Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ulman Pockets Coucil Redistricting Plan -- Commission Plan Stands

From the Press Release:

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Ken Ulman will be returning Council Bill 57-2011 to the County Council on Monday, March 19, unsigned. Ulman explained the decision in a letter to the Council delivered today, Thursday, March 15:

“After much consideration, I have determined that the Bill, amended and adopted by a narrow margin, does not improve upon the map produced and recommended last year by the Councilmanic Redistricting Commission. While members of the County Council made strong arguments for several different district boundary alignments, the map presented by the bi-partisan Commission, vetted through three public hearings and five work sessions, is better for Howard County as a whole.”