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Cecil County Exec Proposes Charter Changes to Give Her More Time–and a Heavy Hammer– on Budget; Cuts Time For County Council, Citizen Input

July 9, 2014

COMMENTARY Cecil County Executive Tari Moore has proposed the first changes to the county’s governing Charter, adopted by voters in 2010, that would give her an extra month to draft her annual budget but would cut two weeks from the time that the County Council, citizens, and a budget advisory panel would have to...
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McCarthy Backs Down from Challenge to Animal Law as Legal Questions Raised on Cecil County Council Amendment Powers

January 18, 2014

A tempest over Cecil County’s animal control ordinance, and an attempt by Councilor Alan McCarthy (R-1) to change two provisions as an amendment to legislation proposed by the county executive, has highlighted a test of legal powers between the two branches of county government. But under pressure from the county administration, McCarthy said Friday...
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Posted in cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Elkton, politics, real estate, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Cecil County ‘Strategic Plan’ Draft Sets Future Goals; But Short on How to Get There

January 2, 2014

A new proposed “strategic plan” for Cecil County’s future, mandated by the new county Charter, sets five priorities for the county’s next five years but at least in its draft form, it is long on lofty rhetoric and short on concrete steps on how to achieve its goals. The proposal–drafted by a panel of...
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Posted in Business, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, education, Elkton, politics, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

Cecil County Exec’s ‘Unaffiliated’ Party Move, Appointment of Bowlsbey to Council Upheld by Judge; Smigiel Suit Dismissed

October 10, 2013

A Circuit Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit by Del. Michael Smigiel challenging the appointment of Joyce Bowlsbey to the Cecil County Council, ruling there was “no support whatsoever” in the law for Smigiel’s claims and noting that the delegate hadn’t even bothered to respond to county legal arguments in the case although...
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Posted in campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, governor, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Uncategorized, women | 6 Comments »

Cecil County Exec Offers Limits on Power to Remove Appointees; Ethics Panel Seeks More Rules after Ouster of a Member

June 17, 2013

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore has drafted proposals to restrict her own power, granted by the county Charter, to remove appointees to county boards and commissions, according to proposals discussed at a meeting of the county’s Ethics Commission in Elkton late Monday afternoon. A member of the ethics panel, Walter Rozanski, was removed by...
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