June's deadly subway crash, no federal agency stepped in to ensure that the Metro commuter rail system found and fixed the electrical circuits now suspected of contributing to the worst accident in the system's history. That's because none is authorized to. Although the federal government regulates the safe operation of buses, Amtrak, airplanes and even ferries, it cedes primary oversight of subway safety to local panels - in the case of Metro, the little-known Tri-State Oversight Committee.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2011
— The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, was quizzing an Obama administration official on the price of gasoline at a hearing last month when he suddenly cut off the witness. Issa pointed out that the man was under oath and said he didn't want him to say something "bad. " The unusual comment came more than an hour into the hearing — only a handful of committee members were still in the room — but nevertheless caught the attention of the lawmaker sitting directly to Issa's right.
NEWS
By The Washington Post | August 10, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Before June's deadly subway crash, no federal agency stepped in to ensure that the Metro commuter rail system found and fixed the electrical circuits now suspected of contributing to the worst accident in the system's history. That's because none is authorized to. Although the federal government regulates the safe operation of buses, Amtrak, airplanes and even ferries, it cedes primary oversight of subway safety to local panels - in the case of Metro, the little-known Tri-State Oversight Committee.
NEWS
July 15, 2009
TC closing was a shock Your editorial titled "TC deserves answers" (July 14) said it all. The announcement of the immediate closing of Towson Catholic High School sent my head spinning, my heart pounding and my anger rising. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered if I had missed a letter from the alumni office. There had to be a warning that I had missed. The fact that there wasn't is just so discombobulating. It is similar to putting your grandmother into a nursing home without her being notified and before checking on other resources.
NEWS
By Arlene Baker | May 27, 2007
TUESDAY Mental Health Agency -- The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. at 2664 Riva Road, Heritage Office Complex, Annapolis, to review and implement a policy for individuals accessing public mental health services. 410-222-7858. Odenton Oversight Committee -- The Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Western District Police Station, 8273 Telegraph Road. The committee is an advocate for Odenton community property owners, developers and businesses in the growth management area.
NEWS
By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,Sun reporter | September 6, 2006
A Columbia Association oversight committee is urging that the organization continue to allow using association money to provide alcohol for meetings and social events, and reject a proposed ban on the practice. Cynthia Coyle, a board member representing Harper's Choice and a member of the oversight committee, proposed the ban on using association funds for alcohol. "It's not a matter of money so much, even though it adds up to thousands of dollars. It's more the principle and why can't they have an event without alcohol?"
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | March 16, 2004
Baltimore school board members voted last night to accept "in principle" an agreement with Mayor Martin O'Malley that would provide enough funding to help the school system pay its bills through the end of this school year -- and give more oversight of its financial matters to the city. The funding agreement gives the financially struggling schools a $42 million loan to ease a cash-flow problem that threatened to bankrupt the system. The proposed loan -- and plan for repayment -- will be reviewed today by the City Council and would have to be approved by the city's Board of Estimates tomorrow.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | December 16, 1990
A committee evaluating the county's zoning laws recommends creating an "industrial campus" district that could make Carroll more competitive in attracting businesses, Carroll's economic development director said.The zone -- which would allow a mix of manufacturing, offices, research and development, commercial and service operations -- would allow Carroll to better compete with surrounding jurisdictions that have similar business park districts, Economic and Community Development Director James C. Threatte said.
NEWS
By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2000
The road toward speedy justice in many minor cases in Baltimore's justice system has hit stumbling blocks, judges and other court officials said yesterday. At a meeting of an oversight committee steering reform of the system, officials painted a gloomy picture of the plan to dispose of as many as half of minor cases within 24 hours after arrest. Officials said legislators did not grant enough money to make the plan work. "It's going to have to be greatly scaled down," said Judge Keith E. Mathews, administrative judge of city district courts.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2003
A bill that would spell out a nonprofit, public service mission for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and set up an oversight committee to monitor the state's largest health insurer is expected to be introduced today in the Maryland House of Delegates. As written, the bill also would end the terms of 11 of CareFirst's 21 board members by the end of September, but drafters of the bill said the provisions that would change the board are likely to be amended. Del. Shane E. Pendergrass, primary sponsor of the bill, and Del. John Adams Hurson, chairman of the House Health and Government Operations Committee, who worked on developing it, both described it as "a work in progress."
NEWS
By Jennifer Sims and Jennifer Sims,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2002
Baltimore area residents listed education, traffic congestion, and crime and drugs as three of their major concerns for the future, according to an overview of a survey conducted as a part of a 30-year plan for the Baltimore region. Details of the survey, along with 15 preliminary "vision statements" for the future of the Baltimore region, will be discussed at a public workshop tomorrow night as a part of Vision 2030, a cooperative effort between the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.
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