MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics and often use Twitter to reach our own audience and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders. Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week: FYI #HoCoMD, @HCDFRS will be out & abt canvassing the…

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Apply Now for the NACo/Nationwide Scholarship!

The National Association of Counties and Nationwide are accepting applications for a scholarship, honoring their 39 years of partnership. Are you Eligible? Be a high-school senior Have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian enrolled in and actively contributing to a 457 (b) plan offered through the NACo Deferred Compensation Program Be a U.S. citizen enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than the autumn term of the 2018-2019 school year at an…

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New Tri-County Bus Connection Unites Calvert to a St. Mary’s Veteran Home

The Calvert County Department of Community Resources Public Transportation Division has created Southern Maryland's first tri-county public transit connection uniting Calvert, St. Mary's, and Charles County. It includes a route from Calvert County to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County. The bus will run Monday through Friday beginning on Feb. 5. Riders from all three counties may take the new connection for FREE from Feb. 5-9. Calvert County Press Release Reports: We are thrilled to…

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MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics and often use Twitter to reach our own audience and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders. Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week: Congratulations to the 1st group of Cecil County Correctional Deputies…

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BWI Flies into 2018, With Another Record-Setting Year

In 2017 the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport serviced over 26 million passengers breaking it's 2016 record. The airport has broken its own record the last three years, according to MDOT press release.     The passengers aren't the only thing that has increased for the airport, so has their jobs and economic activity. In 2017, 106,488 people were employed by the airport - up almost 9% from 2014. The economic activity landed around $9.3…

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MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics, and often use Twitter to reach our own audience, and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders. Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week: The County Commissioners celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by…

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MoCo Among 20 Finalists for Amazon HQ2

Montgomery County along with 19 other metropolitan areas, have made the short list for Amazon's 2nd North American headquarters. Amazon received 238 proposals from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, but narrowed it down to these 20: Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Boston, MA Chicago, IL Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Denver, Co Indianapolis, IN Los Angles, CA Miami, FL Montgomery County, MD Nashville, TN Newark, NJ New York City, NY Northern Virginia, VA Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA…

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MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics, and often use Twitter to reach our own audience, and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders. Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week: Cecil Night in Annapolis 2018#CecilChamber #CecilCoGov #Maryland pic.twitter.com/FSi4ymMZgv — CecilCoGov…

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How Baltimore City Parking Fine Amnesty Could Bump Revenues

The amnesty program is expected to bring the city between $3 million and $4 million. Baltimore City Mayor, Catherine Pugh, installed an amnesty program for parking fine late fees. Motorists eligible can pay their base fine on either Feb. 1 or Feb 2 without needing to pay the late fees. The last amnesty program, in 2003, resulted in a third of motorist fines paid. The Baltimore Sun reports Mayor Pugh said: We estimate there is…

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Fine Tune Your Growth Regs With The New And Improved “COW”

The Code and Ordinance Worksheet, provided by the Center for Watershed Protection, has been updated after 20 years of use. Center for Watershed Protection Press Release: Originally created in 1998, the COW [Code and Ordinance Worksheet] is a tool for municipal staff or non-governmental organizations whose communities are experiencing or anticipating new development or redevelopment in urban, suburban or rural areas and need help evaluating their local development regulations. Center Director of Research Karen Cappiella:…

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