October 27, 2011
Opportunities for economic development in Prince George's County will be the focus of a Town Hall meeting on Nov. 1, 7-9 p.m., at Baden Volunteer Fire Station, 16608 Brandywine Road, in Brandywine. The meeting is the fifth in a series of off-site evening, community meetings sponsored by the Prince George's County Council. The town hall meeting will feature presentations from a variety of officials, including Carla Reid, deputy chief administrative officer for economic development and public infrastructure; Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Gwen McCall; Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable President and CEO M.H. Jim Estepp; county Soil Conservation District conservation planner, Yates Clagett; and University of Maryland Extension agriculture marketing specialist Janna Howley.
August 2, 2012
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is holding a town hall meeting Saturday morning in Darlington. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company at 2600 Castleton Road, according to a news release. Topics at the meeting include crime statistics and trends in the Dublin/Darlington community and an opportunity to bring up any concerns or issues. The meeting is to develop partnerships within communities and address concerns.
October 15, 2012
Members of the Prince George's County Council and other county officials will bring a countywide town hall meeting to Laurel next week. "Growing Opportunities in Prince George's County," an economic development town hall meeting, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laurel High, 8000 Cherry Lane. The meeting will include an economic development update from David Iannucci, the county's Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development; and Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Gwen McCall.
December 21, 2009
T homas Jefferson called them the "wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for the perfect exercise of self-government." Hardly faint praise from one of the fathers of American democracy. So, what was he talking about? The town hall meeting. Fast forward 200 years to Dartmouth, Mass., where a "town hall" on health care reform finds a woman calling President Barack Obama's position "Nazi policy." Amusingly, aptly, but not very cordially, Rep. Barney Frank responds: "On what planet do you spend most of your time?"
December 17, 2011
There's a lot going on in Waverly, in case you haven't noticed. Late last month, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed a bill designating the old Waverly Town Hall at Greenmount Avenue and 31st Street as the city's latest historic landmark. The building's second-floor hall had once been a popular meeting place for 19th- and 20th-century politicians, as well as a neighborhood gathering place for Waverly residents. "A lot of us who live in the Waverly area are excited that this has happened," said Joe Stewart, a Waverly activist who is an attorney with the state Department of Assessments and Taxation.
February 6, 2013
A recent poll showed that 62 percent of Marylanders favor a ban on assault weapons, and 71 percent favor a limit on the number of bullets in a gun magazine. If the members of the General Assembly vote the way the polls are blowing, it appears Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun reform bill could become law. However, after attending a town hall meeting in Largo convened by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on the bill, my straw poll indicates the bill will go down to defeat: angry white men 1, sadly dismayed African-Americans 0. The meeting Tuesday night on the campus of Prince George's Community College roiled with barely contained fury, just as the first town hall meeting in Baltimore City did last week, according to Deborah Adams, who attended.