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2013 ‘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 2013.  To view an article, simply click on the title.

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)
07/18/13 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
06/20/13 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)
04/11/13 Advocate against the terrorists living among us (re assault weapons legislation)
04/04/13 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)
02/07/13 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