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2014 ‘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 2014.  To view an article, simply click on the title.

December 2014

12/31/14 The Civic’s top ten stories for 2014
12/24/14 Winning like Charlie Sheen [Proposed Costco Gas Station]
12/18/14 Old data in the 2014 report [Planning Department’s Transportation Division’s 2014 Mobility Assessment Report]

November 2014

11/06/14 Real Food for Montgomery County [grassroots parent and student advocacy group promoting healthier school food in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)]

October 2014

10/30/14 Lessons in civic activism on land use issues
10/23/14 ‘Government by the people’ starts with voting
10/16/14 Including citizens in government decisions
10/09/14 Fabulous fungus
10/02/14 A capital idea [about the county Capital Improvements Program and Capital Budget]

September 2014

09/25/14 Calling all young people...or some, at least
09/18/14 Record-breaking land use hearing reaches finale [Wheaton Costco mega gas station]
09/11/14 County releases financial transparency website
09/04/14 Controlling the county deer population

August 2014

08/29/14 How civic groups improve our lives
08/21/14 Access to county services for an aging population
08/14/14 Presenting the Montgomery County Civic Federation
08/07/14 Software problems at the Planning Department

July 2014

07/31/14 How good land use plans go bad
07/24/14 Stumped about stumps?
07/17/14 Leapfrogging is not just for kids [toward a more nimble bureaucracy]
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]
06/19/14 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]
05/01/14 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