The League recognizes that demographic changes, zoning laws and housing patterns in Howard County have created great socioeconomic disparities in school populations resulting in significant achievement gaps among lower income students. There is considerable evidence that student achievement improves in integrated classrooms.
The League believes that CR -112’s call for the Howard County Public School System to develop a plan to integrate its schools comes at an appropriate time and urges its passage by the Council and the County Executive.
February 24, 2019
Senate Bill 535
The League of Women Voters of Howard County supports Senate Bill 535, which will enable Howard County to enact legislation to provide for public financing for Board of Education candidate campaigns.
January 3, 2019
Re: Case No. ZB 11201
To Planning Board members:
The League of Women Voters of Howard County supports approval of the Enterprise Homes petition to amend the New Town District PDP to increase the number of approved dwelling units and density allowance.
The League has been a long time supporter of adequate housing choice in Howard County within economic reach of persons of all ages as well as supporting increased diverse housing types. We recently adopted a position that assures that redevelopment of existing residential properties will not reduce the existing number of moderate and low income units.
Enterprise Homes plan to maintain the 300 low income units and add 300 market rate units fulfills that requirement and establishes new mixed income communities. This concept also incentivizes developers to invest in low and moderate income housing.
We urge you to support this amendment to the PDP to enable this project to move ahead.
The League of Women Voters adopts its positions after thorough study and consensus of its members.
Thank you for your consideration.
Howard County Council Bill 2-19: The League of Women Voters of Howard County opposes passage of Howard County bill number 2-19, the proposal to require Orphans’ Court judges to be attorneys. We base our opposition on a League of Women Voters of Maryland’s 2010 position that supports selecting both attorneys and non attorneys as Orphans’ Court judges.
The League of Women Voters of Maryland positions are adopted after studying the issues and arriving at a consensus of all the states local chapters.
Thank you for your consideration of our position.
- Howard County Council Bill 74-2017
- Howard County Council Bill 30-2017
- Howard County Council Bill 9-2017