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Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO)


Housing development must be in compliance with the County General Plan and adhere to the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO).  The APFO was originally enacted in 1992, and was supposed to ensure that development would not outpace County services.  Under current APFO, fire and emergency service availability, and high school capacity, are not considered, and elementary or middle schools have to be at 115% of capacity before a four-year building moratorium is imposed.  The normal development process usually takes three years, so in effect our current law only gives the County an extra year of breathing room. The County needs more time to catch up with development.  Fire and rescue availability, and high school capacity, need to considered; and any moratorium needs to kick in at 100%, not 115%, of capacity.


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 05:30 PM

Black Flag Brewery Fundraiser

JOIN JIM WALSH as he kicks off his first fundraiser for his Howard County Council District 5 candidacy on October 3, 2017, celebrating small businesses in Howard County.  What a better place to celebrate than at Howard County's newest brewery -

Black Flag Brewing Company!

Each admission ticket includes 2 microbrew beer tickets and appetizers.

Sponsorships are available and include admission ticket(s), microbrew beer tickets, appetizers, and overhead projection advertising your business.  For additional information, contact Laura 443-857-1119.











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