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April 27, 2011
The proposal by 3rd District County Council member Todd Huff to allow controlled deer hunting in some county parks is expected to be discussed at Tuesday’s County Council work session in Towson. Huff, a Republican who represents the northern part of the county, introduced the bill April 4, and at the time said deer are spreading Lyme disease, destroying vegetation and causing major car accidents. Republican and 5th District Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson and Perry Hall, is co-sponsoring the bill.
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July 28, 2014
We take the Baltimore County Police Department at its word that its officers were just trying to give some helpful tips to a pair of Dundalk activists about the rules of decorum at County Council work sessions and not trying to intimidate them into silence about their opposition to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposed redevelopment of a government building in the community. Even if the meeting earlier this month between three officers and a pair of community activists really was intended as a "polite and friendly way to discuss concerns about protocols," as the police department's spokeswoman put it, the whole business still stinks, which Chief Jim Johnson correctly concluded after reviewing the incident.
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May 25, 2004
The Howard County Council's monthly legislative work session scheduled for today has been canceled. The council will next meet June 7 to vote on legislation, including a proposed charter amendment referendum on a proposal to require a supermajority of four of the five council members to raise income or property taxes. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the George Howard Building.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson says officers in his department should not have asked to meet with two Dundalk activists after they testified at a County Council work session in Towson this month. The Dundalk residents — a community association president and a former state lawmaker — have said it felt like police intimidation when officers met them at a local library to go over rules for public meetings after they had testified against county plans to redevelop the North Point Government Center.
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July 27, 1999
The Howard County Council's legislative work session, scheduled for 4: 30 p.m. today at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City, has been canceled.Information: 410-313-2022.Pub Date: 7/27/99
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January 9, 2001
Westminster's mayor and Common Council will meet for a work session at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 to discuss the city's proposed property maintenance code, Mayor Kenneth A. Yowan announced at a meeting last night. The session is open to the public, but residents may only observe the process, not participate, according to Councilwoman Suzanne P. Albert. For the past decade, Westminster, like the rest of Carroll, has functioned under the county livability code, which applies to rental properties and is enforced by a single county housing inspector.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | August 13, 2008
Baltimore County school board members voted unanimously last night to turn one of their twice-monthly meetings into a work session. Another proposed policy change - which would limit the number of groups given time to address members during meetings - was pulled from yesterday's agenda. Board members Earnest E. Hines and newly appointed James E. Coleman were not present for the vote. Several people, who expressed concern about the tabled policy change, lauded the board for pulling the item.
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April 7, 1996
Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker will submit proposed budgets for Howard County's public agencies this month to the County Council for review and approval.All hearings will be in the Banneker Room and work sessions will be in the Ellicott or Tyson rooms of the George Howard Building in Ellicott City.The schedule of hearings is:Executive's presentation of the budget: 7: 30 p.m. April 22.Public hearing -- capital budget: 7: 30 p.m. April 23.Work session No. 1 -- capital budget: 10 a.m. April 29.Work session No. 2 -- capital budget (if necessary)
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | September 13, 2004
The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to conduct a work session. Topics of discussion will include the roles and responsibilities of local and state education boards and the structure of the Baltimore County public school system. State schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick is among those scheduled to participate in the session, to be held in Room 114 of the ESS Building on the Greenwood campus at 6901 Charles St. in Towson. The meeting is open to the public.
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January 23, 2001
Columbia Council to hold work session on capital projects The Columbia Council will hold a work session on capital projects of $100,000 or more in the proposed fiscal year 2002 budget at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Columbia Association building, 10221 Wincopin Circle, in Town Center. The regularly scheduled council meeting will be held after the work session, which will replace the one scheduled for Saturday. Information: 410-715-3110.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
A City Council committee considering new regulations for Baltimore's growing food truck industry plans to hold work sessions as members evaluate more than 50 proposed amendments. Councilman James B. Kraft, chairman of the committee, said he's been inundated with letters as major parts of the legislation remain undecided. During a meeting Tuesday on the legislation, Kraft told a crowd of vendors that he received a pro-food truck petition with 700 signatures from across the country.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
A key City Council leader says Baltimore should find another way to crack down on problem liquor outlets rather than force about 100 of the longtime neighborhood stores out of business through a zoning overhaul, as proposed by the administration. Council Vice President Edward Reisinger said a blanket policy is unfair to upstanding store owners and the city should instead use other tools to fine and if necessary shut down liquor stores and taverns that break the law. Reisinger, who is leading the council's review of a proposed new zoning code in Baltimore, said he sees the approach as a middle ground between affected store owners who worry the city's decision will cause them financial ruin and community activists who see the stores as magnets for crime.
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October 23, 2013
Here is a list of future meetings that will address middle school redistricting: • Oct. 29, 7 p.m. — Public hearing • Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. — Work session • Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. — Public hearing • Nov. 15, 10 a.m. — Work session • Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. — Work session • Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. — Final vote on middle school redistricting All meetings are open to the public and take place at the Department of Education...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
The Annapolis city council has scheduled hearings this month on controversial plans for City Dock. The hearings, set for July 25, come after a bill to rezone part of the downtown dock and a redevelopment proposal drew protests. The developer withdrew the redevelopment proposal. The hearings are to focus on a new master plan for City Dock, whether to form a committee to study how the plan would be implemented, and a proposal to rezone a property on Compromise Street. Council members are also scheduled to discuss the City Dock during a work session on July 18. Alderman Kenneth Kirby said the work session will be helpful to help residents - and officials - sort through the debate about City Dock.
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Letter to The Record | June 5, 2013
Editor: First of all, thank you to the many informed citizens who attended the May 20 Aberdeen Council Meeting to express your displeasure regarding ordinance 13-O-05 [regarding pay raises for the Aberdeen mayor and city councilmembers]. This ordinance (if it had been approved that evening) would have increased the annual salaries of Aberdeen councilmembers from $7,500 to $12,000 (a 60 percent increase!), and increased the mayor's annual salary from $10,000 to $24,000 (a 140 percent increase!
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Baltimore County officials gave proper notice of its meeting where residents could testify about a new stormwater fee, according to state panel that rules on open meeting complaints. In an opinion this week, the Open Meetings Compliance Board said county documentation shows it met legal requirements to advertise a County Council work session where the public could comment on the fee, as well as the legislative meeting where the council voted to adopt it. Both meetings were held in April.
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October 23, 2013
Here is a list of future meetings that will address middle school redistricting: • Oct. 29, 7 p.m. — Public hearing • Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. — Work session • Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. — Public hearing • Nov. 15, 10 a.m. — Work session • Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. — Work session • Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. — Final vote on middle school redistricting All meetings are open to the public and take place at the Department of Education...
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September 25, 2003
School board reschedules budget session to Monday The Howard County Board of Education has rescheduled a public work session on the proposed fiscal 2005 capital budget and the fiscal 2006-2010 capital improvement program. The work session, which had been scheduled for tomorrow, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7197.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
A Pikesville man has filed an Open Meetings Act violation complaint against the Baltimore County Council, alleging that citizens didn't get proper notice of a meeting where they could have testified about the county's new stormwater fee. The council voted 5-2 on April 15 to approve the fee, which they discussed at a work session the week before. County officials say they properly advertised that work session, where the council also discussed other bills. In his complaint to the state's Open Meetings Compliance Board, Ralph Jaffe said four people testified about the fee at the work session - a fact that he said indicates people didn't know about the meeting.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
A Baltimore County Councilman is seeking to restrict protesters from picketing outside of schools at certain times, saying it's a matter of protecting children's safety. Councilman Todd Huff introduced legislation Monday that would create a buffer zone of 300 feet outside school entrances where people could not picket while school is in session or within one hour before or after school. The measure would apply to both public and private schools. Violators would face up to a $1,000 fee, imprisonment of up to 90 days, or both.
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