Friday, August 24, 2018

Endings and Beginnings

I’m headed back to my first day of meetings and my body and brain are protesting the change in my sleep schedule. All over Howard County teachers are getting into the swing of things to get ready for the school year. I am certainly not alone in trying to force myself back into the school year sleep cycle.

It would be crazy for me to ignore yesterday’s press event about Old Ellicott City. It would also be crazy for me to try to pass judgment on it at this point. I have some opinions but I am far from an expert. I’m more like a semi-educated bystander. So, if I say I have misgivings I am hardly an authority figure. Heck, probably everyone has misgivings at this point.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Council Member Jon Weinstein hinted at this type of solution when he appeared on the Elevate Maryland podcast during the primary campaign. And yet it does feel like a surprise, most likely because of the lack of transparency involved.

I’ll need more time to process this. We all will. In the meantime, read the official statement from Preservation Maryland.

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