Baltimore Sun Recap, Laurel Station TIF

We need sensible growth in Howard County – our infrastructure has not kept pace with development. The council is faced with a genuine opportunity to make real, meaningful, lasting change in our communities with the APFO bill mentioned in the article (read my testimony here).

I oppose the Laurel TIF – I don’t believe it’s the right time or the right project. I mentioned in my testimony for CR 111 (which, unfortunately passed) that I would have preferred the County use a TIF for Laurel over Downtown Columbia but I recognize that that train has left the station.

This development will add 1,000 units to an already congested area and will strain our systems which are already over capacity.

Read for a recap and make sure your voice is heard!