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2010 ‘Federation Corner’ Columns


MCCF publishes a weekly column entitled the “Federation Corner” in The Montgomery Sentinel newspaper.  Below is a listing of those columns published in 2010.  To view an article, simply click on the title.

December 2010

12/30/10Year of challenges lies ahead
12/23/10A year of mixed results
12/16/10Council fails to approve County Executive’s requested budget cuts
12/09/10Federation opposes selling surplus school property
12/02/10Appalling behavior at Council hearing

November 2010

11/18/10Developer deal sweetened for White Flint funding
11/11/10Funding the cost of infrastructure in White Flint
11/04/10State underfunds pensions and health benefits

October 2010

10/28/10Rock that vote, baby!
10/21/10Education matters
10/14/10Time to take a closer look at the county budget
10/07/10County Exec using scare tactics to defeat ambulance fee referendum

September 2010

09/30/10The winds of change are blowing
09/23/10Redevelopment often harms local businesses
09/16/10Street trees need protection
09/09/10Generic campaign speech
09/02/10A new economic development model

August 2010

08/26/10The problems of "boutique" legislation
08/19/10Power to the people
08/12/10Future White Oak police station redesigned
08/05/10Election season reality check on growth and transit

July 2010

07/29/10You’ll have to speak up
07/22/10Pooches must pay to play
07/08/10New CR zoning makes master plans unreliable, too
07/01/10New zoning makes infrastructure planning impossible

June 2010

06/24/10Portable toilets to be removed from county parks
06/17/10Season of campaign promises here again
06/10/10Happy 85th, MCCF!
06/03/10Public school gardens and the local food movement

May 2010

05/27/10Oh, deer! Part 2
05/20/10Inaction an election year norm
05/13/10Federation endorses Carrier for Planning Board Chair
05/06/102010 Civic Federation Awards

April 2010

04/29/10Sacrificing our environment to the budget
04/22/10Death knell for Workforce Housing Program
04/15/10Permanent closing of park activity buildings hidden in budget
04/08/10It’s the traffic, stupid
04/01/10Two on the budget

March 2010

03/25/10This (Urban Areas) scheme will return
03/18/10Protecting neighborhoods
03/11/10Redistricting the County Council
03/04/10Rewriting the county zoning code

February 2010

02/25/10MCPS (Montgomery County Public Schools) proposed Operating Budget
02/18/10Oh, deer! Part 1
02/11/10Truth of county east-west jobs rift
02/04/10Neighbors helping neighbors

January 2010

01/28/10Police station and housing proposed for White Oak site
01/21/10White Flint plan out of balance
01/14/10Planning enforcement is ongoing
01/07/10Do corporate tax breaks and grants pay off?