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Monday, October 17, 2011
Westminster Common Council Members Frazier and Whitson weigh-in on incinerator and airport expansion
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Pictured are the airport protesters at the Carroll County office building in Westminster Maryland.
Seems they are also protesting Carroll County commissioners Julia Gouge and Mike Zimmer.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
March 18, 2008
Recently there has been a push to televise all local government meetings in
And then - last week the story broke that (now former) New York governor Eliot “Mr. Clean” Spitzer, otherwise known as “love client no. 9,” had violated his marriage vows and broken a number of laws by taking “acting lessons” with an “aspiring-singer.”
There is a relationship between the two events and issues. Bear with me and I’ll attempt to make my point…
Governor Spitzer mercifully resigned on March 12 and ended a sensational 48 hours of salacious melodrama of position, power, greed, and human failings.
The ironies abound in this tragedy.
In his previous job as attorney general of
To further his own political ambitions, he made it great sport to ruin the reputations of Wall Street executives.
He often used the very same laws that in the end brought about his own demise.
However, anecdotal accounts indicate his unpleasant approaches were not centered on bad folks. He was, by many accounts, an equal opportunity misanthrope, often treating foes and colleagues with equal disdain.
Once he took over the governor’s office he quickly proceeded in going back on as many of his campaign promises as possible and fought with everyone – on both sides of the political aisle.
He raised taxes, added to the state’s payroll, and increased spending by 7 percent. In the paradox of contemporary taxation policy, the more
One of the many golden rules of life is always treat people well when you’re on your way up because you never know when you’re coming down.
In the end, as Governor Spitzer faced a life-altering crisis, he was completely alone with no friends.
I often wonder about this “human” aspect of community leadership when I attend – or watch public hearings on the local
Locally a leadership void continues to persist. And one wonders why.
Many folks feel disenfranchised and alienated because there are too many “Spitzers” in office, locally, in Annapolis, and nationally, who aren’t doing their job and aren’t honest with us.
Then again, in today’s political environment, why would anyone want to leave the comfort of their families – their jobs, to take on leadership positions in the community where personal attacks and character assassination is a blood sport for those who may disagree with certain decisions?
And astonishingly those who are the most unpleasant are the ones who want others to respect their point of view and have an opportunity to be heard.
Recently there has been a push to televise all local government meetings in
A position I whole-heartedly support because personally attending these meetings is so incredibly unpleasant; why would anyone want to go?
They’re hard enough to watch on television, but at least when we watch them on TV, we can change the channel – or leave the room.
In recent memory I have had a number of folks tell me that they never gave much thought to this or that pressing issue of the day. But after having seen and heard the folks who are against it - - they’re for it.
A case in point is the fella who asked for my position on the airport… I shared with him that both sides have good points – that ought to be heard…
That in the end, the commissioners need to decide what is going to be best the greatest majority of Carroll Countians… That the commissioners are obviously not going to make everyone happy with this issue. There is no silver bullet or win-win.
He told me that he never thought much about expanding the airport until he saw the folks who are against it in action and now he wholeheartedly supports expanding the airport. Hmmm.
And recently in
I’d rather watch it all happen on TV.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
A listing of recent local newspaper coverage of the proposed airport expansion
June 11th, 2007
For more posts on “Soundtrack” about
Kelsey Volkmann coverage in the
Airport’s night-light, fuel pump broken - 06/12/2007
Commissioners are scheduled to vote today on whether to lengthen the runway at
Airport meeting disappoints - 06/08/2007
Residents opposed to the lengthening of the runway at the
Residents against expansion petition county lawmakers - 06/05/2007
It was a two-pronged attack.
Carrie Knauer coverage in the Carroll
The much-debated airport expansion plan, which is part of the Carroll County Regional Airport Master Plan, includes a longer runway, new hangars and other amenities to attract more business to the airport and nearby business parks. But some residents... Jun. 11, 2007; scored 775.0
On Tuesday, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on the
Protesters seek injunction against commissioners After failing to receive an injunction to prevent the Carroll County Board of Commissioners from voting on the airport master plan today, members of Concerned Citizens United took their protest from th... Jun. 12, 2007;
Airport expansion opponents who met with
Neighbors decry impact of airport expansion 05/30/07 - By Katie V. Jones
The deterioration of quality of life -- whether by pollution, traffic or lack of security -- was the biggest concern presented last week to the Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing re...
05/24/07 - Guest Opinion by Cindy Parr — Chief of Administrative Services for Carroll County Government In recent months, much has been written about the Carroll County Regional Airport's (CCRA) proposed expansion effort.
This letter is intended to serve as a clarification of the facts as they...
News Briefs 05/23/07 - CCPS cuts $8.9 million from requested budget
As the Board of County Commissioners wraps this year's budget process, the public school system acted last week to trim $8.9 million from its initial...
Letters 05/23/07 - Airport debate hasn't been as open as it should be
I appreciate The Westminster Eagle's attestation that the nuances of the proposed airport master plan may perhaps be too much to be adequately ...
05/16/07 - By Jim Joyner
To build or not to build ... or maybe to build a little or a lot.
Those are the questions being posed for the future of the
Airport master plan needs to circle the field before landing 05/16/07 - EDITORIAL
Next week's budget hearing on the proposed master plan for
Letters 04/11/07 - Residents will see airport expansion impact in taxes
Raise your hand if you own a corporate jet. I rest my case -- so much for an expansion of the airport directly benefiting local citizens.
04/11/07 - By David Grand
That's how I'd describe the dilemma the commissioners find themselves in, having to choose between expanding the airport's runway for the county's financial gain -- by being able to handle larger ...
No happy landing for Sage study 04/05/07 - By Katie V. Jones
Local residents took the opportunity on Monday to sound off on a recent study on the economic impacts of a proposed expansion of the
Many in the large crowd that...
News Briefs 03/28/07 - Sage to present findings of county airport study
Anirban Basu of the Sage Policy Group will host a public meeting next Monday to discuss the findings of a study on the economic impact of Carroll...
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
20040914 Westminster acquires properties by Greg Guenthner for the Carroll County Times
Westminster acquires properties by Greg Guenthner for the Carroll County Times
September 14, 2004
City officials approved the purchase of two properties on Union Street to be rehabilitated.
The duplex, located at 45 and 47 Union St., will be sold to low or moderate income families to promote homeownership, said Karen Blandford, the city's housing and community development manager.
The city housing department hopes to change the balance between renters and homeowners in Westminster, Blandford said.
The houses will be sold in a shared equity program, Blandford said, which will allow the city to maintain a share in the appreciation of the property. The program also guarantees that the home will not be sold as a rental unit.
In other business:
Council approved the appointment of Calvin Wray Mowbray Jr., to the Carroll Regional Airport Technical Advisory Committee.
Mowbray is a pilot with a background in management and marketing.
Mayor Kevin Dayhoff issued a proclamation for Constitution Week for the week of Sept. 17-23.
Dayhoff also issued a proclamation recognizing Disabled American Veterans Forget-Me-Not Month.
- Greg Guenthner
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