Category: Maryland

First you get their attention

4 March, 2009 (10:40) | Innovations, Legislation and policy, Maryland, Mobile homes, Tenure |

The story is told of the farmer who sold a rube a mule, telling the rube that the mule would only respond to Tender Loving Care. A week later the rube returned, irate, because the mule refused all commands and did no work whatsoever. “Really,” said the farmer thoughtfully. He went to his woodpile, selected […]

Affordability: the local menu

22 November, 2006 (09:50) | Inclusionary zoning, Innovations, Land use, Local Government, Maryland |

Elsewhere I’ve written about the increasing innovation taking place at the local level, as economic growth, immigration and emigration, restrictive development policies, exclusionary zoning, and state/ local property tax and incentive structures.   A recent Baltimore Sun article, focusing on Howard County, Maryland,     provides a handy menu of the initiatives that local government may […]