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2018 BILLS:

CB1-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair, Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Jon Weinstein, Councilperson
AN ACT amending the Adequate Public Facilities Act requiring certain periodic review; specifying completion timelines for certain types of road remediation projects; requiring that certain agreements contain certain provisions with regard to the timing of road mitigation projects; amend the title of certain charts and other terminology; requiring certain waiting periods; clarifying certain exemptions; defining certain terms; amending certain definitions; making certain technical corrections; and generally relating to the Adequate Public Facilities Act of Howard County.
Final Action: CB1-2018 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to limit the redistribution of residential units to those FDPs which are not utilizing CEPPA flexibility provisions.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Failed
Amendment No.  1 to Amendment No. 3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes that only developments that are led by or work with either a local nonprofit or the Housing Commission would be eligible for this provision.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 3 Passed
Amendment No.  4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to increase the retesting provisions for the School Capacity test.)
Final Action: Amendment 4 Failed
Amendment No.  2 to Amendment No. 5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to change the word “determine” to “discuss”.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 to Amendment 5 Passed
Amendment No.  7
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to lower the school capacity thresholds for elementary, middle, and high schools.)
Final Action: Amendment 7 Failed
Amendment No.  8
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes that DPZ ensure that there are adequate Police, Fire, and Health facilities prior to plan approval.)
Final Action: Amendment 8 Failed

 

CB2-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair, Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Jon Weinstein, Councilperson
AN ACT amending PlanHoward 2030, the general plan for Howard County, to reduce the number of allocations in the Growth and Revitalization category and to increase the number of allocations in the Established Communities category, beginning in 2020; and generally relating to planning, zoning and land use in Howard County.
Final Action: Passed

 

CB7-2018
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair
Cosponsored by: Greg Fox, Councilperson, Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Jon Weinstein, Councilperson
AN ACT establishing a tax credit against the County property tax imposed on certain real property that is owned by certain public safety officers under certain circumstances; establishing the amount, terms, and conditions of the credit; and generally relating to real property tax credits.
Final Action: Passed as Amended

 

CB16-2018
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair
AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to modify the process for piecemeal map amendments and development plan approvals by the Zoning Board; and generally relating to Zoning Board hearings. 
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to:

  • clarify that the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) is to transmit its findings and recommendations in the form of a Technical Staff Report
  • clarify the timeliness of the written questions to DPZ and DPZ’s response to the questions; and
  • clarify that DPZ staff making its presentation of findings and recommendations is subject to cross-examination.)

Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed

 

 

 

CB17-2018
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair
An ACT amending the Howard County Code to provide that in piecemeal amendment cases that the Zoning Board initially limit the hearing to the evidence relevant to the applicable criteria which would justify the requested rezoning; and generally relating to piecemeal map amendments. 
Final Action: Tabled 4/2/18 (P 5-0) 

 

 

2018 RESOLUTIONS:

CR8-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
A RESOLUTION proposing to amend County Charter Section 209 “Legislative procedure” to extend the initial life of a bill to 70 days and each extension to 35 days; specifying that the life of a bill is extended if the legislative session begins on the last day of the life of a bill; specifying that the life of a bill is extended because of a certain postponement; and submitting this amendment to the voters of Howard County for their adoption or rejection in accordance with Article X of the Howard County Charter and Article XI-A of the Maryland Constitution.
Final Action: CR8-2018 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the kinds of circumstances that would extend the life of a bill.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed

 

CR10-2018
Introduced by: The Chairperson
A RESOLUTION amending the Howard County Council Rules of Procedure specifying the start time for certain meetings; eliminating the 5 minute time limit for representatives of a group; allowing a Resolution or Bill to be withdrawn at any time before a vote on its final passage; specifying that members may participate in a legislative session by teleconference only for an emergency legislative session; requiring a certain sign-up system for those wanting to testify; providing that individuals need not give a street address aloud when testifying; and authorizing the Administrator to add to the first page of a bill the dates that the bill may fail due to inaction as provided by Charter Section 209(h).
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment sets 5 minutes as the limit for oral testimony for certain representatives of nonprofits.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Failed
Amendment No.  2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Greg Fox
(This amendment sets 5 minutes as the limit for oral testimony for certain representatives of nonprofits, boards, commissions, or task forces.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  6 to Amendment No. 2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the time limit for certain persons.)
Final Action: Amendment 6 to Amendment 2 Passed

 

CR23-2018
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
A RESOLUTION requesting that the Commission on Disability Issues study Howard County’s ability to provide services to the county’s residents with disabilities in the areas of Education, Peer Relationships, Employment, Transportation, and Housing; requesting that the Commission submit a report and recommend actions that should be taken by the County as it continuously strives to become a model community for residents with disabilities; and generally relating to the continuous improvement of disability issues in Howard County.
Final Action: CR23-2018 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.  1 to Amendment No. 1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the scope of the request.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 Passed
Amendment No.  1
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to add organizations that serve people with disabilities and their families to the list of organizations that the Commission on Disability Issues is to consult with as part of their study.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed as Amended 

       

                                                 2017 BILLS: 


CB7-2017
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT amending the Livable Homes Tax Credit in order to amend the features for which one may receive the tax credit; adding certain features; amending the amount of the credit that may be received; amending certain reporting requirements; and generally relating to real property tax credits.
Final Action: CB7-2017 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Calvin Ball, Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed


CB9-2017
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Vice Chair and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
AN ACT providing that certain individuals shall take, or refrain from taking, specified actions with respect to the immigration status of specified individuals; prohibiting certain discrimination based on citizenship status; requiring that certain information related to citizenship status be kept confidential; providing a procedure whenever specified provisions may be preempted by other law; requiring specified officials to take actions under certain circumstances; and generally relating to human rights in Howard County.
Final Action: VETOED BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE
FAILED TO OVERRIDE VETO
Amendment No.1
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed as Amended
Amendment 1 to Amendment 1
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment further clarifies the purpose of the Bill.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 Passed
Amendment No.2
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
Final Action: Amendment 2 Passed


CB20-2017 {Amendment 4 to Amendment 3 only}
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
Final Action: CB20-2017 Passed as Amended
Amendment 4 to Amendment 3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would increase the membership of the Public Transportation Board, authorize the Office of Transportation to create a Bicycle Advisory Group and a Transit and Pedestrian Advisory Group, and change the name of the Public Transportation Board to the Multimodal Transportation Board.)
Final Action: Amendment 4 to Amendment 3 Passed


CB30-2017
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Jon Weinstein, Council Chair
AN ACT establishing a voluntary Citizens’ Election Fund system for candidates for County Executive or County Council; regulating specified campaign finance activities of a candidate who accepts public funding; providing for the administration and enforcement of specified aspects of the Citizens’ Election Fund system; providing certain penalties for violations of the Citizens’ Election Fund system; creating a Citizens’ Election Fund Commission and specifying its composition and duties; requiring the Director of Finance to take specified actions; and generally related to elections for County offices.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1 to Amendment 2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This technical amendment removes a redundancy.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 2 Passed
Amendment No.7
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment provides for a voluntary donation to the Fund, clarifies that a County resident must be a human being and not a corporation or other kind of entity, provides for staggered terms, clarifies when the determination of a contested election is made, requires the Department of Finance to administer the system and provide information, clarifies when disbursements may not be made because an election is not contested, provides that members of the Commission must be registered voters, clarifies the information that must be included in campaign finance reports, sets a minimum meeting schedule for the Commission, and adds a candidate’s adult children to those whose contributions or loans are subject to a separate cap.)
Final Action: Amendment 7 Passed
Amendment No.8
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment alters the public contribution cap.)
Final Action: Amendment 8 Passed
Amendment No.9
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment deals with expenditures prior to participation in the system.)
Final Action: Amendment 9 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.10
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment changes the interest rate for public contributions that must be repaid to the Fund.)
Final Action: Amendment 10 Passed


CB60-2017
BY: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and cosponsored by Greg Fox and Mary Kay Sigaty
AN ACT allowing certain composting facilities and emergency natural wood waste recycling facilities as accessory uses under certain conditions in certain Zoning Districts; allowing certain natural wood waste recycling facilities and composting facilities as a use permitted as a matter of right under certain conditions in certain Zoning Districts; providing supplementary regulations for composting facilities and emergency natural wood waste recycling facilities;providing conditional use standards for composting facilities and natural wood waste recycling facilities; defining certain terms; making certain technical corrections; and generally relating to the Howard County Zoning Regulations.
Final Action: EXPIRED
Amendment 2 to Amendment 2
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment restricts the location, size, sales, and trucks associated with natural wood waste recycling on certain farms if an MDE permit is not required.)
Final Action: Failed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 3
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment restricts the location, size, sales, and trucks associated with natural wood waste recycling on certain farms if an MDE permit is required.)
Final Action: Failed
Amendment No.4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment specifies that composting facilities in M-1 and M-2 districts are conditional uses if a permit from the Maryland Department of the Environment is required.)
Final Action: Failed
Amendment No.5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment prohibits the composting of animal mortalities in the M-1 and M-2 districts.)
Final Action: Failed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 5
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would add animal-based food waste to the prohibition).
Final Action: Failed
Amendment 2 to Amendment 5
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would prohibit animal mortalities and animal-based food waste in the RC and RR districts).
Final Action: Failed
Amendment No.7
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment requires Natural Wood Waste Recycling Facilities to use specified practices.)
Final Action: Failed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 7
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would require the additional specific practices for Composting Facilities).
Final Action: Failed


CB61-2017
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT amending the Adequate Public Facilities Act requiring certain periodic review; specifying completion timelines for certain types of road remediation projects; requiring that certain agreements contain certain provisions with regard to the timing of road mitigation projects; amend the title of certain charts and other terminology; requiring certain waiting periods; clarifying certain exemptions; defining certain terms; amending certain definitions; making certain technical corrections; and generally relating to the Adequate Public Facilities Act of Howard County.
Final Action: EXPIRED
Amendment No.2
BY: Calvin Ball, Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment proposes that an APFO Review Committee be convened within 1 year of a comprehensive general plan revision and again after 5 additional years.)
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1 to Amendment 2
BY: Jon Weinstein, Jennifer Terrasa, Calvin Ball and Greg Fox
(This amendment proposes the composition of the APFO Review Committee.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to limit the redistribution of residential units to those FDPs which are not utilizing CEPPA flexibility provisions.)
Final Action: Failed
Amendment No.9
BY: Jon Weinstein, Jennifer Terrasa and Calvin Ball
(This amendment proposes that additional information be submitted to the County to assist with its annual consideration of the School Capacity chart.)
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1 to Amendment 9
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to require an explanation of capacity utilization changes.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.10
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Calvin Ball and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment proposes including a requirement for a public meeting on school facilities that reach a capacity of 95 percent with a projection of more than 110 percent within five years.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.13
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Calvin Ball and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment would adjust the maximum combined wait time for certain projects and require that all projects take a school capacity test.)
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1 to Amendment 13
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would adjust the maximum combined wait time for certain projects.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.16
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes to remove the Housing Unit Allocation exemption for MIHUs.)
Final Action: Failed
Amendment 2 to Amendment 19
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment proposes to adjust trip generation thresholds and specify that an intersection at the entrance to a project does not count toward the minimum number of intersections to be studied.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 23
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment proposes that DPZ ensure that there is adequate Police, Fire and Health serves prior to plan approval.)
Final Action: Failed


CB73-2017
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Calvin Ball
AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to require that Department of Planning and Zoning Technical Staff Reports and Planning Board Recommendations be submitted to the County Council prior to the addition of any land use legislation to the Council’s Legislative Agenda; and generally relating to land use legislation.
Final Action: Passed 10/2/17


CB74-2017
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
AN ACT to repeal Council Bill 56-2016, which authorized and empowered the County to issue up to $90,000,000 of special obligation bonds and levied and provided for the collection of a special tax on property known as the “Crescent Special Taxing District”.
Final Action: Failed


CB80-2017 {Amendment 1 only}
BY: The Chairperson at the Request of K2 Properties, LLC
Final Action: CB80-2017 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would limit the definition of “Hotel or Motel” to exclude residential uses.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed


                                                 2017 Resolutions:


CR98-2017
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and cosponsored by Greg Fox
A RESOLUTION approving the urban renewal project for the Long Reach Village Center in Columbia pursuant to Section 13.1106 of the Howard County Code.
Final Action: CR98-2017 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Calvin Ball, Mary Kay Sigaty and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the Zoning Board’s role in approving the potential redevelopment of the Long Reach Village Center).
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed


CR99-2017
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and cosponsored by Greg Fox
A RESOLUTION declaring that certain real property containing approximately 7.71 acres located at 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia, Maryland and acquired by the County pursuant to the urban renewal project initiated by Council Resolution No. 22-2014 is no longer needed by the County, for public purposes; authorizing the County Executive to sell the property to Orchard Development Corporation or its subsidiary affiliate; waiving the advertising and bidding requirements of Section 4.201 of the Howard County Code; providing that the County Executive is not bound to sell the property if he finds that it may have a further public use.
Final Action: CR99-2017 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Calvin Ball, Mary Kay Sigaty and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies that there must be Zoning Board approval for a Major Village Center Redevelopment before the closing for sale of the Long Reach Village Center).
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed as Amended


CR112-2017
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION amending the green neighborhood standards that are used to qualify for Green Neighborhood Allocations and amending a total number of possible points on the Green Neighborhood Site portion of the Green Neighborhood Checklist.
Final Action:
Amendment 1 to Amendment 1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would amend the Green Neighborhood Site Checklist as follows:
In Credit B-2B, lower the Maximum Points from 4 to 3;
In Credit D-5, lower the Maximum Points from 6 to 5
In the Total Maximum Site Points at the Bottom of the chart, lower the Maximum Site Points from 186 to 184;
In the Number of points required to obtain Green Neighborhood Allocations, raise the total from 90 to 92).
Final Action:
Votes: 


                                                 2016 Bills:


CB7-2016
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; Calvin Ball, Council Chair
AN ACT authorizing the Howard County Police Department to enforce parking restrictions related to plug-in vehicle recharging stations; and generally related to parking control in Howard County.
Final Action: Passed


CB15-2016
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein, Council Vice Chair
Final Action: CB15-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No. 1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would remove the Neighborhood Density Exchange Option clarification from the amendment).
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 Passed


CB28-2016
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
Final Action: CB28-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would control when disbursements may be made to the Association of Community Services for the nonprofit center).
Final Action: Amendment 2 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No. 2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Jon Weinstein
(This amendment alters the trigger event controlling when disbursements may be made to the Association of Community Services for the nonprofit center.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 2 Withdrawn
Amendment No.11
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment eliminates certain operating and capital appropriations for Tax Increment Financing in FY2017.)
Final Action: Failed


CB34-2016
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein and The Chairperson at the request of Binder Rock, LLC
Final Action: CB34-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
This amendment would delete the proposed changes by the Department of Planning and Zoning and change the Area Requirements for Residential Uses.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No. 1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would restore the Department of Planning and Zoning’s recommended changes to Uses Permitted as a Matter of Right.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 1 Passed


CB43-2016
I
ntroduced by: Jennifer Terrasa
Downtown Columbia Plan to establish an Affordable Housing Inclusionary Zoning provision for Downtown Columbia, under certain conditions; amending certain Community Enhancements, Programs, and Public Amenities (CEPPAs) requirements regarding affordable housing; and generally relating to planning, zoning and land use in Howard County.
Final Action: Failed


CB44-2016
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa
Final Action: Failed
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
This amendment would delete the proposed Low-Income Unit Credit Exchange concept.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
This amendment would add a requirement for public art in MIHU developments.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 Passed


CB45-2016
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa
provisions regarding affordable housing payments required by Community Enhancements, Programs, and Public Amenities (CEPPAs) to reflect an inclusionary zoning provision for Downtown Columbia; and generally relating to affordable housing in Downtown Columbia.
Final Action: Failed


CB52-2016
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT amending the Downtown Columbia Plan, a General Plan Amendment, to revise the Downtown Columbia affordable housing program; setting forth methods for the development of affordable housing; revising the Downtown Revitalization Phasing Progression to reflect the timing of affordable housing development; amending certain Community Enhancements, Programs and Public Amenities to reflect the methods for the development of affordable housing; and generally relating to planning, zoning and land use in Howard County.
Final Action: CB52-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
This amendment would remove references to the DRRA.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 Failed
Amendment No.4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
This amendment substitutes a new Downtown Revitalization Phasing Progression Chart to the bill.)
Final Action: Amendment 4 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2 to Amendment No. 4
BY: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Co-sponsored by Jennifer Terrasa
(This Amendment to Amendment No. 4 substitutes a revised Downtown Revitalization Phasing Progression in order to amend certain numbers and footnotes.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 to Amendment 4 Passed
Amendment No.5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
This amendment would move up the transfer of ownership of Merriweather Post Pavilion to the Downtown Arts and Culture Commission.)
Final Action: Amendment 5 Failed
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No. 5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment specifies the conditions for transferring Merriweather Post Pavilion).
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 5 Passed


CB54-2016 (ZRA170)
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT requiring a new configuration of affordable housing in Downton Columbia under certain conditions with certain alternatives; amending and providing for certain parking requirements related to residential units in Downtown Columbia; providing certain requirements for certain plans; requiring that certain types of construction provide for art in the community; and generally relating to the Howard County Zoning Regulations.
Final Action: CB54-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment 2 to Amendment 1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment requires that there is a 15 percent affordable housing requirement for all dwelling units, removes the alternative compliance provision, and removes DRRA language.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 to Amendment 1 Failed
Amendment 2 to Amendment 2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment removes the surface parking limitation.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 to Amendment 2 Failed
Amendment No.4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would remove references to the DRRA).
Final Action: Amendment 4 Failed
Amendment No.7
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would require that a fee-in-lieu be paid for developers using public parking to satisfy their off-street parking requirements).
Final Action: Amendment 7 Failed
Amendment No.8
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would remove the alternative ratios provision for parking in Downtown).
Final Action: Amendment 8 Failed


CB56-2016
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ORDINANCE levying and providing for the collection of a special tax on property within the special taxing district in the downtown Columbia area of Howard County, Maryland known as the “Crescent Special Taxing District” (the “Special Taxing District”) pursuant to the Rate and Method identified herein and for various matters relating thereto; authorizing and empowering the County to issue up to $90,000,000 of its special obligation bonds at a maximum interest rate not to exceed 12% per annum in order to finance or reimburse the cost of certain public improvements relating to the Special Taxing District and the Development District (as defined herein) and other costs permitted under the Acts (as identified herein); providing that such bonds and the interest thereon shall never constitute a general obligation of the County or a pledge of its full faith and credit; providing for the further specification, prescription, determination, provision for or approval of various other matters, details, documents and procedures in connection with the authorization, issuance, security, sale and payment for any such bonds; making certain legislative findings; and generally providing for the levy, imposition, collection and application of such special tax and the issuance of an initial series of bonds in accordance with the Acts identified herein.
Final Action: CB56-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.5
BY: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides that this Act is void unless the Merriweather Post Pavilion is transferred to the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission by November 30, 2016.)
Final Action: Amendment 5 Passed as Amended
Amendment 1 to Amendment 5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides that the Act is void unless the Parking Easement Agreement is recorded by November 30, 2016.)
Final Action: Amendment 5 Passed
Amendment No.6
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides that the County will own the land on which the parking garage is built.)
Final Action: Amendment 6 Failed
Amendment No.8
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment conditions the TIF to make sure no covenants limit value of property.)
Final Action: Amendment 8 Failed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 8
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the parenthetical description.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 8 Passed
Amendment No.9
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides that HRD must pay the full cost of any overrun.)
Final Action: Amendment 9 Failed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 9
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the mean of “costs”.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 9 Passed Amendment No.10
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides the TIF bonds may be used to finance Bridge Columbia.)
Final Action: Amendment 9 Failed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 10
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment adds the cultural center to the list of projects that may be financed by TIF bonds.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 10 Passed
Amendment No.11
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides for a look-back requirement with profit-sharing.)
Final Action: Amendment 11 Failed
Amendment 1 to Amendment 11
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment alters the rate of return and profit sharing percentages.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 11 Failed
Amendment No.12
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment requires a minimum of $30,000,000 in school funding.)
Final Action: Amendment 12 Failed
Amendment No.13
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides for the removal of covenants that restrict residential uses.)
Final Action: Amendment 13 Failed
Amendment No.14
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides that the Toby’s Adjacent Parcel must be owned by the Howard County Housing Commission.)
Final Action: Amendment 14 Failed


                                                 2016 Resolutions:

CR27-2016
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein, Council Vice Chair; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
A RESOLUTION proposing to amend Section 611 “Lapsed Appropriations” of the Howard County Charter and add Section 907 “Citizen Funded Campaigns” to the Howard County Charter; and submitting this amendment to the voters of Howard County for their adoption or rejection in accordance with Article X of the Howard County Charter and Article XIA of the Maryland Constitution.
Final Action: CR27-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment changes the name of the program.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed


CR35-2016
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
Final Action: CR27-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and cosponsored by Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment substitutes revised maps in order to remove a pathway, along the Little Patuxent River adjacent to the Allview community in Columbia, proposed by Phase II of Capital Project T7107.This amendment also revises the total network miles and bridge count in order to reflect the removal of the pathway and the pathway’s related footbridge. The pathway has been removed in response to community opposition and because an alternative pathway is proposed along Broken Land Parkway.)Final Action: Amendment 1 Failed
Amendment No.3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment recommends adding the Office of Transportation to the Subdivision Review Committee.)
Final Action: Amendment 3 Passed
Amendment No.4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment recommends that County governmental projects exemplify best practices in bike- and pedestrian-friendly development.)
Final Action: Amendment 4 Passed
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No. 5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Calvin Ball
(This amendment incorporates the pedestrian and bicycle bridge crossing over US 29.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 5 Passed
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No. 6
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment requires that the Office of Transportation and the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board have specified roles and that the County web site shall include a certain link.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 6 Passed
Amendment No.7
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment recommends creating Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.)
Final Action: Amendment 7 Passed
Amendment No.8
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment removes references to certain streets south of Gorman Road.)
Final Action: Amendment 8 Failed


CR103-2016
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION approving and authorizing the execution of a Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement by Howard Research And Development Corporation and Howard County in accordance with Title 16, Subtitle 17 of the Howard County Code; authorizing the Executive to make changes to the Agreement, under certain conditions; authorizing the County Executive to execute the Agreement; providing for the effective date of this Resolution, and generally relating to the Agreement.
Final Action: CR103-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would ensure that there is sufficient land for parking on the new Library project).
Final Action: Amendment 2 Failed
Amendment No.3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would require that all affordable housing units remain affordable in perpetuity).
Final Action: Amendment 3 Failed
Amendment No.4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would require HRD to terminate use and restriction covenants on the Toby’s property).
Final Action: Amendment 4 Failed
Amendment No.5
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would place limitations on the LIHTC project changes).
Final Action: Amendment 5 Failed
Amendment No.7
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would specify that the DRRA could only be terminated after a public hearing is conducted).
Final Action: Amendment 7 Failed
Amendment No.2 to Amendment No. 9
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
Final Action: Amendment 2 to Amendment 9 Failed
Amendment No.3 to Amendment No. 9
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would remove the Library project from the DRRA and redirect the housing units to become inclusionary Moderate Income Housing Units).
Final Action: Amendment 3 to Amendment 9 Failed


CR105-2016
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION adopted pursuant to Sections 12-201 et seq. of the Economic Development Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (the “Tax Increment Financing Act”) and Sections 21-501 et seq. of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (the “Special Taxing District Act”, and collectively with the Tax Increment Financing Act, the “Acts”) providing for the designation of contiguous property in the downtown Columbia area of Howard County as a development district for purposes of the Tax Increment Financing Act (the “Development District”) and for the designation of a separate area within the development district as a special taxing district for the purposes of the Special Taxing District Act (the “Special Taxing District”, and collectively with the Development District, the “Districts”); creating certain special funds pursuant to the Acts; providing for the deposit and use of moneys in such special funds; pledging that the County will allocate and divide property taxes on real property within the Development District so that the portion of the real property taxes levied on the amount by which the assessable base of the real property in the Development District exceeds the original taxable value (the “Tax Increment”) will be allocated and paid into one of the special funds, and providing for the levy and collection of special taxes or ad valorem taxes to be deposited to the other special fund in the event the real property taxes levied on the Tax Increment are or will be insufficient to pay debt service on certain bonds issued under the Acts; and providing for, finding, and determining matters in connection therewith.
Final Action: CR105-2016 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment removes language that refers to or implies future phases or that refers to boundary changes.)
Final Action: Amendment 2 Failed
Amendment No.3
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides that this Resolution is void unless the Merriweather Post Pavilion is transferred to the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission by November 30, 2016.)
Final Action: Amendment 3 Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No. 3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment provides that the Resolution is void unless the Parking Easement Agreement is recorded by November 30, 2016.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 to Amendment 3 Passed


CR179-2016
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Chair and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
A RESOLUTION calling on the Maryland State Department of Education to contract for a performance audit of the Howard County Public School System and specifying the issues requested to be studied.
Final Action:
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment adds to the list of issues to be studied as part of a performance audit of the Howard County Public School System.)
Final Action: Amendment 1 Passed


                                                 2015 Bills:


CB6-2015
Introduced by: Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; Jon Weinstein, Council Vice Chair
Final Action: Passed


CB8-2015
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; Jon Weinstein, Council Vice Chair
AN ACT to prohibit the carrying of certain weapons in certain County-owned buildings; renaming a certain subtitle; and generally relating to weapons controls in County buildings.
Final Action: Passed as Amended


CB23-2015
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.26
BY: Calvin Ball and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment:
Removes $4,105,000 of one-time funding from the operating budget and adds it to the following projects:
E1036 FY2017 OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL RENOVATION; and
E0990 FY2002 PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT; and
Deducts an additional $2,919,951 from the contractual services from the general fund and adds it to the Howard County Public School System General Fund.)
Final Action: Failed


CB28-2015
Introduced by: Jon Weinstein, Council Vice Chair
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
AN ACT prohibiting the use of Electronic Smoking Devices in certain public places and in certain places of employment; defining certain terms; and generally relating to smoking in Howard County.
Final Action: Passed as Amended


                                                 2015 Resolutions:


CR16-2015
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Councilperson; Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; Jon Weinstein, Council Vice Chair
Final Action: Passed as Amended


CR79-2015
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION approving schedules of fees and rates for functions regulated and administered by the Department of Police.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the fee for certain kinds of copying.)
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment alters the way certain records may be provided.)
Final Action: Passed


CR80-2015
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
(1)Applying for approval of an industrial development revenue bond or MIDFA bond or loan;
(2)Solicitor and Peddler Identification Card;
(3)Weekend Prisoners - Room and board;
(4)Prisoner - Health care provider fee;
(5)Participation in work release program;
(6)Participation in home detention program;
(7)Marriage license fee charge for funding of domestic violence programs;
(8)Annual registration of trespass towing companies and maximum rates to be charged by trespass towing services;
(9)Fee and specifications for transcripts of administrative proceedings; and
(10)Reproduction of public records.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment clarifies the fee for certain kinds of copying.) Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1 to Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment alters the way certain records may be provided.)
Final Action: Passed


CR140-2015
Introduced by: Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Chair
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; Jon Weinstein, Council Vice Chair A RESOLUTION amending the Howard County Council Rules of Procedure to allow a Council Member to be added as a co-sponsor at a certain time and in a certain manner; and generally relating to the Council Rules of Procedure.
Final Action: Passed


                                                 2014 Bills:


CB5-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the Compensation Review Commission
AN ACT to repeal and enact a new Section 5.200 “Annual Salary” of Subtitle 2 “Compensation” of Title 5 “County Council” of the Howard County Code to set the annual salary of the members of the Howard County Council for the term beginning in December 2014.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
(This amendment eliminates an allocation for technology or electronic devices.)
Final Action: Passed


CB12-2014
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
Final Action: Withdrawn


CB13-2014
Introduced by: Courtney Watson, Council Vice Chair
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Council Chair; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
AN ACT requiring County Boards and Commissions and the Howard County Housing Commission to publicly post minutes and agendas of all open meetings; and generally relating to Boards and Commissions.
Final Action: Passed as Amended


CB14-2014
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Council Chair; Courtney Watson, Council Vice Chair
AN ACT amending the building code to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the Equal Business Opportunity Commission to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the human rights provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending housing and community development programs to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the Howard County Cable Television Systems Franchise Act to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending towing provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending recreations and parks provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; and generally relating to people with disabilities.
Final Action: Passed as Amended


CB18-2014
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Chair
Co-sponsored by: Greg Fox, Councilperson; Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; Courtney Watson, Council Vice Chair
Final Action: Passed as Amended


CB24-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment addresses a priority list for project K5066.)Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.1 to Amendment 11
BY: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment transfers $500,000 in grant funding from project T7107 to project C0214.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.2 to Amendment 12
BY: Calvin Ball, Council Chair; Greg Fox, Councilperson; Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson and Courtney Watson, Council Vice Chair
(This amendment conditions the use of funding allocated to the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.13
BY: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment changes the description of Capital Project N3940.)
Final Action: Passed


CB32-2014
Introduced by: Greg Fox, Councilperson
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Council Chair; Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; and Courtney Watson, Council Vice Chair
AN ACT requiring, to the extent practical, that County documents and other files be searchable by the public through the County’s website; requiring the County to create and implement a plan for this purpose; setting a deadline for publishing such information; requiring that certain Countydocuments related to land use be regularly posted on the County’s website in a searchable format; and generally relating to accessible data in the County.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment eliminates the provisions of the Bill as introduced; requires certain documents to be published in searchable format at certain times; requires County units to produce and inventory of records and identify those that may be of interest to the public and requires those to be published to the internet before a certain date; provides for an advisory task force and a plan; and provides for a web portal and advisory bodies.).
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2 to Amendment 2
BY; Greg Fox, Councilperson and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment makes several changes to Amendment 2 which:
1.Clarifies the types of data and the custodian;
2. Changes the date to submit the plan to the County Council and County Executive;
3.Removes two County Executive members to the Task Force;
4.Specifies that the Task Force will meet periodically until plan publication to the internet; and
5
.Clarifies that document or data as determined by the Governmental Transparency Data Plan does not have to be published to the internet.).
Final Action: Passed


CB33-2014
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.2
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment would clarify that maps of the subject property are required for presubmission community meeting notices). Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment would clarify that the developer/petitioner shall distribute a DPZ prepared summary of the “applicable” review process at the presubmission community meeting).
Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.1 to Amendment 3
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment adds the zoning process to the list of processes that would require the developer/petitioner to distribute a process summary document to the community once an initial plan is submitted to DPZ).
Final Action: Passed
Amendment No.4
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment would clarify that the developer/petitioner is to send notice to the community within 7 days of the development’s initial plan submittal).
Final Action: Passed


CB36-2014
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
AN ACT prohibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug–in vehicle in a parking space that is designated in a certain manner for the use of plug–in vehicles and provides access to a plug–in vehicle recharging station; establishing certain standards for signage designating reserved parking for certain plug–in vehicles; authorizing a certain property owner to have a vehicle that is stopped, standing, or parked in violation of this Act towed or removed under certain circumstances, subject to certain standards and requirements; and generally relating to reserved parking spaces for plug–in vehicles.
Final Action: Passed


                                                 2014 Resolutions:


CR8-2014
Introduced by: Courtney Watson, Council Vice Chair
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Council Chair; Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilperson; and Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
A RESOLUTION, creating a task force to study the issues associated with human trafficking in Howard County, to educate the public about human trafficking, to identify and serve victims of human trafficking, and to increase prosecution of traffickers.
Final Action: Passed as Amended


CR23-2014
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Council Chair; Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilperson; Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson; and Courtney Watson, Councilperson
A RESOLUTION requesting that the Howard County Public Transportation Board provide a report to the County Council and County Executive on the performance of the Howard County public transportation system and on specific improvements required of the system to meet the increasing demand for public transportation options in and around Howard County.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
(This amendment adds factors to be evaluated, changes the deadline for reporting, expands the entities from which specific input is to be sought, and makes technical corrections.)
Final Action: Passed


CR91-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
Co-sponsored by: Jennifer Terrasa at the request of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Final Action: Passed 


CR96-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION approving and authorizing the submittal of a Management Plan for the certification of the Patapsco Heritage Area as a Certified Maryland Heritage Area.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment No.1
BY: Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
(This amendment clarifies that the Patapsco State Park Master Plan has precedence over the Management Plan.)
Final Action: Passed


                                                 2013 Bills:


CB9-2013 Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT revising the criteria used to determine whether property is eligible for the County Agricultural Land Preservation Program; revising the process by which development rights are purchased under the Program; authorizing the County, under certain conditions, to transfer purchased development rights for a certain purpose; requiring the Department of Planning and Zoning to establish a process for such transfers; and generally relating to the County Agricultural Land Preservation Program
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment removes the reservation of development rights.)
Final Action: Passed


CB25-2013 Introduced By: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT adopting the current expense budget and the capital budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014, to be known as the Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance of Howard County, Fiscal Year 2014.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 10
Introduced By: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
(This amendment adds $100,000 in Pay Go Funding in Capital Project C0298, US 40 Corridor Enhancement and adds $50,000 in Pay Go Funding in Capital Project C0335, Citizen Services Facility/Program Enhancements. This amendment also amends the project description for C0335, Citizen Services Facility/Program Enhancements.)
Final Action: Passed
Amendment 11
Introduced By: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment makes the following changes to Capital Project D1124, Drainage Improvement Program: 1. Adds $250,000 in Pay Go funding; and 2. Adds a remark on the Detail Page to address debris removal in the Allview area.)
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1 to Amendment 11
Introduced By: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment adds language to the Detail Page for D1124, Drainage Improvement Program, to include an assessment of flood mitigation opportunities in the Allview area.)
Final Action: Passed


CB43-2013
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Councilperson
AN ACT requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to include certain additional information in the annual moderate income housing unit analysis the Department is required to file; requiring that the analysis be filed by a certain date; and generally relating to moderate income housing units.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa
(This amendment would add Councilwoman Jennifer Terrasa as a co-sponsor to the bill).
Final Action: Passed 


                                                 2013 Resolutions:


CR16-2013
Introduced by: Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
A RESOLUTION requesting Howard County Voices for Change Youth Coalition to advise the County Council and the Howard County Public School System; requesting the Coalition to issue certain reports; requesting the Coalition to provide the County with certain information; and generally relating to the Howard County Voices for Change Youth Coalition.
Final Action: Passed 


CR65-2013 Introduced By: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION approving the Fiscal Year 2014 budget for the Howard County Health Department and indicating appropriations for object classes.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 2
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Calvin Ball, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
(This amendment makes adjustments in the Operating Budget for the Health Department in order to do the following: 1. To show that $1,300,000 in Pay Go is being transferred to the Board of Education; and 2. To reflect $149,997 for a certain special initiative that was inadvertently omitted.)
Final Action: Passed as Amended


CR118-2013
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive and Calvin Ball, Greg Fox, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson
A RESOLUTION requiring the County to fly the POW/MIA flag beneath the flag of the United States at certain locations and on certain dates.
Final Action: Passed


CR135-2013
Introduced by: The Chairperson
A RESOLUTION appointing Thomas Price to the Compensation Review Commission.
Final Action: Passed


CR138-2013
Introduced by: The Chairperson
A RESOLUTION accepting the annual report of the Howard County Retirement Plan and the Police and Fire Employee’s Retirement Plan submitted by the Pension Oversight Commission.
Final Action: Passed


CR152-2013
Introduced by: The Chairperson
A RESOLUTION appointing Genevievette E. Walker-Lightfoot to the Board of Appeals of Howard County, Maryland, to fill a term ending on December 31, 2017.
Final Action: Passed as Amended
Amendment 1
Introduced by: The Chairperson
(This amendment clarifies the term of the appointment.)
Final Action: Passed


CR153-2013
Introduced by: The Chairperson
A RESOLUTION appointing Steven Hunt to the Board of Appeals of Howard County, Maryland, to fill a term ending on December 31, 2018.
Final Action: Passed


CR171-2013
Introduced by: Courtney Watson, Councilperson
Co-sponsored by: Jennifer Terrasa, Councilperson
A RESOLUTION supporting the Howard County Historical Society’s involvement in the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.
Final Action: Passed