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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Recent Prince George's County News (5 Oct 2011)

Public Safety
County Government and Politics

  • realpgcounty Councilwoman Karen Toles announces Public Safety Forum wp.me/p1efJr-7n
  • -PG-Politics Fwd: District 7 Community Meeting- October 15, 2011: ... From: Council District 7 ... is.gd/w5RJc7 
  • -PG-Politics Fwd: SAVE THE DATE- "Senior Appreciation Day" BBQ & Fish Fry: ... From: Council District 7 ... yhoo.it/o8NhaB 
  • PGD9Politico Thumbs up to @melcouncil9 who will be at annual Friends of Accokeek Library mtg on Oct 19. We haven't had that kind of special guest in yrs!
  • PGD9Politico Thumbs up to @CountyExecBaker for lowering crime in targeted areas this summer, thumbs down for escalating number of overall homicides.
  • PGCCouncilMedia Youth/Gang Violence Prevention Steering Committee to meet Monday, Oct. 17, 3 pm, RMS Bldg, Rm 308, 1400 McCormick Drive, Largo, Maryland.
  • Slots:
  • PGCCouncilMedia CM Obie Patterson hosts “Community Coffee”, with residents of D-8 on Fri., Oct. 7, 9 – 11a.m., @ McDonald’s, 6126 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill.. 
  • Scandals and Ethics Reform:
    • PGD9Politico Thumbs down to Leslie Johnson, who requested a delay in her sentencing hearing due to scheduling conflicts. Say what?
    • RochelleReports Sentencing hearings for former PG officials Leslie & Jack Johnson delayed until December. Both pleaded guilty to corruption charges. @PGCTV
    • TBDNewsTalk I just invited Jack Johnson to do my show. He politely declined, though he said he'd keep me in mind for the future. #worthashot
State Government and Politics
  • Gazette: Activists, residents turn out for Suitland debate on hot-button immigration, tuition issues is.gd/skyO3P
  • Redistricting:
    • Sun: GOP, others find faults with proposed map; O'Malley to take public comments over the next week is.gd/0klFxs 
    • -PG_Discussion: Fwd: FLH-PAC Preliminary Analysis of the Governor's Congressional Redistricting ... is.gd/pC2Vdb
    • MDReporter: Analysis: 30% solution creates monstrous 3rd District (with map of monster) is.gd/VQVbbj
    • mdreporter What kind of monster is the proposed 3rd district? One that requires a GPS system and canoe to navigate. bit.ly/rsKSoR
    • mdreporter State Roundup: GOP criticizes governor’s congressional district maps; small crowd joins Occupy movement in Baltimore. bit.ly/qtOJ9Q
    • MarkNewgent Proposed MD 3rd Congressional district map is Rorschach test for @GovernorOMalley & @mddems gerrymandering bit.ly/n8wBZB 
    • PGD9Politico And finally, a big thumbs down to draft MD redistricting map. Sheesh, I'm a Democrat too but this takes gerrymandering to a whole new level.
    • pgpolitics @PGD9Politico The disgustingly obscene MD redistricting plan looks like the committee vomited onto a map then had staff interpret the mess
    • MDPolicy I rescind my tweet from yesterday: new #redistricting plan doesn't seem to include "minimal reshuffling." su.pr/1YqQe6 #MD #politics
    • PGCBlogging Conservative republicans seeing red instead of recruits in new redistricing lines: pgcblog.com/redistricting-…
    • Examiner: MontCo lawmakers bristle over MD redistricting plan is.gd/okhsku Mentions effect on PG County & Donna Edwards
    • PGCBlogging I see redistricting as an aligning time in MD. Conservatives, not so much; seeing red. bit.ly/qMmgfv
    • Times: Black leaders fear Maryland redistricting may dilute influence
  • Scandals and Ethics Reform
      • WBAL: Shoppers Contract, Energy Bill Focus Of Currie Trial is.gd/P0YWXE 
      • WBAL: Former Transportation Secretary Discusses Currie Dealings; Senator Accused Of Abusing Powers is.gd/7EveN3
      • Sun: Currie kept Shoppers ties secret, according to former transportation secretary is.gd/aBjZeH
      • Annapolis Capital: Eric Hartley: Currie trial an indictment of Maryland politics is.gd/x88Il9
      • Comment: Trial of Ulysses Currie, Sen. from PG County, a DC suburb, gets scant coverage from DC & PG news outlets, more from distant Balt.
  • Budget and Taxes:
    • CNS: Maryland Millionaires Alert to Tax Talk is.gd/ASvCVK .
  • ABC7News Ten PG County schools got grants promoting safe routes for kids walking and biking to school. wj.la/qXPh70
  • Examiner: P.G. schools to try to make walking to school safer is.gd/z6nBMz.
Business, Transportation and Development
Local (Municipalities)
Other (including news about news)
  • NBC Washington: More than 1,000 people living in a District Heights community may be forced to move out of their homes is.gd/BaWKQv 
  • PGD9Politico I'll be offline after tomorrow for at least a week, but I'll try to keep the weekly thumbs up/thumbs down critiques going if I can. ;)
  • DCAbloob President Obama signs Maryland disaster declaration for counties affected by Tropical Storm Lee remnants. http://j.mp/nbo7iq
  • DCAbloob The federal disaster declaration is specific to the four Maryland counties of Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles and Cecil.

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