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2012 ‘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 2012.  To view an article, simply click on the title.

December 2012

12/27/12Creating wine country in the Ag Reserve
12/20/12Destroying Belward Farm
12/13/12Civic Federation hosted program on rainscapes
12/06/12Sophia Maravell named by Civic Federation as Community Hero

November 2012

11/29/12County officials sending mixed signals
11/15/12‘Shop Small’ on Saturday, November 24
11/08/12A call for improved government performance
11/01/12Time for growth to pay for itself

October 2012

10/25/12Another view on the new roads test
10/18/12Council committee muddying infrastructure plans
10/11/12Shhh!  It's a secret (legislation to require open government)
10/04/12Federation committee duties — Part 2

September 2012

09/27/12Leggett to rename CountyStat Center in honor of Wayne Goldstein (past MCCF President)
09/20/12Court strikes down approval of Olney development
09/13/12Education news potpourri
09/06/12Transit Task Force report

August 2012

08/30/12Federation committee duties — Part 1
08/23/12Lost: one growth policy
08/16/12September shaping up to be busy month
08/09/12MCCF website contains a wealth of information
08/02/12A snapshot of the Civic Federation

July 2012

07/26/12Improving county emergency preparedness
07/19/12Clarksburg residents still waiting for their carousel
07/12/12The value of neighborhood citizen associations
07/05/12Inadequate county emergency response

June 2012

06/28/12Hearing to be held July 12 on proposed new transit system
06/21/12With mega gas stations, location is everything
06/14/12Schedule of land use issues

May 2012

05/31/12Program for June Federation meeting on Zoning Ordinance Re-Write
05/24/12Are you listening, officials?
05/17/12Parsing the PROS (Park, Recreation and Open Space) Plan
05/10/12Public meetings set to discuss changes in county procedures
05/03/122012 MCCF Awards Banquet to be held May 11

April 2012

04/26/12Deep in the heart of taxes
04/19/12Community celebrates threatened meadow
04/12/12A big waste of money for nothing
04/05/12A violation of the Potomac Master Plan and the public trust

March 2012

03/29/12Council bills seek greater accountability (in county property disposition & economic development)
03/22/12More on the Planning Director
03/15/12Problems with county Planning Director (Rollin Stanley)
03/08/12On shared driveways and class warfare in the Town of Chevy Chase
03/01/12More on teacher pension costs

February 2012

02/23/12Transparency lacking on plan to shift teacher pension costs
02/16/12Is it time for voluntary austerity?
02/09/12New infrastructure and maintenance funds needed
02/02/12Promoting natural playgrounds

January 2012

01/26/12County to get two transit facilities...sooner or later
01/19/12Planning for future park and recreation facility needs
01/12/12The art of passive politics
01/05/12Task force plans bus rapid transit system