Sentinel "Federation Corner" columns
The MCCF publishes a weekly column entitled the "Federation Corner" in The Montgomery Sentinel
newspaper.  Below is a listing of those columns.  To view an article, simply click on the title.

July 2014
07/10/14  In land use planning, are small changes better?
07/03/14  In praise of grassroots activism

June 2014
06/26/14  It takes a village to raise a village (attributes of promoting prosocial behavior)
Civic action lessons learned from Farquhar Middle School issue
06/12/14  The 'rain tax' scam and other damaging county environmental policies
06/05/14  Federation discusses positions on transportation issues

May 2014
05/29/14  Council reliance on herd mentality puts community into double jeopardy
05/22/14  How vulnerable are county computers?
05/15/14  Three activists honored at May 9 Civic Federation banquet
05/08/14  News you can use (report on high schools, elections reminder, signing up for emergency alerts)
Federation salutes pedestrian safety activist Erwin Mack

April 2014
04/24/14  Draft 2014 Mobility Assessment Report released
04/17/14  Money in politics influences county land use policy
04/10/14  Season of campaign promises upon us again
04/03/14  Generic campaign speech

March 2014
03/27/14  Smart growth: county should lead by example
03/20/14  Debunking the Chesapeake Bay dichotomy of environment versus economy
03/06/14  Steep price tag for new Rockville elementary school

February 2014
02/27/14  Legislation to shift Burden of Proof in Special Education Due Process cases
02/20/14  When smart growth becomes stupid
02/13/14  Civic Fed honors electric utility activists Milstein and Hensal
02/06/14  First county Hackathon to be held this coming weekend

January 2014
01/30/14  County still trying to catch up to growth
01/23/14  Trees...ya gotta love 'em!
01/16/14  Meaningful citizen participation in government
01/09/14  Montgomery County needs a coordinated long-range development plan
01/02/14  Residents and new sector plan ignored as Wheaton redevelopment proceeds

December 2013
12/26/13  Floreen proposes "bait and switch" to CR Zone
12/19/13  Federation weighs in on state legislation
12/12/13  Don't miss out on Homestead Tax Credit
12/05/13  Council responds to concerns voiced at zoning hearing

November 2013
11/28/13  Facts on those moving to or from the county, and their origins and destinations
11/21/13  Zoning problems accompany code rewrite
11/14/13  In praise of vintage neighborhoods
11/07/13  Planning Board attempts to rewrite Farm Road history

October 2013
10/31/13  Concerning the allegations about student pay and bank accounts at Rock Terrace School
10/24/13  Increased liquor sales heads list of recommendations to boost nighttime economy
10/17/13  Correcting misconceptions about bus rapid transit plan
10/10/13  Changing school food for the better
10/03/13  Hop on a bike!

September 2013
09/26/13  Federation newsletter full of information
09/19/13  Master plans can regulate the pace of growth
09/12/13  Voice of the people sometimes needs amplification
09/05/13  September MCCF program on Affordable Care Act

August 2013
08/29/13  Update on State transportation projects
08/22/13  County refuses to enforce law on intrusive exterior lighting
08/15/13  County needs to establish priorities
08/08/13  We may have problems here, but...
08/01/13  Chevy Chase Lake Plan sets bad precedent

July 2013
07/25/13  The Federation never forgets (Clarksburg Town Center revisited)
In 2009 Federation detailed cause of water main failures
07/11/13  As jobs and households increase, the numbers don't add up

June 2013
06/27/13  County Executive creates nighttime economy task force  
Activists work on range of issues
06/13/13  Zoning changes could cause overcrowding in public schools
06/06/13  New zoning code could bring major changes

May 2013
05/30/13  Wheaton Costco gas station update
05/23/13  Intrusive construction activity violates property rights
05/16/13  County ethics law has failed us
05/09/13  Bulldozers poised to destroy North Four Corners meadow
05/02/13  What is next for the Brickyard Middle School site?

April 2013
04/25/13  The 2013 Civic Federation Awards winners
04/18/13  How much noise can people stand? (re WSSC water main replacement project)
Advocate against the terrorists living among us (re assault weapons legislation)
Rights and wrongs in the roadside right-of-way

March 2013
03/28/13  Is water quality initiative one tax too many or needed change?
03/21/13  Open government and the Maryland Open Meetings Act
03/14/13  Reducing traffic congestion without adding to roads
03/07/13  Overview of proposed FY14 State budget

February 2013
02/28/13  An analysis of the proposed FY2014 county budget
02/21/13  Simplicity is lacking in new zoning laws
02/14/13  Time for County Executive Leggett to come clean (on Brickyard Road site deal)
Region is too congested for its own good

January 2013
01/31/13  Site of planned gas station is too close for comfort
01/24/13  County is economic developmentally challenged
01/17/13  Rapid transit news updates
01/10/13  Ideas for county government New Years resolutions
01/03/13  County legislation designed to protect trees

2012 Federation Corner columns

2011 Federation Corner columns

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2004 Federation Corner columns