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12/29/16 Howard County Times Howard County council seeks 'sanctuary' status ahead of Trump presidency
12/29/16 The Baltimore Sun Howard County weighs bill to authorize legal action over air traffic noise
12/15/16 Press Release County Council and Board of Education Leadership Meet to Set Tone for the New Year
 12/7/16 Howard County Times  Howard County Council votes to improve tax credits options for seniors, retired military 
 12/5/16 Press Release  County Council Elects New Officers 
 11/30/16 WBAL-TV

Improvements to transform Merriweather Post Pavilion

 11/30/16 Columbia Flier  With transfer of ownership, Merriweather Post Pavilion eyes new future 
 11/14/16 ABC2 News 

Howard Co. Environmental Board: "Lack of information" when reviewing school mold reports 

 11/14/16 FOX 45 News 

Howard County Council receives mold report after concern over schools 

 11/14/16 Columbia Patch

As Police Investigate Racist Pictures from Howard County Students, 'Conversation Circles' Form 

 11/14/16 ABC2 News

Howard County Council denounces reports of post-election hate speech

 11/14/16 FOX 45 News

Howard County council releases statement on 'post-election behavior in the community'

 11/14/16 Press Release 

Statement from the Howard County Council on Post-Election Behavior in the Community 

 11/11/16 Columbia Patch 

County Council Passes Downtown Columbia Legislation

 11/10/16 WJZ-TV

Howard Co. Approves Deal To Revitalize Downtown Columbia

 11/9/16 Howard County Times Howard County Council approves historic overhaul for downtown Columbia development 
 11/7/16 Howard County Times In last-minute flourish, Howard County Council delays vote on downtown Columbia overhaul
 11/7/16 Columbia Flier  Howard County Council to vote on historic downtown Columbia development deal 
 11/2/16 Howard County Times 

Howard council members seek second audit of county schools this year 

 10/31/16 Press Release Councilmembers Ball and Terrasa Seek Performance Audit of HCPSS through the Maryland State Department of Education 
 10/27/16 Howard County Times 

County leaders: Tackling high suspension rates for black, special education students requires 'change of mindset'

 10/26/16 Howard County Times 

Downtown Columbia redevelopment deal could be revised 

 10/26/16 Howard County Times 

In favor of Question A: Fund will amplify the voices of small donors

 10/14/16 Press Release  Councilman Ball and Weinstein to File Amendment Extending Residential Property Tax Credit Boundaries to Help Flood Victims  
 10/12/16 The Baltimore Sun  Howard County weighs public financing to boost vision of Columbia as urban district 
 10/12/16 Howard County Times  New scrutiny for Columbia tax financing deal
 10/10/16 Howard County Times  Legal action against Howard schools remains a possibility as county audit of school finances continues 
 10/6/16 Howard County Times

Howard development halt hits wall, solar development expansion moves forward

 10/5/16 Howard County Times 

Independent report on downtown Columbia TIF proposal calls for more careful critique

 9/27/16 Howard County Times 

Official: Howard schools limiting space for, stalling, county's audit

 9/27/16 Press Release County Council Releases Independent Analysis of the Proposed Tax Increment Financing for Downtown Columbia
 9/23/16 ABC2 News 

Howard County Council proposes tax credits for Ellicott City residents

 9/23/16 Press Release  Councilman Ball and Weinstein File Legislation to Provide Residential Property Tax Credits for Ellicott City Flood Victims 
 9/22/16 WTOP News 

Howard Co. executive, other leaders call on sheriff to resign

 9/22/16 FOX 45 News

Other Howard County leaders join Kittleman's call for sheriff to resign

 9/22/16 The Baltimore Sun  Howard County leaders call on sheriff to resign following discrimination investigation 
 9/22/16 WJZ-TV

Howard Co. Sheriff Being Called To Resign Over Alleged Remarks

 9/22/16 Press Release 

County Council, State Delegation, and Register of Wills Call for Sheriff Fitzgerald's Resignation

 9/20/16 Howard County Times  Solar development divides farmers, Ellicott City development halt draws strong support 
 8/25/16 Press Release  County Council to Hold Special Public Hearing on Resolution to Extend State of Emergency
 8/23/16 FOX 45 News  Howard County executive requests state of emergency extension
 8/23/16 Howard County Times After flood, Kittleman calls on council to extend state of emergency to Sept. 20 
 8/17/16 FOX 45 News  To help Ellicott City get back on its feet, council passes motion to waive permit fees
 8/17/16 Howard County Times After Ellicott City flood, Howard Council waives licensing, permitting fees to offer 'relief' 
 8/17/16 WBAL-TV  Howard County Council approves waiving fees for flood victims
 8/17/16 Press Release  County Council Passes Emergency Legislation to Waive Licensing and Permit Fees for Residents and Business Owners Affected by the Flood in Howard County 
 8/16/16 Press Release  School System Budget Review Committee to Convene and Begin Their Work 
 8/15/16 Howard County Times Howard Council to consider waiving licensing, permitting fees after Ellicott City flood 
 8/10/16 Howard County Times  Weinstein eyes 'rebirth' of Ellicott City as flood clean-up continues 
 8/5/16 FOX 45 News Council votes unanimously to extend State of Emergency in Ellicott City 
 8/5/16 Howard County Times Howard County Council extends state of emergency in Ellicott City to Sept. 7 
 8/5/16 Press Release County Council Extends the Executive Order for State of Emergency 
 8/4/16 Howard County Times Ellicott City Strong (Councilman Jon Weinstein Commentary)
 8/3/16 Howard County Times  Kittleman calls on council to extend state of emergency in Ellicott City
 8/1/16 Howard County Times  Kittleman asks Howard County Council to extend State of Emergency after flooding
 7/29/16 Howard County Times Bethesda firm selected to conduct 'independent' review of Columbia $90M public financing deal
 7/29/16 Howard County Times  With opposition from Kittleman, move to expand Howard Council's budget authority heads to ballots in November
 7/29/16 Press Release  County Council Announces Independent Consultant to Analyze Proposed Tax Increment Financing for Downtown Columbia
 7/19/16 Columbia Flier Howard Council chairman calls for 'independent analysis' of tax increment financing deal
 7/19/16 Howard County Times Howard Officials, FAA work to address 'unacceptable' noise levels
 7/12/16 Press Release 

County officials meet with FAA to advance residents’ concerns about BWI-Marshall Airport noise 

 7/8/16 Howard County Times  Howard school 'oversight' measures on budget, air quality move forward
 7/8/16 Howard County Times  Howard County Council likely to table downtown Columbia redevelopment plans to September
 6/23/16 Howard County Times  Howard officials push FAA to address 'unacceptable' noise levels 
 6/22/16 Howard County Times  County solicitor says school budget review committee does not violate state law 
 5/26/16 Howard County Times Howard County Council adopts $1.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2017
 5/26/16 Howard County Times Ahead of Howard school budget adoption, financial audit, oversight committee proposed 
 5/25/16 Howard County Times  Howard County government lays out transportation priorities vying for state funding
 5/19/16 Howard County Times  Howard school system urged to 'live within means' at council budget session 
 5/3/16  Howard County Times  Howard County Council overrides zoning veto, hints at more changes to come 
 5/2/16 Howard County Times  Kittleman budget requires tough cuts, Howard school officials say 
 4/18/16 Howard County Times Kittleman vetoes zoning regulations change, calls for restarting zoning process 
 4/6/16 Howard County Times  Howard County Council passes BikeHoward, publicly funded campaign system heads to ballots 
 3/22/16 Howard County Times Residents push for council approval of proposed Bike Howard plan
 3/17/16 Howard County Times Howard County Councilwoman presses Superintendent Foose for full special education report
 3/8/16 FOX 45 News Howard County's Council Chair hopes to bring closure to mold issue in schools
 3/8/16 Baltimore Sun Howard County Council rejects stormwater fee phase-out
 3/4/16 Baltimore Sun Howard County Council Examines Fiscal Impact of Stormwater Fee Phaseout
 3/1/16 Press Release Council Chairperson Calvin Ball Receives 2015 Public Health Legislator of the Year Award
 2/24/16 Howard County Times County council opens floor to community organizations
 2/17/16 Howard County Times  'Citizen-funded' campaign proposal garners public support at hearing
 2/02/16 Howard County Times Howard County Council Members Propose 'Citizen Funded Campaign System'
 1/20/16 Howard County Times Proposed Stormwater Fee Phase-out Causes Flurry of Opposition at Howard County Council Hearing 
 1/14/16 Howard County Times Optimism Lifts Kittleman into Second Year in Office
 1/11/16 Press Release Council Briefed on 2015 Climate Action Plan