Funding Relief A Budget Uncertainty

It’s been interesting to observe local governments work through their budget review processes this month.Though each is different with their specifics, most governments are working with a reduction in revenues associated with the pandemic coupled with decreases in expenses, also a result of reduced operations due to restrictions from COVID-19.Worcester County government and Ocean City… Read more »

Md. Police Reform Bills Too Much, Too Fast

Md. Police Reform Bills Too Much, Too Fast

The police reform package headed toward passage in Maryland is not all bad, but the new legislation will certainly make a law enforcement career unappealing to many.With roots in some extreme examples of police misconduct across the country, Maryland lawmakers debated a series of bills this year aimed at heightened transparency and accountability for police…. Read more »

Council Right To Question Air Show On Accord

Council Right To Question Air Show On Accord

The Ocean City Mayor and Council was smart to not rubberstamp approval for the 2021 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the OC Air Show and the city. If agreements are not honored, they are not worth the time to discuss. If public funds are used inappropriately, scrutiny is required.Heading into the meeting it was evident… Read more »

OP Best To Slow Rental Changes

OP Best To Slow  Rental Changes

When it comes to the drafting of short-term rental regulations in Ocean Pines and other areas, the philosophy needs to be don’t let perfect get in the way of good.There is no magic formula to address some of the ills associated with short-term rentals, such as crowding, trash and noise. Governments should do what they… Read more »