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County Executive Ball Breaks Ground On New Circuit Courthouse

County Executive Ball Breaks Ground On New Circuit Courthouse

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball broke ground on the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse. The 238,000 square foot facility will be completed through a public-private partnership, the first for Howard County, and resolve deficiencies in the existing Courthouse, which was built 175 years ago and has numerous safety challenges that impact access to justice.
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County Executive Ball Pre-Files Legislation For School Bus Cameras

County Executive Ball Pre-Files Legislation For School Bus Cameras

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball pre-filed legislation to authorize cameras on school buses to catch drivers who pass the buses as they stop to pick up or drop off children. These unsafe and illegal driving habits put students’ lives at risk. This legislation would allow the police department to issue civil citations for violations, serving as a deterrent and accountability measure to promote public safety.
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County Executive Ball Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget

County Executive Ball Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released his Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget for Howard County Government. Projected General Fund revenue growth is modest, partly due to uncertainty around a potential economic downturn. Despite this challenge, the budget fully supports the community’s priorities, including the most funding ever provided to the Howard County Public School System, stronger public safety, improved health, a cleaner environment, reliable infrastructure, prosperous busi...
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County Council Passes Legislation To Repeal The Mobile Home Tax

The Howard County Council passed legislation (CB8-2019), filed by County Executive Calvin Ball, to repeal the mobile home tax in Howard County. An estimated 1,100 county mobile home residents previously paid an average of $45 a month in mobile home taxes. The repeal will be effective on the start of the new fiscal year, July 1, 2019.
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County Executive Ball to announce Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and County Council Chair Christiana Mercer Rigby will announce a new youth suicide prevention campaign, developed by the Howard County Health Department. The county faces a public health emergency, as suicide was the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Howard County between 2014-2016. Using proven approaches that reduce stigma and engage the community, this campaign will utilize evidence-based, multi-level strategies to bring prevention to the foref...
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County Executive Ball Files Legislation to Repeal Mobile Home Tax

County Executive Ball Files Legislation to Repeal Mobile Home Tax

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball pre-filed legislation with the County Council to repeal the County’s 40-year-old mobile home tax, effective with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2019. Ball co-sponsored a bill to repeal the tax last year, but it was defeated on a 3-2 vote by the previous Council. 
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Dr. Calvin Ball Sworn-In as the 10th Howard County Executive

Dr. Calvin Ball Sworn-In as the 10th Howard County Executive

Dr. Calvin Ball was sworn-in on December 3 as the 10th Howard County Executive. County Executive Ball was joined at this installation ceremony by the newest members of the Howard County Council who were also sworn into office - Liz Walsh (D-District 1), Opel Jones (D-District 2), Christiana Mercer Rigby (D-District 3), Deb Jung (D-District 4), David Yungmann (R-District 5).
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